Almost Ready to Change Parties

  1. This morning, as I was on my way to work, I listened to a talk show where Carol Mosley-Braun stated she was announcing her bid for the Presidency for 2004. I groaned. *****? Then the radio host asked her if it was possible that she would run with AL SHARPTON as her running mate. My head almost exploded. What is wrong with everyone???? So I've decided to compose a cyber letter to the head of the Democratic Party. It's time, because I am really getting pissed off with this stupidity.

    Dear Head of the Democratic Party:
    Could you and the other people in this party get your head out of your asses and come to a concensus on a candidate for 2004?
    No, Al Sharpton is NOT a viable candidate. No, Carol Mosley-Braun is not a viable candidate. No, Joseph Lieberman is not a viable candidate. Let's just cut to the chase: ANY candidate who is a minority or jewish is NOT A VIABLE CANDIDATE. I'm sorry, but it's the cold hard truth.
    America is NOT READY for anything other than a middle-aged Protestant white male with a wife and 2.5 kids with absolutely no history of sexual antics in office and a "clean" bloodline. Yeah, yeah, I know you hate to hear that but the FACT is you blew it in 2000 and you're about to blow it again in 2004.
    It's time to stop taking the minority votes for granted. The old adage that minorities vote democrat because it's the party of inclusion and diversity is outdated.
    It's time to stop banging the drum of tolerance because it's becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans are capable of tolerance also.
    Sure, the Trent Lott/Strom Thurmond thing raised all of the old underlying fears of why voting Republican may not be in the best interest of the poor, women, and minorities. But, again, you should not assume. You have just as many skeleton's in the closet with klan symbols as others. Have you cleaned out your closet also?

    Get your act together. Get some strong candidates that will appeal to the public AS A WHOLE. TALK to your constituents. Tell Al Sharpton to ****, tell the others thanks but no thanks, we appreciate the sentiment but it's time to get to work. If not, the party will continually grow in becoming a joke.

    I know. Let the flames begin. I can take it.
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   Stargazer
    I don't think anyone but Al Sharpton has ever mistaken Al Sharpton for a serious candidate.

    Anyone can declare themselves a candidate. They get knocked out in the primaries soon enough.
  4. by   Q.
    Vegas, I wouldn't worry, as Stargazer makes a valid point.

    I'm also not quite sure if America is indeed not ready for a woman President. I know that Elizabeth Dole (R) was a strong candidate (when she was considering running) and the talk was that she just might make it.

    Hillary is awfully silent about her wanting to run. I'm not sure how you feel about her.
    There's still time.
  5. by   tricia98
    When Condoleeza Rice runs for president. I'll support her 100%.
  6. by   Q.
    You know who was a great VP? In Air Force One, I thought Glenn Close did an awesome job.

    And I usually hate Glenn Close.
  7. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by tricia98
    When Condoleeza Rice runs for president. I'll support her 100%.

    you can get a big amen from me on that....l totally admire her...wanna start a fan club?
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    ..Anyone can declare themselves a candidate. They get knocked out in the primaries soon enough.
    True. But my distaste with all of this is wondering why not show a strong united front? Why waste time with candidates who we KNOW are not viable? It just seems to me like now is the time to get very serious instead of looking like things and candidates are willy nilly.

    Then again, I suppose it's always been this way. Look at David Duke, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan.
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    no fair; i liked ross perot....temper tantrum notwithstanding
  10. by   rncountry
    Vegas, I tend to agree with you. Just about everything coming out of the Democratic Party right now makes me groan. Just want to ask them if they are quite stupid or what. Yes, anyone can announce for President, that does not mean that the party cannot encourage someone with a viable chance and strongly discourage others. It's not even the candidates, its the whole kit and kaboodle. Where are the damn democrats anyway? As far as I can tell they've disappeared. Where's a Harry Truman when you need him?
  11. by   debyan
    If Perot had won would we have greeters at the statue of liberty?
    Me, I sadly agree with LV. I want to believe that the Americans really think we are all equal, and will carry that on toward voting for leaders from different cultural backgrounds. I want to believe in the tooth fairy too. deb
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    with the replacement of a few words vegas, i agree. no matter who the presidential candidate is, most, i feel, do not want a "democractic" leadership in the white house the next four years.

    remember, the "system" has to make it checks and balances with its leadership and money or the lack of it, will determine the "fate" of our next president.

    those, no matter what party affiliations, will be on pins and needles this up-coming election year.

    i am concern with, if this war is still in progress when it is time to vote for this highest office, will anyone new want to "step" in?


  13. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    I don't think anyone but Al Sharpton has ever mistaken Al Sharpton for a serious candidate.

    Anyone can declare themselves a candidate. They get knocked out in the primaries soon enough.

    LMAO!!!! Isn't that the truth? I wonder who is advising this guy? How could he seriously think that he has a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected? That's the danger in surrounding yourself with yes-men.
  14. by   Mkue
    "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
    -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    (feeling like a perky quote person tonight..lol)

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