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Meet Allen

A brief political bio:

I'd like to start out by saying that I am (since I was a mini-me of 7 years old sitting with my dad watching Barry Goldwater's 1964 acceptance speech for the presidency of the republic) a political animal. I'm exactly the same as those kids raised ardent right-wing, but, the exact political opposite of them.

They grow up believing what they believe and little if any societal changes along the way will change their minds from what was instilled in them when they first learned to talk/walk.

That's me as well, but I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Leftist.  My deep distain for ALL THINGS right wing makes me the perfect person to go fight that noble fight for the "little guy" - the blue collar/no collar/and all those human beings living in a state of homelessness.   The Rightists/the ruling elites of our American republic have US Senators they can call and with one phone call change the direction of society - they have their political Excalibur to fight there battles - where, is the Progressive Democrats/Democratic-Socialists in the US Senate (with the exception of Bernie Sanders) that's your Excalibur?

Where is the person that wakes up in the morning ready to go fight the good fight, to give the people that do ALL the real heavy lifting, the people who keep American society functioning - again, other then Bernie Sanders - where is that person within the US Senate?

They're conspicuous by their absence.  What you have in the US Senate are 99 people of the same political orthodoxy masquerading as one thing or another to fool Americans into thinking there is a real opposition party fighting against the other side, when in fact they're owned and operated like puppets by the ruling elites. 

There is a quote but a former Supreme Court Justice that speaks to the kind of civil servant I'll be if only I can get in the US Senate of the republic. 

This was Louis Brandeis' vision of the public servant.....
"They cannot be worthy of the respect and admiration of the people unless they add to the virtue of obedience some other virtues—the virtues of manliness, of truth, of courage, of the willingness to risk positions, of the willingness to risk the misunderstanding that so often comes when people do the heroic thing."
- Former Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis


Democratic Socialism was birthed into my political DNA.
My paternal grandad voted for Eugene Debs, the Socialist Party of America's Candidate for President - in 1920 while Debs was imprisoned.   In telling you of my dad, I'm telling you about me.

  My dad, Merion Rheinhart - An American labour union man, was born in 1920, below is his political history - and I'm my father's son - to the letter. 

Democratic-Socialism isn't something I heard about when Bernie first appeared -  I knew of Bernie Sanders from his first run for office in 1971.  
As I said, I was politically baptized a Democratic Socialist when I was 7 years old - and to that path I've stayed even since.  To be called a, "Radical Leftist" is a label I will proudly wear as a badge of honor.   
My baptism came sitting alongside my dad watching both Lyndon Baines Johnson & Barry Goldwater's 1964 Acceptance speeches for the presidency - with him explaining to me Barry Goldwater's very dangerous narratives on foreign policy (a speech horribly stuffed with epithets of war - in which Goldwater neither offered his condolences to the nation nor to the Kennedy family - that had 7 months earlier lost a president to an assassin's bullet, instead he thanked Richard Nixon - of all people - and we know how that went some years later. 
I've been a politicos all my life, I live, eat, sleep and breathe Ultra-Leftist politics (my area of expertise is foreign policy) all of the world's current hot spots - The entire Levant region - from the Wadi Rum, to the Hindu Kush - South China Sea issues - Indo-China affairs - ALL of the republics of former USSR & Warsaw Pact nations/The Russian Federation. I know of the places, the plays and the players and what they want.   I'm to the left of Senator Sanders on many political issues facing our republic. 

My dad and I were to attend the convention the was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 24, 1964 but events conspired and we didn't get there - so we settled for watching it on TV.  My dad wanted me to see the president of the republic with my own two eyes.  


This is Senator Barry Goldwater's 1964 acceptance speech. As you will see their political narratives couldn't be more different. 

n  (my dad's first presidential election vote was for the Socialist Norman Thomas not FDR)  (likewise his 2nd presidential vote was for Thomas not FDR) (My dad attended this convention, held in Philadelphia where I was born - in 1957 - and supported/voted for Henry Wallace's and his Progressive Party, they/Wallace were very strong on civil rights for black people, a 'living wage' - a second bill of rights - in fact it was Wallace who really was the true architect of FDR's 'second' Bill of Rights).  
My political education is Democratic-Socialism, I care zero for the incrementalism of today's [deeply neoliberal] Democratic Party endless failures.   With literally millions of Americans facing eviction and homelessness in the next few days they can't even get a simple piece of legislation passed to keep Americans in their homes - most of whom are the same Democratic voters who voted them into office to protect their interests.  It's unconscionable - outright malevolent even.  
I learned long again, the only thing that incrementalism will get you in politics is a very hard road ahead.....incrementalism is the middle of the road, and, as Jim Hightower once said, "there ain't nothin' in the middle of the road [in Texas] except yellow lines, and dead armadillos" long as we play along with the DNC, by their twisted morality it'll be political rinse and repeat - in perpetuity.  I've stayed on the path of Democratic-Socialism, and will continue to do so until my last breath. 


My cause is real, I have no lesser reasons.  Global Capitalism is an abject failure - from its very birth it was never intended to better humanity.  Democratic-Socialism, and only Democratic-Socialism, is the political vehicle that will take the human race forward.  Economic models that still teach this vulgarity called capitalism must be purged and replaced with one of fairness, rooted in the premise of [first and foremost] human decency.
I'll be once again running against Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (, only this go-round I won't be near penniless (without money all the issues on the world can't get your message to the people - your campaign is dead in the water with money - at least 1 million dollars for the Nevada market - against a party backed candidate for ANY office).  

"We must burn the books of the hypocrites, and, let their lying pages warm the bones of men (and women) of truth." - Emile Zola    

 "Mendacious Masto

Committee to Elect Allen Rheinhart
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