Four Democrats Infected with the GOP Disease

Well the choice is very simply. Four Democrats in the Senate have decided to be Republicans and oppose the health and well being of working Americans. They obviously have not read the definition or understand the meaning of OPTION. Regardless of how many times it is explained there will always be those who could care less about you and act like Republicans.

If this is your decision, prepare for the backlash and losing your seat in the senate. For far too long we have put up with these Republican tactics, tactics supported and incorporated by some Democrats because that’s all they understand to do.

My simple, but brutal suggestion for the Democrats is to do what you have to do to get this done, then actively work to get the following four Republicans who are masquerading as Democrats regardless of how they vote out of office with some Progressive Democrats.

So I encourage my fellow Democrats to actively support the Democrat who runs against the following Democratic Senators in the next primary. We already can not trust Republicans, now their cancer is spreading to the DNC in the form of…

 

  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
  • Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
  • Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
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    I agree with Dr. Howard Dean (Medical Physician, Former DNC Chairman, Former Governor of Vermont) when he said, “If you have members refusing to vote for Reid on procedural issues you will have a revolt in the party. What is the point of having a 60-vote margin?”

    In essence these Democrats are catching the GOP Disease.

    Perhaps these Democrats are just like the Republicans.

    The bottom-line is this and Republicans and Conservatives who has in the past opposed anything regardless of facts that I’ve presented will not disappoint me when they oppose this statement. It’s what they do, so I’ve learned to appreciate it. The bottom-line is that the Republicans are not and will not accomplish anything of benefit to everyday Americans. They only work to manipulate the system for those who are wealthy or influential enough to get to them. The time of hoping and praying they will return to the way they once were decades ago are likely not going to happen. Democrats like Joe Lieberman are just as bad if not worse. Worse, because they pretend to be for you and vote against you.

    The time is now to do what has to be done and either runs against these Republicans in disguise or vigorously support a Democrat who will. The whole healthcare debate has been blown way out of proportion and the voice of reason is hosting a State Dinner, dealing with two unjust wars and trying to restore a struggling economy. One person can not do it all, and can not be expected to.

    During the Civil Rights Movement Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy & Johnson, both Republicans and Democrats, all were pressured to get certain things done in terms of Civil Rights that was not understood or popular, but was morally right and just. I don’t need to give a history lesson, although much of this history was left out of the ‘mainstream’ history books. The point is that leaders took it to the streets, communities, and where people lived. Many people suffered, but we would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for the people who did what had to be done, not because it was popular, not because everyone understood it, but because it was moral right.

    Some in Congress on both sides of the political aisle only care about obtaining more power, money and influence. Few truly seek to do the work for the people, of the people and by the people. The few who do are people like you and me, both Republican and Democrat. Unfortunately the Republicans are not interested in working with Democrats, so that leaves us to do what has to be done, because it’s for the good of all, not just some.

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    4 thoughts on “Four Democrats Infected with the GOP Disease

    1. This is an interesting column by Nichols Kristof about recycled arguments. Although I have my skepticism about the plan, I’m waiting for the first Republican to campaign for abolishing Social Security and Medicare.

    2. Hi Tim,

      Another thought-provoking post sir. Stopped by to wish you and yours a safe and wonderful holiday celebration. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    3. My ideal of healthcare reform would be a single payer system, but unfortunately that would deprive a lot of senators of campaign contributions from insurance companies, so they would never vote for such a thing. Obviously the healthcare bills have a lot of flaws, but they expand coverage to millions of Americans and outlaw predatory practices of insurers. As long as Congress commits itself to paying for this with a mechanism that will reduce deficits, I consider that a win.

      Of the four “maverick” senators, only Lincoln is up for reelection next year; if she votes no, the Democrats will abandon her, and if she votes yes, the independents and Republicans might abandon her, too. However, I’d prefer one brave senator voting for what’s in the country’s interest–even if she loses her job–because when the reform effort starts to work a few years from now, I doubt that many Americans would want to go back to the system that’s in place now.

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