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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Democrats, save your party

I posted a list of suggestions to fix the Republican party before and I was going to post a list of ideas to fix the Democratic party, but I won't do that. Not that I don't have ideas, it's just that most of them boil down to one thing, the Democratic party needs to grow a spine.

I like the Democratic party, in theory. In practice, it's usually somewhere between "okay" and "deep depressing disappointment." Democrats have better ideas but don't stand up for them nearly as much as they should or for as long as they should. They often abandon their grand ideas and big proposals when met with the slightest opposition. They're too afraid of defeat or bad publicity. They think they can pander to ALL demographics, age groups and ideologies.

It just comes off as... bad. Disappointing. Terrible. Republicans can go as crazy, batshit, right wing nuts as they want and get votes from their base. Democrats? Not so much. Where are the mighty Liberals, TRUE Liberals, not this watered down ineffectual moderate bullshit we get now? I don't know. I wish we could get some, in office, preferably with some kind of majority.

I want to see Democrats that say "here's what I'm fighting for, here's why I'm fighting for it" in a clear and concise manner. Democrats who won't back down when the polls shift slightly or the attack ads start. Democrats who aren't afraid to lose an election because of doing so. What we have now, for the most part, are a bunch of spineless, watered down has-beens who should have given up a long time ago and let someone else who might actually put up a real fight give it a shot.

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