Today, I received an email from Rep. John Lewis, asking me for contributions for the purpose of “eliminating Citizens United” and the practice of buying of candidate and elections. And Rep. Lewis in the email said to me, “Richard, I marched at Selma with Dr. King. I was beaten bloody and tear-gassed, fighting for what’s right for America,” and yes, I certainly do remember, Congressman Lewis, because you were a hero of mine for all of these years and I am even older than you.
Unfortunately, a few months ago, you broke my heart and I lost my respect, when you joined the Democratic Party “Establishment”, the DNC, and Hillary Clinton, in fixing the Democratic Primary, against Bernie Sanders who is also a hero of mine today, and you unjustly opposed Bernie Sanders without cause, relative to his participation in the civil rights movement. I was devastated. And I am older than Bernie Sanders too.
Now, Congressman Lewis, you are asking my help to save America, because your 2016 candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, a “moderate, centrist”, with the lowest favorability rating for a Democrat Presidential candidate in U.S. History, who opposed the liberal progressive Democratic agenda, and had the support of Wall Street, lost the 2016 election. Shame on you!
Bernie Sanders was the candidate of liberal progressive working Middle Class and Poor Americans; and your “rigging” the primary, denied them a voice in the primary that was “fixed” by you to put down Bernie Sanders.
“Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Slams Bernie Sanders”: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2016/02/john-lewis-bernie-sanders-civil-rights
“When a reporter asked Lewis to comment on Sanders’ involvement in the movement—Sanders as a college student at the University of Chicago was active in civil rights work—the congressman brusquely interrupted him. Well, to be very frank, I’m going to cut you off, but I never saw him, I never met him,” Lewis said.
Personally, I have been a (White) liberal progressive working Middle Class voter my entire life; I’ve worked diligently all my life for equality, fraternity, and liberty for all Americans and still do. I haven’t been beaten bloody, but I have suffered for my beliefs in equality, fraternity, and liberty and continue to be in my old age.
Donald Trump as President of the United States is the most disastrous threat to me, of my entire lifetime. The Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”
If the shoe fits wear it! And the shoe fits Donald Trump perfectly.
Unfortunately, your candidate, “moderate-centrist” Sen. Hillary Clinton, who voted for President W. Bush’s Iraq Invasion Resolution with Republicans in 2001, who favors NAFTA and TPP trade treaties that costs American workers their jobs, a Democratic candidate who won the endorsement and vote of Republican President George Herman Bush, whom I opposed, Hillary Clinton, and who most assuredly did not provide me with viable choice in opposition to Trump.
You, John Lewis, acted on your conscience and I acted on mine and those who did not vote in 2016, acted on theirs and just did not vote, because it was the only way for them to satisfy their conscience and send a message to you and the Democratic Party “Establishment” that they want and need a viable candidate and you gave them a Republican-Lite Hillary Clinton instead.
Fewer voters voted in the 2016 Presidential election, than voted in 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000; why is that Congressman Lewis? Was it because they had no viable candidate to vote for, because BOTH 2016 Presidential candidates were supported by Wall Street money, for their “mutual” benefit?
And you Congressman Lewis want me to contribute to your group who would “try” to eliminate “Citizens United” and take money out of buying elections and candidates, as in 2016?
Certainly I do not hate you John Lewis, neither do I hate Hillary Clinton, nor do I hate Donald Trump, nor Vladimir Putin; but I do not trust any of you! Don’t expect a contribution from me; I’ll fight “Citizens United” on my own.