I am listening to Ed Schultz and he is railing about the new Nafta issue with truckers from Mexico delivering to destinations in the US and vice versa....big issue. Part 2 of the Dubai Ports deal aimed at eliminating the strongest remaining union in the US, the Longshoremen's Union.
But that isn't the real problem we face...it is what I've been trying to communicate for the past several months...not only here but with my Local Democratic party. As Ed says, why aren't the candidates speaking out on this?
In my humble opinion, it is because nobody wants to strike out and enter new territory.
The Dems, in short, have let the Republicans and the "Lieberal" (read neocon) Media define the issues for us.
Yes, I know they have not defined Global Warming or Iraq----except they have.
We are being out-maneuvered.
Richardson makes another gaffe because he is responding to a Republican talking point. Instead of turning the tables and demanding to focus on what is important, he is trying, oh so hard, to appeal to those "Moderate" Republicans by proclaiming his faith.
Once again the Dems are being caught up in issues of "faith", "right to life", "gay marriage", "support the troops" and "climate change"--is it or isn't it?
Once again the Dems are trying to appeal to the mythical "Moderate" Republicans. We don't want to turn them off that is why you can't exercise your right to "Freedom of Speech" and carry your signs. We all need to dress in Blue and wave flags and "support the troops" but no other signs are allowed. They'll kick all the Dems out of the parade.
My issue is why not? let them kick us out of a parade. Then we can sue the community for violation of free speech!!!!
At this point, a person is either anti NeoCon or not. The Dems are not going to "recruit" anyone like they are anticipating. They are only going to take advantage of a backlash. Republicans are calling themselves "Independents" now, or even "Libertarians" so as to distance themselves from Bush and his failed vision thing. Racism is rampant. Prejudice is the soup du jour. We have the worst health and healthcare system. The economy is tanking. Our Bill of Rights is trashed. Our courts have been hijacked. Our military has been destroyed. And China owns us....yet the Dems are going after those mythical "Moderates".
What we need to do and what the candidates need to do is get their stand on the important issues out there.
Whenever some "plant" asks a Republican talking point issue squash them. Say, instead, my position on that issue has been made clear, now I want to discuss something important for all of us....and then bring out Healthcare, the economy, jobs, Dubai Ports,Nafta, mining sfety, quality control, FEMA, or any of the hundreds of things the Republicans don't want brought to the front. They want to pretend that God, Gay Marriage, and Gold is all that is important. We need to change the dialog back to warrantless wiretapping, freedom of speech, voting rights, and what is wrong with a little socialism anyway???? Our ancestors worked very hard for Unions and Social Security. A healthy, educated, fearless, free speaking society is a strong society. Let's speak out and get rid of Republican talking points. Let's take over the "conversation" and let them bury themselves in triviality. All they want is polarization anyway.
Thanks for letting me rant once again. I just love freedom of Speech.
Please comment and weigh in..