View Full Version : Obama Primary Challenge Encouraged by Progressive Caucus of Calif. Democratic Party

08-02-2011, 04:26 PM

“On Saturday, July 30th, 2011, an estimated 75 members of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party (CDP) passed a resolution in support of a Democratic Party Presidential Primary challenge to President Barack Obama. Gathering in Anaheim during an Executive Board meeting of the CDP, the group overwhelmingly endorsed the resolution following a discussion on the importance of not only challenging the far-right agenda of unmitigated corporate greed but also the current administration’s willingness to slash 650-billion dollars from Social Security and Medicare.”

Immediately, it appeared that the powers that be within the California Democratic Party tried to suppress and censor the effort.

The Progressive Caucus: “we recognize that a Primary challenge will, in fact raise debate on important issues without risking the ability to mobilize and energize the base of the Democratic Party to elect a triumphant leader to counter the far-right agenda.

Therefore, be it resolved, to make our views heard, the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party will begin the process of contacting other Democratic organizations, Democratic Party members and public organizations that share our views and which seek to change the course of history by exploring other steps necessary to effect a necessary change, including a possible primary challenge against President Obama”

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08-02-2011, 04:45 PM
The only people in the country stupid enough to actually think the US government isn't spending enough...

08-02-2011, 05:39 PM
Well, I can understand them thinking it is being spent improperly. When they add more 'investment' by taxpayers in business (ie corporate welfare) but cut social security people have paid in for it does look like the priorities aren't exactly for the people. But you are right. They likely want both corporate 'investment' AND entitlement growth