Sunday, April 13, 2008
Being a dyed in the wool Democrat I am counting on a Dem victory this fall. So, you can imagine my consternation when I heard that the latest polls show a dead even race between McCain and either Clinton or Obama. I can see 2004 all over again. If the Democrats manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this year I think I will give up the Democratic Party and form my own. I think it should be called the Liberal Christian Democrats. Let people know that we're still out here and we are mad as hell and we ain't gonna take it any more. I will call for universal health care with all medical care professionals working for the government at a fair but honest wage. Say what you will about socialized medicine, it works! We will also call for an end to corporate welfare and special tax breaks for the wealthy. I could go on but I think you get the picture. When one Democratic candidate calls another a liberal as though it were something bad, we have lost the party. Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson must be spinning in their graves. I also resent the religious right thinking that they have a hold on righteousness. They are the Pharisees, thinking that their brand of piousness is the only one. We liberals believe that all are created equal and that our charge is to see that all(any color,any race, any creed, any sexual orientation, indeed all) receive fair treatment.