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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Tuesday, May 20, 2003

More DLC Antics!

The DLC is so incredibly out of touch with the people. Read their newly released commentary.

It says in part; "Democrats who champion the mainstream values, national pride, and economic aspirations of middle-class and working people are the real soul of the Democratic Party, not activists and interest groups with narrow agendas." This is the gist of their message, but read it all.

I have never particularly been what someone would call an activist. An informed citizen who holds ideals near and isn't afraid to voice my opinion or write to a congressperson who holds the power to represent my views, yes. More than ever, of late, my values of democracy and my civil rights have been trampled upon and I've been willing to voice my opinion with a renewed sense of urgency. I see it happening all over. People who were never passionately involved, fighting hard for the very life of our country. When I see the DLC try to thwart the democratic process by discounting political candidates they don't feel further 'their' agenda, (which is short-sighted and lame at the very least), I personally feel discounted. I used to have national pride. I hold the mainstream values of truth, tolerance, democracy, and the rights of the people. I am that (lower) middle-class working person. I am an informed voter, willing to work for the democracy I supposedly live in. I am angry!

I am now contacting the representatives in my state who have ties to the DLC and asking them to cut their ties to such a narrow, limited vision. Bob at Bob's Links and Rants has pointed to a search facility where I can find them. He's also been kind enough to have done the search for us and found that Debbie Stabenow, Governor Jennifer Granholm, and Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are among them.
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