Why the national Democratic Party keeps losing — and will likely lose again in 2020

November 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Here is how democracy is supposed to work:  People with their “ear to the ground” listen to what the voters want.  They campaign for office with platforms promising to accomplish what the voters want. Most of the 2020 presidential candidates are NOT doing that.  Several of the front-runners (Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” — who are really conservatives) are running for President by INSISTING that voters can NOT have what they want!!! Voters want to get big money out of politics, but the national Democratic Party and the “centrists” fall short. Voters want HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY, but the most […]

Trump keeps attacking science. We must PROTECT HONEST SCIENCE from Trump and Trumpism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Why We Need to Protect Government Scientists From Political Retaliation:  https://truthout.org/articles/why-we-need-to-protect-government-scientists-from-political-retaliation/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   EPA Career Staffer Says Trump Has Effectively Immobilized the Agency:  https://truthout.org/articles/epa-career-staffer-says-trump-has-effectively-immobilized-the-agency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   New reports show that science is in ‘crisis’ under Trump!  The article below begins with these two paragraphs: Acceptance of the root cause of climate change — human beings — is growing among the American public. But among policymakers, acceptance is on the decline. That’s the dismal conclusion of a new peer-reviewed study in Environmental Research Communications published on Thursday. Between 2010 and 2017, Washington policymakers became less supportive of the science behind climate change. What’s […]

Joe Biden actually is a weak candidate: Little grassroots enthusiasm — too conservative and out-of-date on issues

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The institutional Democratic Party’s “corporate” wing (now often called “centrist”) wants to continue serving Big Business and the Military-Industrial Complex.  Bill and Hillary Clinton are prominent, and Obama continued that trend, which actually FAILED TO SUPPORT the working class or progressive issues.  Now — as in 2016 — the real voter enthusiasm is for Bernie Sanders, and for another progressive (on economic issues, but less progressive on peace and some other issues), Elizabeth Warren. The institutional Democratic Party is searching for a “corporate” Democrat it can support.  Joe Biden has been pushed forward, and a few billionaires are offering to […]

The “People’s Articles of Impeachment” identify many crimes and violations of the Constitution. Impeach Trump for MANY reasons!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I signed and sent to my U.S. House member the e-mail linked below, but I replaced it with my own compelling wording.  I told Congress: House Democrats are EXONERATING Trump for his MANY, MANY CRIMES and his MANY, MANY VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION! Many of those crimes and violations are OBVIOUS, and the public would support impeachment for those! Instead, House Democrats are EXONERATING Trump for EVERYTHING ELSE and focuses ONLY on his abuse of Joe Biden, a Democratic politician, so THE PUBLIC CAN DISMISS THIS AS MERE POLITICKING! The public HATES CORRUPTION, and the Constitution EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS “EMOLUMENTS,” which […]

IMPEACH Trump for MANY, MANY MORE REASONS than Ukraine!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

See the report linked below, and urge House members to impeach Trump for MANY REASONS! For nearly half a century Common Cause (www.commoncause.org) has been working for honest, accountable government. They support impeaching trump for MORE REASONS than merely his crimes related to his Ukraine scandal. See their report at this link: https://www.commoncause.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/PatternsofDeception_Report_WEBBlanks.pdf Urge House members to impeach Trump for MANY REASONS, including these. Limiting the Articles of Impeachment to Trump’s attempt to get dirt on Joe Biden can be dismissed as mere partisanship (in some people’s simplistic view), because House Democrats have been EXONERATING Trump on all of his […]

More testimony and evidence about Trump’s IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES related to his Ukraine scandal

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House committee that took sworn testimony from many persons.  He makes this case for impeaching Trump: https://www.motherjones.com/impeachment/2019/11/the-case-for-impeachment-according-to-adam-schiff/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=in-the-mix-2019-11-23     Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch exposes Trump’s corrupt role in his Ukraine scandal: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/marie-yovanovitch-corruption-trump-testimony_n_5dcee38fe4b01f982f0176c7     Gordon Sondland had ABSOLUTELY NO qualifications to be appointed U.S. ambassador to the European Union.  But he gave Trump $1 million and was appointed.  Sondland testified that Trump directed the illegal Ukraine bullying and extortion scheme.  He said, “Everyone was in the loop.  It was no secret.”  Read this article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gordon-sondland-testimony-trump-impea_n_5dd54755e4b0e29d727d0efe     Here is another late November 2019 summary of […]

Brief summary of Trump’s impeachable crimes about Ukraine

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump clearly committed serious crimes — IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES — related to bullying Ukraine into helping his 2020 political campaign. Despite the seeming complexities, the basic plot is very simple: The U.S. Constitution specifies that Congress decides how to spend our tax dollars. Several times Trump has hijacked federal funds that Congress had appropriated for various purposes and diverted the money to pay for his stupid, racist border wall. (No, Mexico is not paying for the wall, despite his many, many promises during the campaign.) In July 2019 Trump hijacked about $400 million in military aid that the U.S. Congress had […]

Ralph Nader says Trump is the most impeachable Pres. ever, but Congress is the most hesitant

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Ralph Nader wrote this article: The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What are the Democrats waiting for? Trump is the most impeachable tyrant in the country’s history—hands down. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/16/most-impeachable-president-us-history-vs-most-hesitant-congress?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email    

Trump says he is “absolutely immune” from criminal investigation!

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Democrats’ timidity in failing to impeach Trump for many, many impeachable offenses has convinced Trump that HE IS ABOVE THE LAW! Asking Supreme Court to Shield His Tax Returns, Trump Claims He Is ‘Absolutely Immune’ From Criminal Investigation “It’s absolutely shocking the lengths Donald Trump will go to to shield himself from accountability.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/15/asking-supreme-court-shield-his-tax-returns-trump-claims-he-absolutely-immune?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email   I remember when the Republican Party used to claim to be the party of “law and order.”    

The Democratic Party is so clueless that it is REBUFFING its political base and could unwittingly RE-ELECT Trump!

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The institutional Democratic Party has a long history of seeking donations and votes from the working class, environmentalists, and progressives — but when elected — nearly all Democrats rebuff the Party’s political base and instead are subservient to Wall Street and the Military-Industrial Complex. This happens over and over again.  It happened with Obama (see below).  It happened with Hillary Clinton (who failed to inspire the base and was more conservative than Trump on several issues), and it is happening again now.  The Democratic Party keeps rejecting progressives (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) and keeps trying to cram corporate war-hawks […]

In Feb. 2019 young people urged U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to help the climate, but SHE REBUFFED THEM!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In February 2019 Brave New Films (www.bravenewfilms.org) reported this: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s reaction when a group of kids showed up at her office to ask her to back the #GreenNewDeal shows how dangerously out of touch the establishment is. We met up with these young leaders to get their response… Watch this 2-minute video of the U.S. senator rebuffing the young people:  https://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms/videos/2212412422356629/     Another short video of this horribly patronizing response by a Democratic U.S. Senator: This very short video a group of young people try to convince Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to support the Green New […]

How to pay for the Green New Deal

November 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Today I posted information from February 7-8-9, 2019, when the Green New Deal resolutions were introduced in Congress.  Those early posts explained why we need the Green New Deal.  Cautious people (and opponents) will ask how to pay for it.  Actually, progressives were ALREADY proposing ways to pay for it BEFORE the House and Senate resolutions were introduced. Here are some VERY EARLY articles that make good economic sense:   Ellen Brown (perhaps our nation’s greatest expert on publicly owned banks) urges public banks as a way to fund a Green New Deal.  Her December 2018 article at the following […]

Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

When you hear news about Venezuela, remember that Venezuela has a lot of oil — and that its democracy is constitutionally legitimate. Trump keeps trying to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy.  Do not let Trump overthrow Venezuela’s government. People who care about peace and democracy should be outraged by yet one more abuse by Trump that was reported in mid-October 2019. Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians! On October 17, 2019, CodePink (www.codepink.org) reported this: “Our taxpayer money is being used to pay the salaries of Venezuelan politicians! USAID (the United States Agency for International Development) announced […]