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Bernie Sanders packs up his carpetbag revolution. Can you smell the bern?

There is nothing fun about watching Bernie Sanders pack up his carpet bag revolution and embrace the incumbant president. Bernie supporters fell for him like they did Obama and now have to be feeling the blush of embarrassment and pang of hopelessness. What unlookers knew was going to be the ultimate Bern. Except the Bernie dreamers I knew anticipated this all along, but figured it was worth the shot. 47493

Bernie Sanders declares candidacy for ceremonial Dennis Kucinich stand-in role passed up by Elizabeth Warren

Bernie Sanders is not running for president. Everybody's favorite independent socialist gay short person politician is rising to the occasion where Elizabeth Warren would not. Hillary's foil cannot be a woman, it has to be an unelectable white man. Dennis Kucinich was the perennial go nowhere boy candidate whose task was to pretend his challenge skewed the Democratic party platform to the left. At best Kucinish raised populist issues which the leading contenders then could not avoid. In practice Kucinich stole just enough enthusiasm from independent voters to preempt the impetus to build a third party. So now it's Bernie's turn.

Goodbye, Dear Two Party Establishment rif-raf!

This week has been a particularly bad one for the most publicly popular TWO in the Two Party Establishment rif-raf, Ron Paul and Dennis the not much of a menace to The Powerful Kucinich. Kucinich lost his congressional seat and Ron Paul had a not so super 'Super Tuesday'. Oh well, Guys. Maybe next, Ruling Class Establishment Selection for you two? or perhaps not... YAWN.

Daily KOS says: you support, we decide

Fuck Markos Moulitsas and the Miniature Lipizzaner he rode in on. KOS calls for deposing Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich because he won't hang with the corporatist Dems on the health insurance mandate reform/bailout. The Daily KOS plays centrist whip, but this pronouncement is beyond tinpottiness. Hopefully Markos will be shown what a Public Option can mean on a blog. 15410

Dennis Kucinich to lead Independents

Strike three. Obama's out. Stop war? Nope. Address climate change? Sorry no. Reform health care? In the insurer's interest only. I'm hearing Obama's failure to deliver real health care being blamed on Americans themselves, for not building a movement to support it. WTF. In fact Dems are being asked to root for Obama's duplicitous health care legislation, or hinder the change-meister's momentum. Momentum for what? Not one issue remains for which Democrats can claim to deliver America from the GOP. Isn't it time to uproot all incumbents and side with the majority of voters? Teabaggers can have their Palin, the Dems can sink their last hope in Obama, Americans need to claim the largest constituency of recent past elections, the independents.

HR-3962 a travesty of mockery of sham

While a number of Democrats implicated themselves by joining all but one Republican to vote against the Affordable Health Care for America Act, let's make a distinction for Representative Dennis Kucinich who had reasons the other congressmen are not prepared to articulate. For example, Colorado District 4 house rep Betsy Markey rejected HR-3962 for the usual GOP tea party bugaboos, asserting it would hurt the deficit and didn't include tort reform. Below is the statement Kucinich released Nov 7. Chew on this, as Dems pat themselves on the back. 11452

Dennis Kucinich: Wake Up America!

"Wake up America. We have trillions for a war machine and the banks while our government stands by and sniffs at the slaughter of innocents in Gaza, where Israel is blocking aid for wounded Palestinians. Heres todays Washington Post. It says, 5978

A quick look at the Pretend for Peace Donkeys- Barack, Jimmy, Al, and Dennis

The Republicans love war and that is all there is to it. But what about the Democratic Party crowd and their Pretend for Peace Donkeys? They got the US population snookered most of the time so what are they really doing to end the US government wars? Let's go visit the Carter Center and other sites of these donkeys and see what they have to say about the War Against the Iraqi people, which has been going on now for YES, some 17 years or so! Kind of a relevant issue one might think? 5677

Not Sons of Bitches, Dems are bitches

When the Democrats were the minority they seemed so weak. Now in the Majority they're positively wimps. Pundits tell us it's a lack of leadership. Why would the corporate media overlook who's at the whip? It would seem clear that the corporations writing the legislation, funding the campaigns, and paying for the free lunch, are driving the agenda. The GOP is paid to play the white hats, and when a bill is unpopular, the Dems are pushed forward to play the creeps. 4939

The US media should be impeached!

Where is the news of the proposed Bush impeachment before Congress?   Kucinich puts forward articles of impeachment, the House has tomorrow to act on them. Are we going to learn that virtually all of our House representatives are going to look past those articles, each of which Kucinich backed up with unimpeachable citations, and they're going to turn their backs on the courage of their Ohio colleague and give Bushco a pass again? No doubt. Because if Bushco is guilty, a solid preponderance of the Legislature has been complicit as well. 3503

Who is going to win Election 2008?

Who's going to win in 2008? It's a tough question to face. As sure as election year is upon us, someone in the current lineup is going to be elected. Who do I think it will be? I don't want to separate who I want to predict as winner with who I'd like to see win. So who is that? 2387

The US House of Cowards

Roll Call 513 passed this last July in the US House of Cowards. In effect, it was a bullying proposal from the White House that was meant to be a vote on whether to go to war with Iran, or not?   Only 2 Congressmen, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, voted to not go to war with Iran. The rest in this House of Cowards voted to not try to stop the Bush/ Cheney team's rush to spread more destruction, war, and terrorism. Here is Roll Call 513 showing how the vote went.

The separation of education and thought

Would you entrust your children to the care of a teacher who didn't have a Kucinich 2008 bumper sticker on their car? Or a sign in their window reading "What are you doing about global warming?" I know another elementary school teacher who distributes peace buttons wherever he goes, and another who teaches at peace camp during the summer.   What do the other teachers think they're doing? Worrying about not getting fired by school administration lackeys, to hell with the children? 1717

Impeach! Goodbye Dems.

Bush is claiming Executive Privilege in refusing to shed light on the possible nefarious dealing of his underlings. The press describes any investigation at an impasse "until one side or the other blinks." Nonsense. Impeach!   Cheney surprises everyone by declaring that the Vice-Presidency is actually a fourth branch of government, out of reach of the checks and balances familiar to all. Congressmen want to joke about cutting off his funding, etc, meanwhile Cheney's boys elude oversight. Impeach! 1415

Democracy Now on KRCC

This week the Pacifica news program Democracy Now was added to the KRCC lineup on weekdays at 7pm. After listening this week when I could, I came away thinking: for the Colorado Springs community, the sudden juxtaposition of Democracy Now to the regular NPR and BBC-lite news programming has got to be turning some heads. Local critics had anticipated that Democracy Now would perseverate on only the bad and the ugly, but this inaugural week proved very much the opposite. 951

The other George

After going over all the official Democratic Party web sites what comes to mind, is how much America needs the other George. I'm talking about the George of RESPECT, not the George of MURDER INC. on this side of the Atlantic. Contrast the best known member of RESPECT, George Galloway, with all the US politicians of the party I will call LACK OF RESPECT though they are better known as the Democratic Party. 950

Close the School of the Americas

Dennis Apuan and Genie and Bill Durland, pictured at right, head to Fort Benning Georgia to make an annual plea to close the S. O. A. aka School of Assassins, where Central and South American military death squads are known to receive their training. 635

Republicans didn’t trust Kerry

Doesn't Kerry's prompt concession kinda make him look like a SHILL? He and the Democratic party hijacked the grassroots progressive movement and sold us down the river. 53

Mara Liasson, Washington gossip

NPR correspondent Mara Liasson spoke at Colorado College last night. What we thought would be an insider's glimpse of the primaries turned out to be just that. Ms. Liasson spoke only of Kerry, Edwards and Dean. When asked about the other prospects, she countered that she expected we only wanted to hear about the candidates who would prove to matter. 37

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