He wrote me back telling me that a “good” Democrat is running in my district. Here is my response:
re your comment about a ”good” democrat might be running against Pete Sessions:
Even so, if I turn out to be in Sessions district when the dust settles on redistricting, I’m running as an Independent and I will be running against that Democrat just like I will run against Sessions.
Frankly from what I see, I think in just about any House race in the USA if there is an Independent candidate who gets out there they will beat a Republican/Tea Party or a Democrat because people are so fed up with BOTH parties. There is so little difference between the leadership of the two parties, John. They are all greedy millionaire liars and Obama is just as big a liar as Perry. He had the majority of BOTH houses for two years and he peed on it. Obama has just about single handedly destroyed what was left of the Democratic brand after the Clintons finished with it.
Here is my platform: [http://iflizwerequeen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Platform-for-US-Congressional-Representative.pdf]
In a few days I plan to develop my 30 second talking points for 10 key issues. In October, I’m beginning my walk of the district door to door and talking with people.
The First Part of my Strategy is to Make people Angry enough to vote, angry enough to participate, angry enough to vote for me.
Anger is a strong motivator for human action. I prefer anger to fear–particularly anger over the injustice that has been done to the majority. Fear is a point of weakness. I prefer to come from a point of strength. I will encourage people to stand up and fight with the power of their votes.
The anger of the people on Main Street runs far deeper than anyone in Washington seems to realize. And furthermore, thanks to the Internet, I think that people are getting much wiser to the cliches of the Republicans and Corporate Centrist Democrats regarding what they really mean when they talk of “sacrifice”. They don’t mean THEIR sacrifice. They mean the sacrifice of the majority.
Washington tells us that we need lots of money from special interests to win. I say they are wrong. In fact, I think they tell this story to discourage ordinary Americans like me from running for Congress. If you are tired of Wall Street millionaires voting for their own stock portfolios, then I am your candidate. Unlike multimillionaire Pete Sessions, I don’t have a dime invested in Wall Street and that is by choice. Wall Street is a carnival run by the rich and it needs serious overhaul as the greed of many is out of control and the majority of Americans are suffering from it.
Wall Street and its investors have been taking their half out of the USA for at least the past 30 years and that is one of our Nation’s biggest problems. They are allowed to shut down plants that are making a profit, fire Americans and sell off assets to pad the dividends for their wealthy investors. By doing this, they make America poor and the few who are already rich, richer. These people don’t give a hoot about the majority and they show it with their votes every day. If they are not stopped they will destroy what is left of our nation.
Do you really think there will be Wall Street reform when 44% of our Congress are multimillionaire Wall Street investors? Do you really think that the majority of Americans are represented when 1% of us are millionaires and 44% of our Congress are multimillionaires? Please! Wake up to the scam. The majority are not being represented and we haven’t been for at least 20 years if not 30 years.
If you want the will of the majority, elect candidates who are from the majority and who show that they represent the democratic process by the way that they run their campaigns.
I represent the rule of the MAJORITY because I belong to the 80% of Americans who earn less than $100,000 a year. I am running against Pete Sessions on less than $5,000 and with the help of the majority from my district, we can win and send a real representative from the majority to Congress. Unlike Pete Sessions who has taken thousands of dollars from the Koch brothers, I won’t have taken a cent. Unlike Pete Sessions who had taken millions of dollars from polluters like the Koch brothers or Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons with his nuclear waste dump out in Andrews county who don’t care about what happens to the water our children and our children’s children drink or air that they breathe, I won’t have taken a cent from these destroyers of our nation in the name of the rich because instead of representing the 20%, I represent the 80%. I represent what is good for the majority and not necessarily what is good for the stock portfolios of multimillionaires like Pete Sessions.
Supporting me means that you will send one of the strongest messages to Congress for people who work for a living and those who own small businesses on Wall Street: That their game of telling us that it takes millions or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to win a campaign is over. Furthermore, if I win, my example today will encourage more Americans in 2014 to do what I have done–get out there and run on the Independent ticket.
I will be taking money from individuals only and from all over the USA. When and if my coffers exceed $4,999 my funds will be diverted to other Independent candidates who represent platforms that are similar to mine all over the USA. I pledge to not use more than $4,999 for my campaign. No one on my staff will be paid. All those who work for me will be volunteers. We won’t have a headquarters. Instead we will use our homes and public places for meetings when necessary.
I plan to take the “business” out of running a campaign and the “business” out of running Washington and put “business” back on Main Street where it belongs. That’s the problem with Washington–there is far too much “business as usual” being conducted by people like Pete Sessions who are supposed to be representing us and not their stock portfolios.
We don’t have two parties. We have one party of the rich by the rich and for the rich. And Pete Sessions is part of that problem. And there are just as many Democrats as Republican/Tea Party officials who belong to that club–in fact, the majority of our elected officials in DC belong to that club and need to be returned to the reality of Main Street in 2012.
In the last three years millions of Americans lost their jobs and their personal net worths lost value–most of them to the point of being negative. That didn’t happen to Congressional multimillionaires like Pete Sessions. While we were losing money, he was growing his. In 2008, Pete Sessions net worth was estimated by Open Secrets at between $1,438,039 to $3,376,000. In 2009, Pete Sessions net worth grew over a million dollars to $2,085,046 to $4,904,000.
In other words, folks, the recession isn’t happening for the millionaires in Congress like Pete Sessions. There is no “sacrifice” for these people. In fact, a recession never existed for them. Unless your net worth increased by a million dollars from 2008 to 2009, you don’t belong to Pete Session’s club and you are a fool if you support him. Compare Session’s percentage of growth to your own net worth. How much more money did you earn in 2009 than in 2008? If you are part of the 77% of Americans who are living from paycheck to paycheck I doubt that your net worth has gone anywhere but south. Are you going to continue to allow a multimillionaire like Pete Sessions to rob you blind, or are you going to vote for a candidates who knows first hand the pain of main street America?
Were you invited to either of these Pete Sessions fund raising events? I doubt it, unless you are an American who can afford a ski vacation to Park City, or unless you play golf. Ski and Golf vacations are the turf of the rich–not the millions of out-of-work Americans. You don’t have to worry about not being invited to my fund raising events because I won’t be having any.
When: Feb 23 2012
What: Park City Ski Weekend
Beneficiaries: Jeb Hensarling, Pete Sessions, Greg Walden
When: Sep 11 2011
What: Caves Valley Golf Weekend
Beneficiaries: People for Enterprise/Trade/Econ Growth [for Pete Sessions]
Re. Caves Valley Golf Weekend
Privately owned and managed, Caves Valley Golf Club is a Member-owned
not-for-profit corporation. Membership in Caves Valley Golf Club is limited to 600 members, and is
by invitation only. Designed by nationally acclaimed golf course architect Tom Fazio as
“a golfer’s club,” Caves Valley is one of a few clubs in America focused solely on golf and the golfer’s need.The Club dining room is ranked among the top restaurants in the area. The Chef prepares all food on-premises and uses only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. The facilities include 32 overnight rooms in both the Clubhouse and five on-site Golf Cottages to accommodate overnight guests. Caves Valley is one of the finest private golf clubs in the country
solely on golf and golfer’s needs.