I am delighted to report that The Executive Board of the California Democratic Party has, in fact, re-certified The CDP Progressive Caucus by the UNANIMOUS endorsement of E-Board membership with over 200 members present and voting over the weekend of November 18th in Burlingame. Special thanks to Peter Leinau, who drafted our November 5th Oakhurst Resolution, Madera Chair Susan Rowe who coordinated full county wide support, and Les Marsden for spearheading Mariposa County efforts and representing us all in Burlingame.
We are occupying our Party!
And none too soon!
I would presume that most of us have friends, relatives, and particularly unfriendly relatives on the dark side who can’t wait to share brilliant bursts of transcendental illumination reflecting the political sophistication of — yes — a —–(wait for it) ——— NEWT!
Allow me to share this brief example I received only minutes ago from a Flint associate now living in luxuriously isolated splendor high above Seal Beach overlooking beautiful downtown La Jolla. Indicated in the “SUBJECT” line is the undeniable assertion– “Facts Speak Louder Than Words!”
Then it said —
“The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.”
You get the picture. This was sent to several dozen folks of similarly addled persuasion. I had a different picture. It was this one — fitting perfectly with “Facts Speak Louder Than Words”. I kept the subject line, erased the rest, hit “Reply To All” and sent it along.
As Will Rogers so aptly summarized, “ “I belong to no organized party — I´m a Democrat.” I herein add — “Unlike most Republicans who goose step to party line under the blighted banner of Grover Norquist.”
There has been no Democratic (capital “D”) or democratic (small “D”) “control of Congress” for quite some time, certainly not in the recent past.
And here are three little words to share with millionaire martinets questioning the “purpose” of those tens of thousands of young, patriotic American “Occupiers” far and wide and, most especially, with all now occupying hierarchal positions of power in the national Democratic Party.
READ THE SIGNS!
They are messages for our future — drafted by the children of today.
— “That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (1863)
Democratic Club of Oakhurst