Way to reach out to Green Party members, Steve
. There's nothing like an attack to encourage coalition building. I'm glad to see you welcome us with open arms. Good to see that our views will be respected.
Steve, your message about the Green Party is really confusing. First you spend 2004 attacking us for participating at any level in the political process. Now you are attacking the Greens for not participating at some unspecified level. So which is it? Please let us know when you make up your mind.
I find it interesting that you attack the Green Party for not doing enough on Social Security. The Green Party - at the local and national level - has a position on Social Security and has issued press releases on Bush's plan. Yes, the Democratic Party has taken further steps to counter the GOP assault on Social Security, but many of these steps are not available to the Green Party. There are no Green members of congress and we are not allowed to participate in the national debate.
This last point is very important. When was the last time a member of the Green Party was invited to a talking head show? When was the last time a Green Party press event was covered like a GOP or Democratic press event? It is unfair to attack the Greens when it is the press that is denying the Greens a presence in the national dialogue. Of course, the Democrats could get the Greens a seat at the table. Please drop me a line when Howard Dean calls that joint Green Party/Democratic Party press conference on Social Security.
And why the attack on PETA? I have no real love of that organization, but attacking them for not taking a stand on Social Security is nonsensical. PETA is a single issue group, focusing all their energies on that issue. Or are you going to paint the Sierra Club and NARAL with the same brush you used on PETA?
Steve, the Greens are natural allies of the Democratic Party, much like Libertarians are allies of the GOP. Take a page from the right. How often do you see Glen Reynolds attacking the Libertarians? I am not going to change my party affiliation from Green to Democratic just because you spew your venom in my direction. Your message of "you suck, you stupid, evil fucking Green bastard" is not very effective. You might want to rethink it.