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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:57 AM

22. I saw the segment. Rachael was entirely fair. OFA was stupid in putting that out.

I was a full donor to Obama in his first term, and did a bunch of other stuff, and because of that I got OFA pronouncements DAILY on "The Latest Outrage!" I was cheerily cheered to "man the phones!" "send us money!" After reading enough Outrage Templates, I told them to quit running an Activity Treadmill, that Obama supporters were not their monkey army, that The Democratic Party Leadership should unite around the merits of their own arguments and do their fucking jobs right there in Washington.

I made the point that if citizens have to constantly prod and poke reps to get them to vote the greatest good for the greatest number, whatever the hell we have is more like do-it-yourself democracy than representative democracy.

Being asleep and unaware about politics is bad, sure. But being constantly prodded to "action" to nag people who make ten times what 95% of us do -- and often won't even show up to conduct The People's business -- strikes me as naive. Joining this "Action" group just won't do it for me. Those of you who join, let me know how it works out for you. Just my opinion.

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