I just can’t get excited about attending a platform meeting. Why? Let me count the ways by examining the present platform: I’ll start at the preamble
- We want health care to be a basic human right. (we do? tell me then, when we had a candidate for governor who was for this, why we did not endorse him?)
- We want everyone to be able to work for a living wage and have the right to organize; (NY & CA have a $15 minimum wage law on the books. Not us. We won’t go for it)
- We want taxes to be reasonable and expenditures to be fairly distributed (we do? name one Democrat in a position of power who wants to raise taxes on the rich)
I could go on and on, but what’s the point?
And what’s the point of a new Platform that will be equally ignored by those in power within the party?