Tuesday, August 18, 2009
My friend Brian, at "Musings of a (Fairly) Young Contrarian" seems to be angry about one of my posts. See, Brian doesn't like Democrats. For that matter he doesn't like Republicans either. Brian belongs to the Green Party, so he is in the enviable position of being able to criticize everyone. Brian doesn't like the Democratic party because it isn't enough like the Republican party. The Republicans have insured that no one but the looniest of the right-wing is welcome to join the party. The last national election resulted in the defeat of the last centrist Republicans.
Democrats regained control of both houses of Congress in the last national election. One reason this happened is because conservative Democrats are still welcome in the Democratic Party. I don't care for these "blue dogs", but I'd rather have them voting most of the time with Democrats than with Republicans.
Brian wants liberals to hold other Democrats to the same standard that we hold Republicans. I think we will. The only effective way that can be done is during elections. For example, there is a Democrat running against Arlen Specter in PA. Howard Dean has said there will be primaries for democrats that vote against a public option. Unfortunately, elections involve the casting of votes by American citizens, something called democracy. These citizens vote for whom they think best represents them.
I've asked Brian to give me the secret plans of how the Green Party is going to gain control of our government (and believe it would be great if they did). But, here is one bit of advice. The Green Party will never be in power in the USA for one important reason. There are Green Parties in Canada, Belgium, Germany and other countries around the world. This smacks of the great "new world order" conspiracy. They just have to change the name of the party. Personally, I'm betting that the Illuminati are behind the Green Party and I've always wanted to get "in" with the Illuminati.