Friday, August 8, 2008

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Turn Our Country Around.

The choice is clear. Stay with the Bush-McCain race to the bottom or raise up the whole country with a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right on November 4.

A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is a time of great possibility. Across the land, people are coming together to reshape our nation’s priorities to make government “of, by and for the people” a reality.

From the Midwest to the South, from coast to coast, in big cities and rural communities voters have turned out in record numbers for change.

A landslide vote on November 4 can open the way to recovery from the very deep wounds of the Bush administration and decades of corporate right-wing control.

There is a crisis in every critical area of national life. Profits at the top are record high, but families can’t make ends meet. Trillions are squandered in Iraq, but 45 million are without health care. Billions are spent on tax breaks to the super rich, but working families are losing their homes and young people can’t afford higher education.

Working people want bold new policies to end war restore democratic traditions and create green living wage jobs, affordable housing, healthcare and quality education for everyone.

Republican John McCain, the candidate of the military industrial complex, will continue the Bush agenda. “100 years” in Iraq, Social Security privatization, and tax cuts for the rich. His Republican partners in Congress have blocked, stalled or gutted every bill that benefits working people since they lost majority control in 2006.

Although the ultra-right is weakened and divided, they continue to push fear, division, racism and anti-immigrant bigotry in this year’s elections, aided and abetted by the corporate media. These multi-pronged poisonous tactics can only be overcome with unbreakable unity.

Voters are demanding a new kind of politics to rebuild our country for the common good. A democratic spirit of unity and hope is inspiring millions to get involved.

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, unemployed workers and their allies marched and organized until public works jobs, Social Security and New Deal programs were won. In the 1960’s the great civil rights movement won the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

In 2008, union members, African Americans, Latinos, youth and women, seniors, environmental and peace voters are forging a powerful new all encompassing movement that makes great changes possible.

Help make history. Talk with co-workers, neighbors, friends and family. Volunteer to knock on doors, make calls, get online to turnout a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right on November 4, and keep the movement going.

EMERGENCY PROGRAM TO REPAIR, RENEW AND REBUILD

We offer these proposals as a contribution toward the bold policy changes necessary to meet the immediate needs of working people, eliminate poverty and move our country forward with a new President and Congress. Funding to come from monies now being spent on the Iraq war, military budget and tax breaks to the super rich.

1. Immediate Relief

A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Reset mortgages so payments are affordable. No bail outs for banks.

Extend unemployment compensation, increase payments and eligibility. Increase food stamps, WIC, children’s health insurance, and low income energy assistance.

Assist deficit-ridden state and local governments so they can preserve services and jobs. Fund “ready-to-go” infrastructure projects.

2. A Peacetime, Green Jobs Economy for All

Enact massive public works job creation to make existing buildings energy efficient, construct new schools, hospitals, affordable housing, mass transit and bridges. Priority to areas hurt by loss of manufacturing, loss of family farms and highest unemployment areas including the Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast.

Major clean, affordable energy development project for solar, wind and biomass electricity generation. Immediate program to cut greenhouse gas emissions and for environmental cleanup. Restore Federal energy regulation and encourage public ownership of utilities.

Enact the Employee Free Choice Act to enable workers to form unions without intimidation and win higher wages and benefits, dignity and respect.

Enact HR 676 the US National Health Insurance Act to provide universal health insurance with single-payer financing. Fully fund public education from pre-school through higher education and technical training. No privatization of Social Security or Medicare. Expand and improve benefits.

3. Restore Civil Rights, the Bill of Rights and Separation of Powers

Restore Civil Rights Act enforcement, affirmative action in employment, education, and housing. End the “school to prison” pipeline. Outlaw hate crimes. Preserve Roe v. Wade.

Pass immigration reform with legalization, a path to citizenship, due process, no militarization of the borders, and no exploitative guest worker programs. No human being is illegal.

Repeal Patriot Act. Restore Habeas Corpus rights. No more torture. Investigate and prosecute Bush administration violations of the Constitution.

Expand voting rights. Enact publicly financed elections, same day registration, voting rights for ex-felons, verifiable voting equipment, and instant runoff voting. Restore Fairness Doctrine in media.

4. Strength through Peace

Withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq with no bases or U.S. corporations left behind. Full care for returning veterans. No war on Iran or expansion of troops in Afghanistan. Assistance to Iraqi people to rebuild their country.

Adopt a new foreign policy of diplomacy and respect for all nations, instead of preemptive war for corporate interests. Renew commitment to UN peace role.

End trade policies that enrich corporations while destroying jobs. Ratify Kyoto Treaty and other climate change agreements.

Enforce nuclear non-proliferation, work to abolish nuclear weapons. Cut Pentagon spending in half, close down US bases around the world.

Vote November 4 as if your life, and your future, depend on it!

Defeating the right wing is the first step in the struggle to end exploitation, poverty, racism and war.


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27 comments:

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Hey Voltron. Can we order a la carte? Seriously, though, here's a possible scenario. Obama gets elected (ala Clinton in '92). After a honeymoon, the public becomes disillusioned and votes out the Democratic congress (ala '94). From 2010 to 2012, we have divided government. The 2012 election? I haven't gotten that far.

Voltron said...

How about this scenario Will?

Obama gets elected (ala Carter in '76). After a disasterous honeymoon, the public becomes disillusioned and votes out the Democratic congress (ala '94). From 2010 to 2012, we have divided government. The 2012 election? Duncan Hunter.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Anything's possible. How old will Bush's father be in 2012? I'm kidding (kind of)!! Can't wait to hear Clifffff's scenario.

clif said...

well will you can wait for a LONG while because this is another of Volts plagiarized set ups;

Check out the original which Dolt as usual forgets to credit;

CPUSA, Obama Platforms Are Identical

Dolt quoting another extreme right wing hate site as fact, how original son.

you sure your real name isn't 'eric' he used to plagiarize at Lydia's when she just got started.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I don't think that comparing Obama to the Communists is something that's going to resonate. It's like comparing Bush to Hitler. It might work well with the true believers but it's not going to persude many of us swing voters.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Oh, and, Clif, I've got some free advice for Lydia. Tell her it's probably not wise for her to mention her friendship with Paris Hilton. I mean, I don't care. I think, if anything, it's kind of funny/illustrative. But most people, man, they could potentially run with that one. And it won't be pretty, bro.

clif said...

That was the set up Volt was doing, he just left off the punch line to the S&L joke he plagiarized.

Voltron said...

Actually Clif I hadn't noticed S&L had covered it. I caught a piece about it on another blog and went and looked at it on the CPUSA website.

As much as I would have loved to credit it, that would have spoiled the ending. (although at this point you already have...)

As far as Obama being a communist, I don't really know. You'd have to ask his "mentors" about that. You know, Frank Marshall Davis, William Ayers and Jerry Wright.

As they say, the apple don't fall too far from the tree.

clif said...

Well dolt at least YOU sort of admit to PLAGIARISM ......

and the right wings definition of communism seems to include Richard Nixon and even Ronald Reagan at times.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Nixon (not in rhetoric but in governance, I'm saying) is regarded by some as amongst our most liberal Presidents. Of course, it wasn't out of conviction but cynicism/opportunism that he operated this way. According to one account, when one of his aids (Pat Buchanan, actually) suggested a doing away of Head-Start, Nixon goes, "No, no, the people like it." That's how he goverened on the domestic side, evidently.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

How 'bout that Lydia Cornell? What a piece of work she is, huh? She respects Elizabeth Edwards's right to privacy but doesn't hesitate for a second to dredge up McCain's affairs from 30 years ago. And she can't even use the Republican hypocrisy argument this time. Who more than John Edwards has exploited that "I have the perfect little family" bullshit of late? Of course, coming from somebody who is "proud" of Paris Hilton....and who admits to having known her since she was eleven, what more would you expect?....P.S. Just for the record, I've already castigated the McCain campaign for their use of that bimbo in their commercial. So stuff that one ahead of time, Mike.

Voltron said...

Will I'd cut her a little slack on Paris Hilton. It's Hollywood after all, and people who you just met 5 minutes ago are "dear friends".

She probably just saw Paris's head buried in somebody's lap at a party or something...

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

"Bless your enemy and rob him of his ammunition." I guess I'm not considered one of the "enemies", huh?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

This was deleted on LC. I think you might like it. "I stand corrected, Mike. You're not a partisan left-wing lunatic. You're a regular lunatic who only seems to be denigrating Republicans (repugs) these days. That's an important distinction that I probably should have made earlier. I apologize." And they say I won't admit it when I'm wrong. LOL

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

In 1938, FDR fired Joe Kennedy Sr. (from his post as U.S. Ambassador to England) for his rather public displays of affection for Adolph Hitler. A Roosevelt firing a Kennedy. Wow, what a powerful conundrum that is for the left, huh?

Voltron said...

We were screwed from the get go on that one Will.

What about FDR's public displays of affection for Stalin?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Probably/hopefully there was an element of pragmatism in the FDR/Stalin relationship; both men needing each other, sharing a need to stop Hitler, etc..

thereturnofRusty said...

My goodness,Rusty has so much catching up do do...where to start?I know lets start with posted ideas by the lunatic fringe over at LC.These idiots never cease to amaze me.I swear there is a cadre of people posting on that site who by all known parameters should indeed be institutionalized but scary as it may be are running loose among us.
Was'nt it just a few short months ago that that handsome rascal from North Carolina was thier absolute hero and favorite,did'nt the Fair Implanted Lydia interview him and his cancer stricken wife on her "syndicated" radio show? Did'nt she just about get her panties wet fawning all over the Breck Girl?Was'nt the rest of the regs at LC strongly in hairdo's corner?Did'nt a few of them even talk about contributing to his campaign?Well,what the hell has happened?They never even talk about him anymore?Did'nt they have him pegged for AG in Barrys cabinet?
Do the boys and girls at LC seem just a wee bit hypocritical....I mean I seem to remember Col.Klink bashing old Newt for screwing around on his wife while she was ill.Did'nt those little rascals over there take every opportunity to criticize any conservative who stubbed a toe?But they make no mention of thier former hero,why is that?The Fair Implanted Lydia said she would not address the issue because Liz wanted it left a family matter and LC respected her wishes.Now for goodness sake Liz shows up on the cover of People Magazine,how private is that?
The lemmings should just face the issue,stand up and say that John Edwards is a lousy no good son of a bitch,nothing more nothing less.Lets now and in the future refer to Edwards as the AC (ambulance-chaser),it seems the AC was running around with some "newage" so called film maker while Liz was fighting the big Casino,not only running around but knocking her up to boot.The AC then gets one of his flunkys to raise his hand and say the baby is his not the AC's.Now,is'nt it a bit quizical that the flunkys own wife goes along with this?The AC's girlfriend also gets 15 grr per month from a friend of the AC's.Is it just Rusty that thinks something
is somewhat hinky in this whole thing?

thereturnofRusty said...

My goodness,Rusty has so much catching up do do...where to start?I know lets start with posted ideas by the lunatic fringe over at LC.These idiots never cease to amaze me.I swear there is a cadre of people posting on that site who by all known parameters should indeed be institutionalized but scary as it may be are running loose among us.
Was'nt it just a few short months ago that that handsome rascal from North Carolina was thier absolute hero and favorite,did'nt the Fair Implanted Lydia interview him and his cancer stricken wife on her "syndicated" radio show? Did'nt she just about get her panties wet fawning all over the Breck Girl?Was'nt the rest of the regs at LC strongly in hairdo's corner?Did'nt a few of them even talk about contributing to his campaign?Well,what the hell has happened?They never even talk about him anymore?Did'nt they have him pegged for AG in Barrys cabinet?
Do the boys and girls at LC seem just a wee bit hypocritical....I mean I seem to remember Col.Klink bashing old Newt for screwing around on his wife while she was ill.Did'nt those little rascals over there take every opportunity to criticize any conservative who stubbed a toe?But they make no mention of thier former hero,why is that?The Fair Implanted Lydia said she would not address the issue because Liz wanted it left a family matter and LC respected her wishes.Now for goodness sake Liz shows up on the cover of People Magazine,how private is that?
The lemmings should just face the issue,stand up and say that John Edwards is a lousy no good son of a bitch,nothing more nothing less.Lets now and in the future refer to Edwards as the AC (ambulance-chaser),it seems the AC was running around with some "newage" so called film maker while Liz was fighting the big Casino,not only running around but knocking her up to boot.The AC then gets one of his flunkys to raise his hand and say the baby is his not the AC's.Now,is'nt it a bit quizical that the flunkys own wife goes along with this?The AC's girlfriend also gets 15 grr per month from a friend of the AC's.Is it just Rusty that thinks something
is somewhat hinky in this whole thing?

thereturnofRusty said...

OOps...hit the button twice.Sorry.

thereturnofRusty said...

I see where the lemmings are now bashing Jerome Corsi for his best seller about the "One," the "Messiah."
I think there is now an 11th commandment...."thou shall not say anything negative about the One."

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I violated that 11th commandment. And the 12th one, too; Thou shalt not say that Rusty is funny/amusing. Oh, and let's not forget the 13th; Thou shalt not make fun of a certain imbecilic 80s sitcom. "I'd rather stare at a chalk-outline of Sal Mineo for a half-hour than be forced to watch that shady show." I still say it was a good line.

thereturnofRusty said...

Did anyone notice that Barry looked like an empty suit at Rick Warren's little get together?
Check out the lunatic fringe blogs.When they begin making excuses for BHO's performance,you just know Barry fell on his face.The more BHO has to answer direct question's the more he looks clueless.Dont get me wrong,I'm not a big McCain fan,but I gotta say,the old fart did pretty damn good.

thereturnofRusty said...

I really dont want to toot my own horn but it looks like Rusty was correct about BHO's performance at Saddleback.It seems the MSM and lunatic fringe blogs are trying their best to make custard out of mustard.Looks like Barry fell flat on his face....."I um,um,um think thats above my pay grade." This guy is a true empty suit.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Hey Rusty. Welcome back. I don't know. I'm not so sure I would put too much credence into what this Corsi guy says. He's slandered McCain, too, many times (on WorldNet). I think he's pretty much one of those guys who hates everybody. Maybe I'm wrong but I'd go careful with him.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I just got carpet-bombed by Mike and the rest of those conspiracy ladened lunatics. And they call me the troll!! I haven't even tried posting on LC for a long time. They need a frigging mirror, for Christ!! Maybe some hobbies, too!

Anonymous said...

Son of a bitch you people need to get laid.