I have been writing and publishing articles as a progressive, attacking President Obama for reneging on all of his campaign promises for change. I was waiting for a progressive Democrat to challenge Obama in a primary: where are they?
Not one soul in the Democratic party would challenge the establishment: that is, Wall Street's control over both political parties. With all of the inequities in our government, it has been very discouraging not to see one honest, concerned government official step forward and hold President Barack Obama accountable for his agreeing to the Bush tax cut extension, the egregious estate tax reduction, the failure to even propose a single-payer healthcare system, Obama's bailout of Wall Street instead of Main Street, his selection of Wall Streeters as his top economic advisors, his failure to propose re-enactment of Glass-Steagall, his failure to exercise a recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren, his failure to fight for the middle class, his willingness to cut social security and medicare and medicaid in the deficit negotiations, the continued military presence in the middle east, his failure to veto the defense authorization act, etc., etc., etc.
It's time to throw this bum out of office and elect a real progressive. I tried to start a middle class party in Connecticut but could not even obtain 25 signatures to register the party.
Who will join me in Connecticut to register the Justice Party in Connecticut and get candidates to run for office?
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Cliff Lyon wrote:
All true or course. Self-evident, redundant and bare's repeating until blue in the face - lather, rinse and repeat!December 24, 2011 | 8:50 am
Kristine Kubat wrote:
If you read my post you will see that I am not so harsh on Obama. I see him as politically impotent and not so much because of anything he has done but because he is not the type to act the tyrant in a system ruined by tyranny. But as we said from the get go. . . all ideas are welcome here. The main thing is that we agree to "rid politics of the corrupting influence of money," as Rocky Anderson so eloquently puts it. And the answer is YES, Connecticut needs a Justice Party!December 24, 2011 | 10:37 am
Kristine Kubat wrote:
I too will vote for Rocky and do everything in my power to get others to do the same. The point I want to make is that rejecting Obama as evil is not a prerequisite for backing Rocky. Amplifying your sentiments could very well engender cynicism in those who supported Obama last time around; this for no good reason. We need that same hopefulness and enthusiasm from the exact same people (and more) to get Rocky elected this time around. I truly believe that electing Obama was an empowering beginning to a long process of reform and the next step in the process is to elect Anderson. We have to believe in ourselves as we navigate the process. Negativity is a dangerous and unnecessary pitfall.December 25, 2011 | 11:06 am
daniel barach wrote:
How about a Justice Party in New York where the Democrats have near monopoly power in national elections and, therefore, too often lead with compromizing to the wealthy and powerful rather than standing firm with their principled base?January 2, 2012 | 7:21 am
Alex Nosal wrote:
The frustration of everyone here is evident as we observe how few are aware of the two party duopoly that hasn't served the public interest in over 30 years. The time is ripe for a third party candidate to emerge (and I'm NOT referring to that corporate creation called the "Tea Party"!) and actually give the public a chance to restore democracy, legitimacy and compassion while a small vestige of democracy (the vote) still exists. But as we have seen, corporate America with its obedient servant, the MSM (Mainstream media), have been very successful at redirecting the anger of the 99% at each other instead of the 1%. ANY third party candidate will have to overcome monumental odds to unseat the status quo as the MSM will marginalize and ignore anyone who is not selected by the corporate overlords. Yet while the internet is still 'open', a third party candidate can reach out via nonMSM methods. Other obstacles include the prevention of third parties on the ballot (i.e. California), corporate funded, frivolous lawsuits against any credible threat to the plutocracy, a general impression by the masses that any vote for a third party is a wasted vote and the tsunami of media distractions in dumbing down the population. For any Third Party candidate to be successful, the primary objective must be a "national awakening" in which the majority of Americans come to the realization that neither the Democrats or the Republicans represent the interests of the 99%. This task, while seemingly impossible, does have historical precedents in which a large group of people suddenly 'wake up' and discover the source of their oppression. Simple movements where people show up at (for example) Republican and Democrat caucuses with posters and banners that read 'Any Party EXCEPT the Democrats and Republicans!' should resonate with most people. Without achieving such a national consensus, Rocky's bid as well as every other third party candidate is doomed to failure. We must be persistent in order to obtain this point of critical mass (the 'hundredth monkey' theory) which could occur this year, in four years or at any point in our lives. When that does happen, we must be in a position to seize the momentum and reclaim government for the people.January 8, 2012 | 11:42 am
Charlotte Scot wrote:
I have requested that our staff person in charge of STATES, replies directly to the questioners. We need and encourage everyone to get involved. I am a native New Yorker who lived in Connecticut so I know how well Rocky Anderson would do in those states. I suggest everyone goes to VoteRocky.org and join with us in getting on the state ballots.January 27, 2012 | 9:53 am
Walter Mason wrote:
Yes, any state questions please contact me at email@example.com or 801-990-5300. I am working on ballot access across the country and can put you in touch with people in your area. Thanks!January 28, 2012 | 4:32 pm