Greetings from the Christian Progressive Liberal and welcome to my new weblog, GET RID OF THE DLC!
As many progressive, liberal members of the Democratic or whatever political party you belong to, we have watched how the DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) has waged internal war against the core values that made the Democratic Party a dominant force in politics for over forty years. The Democratic Party gave us:
- Fair Labor Standards and Equal Pay Protection
- Civil Rights
- Voting Rights Act
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Social Security
- Environmental Protections
- Fair Housing
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Woman's Reproductive Rights
and many more programs; I'm sure you can add to the list. However, after 1994, with the advent of the "New Democrats" or "centrist" they have taken over and moved the Party so far center, they have become the Republican Wing of the Democratic Party. And they continue their shtick with trying to package the same old "fresh ideas" under a new package. They are ashamed to be Democrats and take a stand on what makes America great.
They are willing to sleep with the enemy; many times for their own personal political ambitions. They don't mind Bush's judiciary picks or the fact that with every step he's attempting to decimate the U.S. Constitution. And they willingly allow the contempt Bush has shown for our country. They marginalize the participation of minorities, women and progressive liberals by betraying them and their best interests of everyday people to the highest bidder. We must no longer tolerate this travesty to the Party.
I've set up this website to do two things: expose these members of the DLC as well as their voting records, to inform their unknowing constituents, so in 2006 and beyond, the next voter will be an informed voter. Links to other weblogs such as BuzzFlash, the Political Junkie and others will also be featured on this page!
I welcome your feedback, input and suggestions. You may post them here; I'll be sure to read them and act on them wherever possible.
It's time to either take back the Democratic Party or create a new one that welcomes progressive liberals. The first step is to expose who in Congress has been posing as a Democrat, but is really a DLC card-carrying member!