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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 01:06 PM
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41. Many of us feel like surrendering at times ...
and this is obviously one of those times.
However, I see no remedy for the ailments of the Democratic Party which might be realized by joining an even smaller minority party.

We need to elect better Democrats. Just saying you're a Democratic candidate isn't good enough any longer. Perhaps we've failed in the primary process while focusing upon the general elections. We have too many DINOs for starters. And, one would certainly have to have that "D" to select better candidates.

IMO, we allowed the other party to get a decade head-start on us, and now we expect a sudden reversal of fortunes.
I suspect that our hope is in the House of Reps. The Senate is too far removed from the electorate. The seat owners are too entrenched. The effort to unseat is too expensive, and the staggered terms aren't advantageous for the purposes of quick change.
I won't be able to beat Hal Rogers (KY-5), but others will be able to do so with their congressmen.

I disagree with surrender, or whichever term one wants to use. There are but two parties, regardless of the claims otherwise.
The only choice is to fight as a Democrat. There are no moral victories when cornered, as we are.
If you leave the Democratic Party, that's one vote we won't have. You cannot convince me that the loss of a vote on our side is not a gain for the other.
Work for the House to save the Constitution - even if we never have the Executive power again.


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