Sunday, November 27, 2005

It's Time To Dump The Dems, Support The Green Insurgency

Scott McLarty, national media coordinator for the Green Party of the United States wrote an open letter to the Nation in response to their position that they "will not support any candidate for national office who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq a major issue of his or her campaign. We urge all voters to join us in adopting this position." ("Democrats and the War", November 9, 2005 <http://www.thenation.com/doc/20051128/editors>)

In his letter Scott concludes: "The Nation's pledge is admirable, but it says nothing about supporting antiwar candidates. Is this a loophole, in order not to offend
Democrats? Or is the pledge a serious statement that its support for Democrats can no longer beguaranteed? If the latter, we invite all who oppose the Iraq war and the bipartisan consensus to consider seriously the Green insurgency, support our candidates, and join us in making the Green Party the great political endeavor of the
21st century."

2 comments:

Jason Seagraves said...

Hey Lou! I noticed the cover of The Nation recently, and I wondered... If Hillary is the Democratic nominee, can we really expect the magazine not to support her? Similarly, on what grounds can the Greens not support a Feingold candidacy in the outside chance he is the Democratic nominee? I assume he has a better shot than Kucinich. By the way, I have a ton of GPMI mailing supplies that I'd like to return to the party. How can I do that? I finally got back online awhile back.

Lou Novak said...

Hey Jason, good to hear from you. I can't say if The Nation will hold to its promise. Perhaps they are counting on Hillary to change her position. The Greens will be running a candidate regardless of the Democratic nominees position on Iraq. A Feingold candidacy would certainly take some wind out of our sails. As to the supplies, send an email to treasurer@migreens.org and let them know what you've got. Keep in touch.