Democratic National Committee Chairman, Howard Dean, shocked Democrats today with his announcement at a Washington D.C. press conference that Condoleezza Rice has offered to disclose confidential information and sworn testimony “that will lead to the indictments of many of the current administration’s officials, including President Bush and Vice President Cheney” in return for the Democrats nominating her for President of the United States. “Obviously,” Dean said, “this is an opportunity to put to rest not only the bloodletting of this year’s Democratic primary campaign, but will also allow America to put the Bush administration where it belongs, behind bars. I have called for a meeting of the superdelegates to discuss this very attractive option. As you know, our superdelegates can … Continue reading
The Democratic Daily is not sponsoring or endorsing this event, but, you should know about it — in the name of democracy. If you happen to be in New York City today and tomorrow, seriously consider showing up at Hillary Clinton Forum NYC Protest Tomorrow, April 11. It is co-sponsored by the independent Hillary Clinton Online Forum and the independent Veterans for Hillary (v4hill.com). If you aren’t in New York or can’t participate in-person and wish to “participate,” please go here.
Just because the founders of our country distrusted true democracy quite a bit and set things up so that there were even checks and balances on democracy, doesn’t mean we should be similarly afraid of democracy. It may come as a surprise to you, but we are not a democracy — we are a republic. The question is, “Should it stay that way?” My short answer is “no.” I sent an e-mail to my Democrat District Chair on March 25, 2008. I informed him that I wanted him to remove me from the membership of the Democratic Party. I have either been a precinct committee officer or a paid party member most of my adult life. He hesitated but complied, complaining … Continue reading