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  •  the national Democratic Party left me... (3+ / 0-)
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    Celtic Pugilist, blogswarm, indres

    ...when they decided to kill the public option before even giving it a chance, and then gave some of my DCCC money to support the most conservative Democratic in the Hawaii special Congressional election, which resulted in elected a Republican to that seat by splitting the votes of two Democrats in the race and then decided to waste more of my DSCC money by giving it to support Blanch Lincoln in her Democratic primary in Arkansas. There are many, many other reasons, but those things pretty much made me decided, after more than 25 years, to longer contribute to the DNC, DSCC and DCCC.

    My money now goes directly to progressive groups to elected progressive Democrats.

    The only remaining question for me is whether to continue as an enrolled Democrat for the sole purpose of being able to vote in primaries or to switch to a third party (my inclination is to switch to a progressive third party; unfortunately, there are no such national progressive political parties that have any credibility with me.)

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