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I should start by saying I don't understand a lot of the mechanics of this site.  Now it's suggested that I don't understand the politics, either.

I just posted a diary explaining why I no longer ID as a Democrat after having been a Democratic elected official in my first career.

One of the responses is that this is a Democratic site and therefore my remarks are out of order.

I did not intend to be out of order.

Some years ago, I wrote an op-ed in opposition to the Iraq War, and a friend of mine suggested that I post it on Kos.  I did, and my account remained dormant until recently, in spite of the fact she's regularly pestered me to have a presence here.

I reluctantly posted some of my American Indian flavored writings, and the responses encouraged me to post more.  That was a pleasant surprise.

Now I'm told that if I can't support the party, I don't belong here.

If that's the case, I'm not offended.  Just let me know what the rules are and I'll follow them.  I understand I don't own this cyber real estate, and I have no interest in putting the amount of work into my diaries that I do if people find them offensive.

Because I'm Indian, I am used to writing for a small niche.  That's my normal world.

Because, as far as I can tell, there's no central authority to ask, I'm going to put up a poll and abide by the results.

Poll

Please READ THE LIST OF MY DIARIES and understand that I admit I'm not a Democrat. Should I stay or go?

76%36 votes
10%5 votes
12%6 votes

| 47 votes | Vote | Results

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