Or..The Deliberate Disenfranchisement of the Democratic Party Base.
When I was a Democrat there were certain things I was sure of. These things were issues I believed there to be applicability in connection with party ideals. To be a Democrat was to be Pro-Israel, Pro-Equal Rights, Pro-Women, Pro-Choice, Pro-Civil Rights, Pro-Gay Rights, Pro-Working Americans, and Anti-War. Under the big tent of my understanding this was the party that took the higher road, on behalf of the little guy, the underdog, the average Joe. In my mind, these standards were morally correct, fair and equal to all; compassion, equality and the walk on that lofty road were all part of these recognized principles.
Then, I woke up. It was 2008 when I was startled from my slumber of political unconsciousness. I had been resting peacefully in the knowledge of how those filthy Republicans had George W. Bush in place with his neo-con henchmen to destroy our country. I knew them to be a bloodthirsty crew, bent on killing our children in war, I understood them to be haters of women being treated like adult people able to make their own decisions, and they were of course the biggest bigots on the planet, working at destroying every possible minority in existence. All they wanted was, power, power, power. Continue reading