Each Friday, LA Progressive presents a comment we editors find to be most profound, insightful, or just plain irritating.
This week, Alan 8 comments on "“Occupy” Occupies California’s Democratic Party" by Dick Price:
I support the Occupy Movement. I stopped voting Democratic after they saddled us with NAFTA, and their subsequent actions have confirmed this was the right decision.
The Democratic Party, like the Republican Party receives THE MAJORITY of its funding from corporate sources. Democrats have supported the insane wars and the THREE NEW NAFTAs (with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia). Democrats helped the Republicans renew the Patriot Act, and voted to approve the fascist justices on the Supreme court.
The Democratic Party keeps progressives voting for it by threatening them with the Republicans. This SCAM has worked like a charm for thirty years.
It’s time to break the cycle and reject the corporate parties’ rigged game! The Green Party doesn’t accept corporate money and represents CITIZENS’ interests. 5% of the vote will get the Green Party matching Federal funds.
Your Green vote sends a message to the corporate-funded Democrats that selling out the people to corporate interests will lose them votes. THIS MESSAGE IS SENT EVEN IF THE GREEN YOU VOTE FOR LOSES!
It’s about time we made the Democrats start to fear the swing voters ON THE LEFT!