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Muslim activists involved in both state and national politics say that the Democratic Party is taking their growing voting bloc for granted.
The newspaper also reported that, so far, vicious currents of anti-Islam rhetoric in the Republican party have largely kept Muslim-Americans away from the party. In Florida, where Islamophobia has a particularly wide reach, a Muslim activist named Nezar Hamze was shut out by the Broward Republican Executive Committee, which rejected Hamze’s application to become a member of the Executive Committee and create a Muslim Republican Club last September.
But like Brandt, Petra Kelly was confronted with an unresolvable political dilemma, as the result of the Green Party’s success. Lacking both programmatic and political resources, she could not solve the problem of power sharing. When the Green Party achieved a breakthrough at municipal and regional level, the question inevitably arose of its supporting SDP administrations or of forming coalition administrations with the SDP. The Greens succumbed to the temptation. What it took social democracy thirty years and the mass (increasingly social-democratized) communist parties fifteen years to do, the Green Party achieved in five years. Doubtless intentions were honourable and the choice agonizing ; nevertheless, the end result was clear – they would become increasingly drawn into the logic of reformism. This indeed proved to be the case, and organizational strength and moral authority began to decline. The party finally split following a factional struggle, the violence and strident tone of which ran directly contrary to the slogan proclaimed by the Greens’ parliamentary group as they entered the Bundestag: ‘Let us humanize the practice of politics’. In the November 1991 congress of the Green Party, Petra Kelly only received 30 out of a possible 1,000 votes for the post of National Executive Committee Spokesperson. This demoralized her greatly.
Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
If you stay away from "establishment Republicans" then who are you voting for?
The "Constitutional Conservatives" are the same ones who oppose certain freedoms for Muslims