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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:15 PM
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ENOUGH of the D.C. Dems! (Molly Ivins)
Enough of the D.C. Dems


By Molly Ivins


The Progressive, March 8, 2006


Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don1t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I will not be supporting Senator Clinton because: a) she has no clear stand on the war and b) Terri Schiavo and flag-burning are not issues where you reach out to the other side and try to split the difference. You want to talk about lowering abortion rates through cooperation on sex education and contraception, fine, but don1t jack with stuff that is pure rightwing firewater.
I can't see a damn soul in D.C. except Russ Feingold who is even worth considering for President. The rest of them seem to me so poisonously in hock to this system of legalized bribery they can1t even see straight.

Look at their reaction to this Abramoff scandal. They1re talking about 3a lobby reform package.2 We don1t need a lobby reform package, you dimwits, we need full public financing of campaigns, and every single one of you who spends half your time whoring after special interest contributions knows it. The Abramoff scandal is a once in a lifetime gifta perfect lesson on what1s wrong with the system being laid out for people to see. Run with it, don1t mess around with little patches, and fix the system.

As usual, the Democrats have forty good issues on their side and want to run on thirty-nine of them. Here are three they should stick to:

1) Iraq is making terrorism worse; it1s a breeding ground. We need to extricate ourselves as soon as possible. We are not helping the Iraqis by staying.
2) Full public financing of campaigns so as to drive the moneylenders from the halls of Washington.
3) Single-payer health insurance.

Every Democrat I talk to is appalled at the sheer gutlessness and spinelessness of the Democratic performance. The party is still cringing at the thought of being called, ooh-ooh, 3unpatriotic2 by a bunch of rightwingers.


cont'd

http://progressive.org
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400Years Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:22 PM
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1. I wholeheartedly agree

BTW, I'm rooting for Russ Feingold for President!

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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:37 PM
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2. One person cannot work within a broken system or hope to fix it
when they are surrounded by thieves, wimps and liars. The whole system of favors and those attached to it need to be thrown out. Corporate ties need to be severed. That is the ONLY way we expect to have anything resembling a representative government.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:46 PM
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3. Hell a close family member who's a republican supports public financing!
It's WAY past time to stop following the leader... and putting our support behind who the politicos tell us is the best, and start supporting the candidates whose policy positions make sense!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:22 PM
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4. Molly is sure a straight shooter.
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FtWayneBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:41 PM
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5. Here are people I would like to see run, so I could vote for
what I beleive in:

Dennis Kucinich
John Conyers
Barbara Boxer
Barbara Lee
Maxine Waters
Lynn Woolsey
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