Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Open Letter to 15 Democrats who handed Bush his CAFTA

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Kevin Spidel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:58 AM
Original message
Open Letter to 15 Democrats who handed Bush his CAFTA
Your vote for CAFTA is a nail in the coffin of a party dying for lack of a distinct identity. You have helped not only to destroy jobs, workers' rights, fair pay, and environmental protections, but also to destroy hopes for the Democratic Party. You cannot win like the Republicans by pretending to be the Republicans. You can only win like the Republicans by doing what they do, remaining loyal to their identity. You have made it harder for the Democratic Party to have an identity. It is votes like this one you have just cast that keep the Democrats from gaining in popularity even as Republican popularity plummets. When neither party will speak clearly for those outside the plutocracy, many citizens simply grow cynical and turn away. Others grow angry and determined. And we are determined to drive you out of our House of Representatives. You do not represent us, and we have no further use for you. Take your overpaid corporate lobbyist job now. Do so voluntarily. Or we will humiliate you in the coming primary.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:01 AM
Response to Original message
1. I hope you are right.
Most of these traitors should be given the heave ho. I would make a minor exception for those in districts with a large hispanic population. I could see how the Repugs could spin an anti-CAFTA vote against them with a big budget attack campaign.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:04 AM
Response to Original message
2. That's very well-put Kevin. Nice work!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:04 AM
Response to Original message
3. Hear, hear!
And to you Texan Republicans who voted for it: the Texas GOP Platform shows that Republicans in Texas HATE NAFTA and all it's ill-conceived brethren.

Rest assured I will remind your constituents of your betrayal when it's time for them to NOT go vote for you.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:11 AM
Response to Original message
4. it's the opposite
has any vote on major trade legislation been party-line to the degree the Cafta vote was?

In other words, have the dems ever been as united against globalization as they were last night?

In other words, has trade ever been as much of a defining issue for the dems as it is now?

by comparison:

Nafta:
Republican 132 43
Democratic 102 156
Independent 1
TOTALS 234 200

Cafta:
Republican 202 27 2
Democratic 15 187
Independent 1
TOTALS 217 215 2
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 17th 2017, 07:38 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC