You’ve arrived

Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know when you have arrived on the political scene when the Right starts calling you names. The more names, the more status. Recently I saw Barack called Saul (for Saul Alinsky) Obama Marx. Rachel Maddow has caught the Right’s attention now too for the effectiveness of her reporting. Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have long been targets of the Right’s wrath. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has not yet arrived because I have yet to see name calling break out when her name is discussed. So if the Right starts calling you names, wear them proudly as a badge of honor and accomplishment.

I am not a Marxist

Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)

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I am not a Marxist.
Barack is not one too.
Call us socialists if you will
Labels do not matter
To those who care
Or to those who care to think.
To a good Christian or Muslim
Charity is a necessity.
Fairness, not charity, is what we seek
Putting the needy before the greedy
Is our program and our creed
Doing right for the many
Not right for the Right few
It is time to put our differences
To the side and be done
The Founding Fathers gave us more than they received
Let us emulate their vision and their wisdom
We can/must advance the cause of freedom and equality
Both here and abroad
Let us lead by example
Not by force and bluster
We can make the US number one again
In the hearts of all mankind.