Do Harold Ford Jr. and Gov. Phil Bredesen Represent "Democratic Values"??
Last week DNC Chair Harold Dean condemned the New York appeals court ruling reaffirming a ban on gay marriage as “bigoted” and inconsistent with Democratic values. “As Democrats, we believe that every American has a right to equal protection under the law and to live in dignity. And we respect the right of every family to live in dignity with equal rights, responsibilities and protections under the law.”
The platform of the Democratic Party states: “We support full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and seek equal responsibilities, benefits, and protections for these families” and “We repudiate Bush’s divisive effort to politicize the Constitution by pursuing the ‘Federal Marriage Amendment’.”
Yet, Rep. Harold Ford Jr., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, supports the very same anti-gay amendment to the Constitution the DNC condemns as “bigoted”. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen supports a similar amendment to the Tennessee constitution which the chair of the DNC says is “inconsistent with Democratic values.” The only conclusion is that neither Harold Ford Jr. nor the Democratic Governor of this state represent Democratic Values!
Progressive Democratic voters do have a choice in the Aug. 3 election. Vote for real “progressive” candidates, not political opportunists who sacrifice “Democratic Values” to win elections. Ask for a paper ballot to WRITE-IN your vote for a real progressive democrat.
Jim Maynard, Write-In Candidate
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