That is what some of us are saying. Let's be realistic. Is there a reason that we don't have hardcore progressives running out talking about changing the government and making the nation immensely different? Yes, the reason is independents. You don't win independents by saying that you want to overhaul the government and make it radically different. You don't win elections without the independents. Just because the teabaggers went off the rails doesn't mean that we have to in the opposite direction! People get scared when they start hearing radicalism and a will to do things overnight... That is why there aren't many people saying that they want to start making things happen radically different overnight. That is why a lot of democrats aren't gung ho, "Let's reshape the nation." all of the time. It is becaus you scare away independents and lose elections by saying that. We need to start appeal to independents and moderates to highlight the problems with the right. The problem with the right right are their extremists. By being the ones who seem stable and sane, we have power. If we start talking about things that scare people, too, we lose.
I know people are scared about the drones and all of that, but it doesn't get better with the other side in power. This is one of the few areas that they don't even contend with Obama. Independents are likely more scared of terrorists than a lot of us. After 9/11, we can't run as a party that isn't as tough on terror as the other side. People have been scarred for years to come, and that is why it is best that we have someone who seems pretty compassionate deciding when it is okay to pull the trigger instead of Romney who doesn't care about anyone who isn't rich enough to bankroll his campaign.
If you want to stand up against Citizens United, then fight against the man who is being bankrolled by Citizens United SuperPacs. Make sure the guy that is trying to appeal to everyday people wins, insetead of the guy who avoids us like we are parasites.
If you don't see a reason to vote, you are saying since you don't see anything on the menu that gives you everything you want, you will eat shit and be completely silent about it.
I don't know about you, but I have a whole hell of a lot to lose in this election. I am a part of the LGBT community with my fiance, and I am someone who relies on some type of immigration reform to keep one of the best parts of my life here. The President seems like he is trying for that. If you don't vote for Democrats to try and see what is possible with enough positions to do beat a fillibuster, you are willing republicans to rule this nation. I can't afford that because the price is what I love. I wish everyone saw, the way I see, the value of not losing everything we have gained since we got rid of Bush.