An Open Letter To Senator Sanders

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They say you want a revolution… 

Senator, I wanted to take this time to reach out to you to help you make all of your ideas come to fruition.

I don’t need to tell you that you and your campaign have done better than anyone could have ever imagined. You went up against the ‘Clinton Machine’ and came very close.

I think you’re focusing on this presidential election is short sighted. You have awakened a sleeping giant of unsatisfied people who want change. Now is not the time to abandon them, now is the time to embrace them and move your movement forward.

You don’t have to be president to keep your movement going. There are so many things that you could accomplish to help the Democratic party and the American people.

Your bringing income inequality to the front of the line in conversation has been essential.  I agree with you that we have a deeply flawed economy that truly works only for the most well off. Your voice can be a loud and longterm one that can address and fix this issue.

But, there is so much more. If you continue your movement you can help get excited Dems to show up and vote in the midterm elections. I think congress is much more of a danger than the presidency. You have peoples’ ears, use that to get people motivated to change the congress to Democratic majorities so we can get things done that need to be done for the American people.

One area I do not agree with you is that the system is rigged. I do not think it is rigged toward helping anyone to win or lose. But, you have brought this major issue to peoples attention. Now is the time to relook at all of the ‘rules’ and make changes. For instance, getting rid of superdelegates is probably a good idea. Changing primary states to winner take all makes sense to me. The open/closed primary states I don’t know enough about to know if they can be changed or if every state must rule on the changes.

Mr. Sanders, now is your time to rise above the political fray and make a huge contribution to our country.  You have spoken about so many things that need changing, now you can have the voice to change them. Don’t let yourself go down a false road of scorched earth antics.

Know that you have the ear of many Americans who are frustrated and unsatisfied with the status quo. Know that most Americans would like single payer healthcare, higher wages and vacations. Knowing and wanting this doesn’t mean we can get it in the course of 6 months. I am sure you have noticed during the last eight years the GOP blocking everything president Obama has tried to do.

A real revolution sounds great, but it takes time. Be patient stick with your goal and it can happen.

Continue to be the leader of the movement you started. Keep it all positive and be in it for the longterm. This can really happen.

Another Day Another Theme and of course Analysis

photoSo, I can’t seem to find any theme I really like for the background of my blog, so I will keep changing them until one day I have one designed for me.

So many things going on in the world; let’s start with Iraq. It’s almost heartbreaking to see the Iraqi city of Fallujah fall into the control of al Qaeda. I remember all of the American lives that were lost there, the horrific things reported on the news. But, we finally took control and ushered in peace. Now I am sure there are plenty of people chomping at the bitt to blame president Obama for this. Since, after all he left no troops in Iraq. Common sense would tell you the small amount of troops that would have been left would not have been able to contain this kind of violence. My question is, where would we be today if we had left Saddam in power? Would all of this bloodshed be going on? Would Iran have so much influence? Yes we all know the evils of Saddam and his 2 sons, but was he keeping Iraq in better shape than without him? Obviously there is no way to know the answer to this question. I personally don’t understand why the whole region just doesn’t grow up and get over themselves. The Sunni and Shia have been bitter enemies for thousands of year. Why? Work it out. And, this conflict is what is going on in the entire region, Syria; the Saudi’s turning against the U.S. Then of course you throw in Israel and every one of them hates the Jews and won’t acknowledge the Jewish state.

It’s a shame there is so much hate in this world. My not being religious makes it ironic that I completely agree with the Pope. Focus on the needy. Stop making this world such a hateful place. Stop focusing on abortion and gay people and focus on those in need. To me this is what religion should be. But since it’s mostly the exact opposite it holds no interest for me.

I find it a bit ironic that there is an article in the Washington Post about how American style Burger Joints are all the rage in Tehran. I have read for years that the Iranian people are extremely similar to the American people. It’s a catastrophe that the leaders of the 2 countries don’t work their differences out. Iran could actually be our biggest ally in the Middle East, aside from Israel. I don’t see an Obama doctrine in here anywhere.

Other thoughts going on. So, pot is legal in Colorado. BFD. I have said before I don’t think anyone who has pot should be jailed criminalized or have any law enforcement wasting time on this issue. Having it legal is a good thing, it can be regulated and taxed and that income could be used for many purposes. When I say regulated I am talking about having it authenticated and approved. When I was in high school they used to try to scare us from smoking pot by saying it might be laced with PCP. I know pot is not good for developing minds (up to 21 or so) but legal or not kids who want it will find it and smoke it.  So, its legality is almost irrelevant for kids.

Let’s see, what else is on my mind that I can comment on before signing off? ObamaCare? Talk about losing total faith in something. It’s not just the way it was rolled out, the glitches, no one, including doctors knows what to do about it. I say Single Payer. Insurance and jobs should not be connected at all.

As always thanks for reading, let me know your thoughts. And let me know how you like today’s blog theme as it might change tomorrow!