Saturday, February 12, 2005

Good news folks!

Howard Dean is the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. Here's what he said:

Republicans wandered around in the political wilderness for 40 years before they took back Congress.

But the reason that we lost control is because we forgot why we were entrusted with that control in the first place, The American people cannot afford to wait for 40 more years for us to put Washington back to work for them. It won't take us that long -- not if we stand up for what we believe in, organize at the local level, and recognize that strength does not come from the consultants down. It comes from the grass roots up.

...[T]here is something that this administration and the Republican Party are very afraid of -- it is that we may actually begin fighting for what we believe: fiscally responsible, socially progressive values for which Democrats have always stood and fought.

...We believe that a lifetime of work earns you a retirement of dignity. We will not let that be put at risk by leaders who continually invent false crises to justify policies that don't work, in this case borrowing from our children, shredding our social safety net in the process.

Time to give money to the Democratic Party to reward them for this decision. A bloggers page for this has gone up at ActBlue. Go there! Give what you can! Tell Dean, "We've got your back!"

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