Originally created 10/25/02

Demo candidates can't be rescued



Lowell Greenbaum's Oct. 5 letter, "Why Democrats should be elected to all offices," reveals the power-hungry schemes of the "party of the rich" to control our American democracy.

Democrats are changing New Jersey election laws by substituting Senate candidates solely because they may lose the seat and, in Georgia, supporters of U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., want the courts to declare her the winning candidate in a primary election in which she was decisively defeated.

Mr. Greenbaum's candidate, U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., refuses to join his counterpart, U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, in supporting the homeland security bill, a stand prompted by Mr. Cleland's financial support from labor unions.

State Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has been a vocal supporter of reforming Augusta's city government while Mr. Greenbaum's candidate, David Bell, was silent.

Finally, Mr. Greenbaum praises U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., for representing the "silent majority," who Mr. Greenbaum believes to be opposed to war with Iraq.

If ever a case could be made for removing Democrats from office, Mr. Greenbaum has made it. The financial support given the Democratic Party by Enron mocks Mr. Greenbaum's political theories, and the party's calls for tax increases - during an economic downturn - are simply astounding.

I thank Mr. Greenbaum for enlightening us, but the public isn't fooled. I'm afraid that even Barbra Streisand and all her rich Hollywood pals can't rescue his candidates this time around.

Keith Shafer, Augusta



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