I've ended my hyper-partisan allegiance to the Democratic Party. In moving beyond the past decade's partisan affair with Democrats, I am ready for a real revolution to happen in this country.
It has got to happen over the next two years, and its going to take progressives, libertarians, tea partiers, coffee partiers, conservatives... everyone that is not part of the problem (the financial/political/military elite). Get radical, first by moving beyond attachment to a single party or a political identity. Radicalize them both, go independent; whatever, and if that's not you too, then get out of the way.
I have said this before, I will say it again.
I am DONE with the Democratic Party.
I WILL vote MY interest on economic and social issues.
Right now, with public schools under assault from Dems and Repubs and with teachers being bashed in every newspaper and on every TV station in the country, THE issue for me education.
I WILL ONLY support politicians who share my views on education policy.
This means no teacher bashing and no promotion of standardized tests for every grade in every subject in order to use those scores to "hold teachers accountable."
This means no privileging of charter schools over public schools. I can support politicians who approve of charters, but only if they also push for accountability measures for those charters
This means no support for politicians who promote Race to the Top competition programs designed to reward the HAVE'S, punish the HAVE NOT'S and further push public education toward privatization.
Let's get this movement started, folks!
It starts this Tuesday when bad Dems like Michael Bennet - bought and sold corporate whores supported by hedge fund criminals like Whitney Tilson - go down to defeat.
It continues in the two years we have before 2012 when we can let the Obama administration and both the Republican and Democratic Party establishment know that government by the bankers and hedge fund managers, for the bankers and hedge fund managers and of the bankers and hedge fund managers is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.
We are at a watershed moment.
You can feel it.
The two parties and the Washington Village Elite don't get it.
That's because they are corporate owned and corporate concerned.
But we KNOW what's going on.
We can see where the country is heading - a kind of Logan's Run circa 2012 where only the top 1% make any money and have any kind of life while the rest of us are left to fight for the leftovers - the leftover jobs, the leftover opportunities, the leftover wealth.
A 2012 where EVERY public entity will have been privatized and run for the benefit of our corporate masters, where workers will be laid off or fired at the drop of the hat, where homeowners will have their homes taken from them by the banks even when they DON'T have mortgages or HAVEN'T fallen behind on their bills, where pensions will be stolen, Social Security privatized and shitty health care mandated for ALL Americans regardless of whether they can afford to buy it or afford to use it.
That's where we're heading, regardless of whether the GOP wins on Tuesday or not.
So let's get off this train, get a train of our own and run these fuckers down with it - the politicians, the bankers, the hedge fund criminals/ed deformers like Whitney Tilson, and their apologists in the Washington Village Elite like Jonathan Alter and Tom Friedman.