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Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:26 PM

 

Why I will vote Tuesday

I hold the Democratic Party in utter contempt after supporting it my whole life and working for its candidates. It took a long time and began with the ascendancy of the DLC and the corporatist pandering of the party that has largely wiped away any significant difference between them and republicans. I have come to accept that the Democratic Party has become a wholly owned subsidiary of moneyed interests that intend to create a political plutocracy with the fawning assistance of both these sorry parties.

So, on Tuesday I'll go to the polls, hold my nose and vote for the fucking democrats. The reason I'll do this is not just because I loathe and despise republicans even more than democrats (actually I loathe and despise them a lot more), but also because there is no viable alternative and so I intend to become involved with local democratic politics and be a thorn in its side until it begins to move left. There is absolutely no way of moving the Republican Party left. There never has been. It can only move farther and farther right.

That's why I'm getting involved in local Democratic Party politics. State and National politics have no other use for me than as a cash cow or a zombie voter. Both have agendas controlled entirely by big money and neither could care less about the needs of anyone without a 7 digit income or above. Any hope of political reform rests at the community level. That's where I'm going to be, and if enough progressive people do likewise, someday, sooner than later I hope, we'll be sending democrats to state capitols and to Washington who are actually democrats. So, fuck the Democratic Party. It's days are numbered. I hope.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:30 PM

1. k&r

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:35 PM

2. All politics begins at that local level.

The school board members become city council members, county supervisors or commissioners and then state house representative and state senators. From there, they can move on to the House and Senate on a national basis.

By working in local politics and making sure that your local offices are filled with progressives, you set the table for future progress. It takes time, and we've dropped the ball on the local level in many places across the country.

Getting involved in local politics is how you can make the largest possible impact as an individual. In fact, if you like, you can run for office at the local level. Become the political leader you want to see in office. Work hard in local politics, become known to local voters and you are on the road to becoming an elected leader yourself.

Of course, that's for younger people than myself. At age 69, I'll have to settle for working locally to try to help select the very best possible candidates in my local area. And that's what I'm doing.

If you want your ideas to become how the nation is run, start near where you live and work to make a difference.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:49 PM

3. Turned 65 in August.

 

I will retire next year, and causing political trouble will be my new job.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:50 PM

4. Go be an effective troublemaker. It's a worthwhile occupation

for retired people, to be sure.

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