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Forum Post: Latest Release from Justice Party

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 8, 2013, 5:13 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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""CALLING OBAMA OUT

In his recent column, Norman Solomon makes a brilliant case to "renounce the leadership” of President Barack Obama. For those of us interested in building a political force to counter the corporate state, Solomon’s words are welcome.

Challenging Obama and the corporate-controlled Democratic Party is just what the country needs. Since the very inception of this nation, average hard-working people have struggled to attain the same human rights and economic security guaranteed to wealthy, landowning, white men. And while great and bloody strides have been made to expand human rights to people of color, economic justice is a dream yet unfulfilled for the vast majority of us--regardless of our skin color.

Roosevelt’s New Deal moved the great middle class closer than it has ever been to economic justice, raising all boats as the policies matured. The Republican Party has been attacking New Deal policies for years, and together with the Democratic Party, has effectively undermined most of them. When Obama put Social Security and Medicare on the bargaining table in response to last summer’s congressional Republican-created debt ceiling crisis and again in the end of year fiscal cliff deception, he and his party’s leadership pretty much abandoned what remains of the New Deal.

Soon, we will hear the calls for shared sacrifice again--don’t be fooled. The 99% didn’t get us into this mess and shouldn’t be called on to make any more sacrifices. Policies can be effected—like the New Deal—which can heal the economy and provide economic justice for all, especially if those policies are created to serve public interests and not corporate interests.

We agree with Solomon in calling on us to “systematically confront the administration in the process of reframing the national discourse on economic fairness, Wall Street, civil liberties, war and climate change.” We also believe the dubious corporate-controlled two-party system should be confronted as well, if we hope to attain economic, social and environmental justice.

Justice for all,

The Justice Party National Steering Committee ""

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[-] 3 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

While some are organizing for change, here is what others are doing:

  • [-] 2 points by WSmith (2286) 1 hour ago Did you find it? Would you wingman Hc for me, he has his little hardon on me now. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink [-] 1 points by VQkag2 (15926) 1 hour ago
  • Did not find the site, but happy to help against the tampa neocon. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink
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  • [-] 2 points by WSmith (2286) 56 minutes ago Oh dear, that looks like "Tampon," the feminine sanitary devise, I'm quite sure, that ain't nice! ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink
  • [-] 1 points by VQkag2 (15926) 51 minutes ago He's got a new thread referring to your comment. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink [-] 2 points by WSmith (2286) 49 minutes ago Mercy please, no! ↥twinkle ↧stinkle permalink
[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Get a life, Obviously, we are living in that empty head of yours. LOL

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

15926 posts? Not all of us have rental houses and financial investments to support us. But you do.

Must be nice.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

The points are meaningless. My personal life is not relevant.

The important thing is to fight for the 99%. I DO. On the street and when I am home I am on this forum challenging all neocon scum.

[-] -3 points by aville (-678) 1 year ago

what personal life? you're married to your computer.

[-] -2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

You're an ignorant racist piece of shit.

[-] 2 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Elected officiates are not doing their job if they refer to what party they belong and should not be reelected for they are not serving America. The amount of energy this dispute of parties takes is reason for them to contribute those campaign funds and give justice a bailout, we can use it to end this crazy thing that is certain to be other than democracy and count the votes by hand this computer deal does not count correctly.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Rocky interview tonight (via Ballot-Access.org)

Rocky Anderson to be Interviewed on TV, Evening of January 8, Tuesday, for 30 Minutes January 8th, 2013 Mitchell Jay Rabin will interview Rocky Anderson on the evening of January 8, Tuesday, between 10:30 p.m. eastern time and 11 p.m. eastern time. Viewers in the New York city area can watch on television, and viewers anywhere else can watch on-line at this link, A Better World TV. Possibly Anderson will reveal his thoughts about the future of the Justice Party. As most readers know, Rocky Anderson is a former Mayor of Salt Lake City who founded the Justice Party slightly more than a year ago, and was its first presidential nominee. To watch on-line, use the button near the top of the TV’s web page.

http://abetterworld.tv/rocky-anderson-justice-partys-presidential-candidate-former-salt-lake-city-mayor/#.UOtcOCgb9UQ.facebook

[-] 0 points by Coyote88 (-24) 1 year ago

Please understand something: OWS regulars support Obama and the democrat party. You are wasting your breath on these people. They support the status quo. Which is what Obama is all about.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2697) 1 year ago

Corporate Conservatives don't have any viable national candidate.

We would like more choices, a marketplace of ideas, but have not that luxury.

Right flip flops, has no logic, just wants power.

This conservative seems reasonable now, except she was there overseeing bushes tarp bailouts.

http://billmoyers.com/segment/sheila-bair-on-keeping-banks-honest

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104#ixzz2H9cTDha2

Sadly people don't know of justice party, because duopoly has a monopoly, 50 percent chance, and a profession either way.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2697) 1 year ago

With the threat of a President Romney gone and the continuing scarcity of a progressive moral core in the Oval Office, millions of progressives who understood the tactical wisdom of supporting Obama's reelection should now recognize that the time has come to renounce his leadership.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2697) 1 year ago

To build progressive strength, as a practical matter, sooner is much better than later. With the president in his final term, why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from the top of the Democratic Party? There is no better time to proceed with that challenge than right now.

As part of the process, we'll need to build genuine progressive leadership from the grassroots. An astute motto notes: when the people lead, the leaders will follow.

For those who contend that grassroots action cannot dramatically shift the national discourse, one word of refutation should suffice: Occupy. Such insurgencies are possible -- and can scale up with remarkable rapidity, as the Occupy movement showed in late 2011.

But denunciations and protests, while vital, are insufficient. We need stronger progressive institutions imbued with clarity and greater capacity to organize from the base to make the most of this new era -- without illusions or counterproductive fixations on Obama as an individual.

Vilifying or lionizing Obama often personalizes politics as "pro" or "anti" Obama. But the useful point is not to personalize our opposition -- quite the opposite. We need to politicize it, clearly based on a moral view of what politics should be and what so many administration policies are not. We're fighting to overcome an entire corporatist system.

Ironically, on the left, Obama's demonizers and apologists often fall into opposing sides of the same trap: fixating on Obama the person instead of concentrating on a sober political assessment of his presidential actions and inaction.

That governance is not compatible with a progressive agenda. Obama's political dance steps with Republicans continue to move the country's frame-of-reference further rightward. As the New York Times reports, the tax deal that President Obama pushed through Congress on Tuesday "would have been a Republican fiscal fantasy" just a few years ago -- "a sweeping bill that locks in virtually all of the Bush-era tax cuts, exempts almost all estates from taxation, and enshrines the former president's credo that dividends and capital gains should be taxed equally and gently."

[-] 1 points by gsw (2697) 1 year ago

Obama has his hands firmly on the levers of national party power. That's why so few Democrats -- just three in the Senate and 16 in the House -- dared to vote against the fiscal deal on New Year's Day. But now there are real opportunities for insurgencies and challenges from the party base as well as other progressive constituencies, inside and outside the electoral arena.

Will we grasp those opportunities? If the answer is yes, it won't come from the top echelons of the largest unions, environmental groups or liberal PACs. Whatever their virtues, such organizations have become too enmeshed as enablers of the Obama White House to contemplate helping to launch from-the-base challenges to the administration.

With the danger of a Republican replacing Obama in the White House now behind us, progressives must proceed to systematically confront the administration in the process of reframing the national discourse on economic fairness, Wall Street, civil liberties, war and climate change. The next generations are depending on us.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norman-solomon/new-era-for-progressives-_b_2399601.html

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Looks you're spamming for political donations neocon boy.