Robert Liebman commented on Ballot Access News for Anderson Rodriguez 2012 2012-09-29 08:53:08 -0600
There seems to be a misunderstanding about the Justice Party. While it is true it is not at the moment a functioning party, planning has taken place to create a real party. Committees have been formed and a national convention is planned for this coming February. After the convention the Justice Party should have a platform. Formation of the Justice Party at the state level is taking place in a number of states. There should be a number of Justice Party candidates running in the 2014 election. If the Green Party had been successful over the years in electing candidates to state and federal level offices there would be no need to form the Justice Party. But the continuing failure of the Green Party to get candidates elected needs to be addressed by progressives. That is what I believe Rocky Anderson has stated he is trying to do.
Robert Liebman commented on Rocky Anderson on Global Climate Change 2012-09-24 20:30:30 -0600
Experience shows the indirect approach hasn’t work. Just ask the big environmental groups that have been using that approach for years. There are simply no reasons to make the rapid transition away from fossil fuels that is needed to stay under 2C without directly describing what will happen if fail. Reasons such as economic competition, green jobs, etc can not get us there. Descriptions of an unrecognizable future Earth as described by climate scientists such as James Hansen are a must. Much of the world will be uninhabitable based on knowledge of past climates and predictions from computer models. That is point that needs to get through.
Robert Liebman commented on Spoiler or Moral Alternative 2012-07-20 19:10:01 -0600
This quote from the economist Jeffrey Sachs last fall sums it up pretty well I think. “America’s revival will come through a new political movement, one that isn’t on the political take, one in which the incumbent President doesn’t feel the compulsion to raise $1 billion in campaign contributions while the leading opposition candidate isn’t yet another corrupt Texas crony [presumably Rick Perry] of the oil industry. The new third party will thrive on free social media, will wade boldly into minority communities and into run-down neighborhoods of the white working class, and will wage a campaign to tax the rich and the corporations to rebuild America at home, not to build the bank accounts of the super-rich in the Cayman Islands and other favorite tax hideaways. ”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/two-parties-no-solutions_b_966637.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/two-parties-no-solutions_b_966637.html