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Sunday, October 15, 2006


If Tom Carper can support 3rd party candidates why can't I?

First this from Kos.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, a lifelong Democrat and student of politics, blanked when asked if America would be better off with his party regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

A Democratic victory would immeasurably boost the influence of two Connecticut friends, U.S. Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro and John B. Larson, and provide a counterbalance to the Republican Senate and White House.

"Uh, I haven't thought about that enough to give an answer," Lieberman said, as though Democrats' strong prospects for recapturing the House hadn't been the fall's top political story.

He was similarly elusive about the race for governor. Is he voting for John DeStefano Jr., a Democrat and mayor of the city where Lieberman has lived since the 1960s?

Liberman is in danger of winning this. That would be a huge blow to the Democratic party. Your "Democratic" Senator is supporting the third party candidate, Joe Lieberman in this contest.

So if Carper and support 3rd party candidates why shouldn't I ?

Spivack is an unambiguously anti-Iraq war candidate. But no more of this intra-mural comforting of Michael Castle.

I say we (Greens and liberal Democrats) get together after the election and figure out how to get the first Green party member of the Delaware legislature elected. Then we move on from that good faith, trust building campaign to get a full slate of unambiguously progressive Democrats and Greens elected.

Why am I staying loyal to a party with leadership that does not even demostrate the same level of loyalty?

I saw Mike Berg speak at the Embassy in Newark and I can tell you that he was on fire!
I had not seen him in action before and he surpassed expectations. KHN was also in fine form after a slow start. I asked her why she was a bit hesitant at first in her presentation and she said that she was second guessing saying several things about her opponent, Spivack.
Once she had regained her mental equilibrium, she settled into her usually impressive speech-making mode.

Jason, I am happy to see your firm alliance with what, IMHO, has to happen to turn this country around and that is for all liberal-minded folks to shun those who cannot get off the centrist-LOSER-train.

Centrist has long meant lite-right and THEY ARE HARMING AMERICA, American values, American wealth, American health, America's very future by spending ALL OF OUR CASH out of country and decimating the middle class.
Want to support a 3rd party candidate??

Peace Activist/Green Party candidate, Michael Berg, is holding a PEACE JAM on October 22, 2006 1-4pm in Middletown, DE at the Everett Theater. He is gathering all of his favorite local bands that promote peace and unity. Mr. Berg will be in attendance and available for all media interviews. In respect to the Green Party values, there will be no corporate sponsors and the event will be FREE OF CHARGE to the public (although donations to the will be greatly accepted.)
"Why am I staying loyal to a party with leadership that does not even demostrate the same level of loyalty?"

Coming from a party that does not demonstrate any loyalty no matter what you have done for it, I can't say I am surprised it isn't just a Republican thing but a power/control thing that knows no party.

It's a rude awakening Jason, but once it's over you are more awake than ever to the big picture and what really matters to them.....and you.

It is time for the vast majority of citizens who care about substance and progress in public life to take their respective parties back and build positive coalitions that regard no party at all.

The only valid argument for voting for Carper is to bolster a Dem majority in the Senate.

But Carper has provided lots of reasons for principled Dems to vote against him.

Since Carper is likely to win, and it is also likely Dems will take the Senate with or without Carper, I say Dems should register a protest vote against Carper. The vote FOR Carper is essentially a meaningless vote.

Maybe a much narrower margin of victory, set against an election where Dems elsewhere are increasing their margins, will help Tom see the error of his ways.

As far as 'coalition building' goes, there's even an argument for Dems to vote for O'Donnell. It would be perfectly lovely to help strengthen a far-right pro-life candidate who would splinter the Republican vote and push future GOP candidates to the right (and therefore out of contention in Delaware).
Take it easy you lot. I'm a huge Spivack fan. I'm talking down the road.
tommorrow, tommorrow,
I love you tommorrow,
your always a day away.
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