A disgruntled Democrat writes to us

I just learned of the following letter from Don Fowler and Alice Germond, he formerly of the DNC and she presently the Secretary of that organization. [editor's note: we have no copy of this letter ourselves, so cannot verfify its origin.]

'Dear Democratic Friends:

2008 is a Democratic year-at all levels in all the states. The opportunity is ours. We just have to seize it.

"We experienced an exciting, intense, sometimes difficult, campaign to nominate our presidential candidate. Now it's over. Barack Obama won.

"I supported Hillary Clinton and am proud and pleased that I did. But she lost. Barack Obama won. It's over.

"It is time for all Democrats, supporters of Senator Clinton and all other contenders for the nomination, to stand with him to secure his election and the election of Democrats at all levels of competition.

"I must confess a bit of fatigue and irritation with people who continue to carp, complain, and criticize the results of the primary and lay down conditions for their support. The Los Angeles Lakers didn't establish conditions to recognize the Boston Celtics as NBA Champions; Roger Federer did not demand concessions before recognizing that Rafael Nadal defeated him at Wimbledon.

"It is time to act in a mature and resourceful fashion. It's time to put the primaries behind us. It's time to support Barack Obama without conditions or demands.

"It's time to WIN for Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, America, and our future. We have an unparalleled opportunity. I hope we will all do everything we can to seize the moment.

"See you at the Inauguration.

"Don Fowler
DNC Member At-Large, South Carolina
Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee"
"Alice Germond
Secretary, Democratic National Committee"

I was so disturbed by their hubris and sheer gall that I was unable to sleep and wrote the following "Open Letter to the DNC."  I woke up after two hours sleep and wrote this.  Others are disturbed as well. 
Open Letter to the Democratic National Committee:


Today read the letter from Don Fowler and Alice Germond telling us to "get in line" behind the "party" candidate.  Well, I have a few thoughts to share with you about that.

From the beginning of this presidential election cycle up to, and including the present letter, you have behaved more like a soviet politburo that an American national political party.

You began by stealing my vote, telling me that my vote and the votes of my fellow citizens in Florida and Michigan would not count because you said so.  (Note to leadership:  this is still the United States.  Get this straight...I have a vote--the right to vote--(and it counts in full-- as in "one man, one vote").  Then you give me super delegates whose votes in the aggregate far outweigh those of the average citizen like me.  Now you treat me like a revolting peasant and demand that I get in line with the party plan for me.  I tell you now that I am not only a Democrat, but also a democrat.  My vote counts!  And it counts each and every time I exercise it.

Let me explain a few things about myself.  I have voted Democrat since I was allowed to vote.  That's quite a few years ago.  I think for myself.  You don't tell me how to think.  You inform me of the facts and I, I alone, make the decision of how to vote.

Let me explain a few more things to you.  Barack Obama is not yet the candidate of the Democrats.  That will probably happen at the convention.  I am no fool.  But I have informed myself, in the absence of Senator Obama's efforts to do so, about his qualifications.  Let me share them with you although they are probably well known to you. 

Obama is vitually without a record in the Illinois Senate where he served for one term.  He claims that his records were destroyed.  Well, I'll be!  Just look at that.  The only thing that is really clear is that he voted "present" more than 100 times.  Is this the record of a man without opinions or is this the record of a man concealing his opinions--leaving no tracks.  Its not for me to say which, but only for me to observe that he has no record.  So let's look at the US Senate.  He has a shockingly thin record of achievement in the US Senate.  He has never even held a sub-committee meeting of the committee he chairs, the Senate committee on Afghanistan.  I need not point out that we are participating in a shooting war in Afghanistan.  I think that fact alone would call for some kind of meeting of the concerned committee.  Apparently Senator Obama does not share my concern.

Obama's autobiographical books, particularly the partially fictional "Dreams of My Father", shows clearly his affinity for socialism and Marxism.  Given that self-proclaimed pre-disposition it is instructive to see who he has sought out as associates.  Bill Ayers, a radical far leftist who bombed the Pentagon and got away without even a trial;  his wife Bernadine Dohrn, with a similar record, who thougt it was "cool" that Charles Manson's followers had stuck a fork in their dead victim's abdomen while sharing a meal over her corpse.  His wife, Michelle Obama, who was never proud of the US before this.  There are many more. 

Let me address one other thing.  If Obama's very autobiography is "partially" fictionalized (that means he made it up) then why should I believe anything that he says.  There is a legal expression I once learned which in English means "false in one, false in all".  Why I should believe anything about his history when it comes from him and when he admits that he made up parts of his biography.

Obama's arrogance is only exceeded by your own demand that we, the
Democrats toe the line and straighten up.

Well, this peasant is revolting.  You don't tell me how to vote.  You ask for my vote.  You provide me with facts proving that you are entitled to my vote.  You prove that you have the best candidate.  If you don't do that I don't vote your way.  You, so far, have failed to show me why I should vote for Obama.  Who are you to tell me that I must vote for him?  Who the Hell do you think you are?  How dare you?

Obama may have socialist inclinations, I don't know.  But I do know this--this is not the old Soviet Union.  The Democrat Party is one of choice--not obligation.  It is one of my choice--not yours.  You don't ever, let me repeat, you don't ever, tell me how to vote or demand that I get in line behind a candidate.  It may have escaped your notice, but when Tammany Hall bought (yes, it's true) my father's vote during the Depression, they did not buy the votes of his children.  The Democrats didn't buy me along with my father.  I chose to be a Democrat and find that I am a democrat.  But I make that choice--not you.  I, and I alone, decide for whom I will vote.  The Democrat Party is not the politburo--not yet, at least--and never, if I have any voice in the matter.

Please govern yourselves accordingly.

Very truly yours,
Mark Roth
Hollywood, Florida
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