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Plea to Democratic Party
1/24/2006 3:34:30 PM
How could anyone not see the difference?


While working the 2000 election campaign, I lost patience with the large number of people who claimed there was no difference between Democrats and Republicans. Al Gore was a brilliant, successful, respectable, honest, prepared, articulate man, married to a strong, caring woman. George Bush, his tongue-tied, dishonest, uninformed, chemical abusing, pompous bully opponent who had never succeeded at any of the few things he had done in his life was married to a Stepford wife. How could anyone not see the difference?

In 2001, Paul Patton (then Governor of Kentucky) delivered a speech that confirmed my belief in the Democratic Party philosophy. His explanation of why he was a Democrat renewed my pride in the party. It also made me realize how my interpretation of the party philosophy, and my focus on particular candidates instead of the parties during the 2000 campaign, had influenced my narrowed view and confusion. Governor Pattonís words healed the wounds from the stolen election enough to break my immobilizing grief and launch my battle to spread the word and activate my fellow Democrats.

Unfortunately, the Democrats seem to have cast their philosophy and Governor Patton aside about the same time. Today, I have a hard time seeing a respectable difference in the two parties. The Republicans might be leading in the race to corrupt our constitution and culture, but the Democrats share equal responsibility through their willingness to roll over and let it happen.
Iím grateful to Al Gore for his call-to-arms speech. I appreciate Senators Byrd, Kennedy, Feingold, Leahy, Representatives Murtha, Kucinich, and Pelosi, and others who have bravely stood up against the Republican take-over of most everything I hold dear. Iím disgusted with the media for not giving the Gore speech the attention it deserves, disappointed in the overwhelming number of Democrats who wonít support those who bravely try to lead, and sickened by those who apologize for their actions. I want to think some are just confused, believing nice is a requirement or virtue, when in truth nice and diplomacy are totally separate practices. Being nice at the wrong time, or with those who will exploit it is not a virtue; it is a cowardly concession. Sadly, I believe many have played the twisted Republican game so long they canít remember the original rules.

I feel betrayed by my Party. On the whole, they give me Republican candidates disguised as Democrats, from the top down to the LD chairs and precinct captains. I donít have a voice. Northup, McConnell, and Bunning embarrass or anger me every time they speak for me. They discard my opinions by responding with form letters that reflect no consideration for my intelligence or my opinions. Many Democrats in Washington forget how their opinions and votes affect all of us. They reject letters from anyone outside their states. The Executive branch bans me from their speaking engagements and wonít allow me to protest in their range of vision. I canít afford to hear most Democratic politicians speak, much less offer my questions or opinions. My vote doesnít count, and my Party concedes elections while voters remain in line to grovel for their right to cast a vote that probably wonít count anyway.

The political focus is on money, sex, a religion I want no part of, and keeping up with the Republicans in their game, with few representing what I consider the Democratic promise to protect individual choices or rights. In my opinion, the Democrats sold their souls along with the Republicans, ignoring those with the least money or power.

I beg you to give us candidates who honestly respect what the Democratic Party stands for, and who are passionate enough to stand up for what they believe. I beg you to give us candidates who will not try to sermonize or buy their way into the popular clique. I beg you to realize the split in the Party. Understand how many of us are tired of voting for Democrats who do not represent us, and will soon stop supporting a Party that has forgotten the things that truly are important to the people. The Democrats I know care about jobs, healthcare, and education. We donít care about the sex lives or religious beliefs of others, and we know the only country threatening and mutilating our freedom is this one. And we donít want the blood of the world on our hands.

Enough is enough. Without an Alito filibuster, and a show of solidarity against this administration by full Democratic walkout on the State of the Union (sic) address, I doubt many Democrats have a shot at re-election. Itís time to give Ďwe the peopleí the catalyst we need to win this war on our country.








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