I believe we should discuss finding a primary challenger for Obama.
Information is coming to light that indicates that Obama has planned to cut our Nation’s Social Safety Net for a long time, since before 2008 by some accounts and certainly since right after his inauguration.
Defending Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are ‘the’ key planks of the Democratic Party. If Obama pushes to cut them, it suggests he was Never a true Democrat. Voters and the rank and file of the Democratic Party need to understand before Nov. 2012, Just ‘What Democratic Party Principles’ Obama will Pledge to support and fight for, if any. It would be best for the political health of the party if this is accomplished in a Democratic Primary.
The ‘only’ way we can determine his position on issues is to have him challenged by a Lefty Democrat. Someone who is not necessarily a nationally known figure but more important someone who is well spoken and well versed in defending liberal and progressive issues. The idea is to force Obama to reveal to voters just which party he aligns with and force him to take positions on our platform issues.
With the general disappointment with Obama, a well spoken challenger might have a chance. At the very least such debates would go a long way to helping our rank and file understand Obama’s positions on issues important to us and would very possibly force Obama to move Left on some issues.
I would very much like to hear what you all think about this. I realize it is a touchy issue but I believe the time has come for all of us to deal with it openly.
John H Kennedy
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