Saturday, June 14, 2008

In the name of cold-blooded pragmatism

[The title of this post refers to this excellent post by riverdaughter.]

In the name of cold-blooded pragmatism, men and women of conscience must insist upon the following:
  • The hapless Dr. Dean's immediate resignation from his position as head of the D.N.C.
  • That the D.N.C. observe the simple basics of democratic processes by holding a ballot at the convention that has on it both major contestants for the Democratic Party nomination: no voice vote, no request or demand that that Senator Clinton release her delegates.
  • Rahm Emanuel, and others, stop trying to kid us with absurd statements about how downticket Democrats always "stick to their knitting" rather than ride the coattails of a presidential nominee in whom they believe.
  • Speaker Pelosi must stop speaking until she is prepared to support Senator Clinton's name on a first ballot at the D.N.C. convention.
  • Senator Obama cease and desist from associating with outright anti-semites and overt misogynists.
In the name of cold blooded pragmatism there is only one way to act so as to insist on these and like measures. Men and women of conscience must support Senator Clinton financially now. The more quickly we demonstrate that our money goes to this cause before all others, the more quickly we can turn to all the other strategies and methods for resisting the D.N.C.'s disgraceful conduct, and its smug complacency about how we will all be led down the primrose path to vote for whoever they nominate, no matter how corruptly they do so.

In the name of cold blooded pragmatism


Blogger samsgrandma said...

Hi, sent some money Hillary's way tonight.

June 14, 2008 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger samsgrandma said...

poo, I should have went to your act blue page.

June 14, 2008 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger GrandMe said...

Is there anywhere that we can see what has been given the last couple weeks? I would love to know my pitiful bits are helping somehow. Other than the $2300 per person--and I'm about halfway there-- is there any other way we could give, or tell others to give. Can there be some type of legal fundraiser? I'm not thinking big bucks, but a way to get some others involved. It concerns me that time is running short.
Thanks, Grandme aka Spiritof76

June 15, 2008 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger GrandMe said...

Okay. I sent another $55 --that's to celebrate our anniversary (yesterday) at $1 a year! My daughter and husband did the same. I feel so strongly about this and thank you, HLF, for all your good work--hope you are posting on all the sites! Did not give on ActBlue because it is not a secure site (http rather than https.) I gave money to Womencountpac thru them and got no record or response. I used your yvcvx #.

June 15, 2008 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Just came on to announce that I gave $55 today to honor my parents' anniversary....

Haha! My honored mother beat me to it.
Thanks for all you do Heidi! Love ya.

June 15, 2008 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous minty said...

Rahm Emmanuel really ought to be more careful about the knitting symbolism. Madam Defarge was a very talented knitter.

June 16, 2008 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your "pragmatic" list superbly lays out the "first" steps.

I did check as to what needs to be done to relieve us of the agony of Howard Dean. It seems that we need to contact members of our individual State Democratic parties. They are the ones who "elected" him. And they are the ones who need to "recall" him.

Congressional Representatives can do nothing, or so they tell me.

June 17, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

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