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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #66)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:06 PM

78. The next four years will determine the future of the Democratic Party.

If Democrats join Republicans in the protection of some of this country's worst criminals who have caused so much suffering, death and pain around the globe, those who stayed with them this time, with far less enthusiasm than before, will be turning away in droves. You can only set aside your conscience if you have one, when you know the alternative would be even worse. That is how many people voted this time.

But that won't continue unless we see that making that difficult decision this time, pays off in actually application of the law to those who committed crimes. I know many people who did vote their conscience this time, which is probably why the popular vote went from a margin of ten million to three, enough to give Democrats another chance. Now those who gave them that chance are going to be very loud, very demanding unwilling to compromise on matters of justice.

It has started already with the Unions and dozens of Liberal groups, who did stay with the party this time, but with their wide open refusing to accept the excuses and now mobilizing to put pressure on Democrats to prove that they did not throw their votes away.

There is a huge shift happening in this country. Thanks to OWS the money in politics was a big issue for many voters this time. Reading back on other elections, 2004 eg, it's interesting to see the different attitude Dems had towards money at that time. We, they didn't see it as the poison we now know it is. People are way more educated now, especially young people. I would be willing to bet that this is the last time people will be willing to give Dems a chance. I can see a lot of Independents running at the local level and for Congress and over time a weakening of the two party system unless they demonstrate they are responsive to the people.

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