Rest assured the next time someone tells you young adults are not involved in solving the problems the older generation has created that the person talking to you is simply misinformed. The Young Democats at Sweet Briar College are living proof that the thought is untrue.
Rob Dean ACVDN
I attended a “meet the candidate” and open Q and A session for Bert Dodson that was sponsored by the Young Dems of Sweet Briar and Chaired by Rob Dean, Ass. Commonwealth Att in Lynchburg. The meeting was lively and the Young Dems were as President Obama said many times during his 2008 race “Fired Up and Ready to Go”.
Bert is running for Virinia Senate in the newly created 22nd district and without question the district is massive. It is made up of Lynchburg City and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Prince Edward, Louisa and Goochland. The Democrats control the Senate by a slim margin of 22 to 18 and Bert’s success is important to Democrats.
Dave Burford, Chair of the Amherst County Democrats spoke to group and extended the invitation to attend his meetings any time. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm at the Madison Heights Library (below the Lowes Store in the River James shopping center).
A good sized crowd attended the event which finished up in time for everyone to watch President Obama address both Houses of Congress and President Obama finished up in time to watch the football game.
Here’s a great photo of Rob and the Sweet Briar Young Dems.
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The Dancing Chicken
Americans favor a tune up of Social Security and not its destruction like the tea party and Rick Perry and several GOP candidates for President. These same republican tea party politicians also want to end Medicare, Women’s Health Services and Pell Grants for Education and anything that if ended might yeild a savings that can be directed toward a tax break for big business and the upper two per cent.
Years ago on the circus midway there used to be an act called the dancing chicken. The chicken appeared to dance because heat was being applied to the floor of the platform the chicken stood on. No one in the audience knew how it was done and thought that the chicken liked the music and danced when he heard it. Today we know it was not that music had charms to thrill the savage beast, the chicken had hot feet. The voters both Democratic and Republican because they like Medicare and Social Security have turned the heat up on Rick Perry and Rick is dancing and shuffling like that hot footed chicken trying to restructure and backtrack on his positions.
I can Dance
In Fed Up!, Perry explains on page 51 how Medicare is a misreading of the Commerce Clause. On page 48, he calls Social Security “ by far the best example” of a program that “violently tosses aside any respect for our founding principles.” And on page 50, he says that we have Social Security “at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government.”
For Perry to claim that he “never said” Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional is either a blatant flip-flop, a Texas size whopper or a significant case of amnesia. In either case, with statements like these, one has to ask: has Rick Perry read his own book? Who was the ghost writer of Perry’s book? Will Ricks next book be titled “The Dancing Chicken”.
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