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What do you think of the current Democratic party?

The elections of 2012 were, for the most part, satisfying.

I do feel I need to be careful here. (I don't get around to posting too often here. And I'm not sure if this will upset people. It's not my intention.)

The man I preferred for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination is former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

I came across a report that he's considering leaving the Democratic party over the latest dealing with whether this current Democratic president will bring about some cuts to social security. That, of course, is viewed by many (including myself) as a betrayal of the long-established platform of the Democratic party.

Here is what I want to ask.

Elections aside how do you feel about the current Democratic party?

It's a question for which some may feel the answer is complicated. But whatever your response I'd like to read it.

With me: I'm not happy with this Democratic party. I won't vote for a Republican at all; simply because there is nothing there that I respect, and there is nothing there for which I'm willing to vote not even a "decent Republican" (by comparsion to the party-at-large). I take consideration of voting outside the two parties for candidates. I figure I need to seek ones who are more progressive. My vote went to re-electing President Obama, reluctantly, and my vote for U.S. Senate went to my state's Green party candidate. (For 2012, my home state colored blue on both levels.)

Again I wonder what people are thinking of the current Democratic party.
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