Friday, June 20, 2008

Congressional Check List for Change

In case you missed it, a group of Democratic US Senators, all women, have surfaced, subsequent to the Primary fiasco, with bright, shiny spin to lure back bruised Hillary supporters. You are welcome to view with a jaundiced eye. This former democrat couldn't endure it all the way through, but admires your fortitude, if you do:



 The "Women's Checklist for Change", recently introduced by the Stepford Senators on national television has evoked this alternative "Congressional Checklist for Change", in response. We humbly request it inspire our US representatives to a higher moral authority:

1. Communicate with Relevance. Mean what you say, say what you mean and say it when it still matters.

2.  Be Authentic. Americans, at large, are appalled at your current unabashed vote pandering. You brushed aside Hillary Clinton, who will always be far more woman and leader than any of you. By not protesting the blatant sexism displayed throughout this primary season, you were, yourself, complicit in it.

3. Accept that your actions and inaction have consequences. It's said "there is a special place in hell for women who do not support other women." Your inaction could only be rectified by starting to finally speak out on the truth. Your current PR program is a transparent sham, as is your Super Delegate status.

4. Promises are a poor substitute for action. Do you actually believe that your sudden inspiration to stand up for women's rights, by promising legislation - some of which you have borrowed from the campaign of the candidate you allowed to be crucified - is going to undo the damage your silence has done ? It won't. 

5. Learn to listen. It may be a stretch for you to grasp, but not all American women embrace reconciliation after abuse, based on gifts, glib smiles and lofty public statements. 

6.Policy statements cannot replace integrity. The value of true character transcends the merits of all other issues. Hillary Clinton has proven she has it. None of you have done so. Your attempts to grab her votes, and now her voters, is without integrity. 

7. Voters may be invisible but they are not unconscious. Through the degradation, disrespect and abuse, along with the online tirades and threats toward Hillary and her supporters - by obama supporters - you were invisible, showing no regard, taking no stand. Either this was intentional, which is cowardly and proves you unfit to represent US in our government - or you were actually ignorant of the obama campaign conduct, which equally makes you unfit to represent US in our government.

8. Short term values produce short term rewards.. In your media interview, you all looked so happy and proud. You must receiving mush praise from obama and company. You've probably been given great expectations of rewards for falling in line so publicly and politely. As you show not an ounce of dignity between you, enjoy the pats and perks while they last. That will not be long.

9. Campaign rhetoric cannot replace true intelligence and compassion. If you cared about the women of Emily's list, who helped to fund several of your own campaigns, you would have taken a stand for Hillary, whose record on women's rights is clear and considerable. If you cared about the US energy crisis, you would not support a candidate who voted in favor of the Bush-Cheney energy bill - and whose campaign has more energy industry backing than all other candidates combined. If you cared about the middle class housing crisis, you would not be backing a candidate who is strongly backed by the sub-prime lenders who contributed to this crisis. You would, instead, be working for the Presidency of Hillary Clinton, who has warned of this crisis far in advance. You would be helping her to execute her platform and sound leadership to resolve this crisis. If you genuinely identified, whatsoever, with women's causes, you would have made the degraded standards and media misrepresentations of this primary season, your own personal and political cause. Lastly, if you had any grasp of National Security and took your elected positions seriously, you would have been conducting your own investigation into the background, associations, affiliations, endorsements and extremist causes of your new hero. Doing so, you would then see that he isn't fit for Congress, is not qualified for Security Clearance, and would endanger our country as its leader.

10. Forgiving irresponsible Congressional conduct is not an option. If you realized how much damage, you, as individuals and a group, have done by your complacency, you would understand why a life-long Democratic party worker, like myself and millions of others, are withdrawing all forms of support from the no-longer-democratic party. You would be as forgiving, later, as you'd like US to be now, when we, instead, work with passion, fervor and commitment to have as many of you as possible removed from office. 

Wait A Minute! If you feel at all like I do, you'd like to get the attention of these representatives of We, the People and show them, while we may be invisible, we do Have a Voice and want to be heard! 

WAM! is a new way to do just that. Here is our first WAM in action: Here's a list of the Senators who take pride in their new Checklist for Women. They can each be emailed, individually, via their own website. 

Just go to:www.Senate.gov 

Then click on each name in this list. All are invited to copy the above "Congressional Checklist for Change" and paste it into each Senator's comment box. It won't take long, will make you feel great, and could help them to Wake Up and Listen! Of course, feel free to add your own personal comments. This material is copyright free. 

STEPFORD SENATORS SPONSORING THE WOMEN'S CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE

Klobuchar, McKaskill, Stanebenow, Mikulski, Landrieu, Boxer and  Stabenow

 

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grather said...

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http://www.usnews.com/blogs/erbe/2008/7/21/barack-obamas-fundraising-hypocrisy--a-lobbyist-by-any-other-name.html