This may come as a shock to some people but I’m not now nor have I ever been a Democrat. Nor am I a Liberal. As Newspaper Guild founding President Heywood Campbell Broun once said, “A liberal is one who leaves the room when the fight begins.” I’m a second generation member of the California Peace & Freedom Party and I’m an unabashed, unapologetic radical. That said, take my endorsements however you like them, or if you’re at the opposite end of the political spectrum, feel free to vote the opposite of my endorsements.
President: in the Peace & Freedom Party primary I’m voting for former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson. On his Facebook page he’s unafraid to openly declare himself a “Radical” and having seen his performance on MSNBC I’m impressed with the way he articulates a rational, radical program of change.
Republican: My Constitutional Conservative friends may very well want to make a statement about the state of affairs in their own party by voting for Fred Karger of Political Consulting Dolphin Group fame who is running a pro-LGBTI rights campaign for President. Those issues are not trivial and Karger deserves a lot of credit for taking his fight to such an inherently hostile audience.
United States Senate:
Peace & Freedom Party: First, I’m voting for KABIRUDDIN KARIM ALI. Ali is not part of the Feiginite-Berkeley Bullshevik alliance that is the self-appointed leadership of the party and he is to be to be commended for his campaign that is dealing with serious issues and articulating them in a way that can be understood by normal people, unlike the person I’m voting AGAINST. I’m dead set against Marsha Feinland. Feinland was one of and still is a member of the Feiginite/Berkeley Bullshevik cabal which in 1994 took one of the most insane positions ever espoused by any American political party. In response to my call for invoking the anti-boycott provisions of Federal law against Turkey and Azerbaijan for their total blockade of Armenia (and the Azeri pogrom of pillage, murder, and rape that drove 800,000 ethnic Armenians out of Azerbaijan) Feinland and her cohorts on the PFP State Executive Committee voted for a position of punishing Armenia with American sanctions under Section 901 of the Freedom Support Act to punish Armenia for the crime of having been blockaded by its neighbors. This was a position far to the right of the Turkish Embassy and then Halliburton President and later Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney (who received the Azeri-United States Chamber of Commerce “Freedom Support” award). One of Feinland’s claims to fame is her service as an elected Rent Control Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, during which her husband — the late and fellow Berkeley Bullshevik John Thomas “Tom” Condit” unlawfully sub-letted his own rent controlled apartment while living with Feinland.
On top of everything else, the PFP leadership — almost exclusively white as it is — has a penchant for recruiting coconuts and oreos to its leadership when it actually engages in affirmative action outreach. Case in point: they ran a candidate for Congress in a special election who wanted to bring our troops home from Iraq so that they could secure the Mexican border against undocumented immigrants; they were proud of her because she had a Hispanic surname. U.S. Senate candidate Ali is an immigrant, knows the issues of immigrants from personal experience, and can reach out to California’s burgeoning immigrant population.