March 6th, 2008 11:38 EST
The Death of the Democratic Party!
Los Angeles, CA -- Well, I am not going to sugarcoat my disappointment in the primary elections on this last Tuesday. It has left me feeling a little dirty to be a Democrat. In the past few days, Candidate Hillary Clinton has decided to bring back the old-school politics and try to destroy Obama, not surprising that a politician would stoop that low when someone else is so high.
Now it is no secret that I have pledged my allegiance to Candidate Senator Obama. My reasons, along with others who feel the same way, are very clear. We are all looking for a change, now wait before you tell me I have Obama-mania and ask yourself this question: Is the word change a new idea to us? Or, is it just foreign in our country`s politians? Are we listening to this man and saying, "Now that is a new idea," OR are we saying, "Thank you for the hand, now let`s walk down this path together?" TOGETHER is what we were BEFORE these vicious attacks.
Now if you don`t think the Republicans are not going to sit and take notes as you uncover any and all dirt about the other side, and then use it against the other party in the general elections, then who, I ask you, is the naive one? In this whole process of picking the right person for this job, we are the boss. So, we must ask the right questions. Anything that comes from the competition is just that, competition.
Does your candidate make you stand up, get you to talk to your neighbor, think in a different way, act in a kinder way? Do they move you to action? This is something that we have not had in a long time and now we feel we have found it in Senator Obama. I have been to a rally and seen YOUNG PEOPLE at these events with excitement and passion and ATTENTION. I see the paradigm shift in our country and know that we (Democrats) will lose our future (THE YOUNG PEOPLE) if we don`t stop this kind of politics Hillary is committing to. Is that not why we wanted change to begin with? A change from the same old political game? Hillary, you have now proven, without a doubt, that you are not about CHANGE, unless it is spare change and it goes in your pocket. If you want fair, then let`s start with your bank statements.
Now I have said this before and I will say it over and over again until I am BLUE in the face, look at the BIG picture and think about the young people. IF we (Democrats) keep this up and allow our candidates (Democrats) to bicker back and forth, it will tear the Party apart. We will get to the Denver Convention and it will look like it always does-- like politics! Will Rogers said, " If politics was honest, it would not be politics."
Hillary is truly having a math problem. Her math will always equal ONE, number ONE, Numero Uno: herself, not the people. She is succeeding in destroying the Democratic Party; she will go down in history as a party crasher, if we don`t stop this insanity. These old-school politics of bashing your opponent until they are reduced to nothing is what we have asked to end, and both, all candidates have agreed to do so.
Please look into this race (Democratic side) and count all the times Hillary has attacked and tried to discredit Obama. Attack ads and her campaign slipping out his name and what he wears. Note: comparing Obama sending out a mailer with his opponent`s position is a far cry from sending out a picture of your opponent in the very style outfit that puts fear in all Americans.
Then, stand back and count how many times Obama has instigated an attack campaign on any of the other candidates. A week ago the Democrats looked like they had this race sealed up, now we lay in the streets bleeding of our own, self-inflicted wounds. It is pretty bad when an Independent (me) is seriously looking at the Republican nominee and thinking, "I guess I could vote for him, he may have different policies, but he is definitely honest." I truly WISH I could say that about Hillary Clinton but, sadly, I cannot. This most recent attack on Obama leaves me so disappointed. I stayed in bed an extra hour today and, like many folks I talked to, we pushed aside our daily news. Now that may not seem like much, but two days ago, when I thought the Democrats had an HONEST chance, it made me spring up each day and want to read the newspaper and see that we had a future AHEAD of us, not one of our own BEHEADING of the Party.
Please, don`t call us sore losers; we are on the same team. It is just that we need to help fellow Democrats learn to spell team, because there is no I in team. HOWARD DEAN THIS IS DIRECTED TO YOU AND ALL SUPER DELEGATES: Obama has empowered me, US, "the people" to help make that change in ourselves to find out what WE can do for our country and not what our country can do for US.
Americans who did not vote, now proudly vote. People talking who did not talk before for fear of not being heard or their vote not being counted, believe they now have a voice. I ask each and every one of you, IS THAT NOT WHAT THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY IS SUPPOSED TO DO? Is that not what Barack Obama has done? To move us to act together, not move us apart. Executive Experience is NOT the issue, if it were we would look back on the experience we have had for the last 7 years and dismiss it.
IF Hillary gets this nomination in the way that she got this last Tuesday`s primary, it will take my independent vote and make me DEPENDENT on the Republican nominee, or no vote at all. If you think that every Obama voter is not considering this as an option, then you are gravely mistaken. GET CONTROL OF THIS DEMOCRAT, and not the way you took control of the Senate and House. The Democrats have been sucker-punched and we have the wind knocked out of us, but we are not going down without a fight. Only don`t make us fight amongst ourselves, because it will tear this family (Democrats) apart.
Now on the voter side of this matter, I feel we only have one recourse. We need to get all Democrats and Independents, if we feel moved, to send out this letter. ADD your thoughts if you like, sign it and send it to each and every Delegate and Super Delegate you can find. We must stop this behavior before we hand this 2008 race to the Republicans on a sliver platter. That is all I have to say other than, PASS THIS ON!!!!