To Stay or Leave the Democratic Party
From time to time I am asked why I stay in the Democratic Party, sometimes when I am standing on my little balcony I ponder the same question. What I have come up with is this; I will leave after the 2008 election because I want to do two things before making a grand Irish exit.
I want to cast my vote in the primary for Steve Novick and I want to write in my own name when it comes to voting for the candidate from the Third District held by Blumenauer.
Steve Novick has come out for the impeachment of Dick and his puppet george and he won me over just on that issue. He is a guy who will raise hell in the Senate and I look forward to watching that happen. He will vote on issues as if I was voting, he wants most of the things I do, peace and accountability. To leave the dems now would deprive me of casting that vote. The second reason I want to stay is to write in my own name or cast my vote for the challenger to Blumenauer, again in the primary. If someone steps up and challenges the Earl-man in the primary they will get my vote if they make a statement calling for the impeachment of the war criminals. If I cannot find a person who I can support, then I will write my own name in and bring down the percentage of votes for Blumenauer. I want to hold accountable those who planned and executed this war-occupation and now genocide against the people of Iraq. To leave now would stop me from doing these two things.
I feel ashamed to be an American because of the Cheney/bush gang of monsters, now I feel disgust because of the leadership of the Democratic Party and our representative. I'm sad on my little balcony from time to time, but I do have my memories of Molly, she keeps me sane and makes me laugh from wherever she is now. So for you who tell me I must leave the dems or be considered a supporter of their cowardice, enabling them to continue in power, or that I am just foolish---I say, join me in the streets or in jail and we will talk!
For Justice and Peace,
P.S. Received a message that Santa Claus wants to come and join our protest sometime in December, will keep you informed on this in the coming weeks! This could be good.