The Clark County annual Democrat social and fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, didn't happen without a protest out front of the new Hilton in downtown Vancouver. At $50 a pop, 6 protesters stood outside as we watched people going in. What is crazy is these people say they are for peace. Really!
If they are for peace, they wouldn't be going inside. We reminded them there are many bills the 3rd Congressional representatives have not signed onto to help get our troops home now. We told them Sen. Murray and Cantwell voted with the Republicans yesterday. Our own Rep. Baird has not signed on to Bills, such as the Murtha Resolution, redeploying troops, a debate on Iraq, stopping war funding, plans for withdrawal, and no permanent bases.
In addition to my fellow church members (liberal) attending, I was astouded a vocal proponent of the stop corporate personhood attended. What do they think the Democrats are sponsored by? Some from Vancouver for Peace also attended. Where are they going with this attitude? People need to rise up. The roses have been smelled and they've rotted. Our reps. don't have a brain, let alone a spine.
Well, the 6 of us protesting were of the same group who sign weekly in front of the library at Mill Plain, Eddie & Gary, Den, Dave G, and me (genny). We were joined by Dave M. and Betty and several who held our signs for awhile. I know Code Pink and Vets for Peace had events tonight in Portland, so others were elsewhere. But look at our own community. There are idiots who smile as they go for Dems and say they want peace.
If you want peace, people, get out there and stand up for it. It's getting worse all the time, and attending a Dem fundraiser won't cut it. As Dennis Kucinich said, it's the people who have to demand it--in the streets and the ballot box. Today is not a social game.