Category: Democrats

Democrats: Stop the Public Confrontations

IndieDems states without reservation: the public confrontations that some so-called liberals, progressives, or Democrats have staged with Republican officials as targets are wrong. They are dead wrong. These types of tactics have no place in a civilized society.

The most stunning fact about them is not only that they are morally repugnant–they are self-defeating. We cannot defeat fascists with fascist tactics. Our message gets lost in the process. Our Republican opponents are the most immoral denizens ever to hold public office. Led by Trump, they wage a daily war against America’s basic democratic, moral, and Christian value. Why in the world would we sacrifice our hold on the moral high ground by becoming more like them?

Our appeal to the American people is diminished every time some presumed liberal/progressive engages in the adolescent bullying that some have recently displayed against Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Sarah Sanders. Let’s keep our image clear: we are the antithesis of the Trumpists, not their copy cats.

America “Deeply Divided”? Says Who?

Ben Sasse, a Republican, represents Nebraska in the Senate and is the author of the new book “Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal.” IndieDems applauds Sasse’s attempt to damp down the tribal bitterness that divides us and believes he has offered some valuable insights into how to get there. He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and we thought his overall role in the hearings was positive. The Washington Post recently published an op-ed adopted from the book. Here are IndieDems comments.

I am a Democrat who admires Ben Sasse’s effort to stand back and objectively analyze what ails the American body politic.

But let me state something for the record, not to directly differ from anything he says. I dispute the common refrain that our country is deeply divided on virtually all major issues.

Immigration? The polls consistently show that a majority of Americans want a solution that incorporates our traditional openness to accepting foreigners. The hate-filled depiction of foreigners as threats to society is an invention of Donald Trump and his Republicans, not something that reflects a deep division swelling up from grassroots America.

Health care? See Dana Milbank’s analysis that shows Republicans desperately trying to disguise their previous venom against Obamacare, now more popular than when Trump became president.

Detaining children in tent camps? What Americans other than Trump and his Republicans support such cruelty?

Unfettered tribal divisions? Hillary got three million more popular votes than Trump and his approval rating has never risen above about 40 percent. A 60-40 split represents deep division? Please.

A deep division over body-slamming people and repeatedly demeaning women? Please, don’t insult America by saying the trash who applaud such savagery are anything but a swinish minority.

Most importantly, Trump’s congenital lying. If Republicans have a valid agenda with deep popular support, why do they have to repeatedly tell lies in order to promote it? Name me the currently serving prominent Democrat who has made over 5,000 false or misleading statements since January 2017.

How many prominent conservative stalwarts have deserted the Republican Party? How many liberal stalwarts have deserted the Democratic Party?

Mr. Sasse’s call for a deeper look at what divides us is commendable. But let’s not lose site of the moral and intellectual corruption of the Republican Party that lies at its core.

Post-Kavanaugh: It’s a Great Day to be a Democrat

It’s a great day to be a Democrat.

We Democrats know that Hillary got 3 million more votes than Trump, and his approval rating for 21 months has hovered around 40 percent at most. Plus, Obamacare is more popular today than when Donald took office, as Americans began to understand what Republicans actually stand for. We Democrats have not committed the anti-Christian act of locking up kidnapped children in tent cities.

We Democrats are proud to be the antithesis of Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Mike Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, Scott Pruitt, Tom Price, and Ben “Furniture Guy” Carson. And Brett Kavanaugh, who is the soul brother of all the above.

Democrats have not attended a trump Tower meeting with Russians bent on subverting our electoral system. We Democrats are not in love with Kim Il Jong and Vladimir Putin. We don’t have an urge to touch women’s private parts, much less brag about it. Or call a female a dog.

We Democrats do not approve of inviting Kanye West into the Oval Office to deliver an incoherent, profanity-laden diatribe. We do not believe such acts will make America great again.

We Democrats are happy to see our opponents double down on proving how anti-Christian and out of touch with basic American values they really are.

Democratic Watch Party To View Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary – 10/25/18

Event: Cobb Democratic Watch Party
Topic: “RBG” Documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Private home near intersection of Roswell and E. Piedmont Rd.
POC: Carolyn Hadaway, 678-687-7753chadaway.volun@gmail.com
RSVP Seating is limited.  Be sure to include the number of people in your party, their names, email, and phone #. Bring a snack to share if you like.

Cobb Democratic Video Watch Party: August 23

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Video Watch party

Topic: Single Payer Healthcare – Why the U.S. spends 2 ½ times per person more than any other highly developed country on health care, but has lower life expectancy, fewer physicians per person, higher infant mortality rates, etc.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 6:30PM
Place: Private home near intersection of Sandy Plains and Snufflegrit Rds, Marietta, GA 30066

POC: Carolyn Hadaway, 678-687-7753, chadaway.volun@gmail.com

RSVP Please include names, phone #s and addresses. Bring finger food if you like.

MDJ Reports Georgia, Local Runoff Primary Results

From the MDJonline.com:

ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump’s White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor.

Cobb Democrats’ Video Watch Party June 28

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Video Watch Party

Topic: “Do you Trust this Computer.” How politicians are mining massive data from our social media postings to try to manipulate our behavior.

Date: Thursday, June 28

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Private home just east of Johnson Ferry Rd., and just south of Cobb County’s Roswell Rd.

POC: Carolyn Hadaway, 678-687-7753,  chadaway.volun@gmail.com

RSVP: Please include names, phone #s, and addresses.  Bring finger food if you like.