Thursday, September 18, 2008

What Now and What's Next?

Summer is SO not here any longer in the Northeast--cool nights, brisk days and dying plants provide the backdrop and, perhaps a metaphor for the '08 presidential election campaign, now in full swing. In an attempt to circumvent some of the mendacity that main stream media continues to hurl at us, I find solace in the vast army of brilliant bloggers who manage to integrate news, truth and the true pulse of Centrist America. Today finds me greatly moved by Petunia Politik's deeply resonant assessment, which describes my feelings, and doubtless those of most of us, to a fault:

"I sit here appalled and sickened, as I have felt through much of this fraudulent election cycle. However, this transcends and trumps every other scurrilous and despicable act of the man we MUST STOP from entering the oval office."
So...what are we going to do about it and what have we done so far? Well, in just just ten weeks, we formed the PUMA coalition, reperesenting over 230 groups who stood up and Just Said NO DEAL to the DNC and its hand selected nominee [you know...the one who LOST the primary race]. We blogged, conferenced, mobilized, organized and made our presence known far and wide as we lobbied for Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee. We signed petitions and got her into the nomination process in Denver over strenuous objection from DNC leaders while receiving worldwide attention in the news. We championed the 88th anniversary of women's right to vote and made it clear that, like those brave suffragettes before us, we would not just be quiet and get in line. We created a vast network of unity from incredibly diverse backgrounds that far surpassed that which remained in the shreds of a Democratic party torn asunder by DNC refusal to listen to its electorate, and we continue to grow ever larger as we commit to our long term goals of media and election reform.

We are now in Phase III of our commitment to these goals: We actively continue our work, and, in addition to all of the above, dedicate ourselves to the following ongoing solutions:

Solution: Support Heidi Li Feldman and Marc Rubin in the new reform initiative, Democrats for Principle Before Party http://tdg.typepad.comdemocrats_for_principle_b/

Solution: Continue to Get The Word Out - talk, write, reply, interview

Solution: VOTE against DNC outrage by supporting a candidate other than the DNC's selected nominee AND lobby to remove Dean, Brazile and Pelosi by visiting

Go forth and prosper, all! Take Back Our Party! Follow the lead of the courageous, forward thinking and brilliant Lynn Forest de Rothschild and send a clear message that we will NOT be suppressed by the DNC--Support John McCain!

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience is to
remain silent. --Thomas Jefferson

Suffrage is the pivotal right. --Susan B. Anthony

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