Saturday, June 11, 2005

The effect of truth

I'm a great admirer of Thom Hartmann. Today I'm linking you to an article he wrote in defense of Howard Dean entitled, "Dean just told them the truth and they thought it was hell". It's a short article and so I urge you to click through and read the whole thing. Here's an excerpt, however, that articulates what I think is the most important point:

Given that this nation is only one of a half-dozen or so mature democracies still stuck with a system of government (lacking proportional representation or IRV) that requires a two-party system to operate properly, it's critical that progressives infiltrate and take over the Democratic Party. After all, it was started by radical progressives like Thomas Jefferson, and reached its greatest electoral victories in the 20th Century when Franklin D. Roosevelt promoted an unabashedly progressive agenda.

Hartmann also pointed out how important it is to put our money where our mouth is. He urged everybody to call the DNC and make a donation in support of Howard Dean. Here's how:

The website for the DNC is and their phone number is 877 336-7200. Speak out now.

It's often been said that the Democrats see politics as a debate while Republicans see politics as war. That's part of the problem. We have got to stop playing nice-nice and start fighting back.

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