and even if I could, it's not in me to crack the whip and get all Coulter-ish. And, yeah, by all means, post another passive-aggressive "I'm Audi" diary as if we should all crash the servers for your attention. I know that most cynics are just idealists with broken hearts, but, honestly!
Here are a few things you should know before you let the orange screen door hit you on the ass on the way out.
1.You are totally enforcing the Democrats-are-mad because-Obama-won't-give-them ponies thing.
It makes my job harder every time you do this. When I read your diary, I'm not thinking you're strong and principled and, gee, best revisit my cherished assumptions, I'm thinking you just provided grist for another "Dems Divided" trend article.I also believe that a truly principled person would just leave and not wait around to pick up those last shreds of mojo on the way out.It's a tantrum dressed up as a manifesto, and I think it's bad news(Yes, I'm aware of the irony.)
2. Taking your toys and going home leaves the political process to extremists with too much time on their hands.
I still feel incredibly guilty about the activism I didn't do in 2000, for instance, for much the same reasons cited by many in the post-mortems today. Gore didn't turn me on as a voter(he's grown on me more over the years) and I had bought into the George Wallace "dime's worth of difference" thing, but what I failed to realize is, sometimes a dime is very important.I don't mean to say that my tiny efforts could have changed all that, but if hundreds or thousands of people acted like me then, I'm pretty confident we emboldened the wingnuts out there, and it's hard for me to live with that. It's up to you, ultimately, of course, but we are on this ride together. A lot of times the frustrating part about fighting for change is that it takes so long to see results. I hate that too, but it works better if I see myself as part of a tradition, and I can't see civil-rights workers writing "Goodbye Alabama" messages, and so much more of their disillusion is so much more ancestral than much of ours now.
I wish you would stay. But, I can't go on about it...
I've got things to do.