A strategic imperative for the antiwar movement must be to push for the defeat of any and all DLC supported candidates, and to expose and eviscerate the power of this ruling class committee. This is possible using the communications media available to popular forces through the internet, and combining this networking capacity with aggressive grassroots education efforts.
The right wing current of the Democratic party, characterized by its neoliberal economic policies, support of Israel, desire to increase defense spending, and links to heavy donors and fundraisers.
Believes that “left-wing” positions are not politically viable. Describes itself as “moderate and pro-growth”. Probably responsible for erosion of the Democratic Party’s historical labor and minority base due to support of treaties like NAFTA, lack of support for affirmative action and poverty programs, and their siphoning away of campaign funds from minority groups.
“I’m from the democratic wing of the Democrat Party” –Paul Wellstone, progressive Democrat, criticizing the New Democrat Movement.
“Democrats for the Leadership Class” –Jesse Jackson, progressive black Democrat, describing the DLC.
Support real progressive candidates who have a anti-war voting record! This is the strategic direction we need to put the liberal wing of the Democrat Party in control. Will John Edwards and Barack Obama reject the DLC?