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Response to Lefty48197 (Reply #11)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:03 AM
freshwest (53,657 posts)
13. Why blame the party, when it was the voters? The party is composed of those who are active.
Those who don't vote or are swayed by emotional appeals or lack of them, which is what many seem to be calling for at DU, didn't confront this on a daily basis and walked away. Because it wasn't exciting enough at the time.
The Tea Party was very excited, but about all the wrong things. I think many Democrats thought things would never change and didn't take time to learn just what was coming. I could have told them the GOP was going to betray them, because it's logical.
It doesn't make a difference if the Democratic party candidate isn't a great motivational speaker or a 'tough as nails' guy which some seem to want us to run for office. Motivational speakers are usually hucksters and tough guys follow the mentality of Eastwood and Romney, overbearing, hostile and to some that means strength.
The quiet thinking man like Obama does not appeal to such people, they call him weak. But a guy that talks tough, blows the right whistles or is media favorite gets their vote, even thought all their ideas stink in regard to working people.
I don't believe a Democrat would have signed this bill and they opposed it in a legislature in which they were not the majority. It is not their fault they were gerrymandered out of office.
The Democratic party is as strong as the people involved, and most aren't photogenic or great speakers, but have a track record. I'm sad to hear so many people think we should run elections like popularity contests or American Idol. All I hear is that 'they let us down.' They can't do this alone, they need a well informed and involved electorate.
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Why blame the party, when it was the voters? The party is composed of those who are active.
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