Too many elected democratic officials think that they can run over the liberal side of our party and that we will still support them during an election year. Do they have an eye opener coming their way in 2010.
“I’m not going to name names right now, but there are some actors in this who the Party and the country would be better off without.” said Howard Dean. Yes! the party is tired of the weak will attempts to add a public option to the healthcare bill now in progress. We are sick of Wall Street sell outs saying one thing and doing another after receiving large sums of money from insurance lobbyists.
Progressives want someone who will be a leader for our issue. Make no mistake that if anyone has the support of the progressive movement it is Howard Dean. The progressive movement will be looking for weak Wall Street supporters who can be replaced both in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. We have young new elected official who are willing to stand up strongly for our issues and who will not be fearful of standing up to long term members or lobbyists.
Money will not be a problem because it was the progressive network that proved that large sums of money could be raised through the internet by grassroots groups. The progressive movement has the members to get out the vote; therefore, sell outs will find that they will be looking hard to find the same kind of foot soldiers for any reelection campaign.
The Obama Administration has made the mistake of thinking that once they were elected that they did not have to care about what the voting public has to say on issues that matter to the core party. We have a message for him and his administration. “Yes we can!”