If we don't want a third party on the left to hand the next election the the GOP or voter disenfranchisement to turn away Democratic voters we better find a way to keep people involved and voting for Democrats, and the way to do that is to KICK OUT the corrupt sell outs and bring in more Progressives. There is a way to do that, but we MUST PUT OUR LEFT FOOT DOWN NOW!
It has been said by Bill Maher that Democrats are the new Republicans. He is almost right. The only difference seems to be that the 90-95% of the Dems are Corrupt and the 100% of elected Republicans are racist, stupid, heartless and corrupt.
My point is, if the Democrats we have in Congress can't do better than this, we don't need anymore of them, and we better start working on BETTER ASAP.
Right now the only thing that keeps the Dem = GOP concept from being entirely true is the Progressive Caucus and the African American, Latino and Asian Caucuses. We need MORE of these types of Democrats, and we need to whittle out the ConservaDems, the Blue Dogs and the Baucuscrats who might as well be Republicans without the racism and stupidity.
I keep hearing about this fabled "Big Tent" and how we need to be let Blue Dogs be Blue Dogs and support Conservatives in Blue Clothing since their districts purportedly won't vote for a Dem "if he is too liberal".
You know what? F%$K THAT!
It is time for Progressives start working on BETTER Dems, not more. It is time for Progressives to demand Progressive policies, not spineless wimps who care more for Bipartisanship with people who hope we fail and call us fascists. It is time to face the reality that a Big Tent means jacksh!t if it isn't a Democratic tent. A big tent full of Corporate Lobbyists and petty, corrupt politicians should be burned to the ground, and if the Dems in Congress can do nothing better than what the lobbyists tell them to, I'll bring the matches.
Beacuse right now, Democrats aren't a majority. Conservative Democrats + Conservative Republicans are the majority. Elections? Ha! Didn't you know there was a safety valve that keeps Dem victories from enacting Dem policies? It's called corruption, corruption in the form of Corporate bribes that get disguised as "Campaign donations", and any day now the SCOTUS under Chief Supreme Corporate Guide Roberts is about to make Corporations and the almight dollar the cheif diety in the political landscape.
But we can still fight back. We can still win.
The concept that swing districts can only elect DINO's and Dems with Conservative (code: Republican) policies is f#$king bullsh!t. The idea that the only way we can hang on to majorities is not by being different than Conservatives, but more like them is a load of crap.
I think that is total BS. Dems will sucede because they are NOT like Republicans. They will fail if they are indiscernable form them. The Democrats will FAIL if they are just as corrupt and out of touch as the GOP, NOT because they aren't Conservative enough.
The reason why President Obama's popularity is shrinking is because he is being too nice to Republicans. McCain voters HATE Obama, they are NOT going to change. Shrinking popularity can not, in all seriousness, be attributed to them. The reason Dems and President Obama are losing popularity is because are playing into the bipartisanship with the people America rejected the last two election cycles too much. America wanted change, not kinda some change, and watering down our legislation in the hopes that one or two Republicans might endorse it is a path to failure.
But the Republicans are NOT to blame here. The blame falls on the Democrats themselves and the corrupt Baucus's and Blue Dogs who water down whatever Dems do. If we can not do anything better than pass Reform in name only and have bullshit signing ceremonies that look historicy it is because that is what is wanted, not what was compromised between two parties.
So, what can be done?
It is really quite simple. Corporations can buy politicians, but they can't buy votes.
So, I say we tell our Democratic officials in Congress what we think of the chance that they will sell us out to hteh Corporations that caused this Humanitarian and Economic disaster.
Tell your Elected Democratic Congressmen that if they SCREW US, WE'LL SCREW THEM. Feed me a Sh!t Sandwich on HCR and I'll vote for your opponents in primaries and leave you to fend for yourself in General Elections without my vote
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Corporations and lobbyists can buy politicians, but they can't our votes.
It is time for Democrats, Progressives and Liberals to demand QUALITY, not QUANTITY. Otherwise we will only have a Democratic Party in name only.
I, for one, will Yell Louder. And if these Democrtas feed me to the f#$king machine that caused this mess, I'll Burn This MFing Tent Down, so help me Gods.
Cause what a Health Care Reform bill that has mandates and no Public Option does is reward the Corporations for killing in the name of the law, and I won't f#$king have it.
Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com and Docudharma.com
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