Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Second American Revolution

Published on Sunday, February 13, 2005 by CommonDreams.Org
The Second American Revolution
by Joel S. Hirschhorn


To: Dr. Howard Dean
From: Joel S. Hirschhorn

Subject: The Second American Revolution

As the new Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, you need a new powerful message and mission. You need to think boldly in terms of fundamentals. You need to think like our Founding Fathers, because saving a democracy is as important as creating it. Attention must be paid to the truth: We need a Second American Revolution. You can be a leader and healer for our time.

Time to fess up about the many ways American democracy has been terribly degraded over recent decades. And time for the Democratic Party to position itself as the guardian of democracy by admitting how it has been weakened and how it must be restored to greatness. Where the party has been complicit in many democracy-destroying actions, it must admit responsibility. It must walk away from all forms of corporate corruption.

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15 Comments:

At 2/14/2005 6:07 AM , Blogger halcyon67 said...

Interesting article. But I must say, not enough people will do it. Alot of people are under this spectacular impression that the Bush Administration is great.

Well the best time to strike is now. The Republican Party is split, there is internal fighting on all issues. Grover Norquist can't really do anything about it. It is only a matter of time before Republicans start turning on Republicans.

 
At 2/14/2005 8:09 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Samantha, wishful thinking on your part I'd say. Face it, you're out of touch with mainstream America. We are'nt turning on ourselves, nor will we. But hey, if it makes you feel good to spew it, have at...

 
At 2/14/2005 8:21 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Actually, the republicans are turning on each other...in a mega way!!

Check this out:
Eating their own

 
At 2/14/2005 12:58 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

If THAT'S what you're holding up as proof that we're "eating our own", you're weak. My party is strong and getting stronger. Democrats refuse to learn lessons taught them in elections. Their own arrogance will ensure another republican victory in 2008. They (you) still think you've got it right and we got it wrong. I realize this is a liberal blog, but hell, I have no idea who or what democrats are about anymore. If I have no idea (and I follow politics) what chance does John Q have?

 
At 2/14/2005 1:22 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Your party getting stronger?? You follow politics?? Are you ignoring what is going on in DC then?? even that idiot Frist is changing his tune.

You aren't as up-to-date as you think.

 
At 2/14/2005 1:58 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Lib, we (republicans) can disagree without it being the end of the world...geez.

 
At 2/14/2005 5:21 PM , Blogger RattRigg said...

I think its funny that Dean is viewed as the new hope of the Democratic party less than a year after the same party decided he wasnt good enough to run for President.

Whos next? Gore?

 
At 2/14/2005 6:28 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

What you don't understand is, RR...the grassroots, people like me, took over the DNC. It was necessary for the survival of the Democratic Party that the DLC listen up....and they knew it. Now, they are next.
You see, when the people speak, a true democratic party listens. Not like the nazi party in republican clothes.

 
At 2/15/2005 4:27 PM , Blogger yada said...

LMAO... you're too much "patriot". sheer entertainment this blog is. it's funny (and yes, a little scary) to see how you guys take shit to a ridiculous extreme!

 
At 2/15/2005 5:02 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Good to see you back babs....I like knowing you are addicted but, I like the fact that I 'own' your mind better.

 
At 2/15/2005 8:15 PM , Blogger yada said...

"patriot", if you owned my mind, don't you think i'd buy into the same bs lies you try to spread around? (let me guess, that's part of your plan, right?). you do not nor will you ever "own" my mind. your liberal lunatic ideas mean nothing more to me than entertainment. i wouldn't say i'm back, i just needed a laugh and knew just the fool to provide it ;)

 
At 2/15/2005 8:31 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Nice try babs. But.....
I own you!!!
You are starving for attention ...you say as much on that thing you call a blog....
You run men off...that is why you are here....you know I won't run and yet you know you are worthless to me.

 
At 2/16/2005 5:54 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Do me now Lib!!

 
At 2/16/2005 5:55 AM , Blogger yada said...

lmao.just when i thought you couldn't be more of an asshole! it is actually i who have no use for you (other than entertainment).
and actually i don't chase men away (just the liberals and i'm better off without them anyhow).

 
At 2/16/2005 6:32 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

You 'thought' babs??? Don't flatter yourself!! LMFAO

 

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