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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-03-10 09:39 PM
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60. What you fear is the Democratic Party's tone deafness
Edited on Tue Aug-03-10 09:43 PM by RainDog
to the voices of the people that elected them - who thought that voting itself was a form of activism - those who thought that phone banking and volunteering were going to undo much of the last 8 horrid years - and in fairly quick fashion since Americans had elected a Democratic congress two years before in the mid-terms - on major issues of Constitutional violations, for instance.

What you fear is that the Democratic Party is clueless - that it does not have its ear to the ground and that it is losing substantial support because its actions reflect a concern for the moneyed and powerful and socially regressive.

What you fear is that the Democratic Party continues to get played by the right wing - who advances the most outrageous bullshit imaginable and pretends it actually expects these things - when in reality, the right wing merely uses such tactics to gain a better position for itself and to alienate the democrats from their own base.

But instead of acknowledging this fear that the party is unresponsive, you blame voters who watched as Republicans trampled on the Constitution, as well as numerous other laws, who now walk away without consequence. It's not just Obama who is part of this. Reid and Pelosi were doing this same thing before Obama was elected.

It is the party, not Obama, that is failing the American people.
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