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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-20-08 10:07 AM
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I'm A Member of & A Terrible Bowler
by Intrepid Liberal Journal | April 19, 2008


But Moveon's movement is my movement and I'm in it for the long haul no matter what happens in 2008. The netroots people powered movement is fighting to take the Democratic Party from predatory moneylenders, warmongers and corporatists and push our country towards progressive reform. A tough ongoing struggle waged against powerful interests.

These interests include the incestuous relationship between the corporate media and the military industrial complex as exists between NBC and General Electric. And if you think the recent performance of moderators Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous during the Clinton/Obama debate and the perverse reactionary values of ABC's parent company Walt Disney are a coincidence, I have bridge in my hometown of Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

Senator Clinton's whining about activists like myself who are informed, passionate and motivated to fight the madness that war mongering enablers like her supported is quite revealing. Her whining about funds raised online "like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," is even more revealing. Clinton receives contributions by the banks and credit card companies "like a gusher" and supported predatory bankruptcy legislation in 2001. Big money contributors that support Senator Clinton benefit from laws that destroy the lives of families on the financial abyss whenever a loved one suffers from an expensive medical calamity.'s money doesn't come from insurance companies, HMOs, Halliburton, Bechtel, BlackWater USA, K-Street lobbyists, banks, credit card companies or other war mongering corporatist predators. Hence, this "gusher of money" is beyond the comprehension of Clinton and Washington insiders such as James Carville. This money comes from regular folks giving what they can even as we too struggle with our groceries bill, energy costs and mortgages. Yet they call us elitists?

There is also the lie about our "intimidating" her supporters at caucuses. Listen up: I subscribe to something Howard Dean has said many times, that it would be far better for this country to have 100% voter turnout even if Republicans win. I've registered all kinds of people to vote who don't share my beliefs and so have many dedicated activists who also belong to and make our voices heard in the progressive blogosphere.

I don't own a gun or attend religious services. Nor do I wear a flag pin. Neither does military veteran and Virginia Senator James Webb. I'm also not a good bowler. Admittedly, I am "bitter" about the direction of my country. But I'm as good an American as you are Senator Clinton. And yes I'm a member of and will give another $25 to Senator Obama today. Anyone care to join me and help raise money like a gusher? If so, click here:
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