by populist, Tue May 30, 2006 at 06:56:58 PM EDT
by populist, Mon May 22, 2006 at 09:38:44 AM EDT
...in my opinion, our country is slowly but surely becoming "a nation of near retards," a collective group of individuals who have become so absurdly self-absorbed and disinterested in acquiring knowledge that we, as a nation, are slowly but surely losing touch with the reality of what is actually going on in the world! ...
by Intrepid Liberal Journal, Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 07:47:30 PM EDT
That changed when Presidents Johnson and Nixon sundered America's honor and confidence to pursue an un-winnable and immoral war. The body counts multiplied and social unrest intensified as "peace with honor" eluded the grasp of Johnson and Nixon. Congress was stuck with a mistake it couldn't undue and never wanted to repeat again.
by winogradforcongress, Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 08:34:38 PM EDT
President of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, I am running to replace pro-war incumbent Jane Harman in California's 36th Congressional District. I run with a great sense of urgency, for we stand on the precipice of losing our democracy, of sinking a trillion-dollars into Iraq, of launching another war in Iran, of developing over 100 new nuclear bombs each year, and of shredding the Constitution. Everywhere I travel in the 36th District, a 30-mile urban stretch from San Pedro up through Venice and Mar Vista, a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 40,000 votes, people stop me in the street, in elevators, at meetings to ask, "Where are the Democrats? Why aren't they speaking out?"
I assure them this Democrat, Marcy Winograd, is speaking out passionately, challenging the leadership of the Democratic Party to stand for the possibility of peace, for the rule of law, and for a brighter day when we reject pre-emptive war and, instead, engage the world community in tackling illiteracy, AIDS, and poverty, all the while engaging our own citizens in redefining security as universal affordable health care, quality education to close the achievement gap, and environmental protection to cool the threat of global warming.
Some ask, "Have you ever been elected to office?" and I tell them, "No, isn't that great? I have no investment in the status quo, in the power of the Beltway." Quite the contrary. I have spent the last three years on the ground, knee deep in the grassroots, organizing town hall forums and congressional lobby delegations to end the US occupation of Iraq.
by populistamerica, Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:21:31 AM EDT