The list of speakers includes some surprising names, including David Axelrod, one the masterminds behind President Obama’s campaign to defeat Romney last year. At various points during the campaign, Axelrod accused Romney of being secretive, dishonest, and “living on a different planet.”If this isn't a display of back-scratching that typically goes on in Washington, D.C., then I don't know what this is. It makes a mockery of the entire political process that went on in the 2012 presidential election, and shows you that the people that President Barack Obama surrounds himself with are not the kind of people that are truly concerned about us regular Americans, and couldn't give a damn about what happens to the middle class. Whatever policies they're discussing at this retreat, it's certainly not the kind that will help the middle class get ahead with increasing wages, improving regulations, and balancing the playing field in their favor.
In the announcement, which was included in an email to supporters that was obtained by the Globe, Romney also says the speakers will also include his former running mate, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, as well as Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, who chaired a bipartisan debt-reduction commission.
Our party has been taken over by those who are tilted towards Wall Street instead of Main Street. They serve the elite, and not us. We haven't crashed the gates at all. The gate has been closed on us after the 2004 presidential election, and gilded even further with more locks, obstacles, and barriers on the land surrounding that gate. If we have to have any hope of justice for the middle class with a future that is bright for us all, we've got to take the party back.
Get involved at the local level. Take over the county parties. Take over the state parties. It's what the Deaniacs did in 2004 after Howard Dean lost, and we fought to get him in place as the DNC Chair. It's time to do what we did in 2004 for 2014.
This is what we need to seriously discuss and do as a progressive community. Are you in?