New Year's Resolution
First of all, I want to wish those of you who have been kind in visiting my brand new weblog the Happiest of New Years. I know I started this quest to rid the political community of the DLC rather late, but you know; Better Late Than Never.
Every year, many of us make New Year's Resolutions - whether to lose 20 pounds (which I'm still trying to do since 2003, LOL), meet that right partner, save more money - something. And more likely than not, that resolution is history within a week. But this year, 2005, I sense in my soul that things will be different. And it's beginning with the Democratic Party identifying the enemies among us - which are elected officials who are card-carrying members of the Democratic Leadership Council.
I believe the advent of third or fourth political parties began in rebellion to what the leadership of the Democratic Party began to offer its supporters after 1988, beginning with the God-awful candidacy of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis for President against Poppy Bush. This is when the Democrats decided to "play nice" during, of all things, a presidential campaign! And Poppy Bush played the race card with the Willie Horton issue, which Dukakis turned into the most embarrasing debacle ever. As a result, the Democratic Party was not the same. They began to move away from the core values that identified and resonated with every American struggling to support a family, own homes, provide good education for their children; improve the environment and ensure that when a person retired from their job after 20, 30 or 40 years, they could rest from their labors knowing that they would not become impoverished, or dependant on the charity from family members, because they would collect a benefit check from Social Security.
So, what happened? The Democratic Leadership Council happened, that's what happened. And Americans looking to the Democrats for help have been placed on a downward spiral that appears to have no end in sight, because the DLC looks at what is appearing to make the Republithug Party "successful", rather than looking within, or looking at developing an idea that does not require duplication or imitating the crooks that got away with playing dirty. This reminds me of the time when I was in high school and I forgot to study for a Spanish test. I used a "cheat sheet" to pass - but unlike the cheating students who didn't get caught, I did get caught, because for me, cheating did not work. I spent an unforgettable summer in summer school as a result, watching my cheating classmates enjoy going to the beach, outings and Magic Mountain.
The DLC operates in pretty much the same fashion. Because they believe "moral values" won the election for Bush, now they want to embrace religion, when they have run from Jesus for the last 50 years. Embracing Jesus is not going to win elections for the Party; in fact, attempting to emulate anything the Thug Party does is flat out suicide. And, no, I will not allow them to take credit for Bill Clinton's winning the presidency (remember Clinton never won with more than 50% of the vote in 1992 or 1996); the credit goes to third party candidates like Ross Perot, who really did articulate a clear choice, by dipping into his own pocket to pay for television time to do so. He managed to cipher off 20% of the vote that probably would have gone to Poppy, which allowed Clinton to achieve victory.
While we're at it, we should have taken care of those "Reagan Democrats" during the 1980's as well. They're the founding fathers of the DLC and just as responsible for the mess that is the minority party in Congress.Ask the Religious Right (Falwell, James Kennedy, Dr. LaHaye) why aren't their websites featuring links to where their congregations can donate money towards the relief effort in Southeast Asia? That would be what Jesus would do, isn't it?
Or ask why doesn't Bush scale back his inaugural festivities and send part of the money to Indonesia? However, that wouldn't work - the DLC members are soooo looking forward to attending the parties in the name of "bi-partisanship".
EWWWWWWWW, give me a break.
So, my New Year's Resolution is to devote myself to allowing DLC members to explain themselves before I post something for their constituents to read about how their best interests are not being looked after by their congressional representatives, because they favor the same things as the Republithug Party, yet don't have the guts to just defect to the GOP. And if this weblog is a start towards full revolution, then I have done my part.