Sunday, November 25, 2007

What can liberals do? Take back the Democratic Party!

The Democratic Activist
Pelosi and company have behaved disgracefully.

To my mind, the Democratic Party leadership is guilty of nearly the same disloyalty to our nation and constitution as are the neocons headed by Bush/Cheney. Those of our elected leaders who refuse to enforce the laws, who who ignore the will of the people, who refuse to honor their oaths of office and hold criminals in our government accountable, should themselves be held accountable as criminals.

Nevertheless, there seems to be no simple way to remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other Democratic neocon collaborators from their positions of power within the oldest and largest politcal party in America.

However, there is something we can do that may influence the Speaker to change her corrupt, wimpy, invertebrate ways.

As a species, what most motivates politicians? That's simple. The thought of being re-elected ... or not.

Aside from persistently lobbying our own senators and congresspersons to dump the Democratic Party's quisling congressional leadership, I think the best thing we can do about Ms. Pelosi is to put the fear of God into her by working to nominate Cindy Sheehan to take her place as the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional election. As Madam Speaker begins to see throngs and throngs of volunteers and wads of $100 bills going to support Sheehan, she may just realize the error of her ways. Even if she doesn't, getting behind Cindy Sheehan with everything we've got just may get her nominated and elected (I hear Pelosi's San Francisco constituency really is generally pretty unhappy with her performance on their behalf, to say nothing of her stubborn dedication to appeasement of neo-fascists as Speaker of the House).

Bye-bye goes Pelosi. And good riddance.

To support Cindy Sheehan in her quest to liberate Nancy Pelosi's seat in congress, click here.

Those of us who can should immediately plop down contributions as large as possible for Cindy Sheehan's campaign, and then sign up as volunteer "boots on the ground" that always make such a difference in critical elections like this.

What can liberals do? Take back the Democratic Party! There's really no other way. Air America host Thom Hartman has been harping on this theme for some time now.

It's time we get on board, and get it done.

Thank you.

Pass it on.
The Democratic Activist

1 comment:

  1. The Democratic Activist,

    You asked whether there was a simple way to remove Pelosi. Upshot: The effort to remove Pelosi as Speaker continues without credible opposition: There is a credible threat Pelosi will be challenged as Speaker.

    There is a way to remove Pelosi as Speaker; and we don't have to wait until 2008. ( Details ) All you have to do is discuss this with your friends: A proclamation calling for the House to impeach. More (For some commentary, see this thread, and consider the comment just before the "2:32 PM "-time.)

    There's an effort underway to challenge Pelosi as Speaker; and that this does not have to wait until 2008. This link will show you this has been going on for some time: Proclamations are well known. The key will be to let others know there are options, now before the election, to challenge Pelosi. We don't have to wait until the 2008 election to remove her. It's possible for the House -- which her defied her on the impeachment resolution in re Cheney -- might defy her again on the issue of her Speakership.

    Good luck, and thank you for blogging about removing Pelosi as Speaker: It would open one door to an impeachment investigation. Thanks again for sharing your views.