Monday, December 13, 2004
Noted without comment
It’s a brand new feature on this suddenly reticent blog: I post it today, I don’t say anything about it until tomorrow! From the Nation‘s post-election forum, “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” the words of Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin:
MANY OF US IN THE GREEN PARTY made a tremendous compromise by campaigning in swing states for such a miserable standard-bearer for the progressive movement as John Kerry. Well, I’ve had it. As George Bush says, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me--you can’t get fooled again.”
For those of you willing to keep wading in the muddy waters of the Democratic Party, all power to you. I plan to work with the Greens to get more Green candidates elected to local office.
Let’s stop the infighting, though. Dems, Greens and other progressives must not only respect one another’s choices, we must start using these different “inside-outside” strategies to our collective advantage. A strategically placed Green/progressive pull could conceivably prevent a suicidal Democratic lurch to the right.
More on this tremendous compromise tomorrow!