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Congress and Parties Should Keep the Hell out of Primary Elections

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I just got this email from the DSCC-- the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee-- an email from Governor Ed Rendell asking me to vote for Arlen Specter.

Rendell is being the good soldier, working for the "team." After all, all the other Democratic senators are supporting Arlen Specter and Barack Obama is as well. They all have every right to do so. But I'm a registered Democrat and I find and have always found it un-democratic and just wrong for the Democratic party or Democratic organizations like the DSCC, DCCC or DNC to give money and support to candidates in primaries.

I say let the people decide. It's not uncommon for these orgs to give five and six figure contributions to their chosen candidates. I also think it's wrong that elected incumbents in congress can give big bucks from their campaign resources.

The USA desperately needs campaign finance reform. There's a solid plan described at fixcongressfirst.org". That legislation would limit contributions to $100 for any person or organization. That would at least take care of the money angle.

Senator Bob Menendez is head of the DSCC. I'm sure he feels he's just doing the good soldier thing here too, authorizing this kind of email.

In the past, great progressive candidate have been totally overwhelmed by massive infusions direceted by congressman Rahm Emanuel, senators Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, etc. This should stop. Let the people decide. And consider the damage Rahm Emanuel did to the Democratic party, bringing in all the bluedogs he did. Rahm Emanuel continues to be a BIG part of the problem-- a bluedog, backstabbing betrayer of real Democrats. If Obama is ever going to be a successful president-- and he's not there yet-- he will first have to-- ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO-- get rid of Rahm Emanuel.

 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.

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