Gone Green

whiteleaf.gifThat’s it. I’ve gone Green. The Democratic Party has failed me something fierce. Their strategy was to go against Bush playing his own game, trying to position Kerry as a slightly “gentler and more thoughtful” version of Bush. Kerry agrees with the war in Iraq, but he would have “executed it differently”. Kerry voted for and believes in the Patriot Act but would “tweak it” a little. Guess what? A watered down version of Bush is not that appealing to either the left or the right! The Democratic Party has let the Republicans walk all over them this election and they can’t blame Nader for it this time. But they are blaming. Diane Feinstein is blaming Gavin Newsom for the Republican attack on gays. This is classic broken Democratic Party thinking at work. Find someone else to blame, don’t look inward and take responsibility for your own failings. That’s EXACTLY the game the right wing idealogues play! Democrats are supposed to be the ones standing up for civil rights, social justice, peace, equality and a living wage.

That has changed, it is now the Green Party espousing these values along with corporate accountability, electoral reform and environmental sustainability. It’s going to take a third party to “remind” the Democrats what their principles are. History has shown that when one of the major parties strays too far from their principles, it takes a third party eating their base to bring them back to reality. Either way, going Green can only mean good things. Either the Greens grown in strength and continue to win more local and state offices or the Democrats finally wake up and co-opt the values they have strayed from. The outcome is good for anyone who cares about democracy and equal representation for all.

If you live in California, here’s a link to change your voter registration online. I recommend it.

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  • Abby

    I totally agree. I went Green last year in frustration w/the Democratic Party and two party system.

    Abby

  • Yay! For some reason, I had you in mind when I was writing this Abby. 😉 I should have known you’ve already beaten me to the punch.

  • ed(D)

    Eddie, the green doesn’t go with the purple guaridan though. You should start the purple party.

  • Eddie

    Oh yeah, green party all the way, the democrats failed us and the republicans….. well they are republican.

    Where did the forum go?

  • Comunist

    the americans democrats are dead, Kerry is a shame to all the left in the world.

    But don´t worry, It isn´t just in your country, in Portugal with have the same problem, we just have one alternative, but the Portuguese are afraid of comunism, and they are afraid of fascism, so they vote in central parties with capitalist politikes who are fucking everybody.

  • Abby

    I totally agree. I went Green last year in frustration w/the Democratic Party and two party system.

    Abby

  • Yay! For some reason, I had you in mind when I was writing this Abby. 😉 I should have known you’ve already beaten me to the punch.

  • ed(D)

    Eddie, the green doesn’t go with the purple guaridan though. You should start the purple party.

  • Eddie

    Oh yeah, green party all the way, the democrats failed us and the republicans….. well they are republican.

    Where did the forum go?

  • Comunist

    the americans democrats are dead, Kerry is a shame to all the left in the world.

    But don´t worry, It isn´t just in your country, in Portugal with have the same problem, we just have one alternative, but the Portuguese are afraid of comunism, and they are afraid of fascism, so they vote in central parties with capitalist politikes who are fucking everybody.

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