Thank you, Jake for the
convention report (and I'm sorry about your
think it's pretty obvious that the Massachusetts Democratic
has decided that they simply will not allow any more dissent
the rank-and-file, and they are willing to lie and cheat and
without ethics, integrity, or scruples to get that done. This is
one more leg on their long march toward becoming Republican
is obviously a move afoot to make the Platform and Charter as
and impotent as possible (I use the masculinist language
There is some great courage lacking among mainstream
I fear. Or worse, some willingness to acquiesce to the
powers in Washington --- some variation on the Stockholm
under which certain Democrats are laboring that makes them
appear more like the Republicans than not.
the cause of the dis/ease, the symptoms include a particular
osteoporosis (the loss of backbone), a draining out of
(progressives looking for another party), and some strange
anomaly that includes a pathological need to cause
sounds like the Convention was just one more move on the part
DSC and MDP "leadership" to disempower the People (and all
while Howard Dean looked on). Meanwhile, George Bush advances
tryanny every day without any effective opposition from the
Party. After all, if we're not willing to support and
the planks of the Democratic Party Platform, how can we be
to take a bullet for the Constitution? Or even endure a
for it? The Democratic Party -- to paraphrase Edward R.
-- is nothing more than a sword rusting in its scabbard during
battle for survival.
admit, I haven't had a taste this bad in my mouth since Phil
coronation in December.