My Fellow Democrats,
What is your problem?
Seriously, what is your problem? You’ve spent more time accommodating than legislating.
Who are you trying to please? Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman or some other weak minded Democrat. Each time you do this you do the Republicans a favor by contributing to an unintentional bipartisan effort of defeating true progress, yourself and the American people.
Instead of concerning yourself with how many votes you have for any given policy and constantly reacting to the non-sense Republicans are committed to and do the work the majority of the America people voted for you to do.
When the policy is practical and works to solve or remedy something, there isn’t much Republicans will be able to throw at it to derail or skew it. Yes, I know they will absolutely try, but that’s when you speak openly, concisely and boldly first to the American people. Then you address the misconceptions and deliberate lies promoted by Republicans, FOX News and their allies.
When will you stop playing the political games? When will the partisan bickering end? Perhaps when you become the Republican Party or what it is today, except with a (D) behind your name.
This is not the way to win an election if that’s the name of the game. You win the election by constructing, proposing and promoting policies for We The People, not We The Democrats and not We The Republicans. This is the problem in our political environment today. Many seek to be elected as if it is the American dream, while Americans live a nightmare. Country First, No. Party First, Politics Second, Lobbyist Third, Big Business Fourth and Americans last.
You may win election by lying and scheming, misleading voters and yourself. But for how long can your integrity stand for it?
Haven’t you learned anything from Republican mistakes? Haven’t we suffered enough at the hands of Republican policies? Yes, but now it continues to a lesser degree by a different name.
We diligently worked to get Barack Obama elected President. We tirelessly campaigned and supported Democrats both for Congress and Senate, but it can easily go away. President Obama can not do it alone, Republicans has proven that they’re party first, policy last or none at all.
There’s so much you can do politically that would enable you to enjoy greater majorities, but you’ve began to make yourself out to be a Republican Lite. What significant policy has the GOP introduced since 01/20/09? When you think of Republicans, you think No. When you describe the image of a Republican you are left with one image. Why do you, Democrats seek the same?
The way you will be elected is by your works, not schemes or how hard, cunning, quick or slick you responded to the political darts some Republicans threw at you. Do what you’re supposed to do and let us deal with Republicans and partisan attacks. Why must you stoop to the level of your opposition? Instead use there attack as an opportunity or leverage to raise the issue and discussion to where it should be. You owe it to those who voted for you and those who didn’t or couldn’t.
You have a majority. STOP ALLOWING REPUBLICANS TO DICTATE TO YOU AS IF THEY WERE THE MAJORITY, because they will eventually become the majority. Reconcile your mind and use reconciliation if you must, if it accomplishes the will of the people. DO SOMETHING OR GET OUT.
There’s a new Democrat emerging and they are getting restless. There vastly different the Republicans Tea Party folks, because they are not afraid of doing what must be done. I am only warning you to get up off your ass and kick the Republican’s ass with the majorities you still enjoy.
We understand that it was Republicans who took a surplus that was left by Bill Clinton and under Republican controlled White House; House & Senate until November 2006 lead us to where we are today. This is why you, Democrats were elected. This doesn’t mean that Republicans will ever acknowledge or ever be accountable for what was clearly caused by a conservative agenda. We can not focus or concern ourselves with them. Let them scream, protest and posture; you do the work of the people and let the people take care of the Republicans.
I don’t know how else to convey this to you. Running for political office wouldn’t make much of a difference, because I would then be a voice on the inside and subject to silencing by leadership and party elders. But as a Democrat who is not afraid of Republicans or bound by Democrats who act as if they were Republicans, I am telling you to wake up. It’s past time for you to be at work. Get Moving or Move Out Of The Way.
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