Skip to main content

Dear Neighbor,

The election is finally here. I know we are bombarded with election messages. Please allow me to share my opinion about an important local race here in our district.

Do you know the name of our Congressman here in the 28th District? No? Allow me to introduce you, to Howard Berman. Howard voted for the War in Iraq. Howard Berman is a 12-term incumbent who hasn't had a town hall meeting in his district for 6 years. His views about the War do not reflect our district. Howard pretends he is a Democrat but on the most important issue in the beginning our new century he has been wrong. Howard Berman is a Pro War Democrat like Joe Lieberman in Connecticut.

You can't pretend you are for the environment when you vote for the war. The Pentagon is the world's biggest polluter. The biggest consumer of petroleum products in the world. You can't pretend you are for Human rights when you support a War built on lies that has killed between 30,000 and 600,000 civilians. I don't believe you can say you're for Women's rights when your critical votes support a policy that allows Fundamentalist Regimes to prosper in the Middle East. Allows Iraq to slip into Civil War with our soldiers trapped in the middle. Even the Taliban are returning in Afghanistan.

The other day when I was driving home listening to the radio President Bush, vowed to keep Donald Rumsfield as Secretary of Defense. Isn't the classic definition of insanity, to keep doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same negative results? This is what we have been doing now. If Bush won't change and Berman won't change, it's up to us to make a change, now. Byron DeLear the Green Party Candidate is the clear choice for change. Once elected Byron has pledged to caucus with the DEMS to turn the HOUSE BLUE just as Senator Jim Jeffords did when elected as an Independent in 2000. He is the clear choice if you are concerned about freedom, democracy and our foreign policy. Help us make the change.

Your Neighbor, Respectfully Submitted,

In the 28 district

Originally posted to Braindead on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 03:49 PM PST.


Will you vote for a?

25%1 votes
75%3 votes

| 4 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site