I watched with relish on C-SPAN the announcement of the formation of "Democracy for America"! There was some of the old "good stuff" and there was some new material as well. Being a Dean Democrat and watching him discuss helping Kerry beat Bush was actually rather satisfying for me. Dean is a much bigger, better man than the lowlifes in the Torricelli wing of the Democratic party could ever aspire to be. If Dean can continue to work for classic, progressive Democratic principles and remain within the Democratic Party, I want to help him. If Nader scares the bejeezus out of the Washington cowards, imagine what a Dean third party run would do! The Torricellis should be glad Dean is remaining within the party.
I am going to donate to retire any last remaining Dean campaign debt and then I am going to donate to Democracy for America. The Dem Party still needs Dean to speak truth to the corrupt Washington political machine. I trust Dean to make good use of the money and help real Dems to beat the Rethugs this year.
If you don't think that things in Washington DC are corrupted by corporate money, ask yourself a few questions. Why has Congress continued to diddle itself instead of extending unemployment benefits? Why isn't there more discussion about the people who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and are no longer being counted instead of allowing the "they gave up looking for work" meme to continue? Why are tips, small savings accounts, and unemployment benefits taxed while billions are cut from the taxes of the most well-off people in America? Why aren't the members of the Dem "Leadership" talking about it? What happened to "Families First"? Finally, has anybody besides me noticed the calcium density fall-off in the mushy vertebra of the Dem "Leadership"? What is with the balloons? Pathetic... The DNC has a 'media center' and that crap is the best they can do? Terry Mac -- fire your media 'losers' and get your ad ideas from KOS -- STAT!
I think that Kerry can beat Bush because he sucks so very much... I work with some semi-truck drivers and talk to them when they pull in from a run. It used to be that the Thug-talk radio was all I heard from the cabs of their big rigs. But now it is one in five who listen to hate-radio. But now it is music or news radio instead. Somebody in the Dem Party "Leadership" had better wake up and start talking to the disaffected Little Guys who are the "swing vote" in this election. Give them a reason to vote FOR Democrats besides just staying home.