By MIKE SPINDELL
I have been a registered Democrat for 50 years. During that time I have voted in every election, whether Federal, State or Local. All of this time I have voted for the Democratic candidates. However, I’ve reached the point where I not only no longer believe that the mainstream Democratic Party represents me, or the majority of the American people. but also that the people running the party are corporate tools. Because I both donated to and worked for Barack Obama’s elections in 2008 and 2012, I am literally on every liberal “E” mail list in the country. Each day I receive 30 to 50 “E” mails from people requesting donations, for some candidate or cause. As we near this mid-term election the headlines of the “E” mails have become more dire, threatening disaster if I don’t respond. Today, for instance, I got “E” mails from James Carville and Sharon Stone among the many, but since I deleted them without opening them, I have no idea what they were about. I’m reaching the point where I’m going to begin sending them all to “spam”. Here’s one from today:
“Michael, we’ve asked, we’ve begged, we’ve pleaded. This last week alone …– President Obama
— Vice President Biden
— Hillary Clinton
— and Nancy Pelosi
… have all asked you to fight Boehner’s TV ad blitz — THE LARGEST OF THE YEAR. It’s that critical. They know we’re drowning. And we’re nearly out of time
The federal fundraising deadline hits in 24 hours. And we’re STILL falling short. At this point, we’ll need 39,OOO donations.
Please — chip in whatever you can to President Obama’s call-to-action immediately.”
I don’t care what any of those people think because they all have been terrible disappointments to me and are what I see as “Corporate Democrats.” To my mind these Democrats are “right wing centrists”, the equivalent of let’s Dwight D. Eisenhower, Everett Dirksen and Richard Nixon. I grew up loathing those people, why would I want to support them now in “Democratic Guise”? Let me elucidate on why I’m so fed up.