We the people, in order to form a more perfect union… Those are the opening words of the Constitution of the United States of America. Yet our two major political parties seem to have forgotten them. Instead of representing the citizens of this nation, the two parties – especially the Republican Party seem to pander to the interests of the powerful, the well-to-do and the well-connected.
For years I was an independent, voting for the candidates I felt would best serve the nations interests. Finally, the Republican Party moved so far to the lunatic right, I could no longer envision myself voting for a Republican candidate. Now the Democratic Party has shown itself to be rudderless and gutless.
No, Im not jumping on the Blame It on Obama bandwagon (although he’s at least partially to blame). Im simply stating the obvious. The Democratic Party is filled with great candidates and great supporters. Unfortunately, it also has many self-serving candidates whose sole focus seems to be getting re-elected. And it is populated by impractical elitists who refuse to deal with the realities of working Americans. Moreover, the party is aimless. It has no concrete direction. No strategy to accomplish its agenda. And, when it comes to communications, the Democratic Party is utterly incompetent.
Its time for a change!
I humbly propose that Democrats form a movement of practical progressives who are motivated to leave this nation in better shape than what we inherited from our parents. A group of committed individuals who refuse to accept what is and strive to create what can be. A group determined to change our government to better represent working families by improving education, improving the environment, making health care affordable for all Americans, bringing jobs back to the U.S., breaking our dependence on foreign oil, reducing the deficit, and reasserting control over the military-industrial complex.
We dont even have to leave the Democratic Party. We simply must create enough of a groundswell to garner attention and force the Party to re-examine its direction and, hopefully, reinvent itself.
If a few thousand greedy, racist and mean-spirited teabaggers can impact the Republican Party, imagine what the millions of frustrated progressives can do for the Democratic Party. If you agree, please pass this message along to your family and friends. Perhaps you even know some individuals who are capable of leading the effort and organizing those of us who have had enough of the status quo.
Together, we can make a difference!