This is a plea to my brothers and sisters who are part of the Michigan Democratic Party. I want you to know that I feel that you have been cheated by people who have no concern for Detroit.
It has been brought to my attention that you wanted to support Senator Obama for President and wanted to cast your vote for him the upcoming Michigan Primaries on January 15, 2007.
However, this will not be the case. Even though Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls I concur that the grassroots community could have turned out the vote for Obama and gave Hillary a run for her money. Hell, I would rather see Obama (regardless of how I personally feel or why I did not endorse him) get the nod in Michigan rather than a loon like Clinton.
The Democrats will be on the ballot…Hillary Clinton leading the pack…but John Edwards and Barack Obama gave into a blackmail effort by NH and IA Democrats….and I hope our brothers and sisters in Detroit and other urban areas who support the Michigan Democrats and voters in general remember that. They are running for President of the United States, which includes Michigan, not just Iowa and New Hampshire.
There was an effort to put all the Democrats on the ballot, but gamesmanship on the part of the Democrats, particularly Senator Schauer and Speaker Dillon killed their chance as they ran out of time. They have no one to blame but themselves.
If I was a Democrat I would be pissed off and want action.
Brothers and sisters this is not about partisan politics. It is about morals and values. It is moral to include our brothers and sisters for one goal, Jesus Christ. Anything else is null and void when we cannot clean our hearts and minds.
I remember when Democrats voted for John McCain in 2000 over George Bush because Former Gov. John Engler boasted how he was going to deliver the state for Bush. I think that effort was led by Sen. Buzz Thomas (when he was a State Representative).
You have another chance to let the Michigan Democratic Party know that you will not be taken for granted anymore. Start the trend here and let it catch fire nationwide.
Tradition must be challenged. If not you could be living a lie. Our people in Detroit and other urban areas have been living a lie for too long now. In the Book of Mark Chapter 7 verses 1-23 it speaks on traditions. My thing is this...is the elders in our community who continue to support a party that lies to people, deceive people and will not allow the people to vote for their candidate because of blackmail from the DNC deserve another vote?
Generations that do not challenge traditions will always transfer ignorance to the next generation. Break that generational curse of traditionally voting Democrat on January 15, 2007 and SWITCH your vote to REPUBLICAN to send the leadership in the Michigan Democratic Party a message that you are important, your vote is important and what you stand for, as grassroots activists, is very important.
We can debate the issues and candidates but I think its time for Detroit Democrats as well as other Democrats in urban areas to stand up for what's right.