Friday, April 13, 2007
"Frankly, this is one reason that all these movements (and the union, environmental and women's rights movements) are weaker than they should be. They cow-tow to the Democratic Party even though the Democrats do very little for them - indeed often hurt their agenda. They give support no matter what the Democratic candidate stands for, thus, they are taken for granted. I'm not sure how to convince them that this is a failed strategy but we need to keep trying. They will not make progress on their issues until they get serious about electoral politics - putting their agenda far ahead of loyalty to any political party.
- Cliff Thornton, CT