Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Compared to 2008, how do you feel today about the Democratic Party?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:46 AM
Original message
Compared to 2008, how do you feel today about the Democratic Party?
More committed than ever to the electoral success of the party?

Just as committed to the success of the party now as you were two years ago?

Still committed, but not as enthusiastic as you once were?

Less committed and enthusiastic?

Abandoned and not committed to the electoral success of the party?

Or how?

I've been reading lots of pessimistic, angry posts here lately, and I wonder how that translates to your committment to helping get Democrats elected.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:48 AM
Response to Original message
1. Where else is there to go? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:19 AM
Response to Reply #1
12. away,
I suppose.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:48 AM
Response to Original message
2. Betrayed
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
3. More committed than ever to success of the party.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:51 AM
Response to Original message
4. Dysfunctional and whiney...n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:53 AM
Response to Original message
5. Disappointed but will still vote for them.
I am still optimistic about some Change happening..I know it can only get worse with any Republican... I just have to accept I will not get my pony....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:53 AM
Response to Original message
6. I feel like Thomas Jefferson
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all." Thomas Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson, 1789.

"Were parties here divided merely by a greediness for office,...to take a part with either would be unworthy of a reasonable or moral man." Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1795.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:54 AM
Response to Original message
7. I am uninspired and disillusioned by the current Democratic Party. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:54 AM
Response to Original message
8. Like the electoral success of the party is all some people really care about!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:57 AM
Response to Original message
9. Disappointed - tired of corp. D's. Will vote for other D's. Will be smarter with
my D vote next time around.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:59 AM
Response to Original message
10. Furious at all the dead wood in the Senate
Obama is a conservative Democrat with a large gap between his rhetoric and his actions, but I knew that when I voted for him. He's actually done quite a bit better than I expected him to, so I can't say I'm displeased.

However, the performance of the Senate has been nothing short of shameful, especially on health care reform. They allowed the GOP to rip the guts out of real reform and they had to have known that party would never have voted for any bill the Democrats had sponsored, the political atmosphere in this country is so toxic. The filibuster has been abused consistently and legislation that both parties say is necessary has been stalled because the Republicans simply don't want any legislation to pass unless it's by their majority, which they don't have. Reid has simply failed in his job of getting legislation through the GOP obstruction and no one has gotten the message out about why things in that geriatric gentlemen's club have gotten so bad.

The Democrats are still the "Where else could you go?" party for working class people with a clue, but if they don't clean up their act in the Senate, their time in power will be severely limited as the working class sits home on election day.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:05 AM
Response to Original message
11. pretty much unchanged
on the other hand I'm mystified how totally useless and openly crazy Republicans have become.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:21 AM
Response to Reply #11
13. openly crazy indeed.
it is frightening not just that they do it, but that the corporate media covers it and gives it credence as though it was perfectly normal.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:22 AM
Response to Reply #11
14. Isn't that the truth! The R's get crazier and crazier. I've not seen/heard one R that
I consider leadership material even if I were R. Most of these R's today are simply off their rockers. They seem to embrace the lunatic fringe and that's it, although, I'm convinced that fringe is growing and growing in this country. It's more than a little concerning. Frankly, it's boiling down to a choice between sane (D) and insane (R) IMO.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:44 AM
Response to Reply #14
16. It's like some sort of race to see who can get the most batshit craziest
the fastest. Un-freaking-believable.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #16
17. And as I believe you basically said, the MSM coverage of the batshit craziest is
amazing. It's clear to me the MSM is ONLY interested in the outrageous for ratings and profit, caring least about the future of the country. With the MSM it's purely greed and profit at any cost. And they keep pandering to the same crazies or the hottest new one. It seems like almost every time I turn the MSM on they're fixated on some crazy R.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:32 AM
Response to Original message
15. Repelled by the whole process these days. 24 hour news has turned the whole
thing into a circus with a bunch of sadistic clowns running the show.

I hope I find a reason to give a shit by November.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mac1949 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:25 PM
Response to Original message
18. Pretty much the same now as then. Didn't expect much,
didn't get much. Prospects for the future may be rosier though. Maybe. I hope.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sea Witch Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:38 PM
Response to Original message
19. I feel let down by the national leadership
I will continue to work on local races, but only for candidates that share my values.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. good plan to support candidates who share your values.
Do you have a threshhold for support? 100% of your values? Most of your values? It's hard to find candidates who are truly Democratic in their values.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sea Witch Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. The majority of the important ones to me
Equality, wars, single payer, poverty, environment, education, separation of church and state.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
red red red Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:21 PM
Response to Original message
21. JMO
Just as committed to the success of the party now as you were two years ago
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Dec 22nd 2014, 03:53 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC