Today, after running a couple of errands, I walked into my local Town Hall and undid something that I had originally done the day I turned 18, more than 36 years ago. I un-registered as a Democrat and registered as an unaffiliated voter. Except for a brief flirtation with Lowell Weicker's ACP party, I've been a Democrat in two different states, for almost four decades, which includes the People's Republic of New Hampshire. Not any more!!!
Why would I turn my back on the party that I've supported and voted for virtually my entire adult life? I cannot in good conscience continue to be enrolled in a party that won't even put a fight, doesn't give a tinker's damn about me or anyone else.
The reports that the Democrats wouldn't even debate the end of the job-killing, Middle class killing, Bush gift to the rich, until after the elections was the final straw!!!
In full disclosure, I am a 54 year old white male, with a whole host of medical problems who lost a part-time reporting job in March and is basically living off the meager paycheck of my brother whom I live with and our rapidly dwindling savings. I know that I supposedly don't have a "dog in the fight" about the tax cuts but I worry about people such as my brother, and the millions of others who work in low-wage dead-end job, living from "paycheck to paycheck" and losing the good fight.
Yes, I know that the Dems have had to fight the obstructionist tactics of "Tan Man" Boner and Mitch McChinless,sadly aided and abetted by DINO's such as Nelson, Landrieu, Lincoln and, my junior Senator, Joe LIEberman and the rest of the LIEberdems, who are nothing more than the GOP's BFF's, along with the corporate media, who hate the Democrats very existence.
Yet, with a 100% foolproof, totally winning issue, these gutless pussies "punted" until after the election. They ran like whipped dogs, who are so totally scared by a vocal minority of Teahadists nut jobs.
You get paid a very large salary to cast tough votes. If you don't want to do your fucking job, then get the hell out and we'll find someone who wants to represent "real Americans", not just the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Yes, I am still a progressive and will vote for Democrats who will show they have a backbone, and I am very scared for my country that may be on the precipice of being taken over by a bunch of ignorant freaks, but the Dems in Washington seems more interested in returning their dead asses to their cushy chairs in DC in 2011,instead of doing their jobs!!! If you won't fight for me, why should I support you? You've given me no reason to do so, but I will not sit home on November 2nd. I will do my duty and vote. But no more answering DNC mailers, or GOTV drives or donations!!!
I'm the "exhausted" one, who is still waiting for the Democrats to show some spine, you worthless COWARDS!!!! Is this too much to ask for??