As many of you know, I have endorsed Wendy Rosen in her race against Andy Harris (“Dr. No”) and I have committed to working on the campaign, by coordinating the campaign in Wicomico County. We have an opportunity to turn the tide on Tea Party fanatics and right-wing extremists, like Andy Harris, who want to take our country back to the 1800s.
The people are seeing what it would mean to give these right-wing radicals a majority in the Senate and the Presidency. It would be a catastrophe, reflected in the destruction of 70 years of progress, in making sure our seniors don’t have to live in abject poverty when their working years have passed. It would mean moving backwards in civil rights for minorities, the disabled, women and those who believe America is the standard for the world in civil and political freedom. It would men an end to education as we know it and the end of science in our schools; the end of protections for our environment, started by Richard Nixon in the ’70s, with the creation of the EPA! The progress, over 40 years, in cleaner water, cleaner air, cleaner land…do we really want to turn back the clock and let our children and grandchildren suffer the consequences? It would mean a government who says that individual freedoms are important, while taking away the freedoms currently enjoyed, and being fought for, by women and the LGBT community. It would mean an end to science and technology that would keep America a leader in the world, where engineers, doctors and scientists from around the world, flock to for the freedom to research and find the answers to disease, climate change, where we come from and where we’re heading, as a country and as a species.
I believe the tide is changing; that America sees the coming disasters under a Republican, fundamentalist- and Tea Party-led administration, who would be more interested in helping their friends become wealthier, instead of helping everyone to achieve the dreams we were promised as children. There can be no doubt that this is a critical election; every vote will count and it is up to us to elect a person of integrity and compassion. We know what Andy Harris is; what he believes and who pulls his strings. His vision of Maryland and the country is one where those with wealth are entitled to do whatever they want, to preserve and increase their wealth, while those without wealth, will just have to make do on their own. It is a vision fueled by religious fervor and elitist attitude; a vision that will continue to destroy the Middle Class and turn our country into two classes: the wealthy and the poor…and we know where the power and control will be concentrated, don’t we?
Please join me as I bring Wendy Rosen’s message, as well as the President’s message, to our neighbors in Wicomico County. We have a real chance of defeating Dr. No, but I certainly can’t do it alone…I need your help. There’s a lot of work to do between now and November 6th. When Wendy is declared the winner on November 7th, we will all understand that the work we performed was well worth the effort. The chant is clear: “Dr. No Needs To Go…Dr. No Needs To Go…”