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17. Probably. It won't happen in the years that I have remaining...
Tue Oct 26, 2021, 03:02 PM
Oct 2021

... but it's likely to happen before what would be the "tri-centennial". That's why it's important for certain individuals (and groups, pundits, candidate spouses) to stop trying to sabotage and diminish the Democratic party. People like Sarandon, Yang, Nader, Turner, Moore, West, Stein (and many others) are doing their level best to split the vote, act as spoilers, and to kneecap and "punish" Democrats all in an attempt to fulfill their "burn-it-down" strategy and philosophy.

It's NOT TRUE that Democrats are "ideologically bankrupt". It's NOT TRUE that Democrats are "feeble". It's NOT TRUE that Democrats are "corrupt". It's NOT TRUE that the Democratic party is an "absolute failure". It's NOT TRUE that the Democratic party is "the party of the one-percent". It's NOT TRUE that the Democratic party is the "party of Coastal Elites". It's NOT TRUE that there's "no difference between Democrats and Republicans." It's NOT TRUE that Democrats are "do-nothings". It's NOT TRUE that the Democratic party "doesn't care about climate change." It's also NOT TRUE that the Democrats who "are very big into diversity" aren't "particularly sympathetic" to the working class. It's NOT TRUE that Democrats don't care about justice.

What useful purpose does it serve to promote this fiction? It's just another example of how people are oddly willing to do and say things that create an atmosphere of fear and hopelessness and negativity. Negativity generates apathy. Apathy discourages voter turnout. Low voter turnout gives Republicans a chance to steal the elections.

In agreement on voting rights JustAnotherGen Oct 2021 #1
Voting rights must be THE ONLY priority. lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #2
But...what about arcane Congressional traditions? Surely those are more important! NullTuples Oct 2021 #9
Sarcasm tinged with TRUTH and by "tinged" I mean FLOODED! BamaRefugee Oct 2021 #15
A veritable flooded truthchasm. jaxexpat Oct 2021 #19
A Truth Tsunami coursing through the Grand Canyon of Caustic Commentary. BamaRefugee Oct 2021 #33
You have far more hope than I do based on this comment Eliot Rosewater Oct 2021 #3
But when the appeals reach the USSC everything will come out okay, right? jaxexpat Oct 2021 #22
I agree our side doesn't know what to do. CrispyQ Oct 2021 #4
We've already lost it. BlueTsunami2018 Oct 2021 #5
Get this to the far back pages LW1977 Oct 2021 #6
Would you care to be more specific? Cyrano Oct 2021 #10
If one side is only willing to hold the status quo & the other uses every trick to ratchet... NullTuples Oct 2021 #7
as long as fascists and the fascists big money handlers are allowed to participate in our political yaesu Oct 2021 #8
Pound for pound, I think the American Bund Party of the 1930s came closest. Torchlight Oct 2021 #11
Hopefully, your last two paragraphs are prophetic Cyrano Oct 2021 #14
Until the winner is the one who gets the most votes, yes superpatriotman Oct 2021 #12
But golly gee willikers, can't we just GOTV and WIN BIG in 2022? Fiendish Thingy Oct 2021 #13
Absolutely true! Voting is the first, second, and third priority. Who's gonna lead this? housecat Oct 2021 #16
Probably. It won't happen in the years that I have remaining... NurseJackie Oct 2021 #17
All of this NJ JustAnotherGen Oct 2021 #28
Here is what strikes me to my very core. Efilroft Sul Oct 2021 #18
Manchin/Sinema Cyrano Oct 2021 #20
I'm hoping that the Texas abortion law will be a wakeup call for younger voters. Lonestarblue Oct 2021 #21
" IMO, the majority of the people in this country are clueless...." HUAJIAO Oct 2021 #23
With this kind of doom and gloom... Xolodno Oct 2021 #24
Yes. hamsterjill Oct 2021 #25
"I'm saying that Republicans are ruthless barbarians soldierant Oct 2021 #26
We're an oligarchy TheFarseer Oct 2021 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author ancianita Oct 2021 #29
NO...not at all...So you want proof do you?..Just 4 words:" Barack Obama, Joe Biden" Stuart G Oct 2021 #30
Thank you. I'm going to look for your hopeful posts from now on. ancianita Oct 2021 #32
Yes. The threats, lies, and violence on the right is making it impossible for even sane, sinkingfeeling Oct 2021 #31
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