Yes I am an unrepentant liberal. I am proud of that and if you had listened to me all these elections ago we wouldn’t live in the messed up world we do today. Seriously folks, you have been paying attention to frauds and charlatans. Here are the key issues that Dennis stands for:
-Creating a single-payer system of universal health care that provides full coverage for all Americans by passage of the United States National Health Insurance Act.
-The immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq; replacing them with an international security force.
-Guaranteed quality education for all; including free pre-kindergarten and college for all who want it.
-Immediate withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
-Repealing the USA PATRIOT Act.
-Fostering a world of international cooperation.
-Abolishing the death penalty.
-Environmental renewal and clean energy.
-Preventing the privatization of social security.
-Providing full social security benefits at age 65.
-Creating a cabinet-level "Department of Peace"
-Ratifying the ABM Treaty and the Kyoto Protocol.
-Introducing reforms to bring about instant-runoff voting.
-Protecting a woman's right to choose while decreasing the number of abortions performed in the U.S.
-Ending the war on drugs.
-Legalizing same-sex marriage.
-Creating a balance between workers and corporations.
-Ending the H1B and L1 Visa Programs
-Restoring rural communities and family farms.
-Strengthening gun control.
-Balance Between Workers and Corporations
-Environmental Renewal and Clean Energy
-Restored Rural Communities and Family Farms.
You know, I tend to agree with Phil, it takes real stones to stand alone, against the established political machinations of the House of Reps.
When you look at all the other candidates trying, not to rile anyone or rock the boat, you realize that a real boat-rocker is what we need, real change for a change.
Watching the debate the other morning with ole hill and BIG O, bidden and others pander their answers to what they thought the audience wanted to hear made me wonder why anyone would vote for those bloviating blow hards at all. Typical politicians one and all with two exceptions, Dennis and Mike Gravel. By the way I thought Mike was rather upbeat considering his 0% support score Stuffulupogus gave him.
The Dems are a headless party, Howie is the figurehead, but not THE head, there is none. Imanuel does not even count except in the negative.
Until the Dems can find a leader with stones to move things in another direction they will continue to scare away voters with a non-cohesive platform.
Dennis provides an avenue of previously unexplored territory and as such could provide the impetus to get the rest of the Dems on the same page.
Without direction politics as usual will provide easy pickings for the Repug buzzards, which incidentally are circling.