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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Let's talk...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Democratic Party and the 2008 Elections

The Democratic Party, including the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party, is hard at work trying to project its image in preparation for the 2008 elections.

One might ask, "What is wrong with a political party doing this?"

There is nothing wrong with this, EXCEPT the Democratic Party is trying to project an image based upon the war in Iraq, the health care mess, global warming & environmental issues, and labor issues.

Again, what is wrong with this scenario? Nothing, EXCEPT the Democratic Party controls both the state legislature here in Minnesota and both houses of the United States Congress and the image they should be concerned about projecting is that the Democratic Party has been the Party that ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and prevented a war from starting in Iran; should be passing single-payer, universal health care legislation so as to be able to tell voters they solved the health care mess; should be able to tell voters that they saved thousands of jobs and created millions more; and really did something to halt global warming by holding up the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant as an example of the direction industry needs to move in rather than allowing this plant to be shut down and demolished.

The leadership of the Democratic Party is very shrewd... they encourage all these different people to run for President from all the various constituencies that make up "the big tent" while knowing that Hillary Clinton is going to be nominated.

We are all being played for fools by those who have become experts at playing this game called "The Two Party Trap."

If in fact the Democratic Party and the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party was really interested in projecting an image for the 2008 Presidential Elections it would concern itself with taking the appropriate steps to end these dirty wars; bring forward single-payer, universal health care legislation; and making sure the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant stays open. Then there would be a legitimate reason to be projecting these issues on the 2008 Presidential Elections... but, without being successful on any of these issues any image the Democratic Party projects will be a farce and a fraud... Elmer Gantry had more legitimacy than Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party... it is only a question of time before working people in the United States decide to build an alternative to the Democratic Party... the sooner the better.

One has to wonder if the dumb donkeys are those like Hillary Clinton and Walter Mondale or those of us that continue to vote for these pathetic excuses that pass themselves off as politicians?