Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Democratic Party is not Broken

There are so called Progressive radio talk show hosts, such as Rhandi Rhodes, who scream and shout and are extremely familiar with the taste of their own feet. Many idolize Bill Clinton as one of the great progressives of our time. The thing is, these talk show hosts aren’t even progressives. They’re Democratic Party apologists.

So called “progressive” organizations such as MoveOn.org have also proven to be Democratic Party apologists. Many of them didn’t help us in ’04, whether or not the election was rigged, when they supported and told their members to support a candidate who agreed with George W. Bush on far too many issues. Kerry supported the war and wanted to add more troops. He supported NAFTA. How could a Progressive in good conscience have voted for either Kerry or Bush? I voted for Kerry, though, and have no one to blame but myself.

Now Kerry is making a fool of himself by trying to sound like a Woody Guthrie populist. He’s not and he’s as disingenuous as they come.

Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman are Democrats, not Progressives.

We need to move past the Democratic Party and the Republican Party “red/blue” propaganda and adamantly support only Progressive candidates.

Even possibly the most independent Democrat, Barbara Boxer, has surprised us with some of her votes. When Reid called the closed session of Congress, she told John Stewart that she was “proud to be a Democrat”. What is a Democrat?

The Democratic Party is the other pant leg on the red and blue pair of pants and is not broken. It’s perfectly fine. It’s just that there are people who don’t belong there. I’m not talking about Biden, Clinton or Lieberman. They’re part of the game, not part of any solution. That is the Democratic Party. It consists of wealthy people for whom politics is but a game. Anyone who’s moved by conscience and not by money doesn’t belong there.

Progressives need to create another party and maybe call it The Progressive Party. Maybe they need to partner with the Socialist Party of the United States or possibly The Green Party or they need to become non partisan and support candidates who stand for goals and issues, not party platforms.

I’m tired of losing and I’m tired of wondering which Democrats are going to side with The Regime on the next bill to be introduced in Congress. There’s got to be a humongous political uprising, peaceful if possible, in order to reclaim The United States of America for its citizens.

To friendship,

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. - Thomas Jefferson

The Mind Of Michael

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