Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Democrats .02 worth on the Alabama Democratic Party

How will Alabama Democrats rise again? According to the resident Left in Alabama righty , the south, I mean the Alabama Democratic party could rise again if them there special interest groups would get out of the way and stop standing in the school house, I mean party door.
The ADP, and in particular the Democratic primary, has come to be dominated by two special interests groups, AEA and ADC. Now, there is nothing wrong with special interests groups except that these two have demonstrated a willingness to torpedo any candidate that doesn't march in lockstep with their agenda, no matter how good that candidate may be overall.
For those who don't know AEA stands for the Alabama Education Association,
The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is the largest education association in the state of Alabama. The AEA is an advocate organization that leads the movement for excellence in education and is the voice of education professionals in Alabama. Our mission is to promote educational excellence.
ADC stands for the Alabama Democratic Conference.
The Alabama Democratic Conference (the Black Political Caucus of Alabama) was founded in 1960 by a small group of black citizens who banded together that year in an effort to influence black voters to support the Democratic presidential ticket of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Among the founders were: Arthur Shores, a highly respected civil rights lawyer in Birmingham; Rufus Lewis, a successful Montgomery businessman and former coach at Alabama State University; Dr. C. G. Gomillion, a college professor and activist at Tuskegee Institute; Q. D. Adams a gifted salesman and civic promoter from Gadsden; Isom Clemon, a powerful labor leader among Mobile County longshoremen; and Beulah Johnson, a feisty Tuskegee educator.
After seeing the special interest (teachers, students, administrators, support personnel, minorities,labor) these two groups represent, why in the world wouldn't they torpedo anyone who doesn't march lock step with their agenda? I mean, really? What is the point of having an overall good candidate (whatever that means) if they oppose everything you stand and fight for?

I guess it depends on what the definition of a good candidate overall IS.
We began this last state election cycle with two good candidates (IMHO), Davis on the Democratic side and Byrne on the Republican side. Both (again in IMHO) got torpedoed by the two groups I mentioned.
Actually the torpedoing was the other way around. Davis on the democratic side torpedoed the ADC by pandering to the right and expecting them to vote for him because he was an African American running on the democratic ticket. Byrne on the republican side torpedoed AEA with this so called 2 year college corruption probe allowing the legislature to switch from blue to red.

Further more states the resident righty the agenda of these two groups are so out of line with the average voter that a candidate who meets their approval can not win a general election. Yes, in a primary, they can still defeat a candidate but that is far different than electing a candidate.

Translation, they cater to them there minorities, public school teachers, and labor unions. I don't know who the average Alabama voter is exactly....but I'd be willing to make an educated guess it's a right wing, bible thumping, anti public education, anti minority, anti labor, anti choice republican. So you're darn Skippy the agenda of these two groups don't meet the approval of the AEA and the ADC. Sure don't. That would be like a chicken supporting Colonel Sanders.

It's not about electing a candidate. It's about electing a political philosophy/agenda. Average Alabama voters rejected, renounced and repudiated Artur Davis and Bradley Byrne agenda's. End of story.

Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.~Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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