Dems Merge With Greens?
Is there something happening within the Left in Humboldt County we should know about? The interesting thing about this article in the Eureka Reporter is at the end. A local Democrat asks the Democrat Central Committee if the Democrats are assuming the anti- corporate Green Party agenda. Is this guy's question symptomatic of some growing internal discontent within the Democrats around here, or is he just one of those people every political party has that always tries to stir the pot? You know, the kind of person when he or she shows up at the meeting everyone's like, "Damn. Why did he/ she have to show up again...?". Might well be as the guy claims he wasn't allowed to address the Committee at an earlier meeting.
I've always been under the impression that the local Dems are pretty hard to the Left (rather than what one would call "moderate"), but that's probably cause it's pretty much the hard Left Dems that subscribe to the Lefty e-mail lists I'm on. Looking at the local Dems and Greens recommendations for the November 8 election, one would think they might as well merge as their parties as they only differ on one initiative, with the Greens taking a No Postion on the redistricting initiative and the Democrats, of course, voting No.
But, maybe that's just coincidence this time around. The Libertarians pretty much lined up with the Republicans on all the initiatives but two. I think that's more by accident than by design and it's too bad we didn't have a few more ballot initiatives to take different positions on. Oh well. Maybe next time.