After reading this piece by Scott Mclarty on zcommunications.org, I decided I’ve had it with the Democrats.
I was there in Chicago that night. I thought Obama was the man, that he was going to lead the Democrats on the issues I believe in. While I wouldn’t change my vote, for me, him and the Democrats have been a disappointment.
I believe we are the leaders we’ve been waiting for. I also believe it’s time for a third Party. So today, I changed my voter registration to the Green Party.
From the piece:
The Democratic Party will not provide leadership against climate disruption. Democrats are continuing to slide to the right on most issues, tailoring their positions to satisfy corporate lobbies and donors. The same tendency explains the Obama administration’s plans to cut Social Security and Medicare, the failure to prosecute too-big-to-fail banks for their criminal recklessness, and the individual mandate on which Obamacare is based—a Republican scheme introduced by the rightwing Heritage Foundation.
Where are the massive public demonstrations against proposed Social Security and Medicare cuts, civilian-slaughtering drone warfare, erosion of civil liberties, prosecution of whistleblowers, Guantánamo, record-high incarceration rates in the prison- industrial complex, the TransPacific Partnership, privatization of the TVA, the corporate takeover of public education, continuing multi-billion dollar taxpayer subsidies to Wall Street banks? By refusing to consider an alternative to the corporate-money two-party choice, progressives have participated in the consolidation of capitalist oligarchy.