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View Diary: Why I'm Still Here: Because I can't do this alone. (120 comments)

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  •  I have been working on bettering the Democratic (7+ / 0-)

    Party since 1968, so what. I am sick of this lame bullshit, I am a better supporter, worker, more dedicated.... etc... I don't particularly care about the health of the Democratic Party anymore, it will survive or not based on its merit, not my efforts.

    The two party system in America has about run its course with the existing parties, I expect one or both to go the way of the Whigs soon. Because of one number: 50%, that is the number of people eligible to vote who generally don't. The voter participation numbers we talk about are percentages of registered voters. When half of the people eligible to participate don't, it is because they think the system they are supposed to participate in has nothing to offer. When 25% of the eligible voter population on a national basis actually elects the candidates, then the outcome is by its very nature not representative of the will of the people.

    I am not a Democrat, I am an American citizen that votes generally for Democratic Party candidates when they support policies and positions that I agree with. I register as a Democrat because I want to participate in the primary system. I have supported Democrats in the past because of their stated policy positions, not their symbolic value as representations of gender, racial, economic or other symbols of "progress."

    I did not care for Denise Velez's diary, and I don't care for this one either, the whiny chest thumping and faux outrage over opinion is a paean to tedium, a giant waste of time.

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 12:38:09 PM PDT

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