Also BOTH of my NEW York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand
17 hours ago ( 6:17 PM) Let me exemplify the problem that I, as an old liberal Democrat, have with the state of our government and elections.
You would think that Democratic politicians would be for the same things that I, as a liberal Democrat, am for -- Smart, progressive policies. Even just the basics, what might be called "compromises", like leaving marijuana illegal, but just rescheduling it. Or leaving it illegal for recreational use, but leaving medical marijuana dispensaries alone. Like (on another topic), forget about stopping GMOs from getting into the food supply (oh how I wish), but at least allowing states to permit the labeling of GMOs on food so that I can make a choice whether I want to put GMOs into my body and my children's and grandchildren's bodies.
Here is the roll call vote on the 6/21/2012 US Senate vote on a bill to permit states to require any food, beverage or other edible product offered for sale have a label on it indicating that it contains a genetically engineered ingredient.
Guess who else voted against this?
Democratic senators Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Ben Cardin, Jeff Bingaman, Tom Harkin, Debbie Stabenow, among other Democrats. Monsanto has bought and paid for them. I'm told they're referred to as "The Monsanto Senators".
Al Franken, fercrissakes.
Unless and until there is drastic and uncompromising change to our campaign financing system, until corporations are no longer 'persons' and are prohibited from participating in elections and politics, all efforts to reform government are useless. But that is NOT going to happen under Obama or the DLC-controlled Democratic Party as we'd hoped when we put them in power in 2008; it's not even on their 'To Do' list. Both parties are corrupt to the bone.
This liberal Democrat is done with the Democratic Party.