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Come Out, Come Out, Where Ever You Are: Should Progressive Democrats Look Elsewhere For 2012?


For Progressive/Liberal Democrats, it has been a frustrating two years watching and waiting to see what issues President Obama will do, won’t do, or just plain play dead on, and it “ain’t over” yet.

I think many will agree with me that this is not the man and policies we voted for.

As a former delegate to the 2004 Democrat National Convention, one of my major disappointments was that John Kerry didn’t fight back against his attackers, especially the “Swift Boaters.”

Now we see the same thing in this President and his administration.

Why is it that Republican’s seem to have no problem going for the “jugular” and Democrats don’t, can’t and won’t, even when the issues, such as stopping tax cuts on the wealthy, favor them.

Maybe it’s time for the Progressive/Liberal Democrats to start looking elsewhere for someone to champion their causes and to take on the President in the next primary.

I’m still hoping that President Obama might find his “campaign style” again and quit “waffling”, for the door that was heard slamming this passed November was the door on “equality,” the “disenfranchised” and the “middle class.” If not corrected, the storm that soon will engulf us will be the storm of a “cultural war.”

The Progressive/Liberal Democrat wing do have alternatives which to take on The President in the primary.

Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York, has shown himself a fighter with principle and as does Congressman Alan Grayson from Florida.

Even tho Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich seems never to be taken seriously, he still is a “voice crying in the wilderness.”

Another Ohio name that should be considered is that of Senator Sherrod Brown.

Weiner, Grayson, Kuncinich and Brown have shown courage of conviction, courage of thought and courage to stand and be counted with the people.

I’m sure that these are not the only voices that “coffee cup liberals” could find but now is the time for us to stand up and hold our ground. It is time to send a message that we hear the people too and we don’t hear the same voice that is sending us down the same path that got us into the problems we face today.

If the President won’t bring about the “Change” we voted for, then “Yes we” will find someone who “Can.”

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/06/2010 9:14 am

    The door you heard last November was the American people kicking open the door of the Capitol Building and taking back their government.

    The minority progressive/liberal agenda is dead and the American agenda is alive and kicking. We can see the sun rising over Washington and the constitution is following right behind it.

    I hope you progressives put Wiener or Kuncinich on the presidential ticket for the Democrats, that would signify the death of the Democratic party.

    God bless the United States of America.

  2. 12/06/2010 9:23 am

    “Taking the government back” from where?? If you’re kicking the door open means slamming it shut on “equality”, the “middle class” to satisfy the “Country Club” crowd, the voice of the disenfranchised, the elderly and the sick, then the Constitution you have must not be America’s.

  3. 12/06/2010 9:36 am

    There is no equality than that provided in the constitution, and I saw the middle class, the elderly and the sick voting for the majority that will take back America in January.

    We are no longer leaving our government to politicians. We the people are taking the government back from politicians and special interest groups that both parties have been infected with.

  4. 12/06/2010 9:53 am

    What about Howard Dean?

  5. 12/06/2010 10:14 am

    Another good choice.

  6. 12/10/2010 6:36 pm

    I’m glad I didn’t waste my time campaigning for Obama. He’s just one more Wall Street puppet. The Tea Party thinks that by going to a rally put on by corporations and riding buses paid for by corporations is taking back their government. It’s handing it over to the corporations that have no loyalty to the USA and send jobs overseas. The baggers are clowns at the corporate circus.

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