Re: THE DEAN DECEPTION - it's not credible
Many Bush supporters and a few misguided supporters of other
Democrats are attacking Democratic contenders. I understand right wing Republicans bashing us with lies. That's what those people always do. They are frightened by life, confused by powers they can't understand, and they willingly support elites who screw us over time after time.
I accept that many Democrats prefer one candidate over all the
others. I have my favorite. That's not a problem I understand heated rivalry, but I can't see why any progressive, liberal or Democrat would help Karl Rove screw over the planet. Still some people keep echoing and amplifying attacks from obscure little blogs and articles by extremists on the far left and the radical right.
Why quote people who only agree that whoever the Democrats
nominate should lose? Why trust the CounterPunch Bunch,
pseudo-libertarian right wingers and other known liars who revile Paul Wellstone and everything he stood for? Ask yourself who will this help in November 2004?
Sadly some people become unwitting pawns of forces who hate
Democrats and hurt all of us in desperate efforts to tar rival Democrats. They think they're helping in the fight against Bush by helping Bush. Why? If you don't want Bush to win this time what he stole last time, it makes no sense.
The article titled "The Dean Deception" is just not credible,
and so I will not link to it or quote from it. If you've seen it or if
you see it, consider this: Not only does it lack direct quotes in
context or facts, it suffers from profound and fatal idiosyncrasy - at best. This is what I mean:
A few weeks ago, the same guy who wrote this dishonest attack
against Dean wrote an article praising Dean. That's a pretty quick turn around. One day he's a Dean supporter. The next, he hates Dean. How did that happen?
According to the author, he was backing Dean. Then he ran into
some liberals manning a Dean table and because he arrogantly thinks liberals are stupid, and because they emphasized Dean supports national health care and a bunch of other liberal things, he's turned against Dean. This is a thought process only flip-flop fans could appreciate.
Clearly the "Greens4Kucinich" should support their candidate of
choice, but equally clearly they didn't really read the article! As a
pseudo-libertarian, the writer hates all social programs. He
hates Kucinich's social programs and the social programs of the other Democrats too.
He's like the wind - he blows one way then the other way. Who
knows who this person will support only turn against next? Maybe he'll hook up with Kucinich until he sees Kucinich supports national health just as much as Dean does. Who really cares what he thinks today? It has no bearing on what he'll think tomorrow.
The point is, we should not wittingly or unwittingly help Bush
by sending and resending dishonest and desperate attacks against each others' candidates. Remember, we don't just want to win a primary. That's not enough.
We HAVE to beat Bush barely a year from now. We don't have time to waste futzing around and slashing each others' throat. Run to beat Bush, not each other. Never forget we're on the same side. Bush is the enemy.
Unity for victory in November 2004.
Sorry if it doesn't paste in here so well. I can't find the original to link?