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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Independent Political Report: Opinion- Sasha Brookner- From Blue to Green: "Why I Left the Democratic Party"

Source: Fox News-
Source: Independent Political Report: Opinion- Sasha Brookner- From Blue To Green: Why I Left The Democratic Party

I get the disappointment on the Left from Liberals in President Obama when it comes to the War on Drugs and civil liberties. Why is that, because I share the same disappointments as a Liberal myself and believe we would be moving in a different direction on these issues with a liberal democratic President. But what has happened is that the Obama Administration has made these things worst instead.

I do not get the disappointment in President Obama on lets say the Far-Left Social Democrats in the Democratic Party and outside of the Democratic Party for President Obama not being progressive or socialist enough. Because then candidate Obama never ran as a McGovern Democrat, but a JFK or RFK Democrat especially on foreign policy. Not someone who was running to create a new New Deal or Great Society. Social Democrats already had their opportunity to vote for those candidates in Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader and Jill Stein. What candiate Obama wanted to do was to make the current safety net programs work better, not expand them. And put more people to work and making it on their own in America.

This whole deal about why Sasha Brookner left the Democratic Party for the Green Party, is a perfect example of why we need to blowup the two-party system in America. And get a political system that represents the entire country ideologically. And so where Social Democrats who still see the Democratic Party as that George McGovern Social Democratic Party of the 1960s and 70s, which we aren't now, would have their own Social Democratic Party to go to. Whether it's the Green Party or a Democratic Socialist Party and where they could elect their own socialist pacifist non-aggression anti-authority candidates. Except when it comes to the economy of course candidates to political office or at least vote for them and know about them and see them debate and so- forth. And on the ballot, because people whoever saw Barack Obama as that type of Democrat. Probably do not fit in very well in the Democratic Party anymore.

If you put the entire progressive lets call them (to be nice) but really the entire New-Left social democratic movement that was created in the 1960s that today spans over several different parties in America and put them all in one party, you might have a political party that represents 10-15% of the country and wouldn't be seen as outsiders in their own party. But part of the mainstream which is where Social-Democrats should be headed whether it's the Green Party or Democratic Socialist Party. But one united party they would call home.
Independent Greens: Green Party USA 2013 National Convention