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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...

There is a whole lot of rhetoric being spun around the notion that Hillary supporters are somehow not "true" Democrats if they choose not to vote for Barack Obama in the general election. The failure to understand that choice is, in actuality, the correct one for "true" Democrats is an indication that the Obama pushers are more interested in party unity than in Democratic principles.
Those principles were buried on May 31, 2008 by a group of elitist party "elders" who took it upon themselves to anoint a favored candidate as presumptive nominee of the party. We all know what went on then and I honestly don't have the stomach to regurgitate it. The arrogance, the diminution of voter input, the abandonment of democracy by the "Democratic" party were the rotten cherry on the top of a sour-milk sundae the DNC in concert with the MSM had been attempting to feed us for months. Like 9/11/2001 and 12/7/41 it is another date which will live on in infamy.
The party of the common people rejected those people in favor of a candidate who belittled the common voter as bitter, racist and spiritually needy. The party which protects and defended our civil rights has selected a man who now believes government spying on it's citizens without oversight is a good thing. The party which gave us Social Security and could bring about universal affordable health care has chosen not to discuss those issues any longer as the fish have already taken the bait. The party which allows us freedom of privacy and choice brings us the new improved Obama who would define those concepts according to whichever audience he is speaking to at the moment. That party is not the Democratic party I once knew and I now denounce and reject this new "fresh" stammering, stuttering version of something I was once so proud of.
So, for all those who care about party unity and think demeaning millions of people is the best solution to that problem; quit wasting your time. I am broken-nosed and battered and I will be as bitter I want to be and the "true" Democratic party would have had a place for me.

52 comments:

Heidi Li Feldman, J.D., Ph.D. said...

Remember, Bitter is the new Brave!

Anonymous said...

the abandonment of democracy by the "Democratic" party were the rotten cherry on the top of a sour-milk sundae

The irony of this is that I was having a sundae like an hour ago. I do so hope nothing was spoiled.

Excellent post on what the hell went wrong--who went wrong I should say.

PortiaElizabeth said...

Bitter as we want to be! I like it.
Jack, you summed it up beautifully when you said the old Democratic Party would've had a place for you. That's what made me a Dem so long ago -- the ideal of a party that represented the people, the citizens, the base of our country. Now I honestly don't know who or what it stands for. I just know it turned its back on all I believe in.

Femuel said...

"Obama pushers are more interested in party unity than in Democratic principles."

Perfect. I've been looking for a succinct response when I see posts about "how could you?!

Thanks Democraticjack!

Anonymous said...

so, if I make 45 more comments, do i win the T ? :)

nice blog, jack. i used to follow your commentary at huffpo (in fact - and don't be scared now - i "favorited" your (and select others') profile there so i could catch up on your comments with ease).

HRC will be POTUS.


frostback

tvlcrazy said...

Ahhh, Jack! You've hit the nail on the head.

"The party which allows us the freedom of privacy and choice brings us the new improved Obama..."

WHO VOTED YAY ON THE FISA BILL!

GRRRRRR......

Bitter is the new brave. PUMA!

DWPforHILL said...

Amen, Jack! This "New Democratic Party" has no place for me. Donna said so: "Message to base: stay home!" But no, Donna, we won't stay home - we're going to sweep your sorry a$$ home, and take back the Party!

Anonymous said...

To insure the passage of the 14th Amendment, women were asked to step aside. We had to wait until 1920 to get those rights. This time we are not falling in line. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Lucy-Ann said...

well said. BTW is Kayla your daughter? she's adorable!

ainnj said...

"To insure the passage of the 14th Amendment, women were asked to step aside. We had to wait until 1920 to get those rights. This time we are not falling in line. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

We're singing the same song sister!! And it's not that we just want to be able to ride in the front of the bus for a change, we are going to DRIVE that baby from now on!

50th? What is this 50th business? :)

Leigh39 said...

Well said Democratic Jack. I want NO part of this "new" democratic party. Stinky can stick it, along with Pelosi, Dean, Kerry, Richardson, etc...

ainnj said...

Hi Jack!! Just popping in!!! Nothing much new since I was last here.....la la la.

Anonymous said...

Jack, you are absolutely right, this is Lakes by the way, but -- what happened in December of 41?

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Why ainnj, I didn't expect to see YOU here. What a surprise! It's is terrific how involved you are in this whole process. So, how do you think the election is going so far?

ainnj said...

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...
Why ainnj, I didn't expect to see YOU here. What a surprise! It's is terrific how involved you are in this whole process. So, how do you think the election is going so far?
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Election? Oh, oh yeah....what election?
Oh forget it, the jig is up!!
We have been duped! bamboozled!@

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

ainnj said...

LOL!

Lyn said...

yeah you fixed the comments, Hah I will be 50, :)

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Methinks I will post those things I do not like about Obama, like his arrogant attitude to women.

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Woops I forgot -- also his tendency to take opportunistic political positions without any principle

Lyn said...

can I play? I do not like how he stands with his nose in the air
ps ccn has on good show right now

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

oh DOH I also forgot but wanted to mention that he is not very experienced and spent all his time in the US Senate writing books and running for President

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Gosh, it's so funny, there's also the fact that his wife is not very kind

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

It's like they're all rushing into my head! I just keep remembering stuff! Like his flip flop on FISA, Iran, public financing!

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Also he has bad judgment when it comes to associates like Ayers and Rezko

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

I didn't like it when he called that reporter sweetie

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Or when he called Diane Feinstein cutie

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Or when he called a female worker sweetie as well!

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

His campaign also offended me by circulating that ridiculous KO tape about assassination

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

I was also not pleased when he FORGOT to ask his people to pay off Hillary's debt and had to be reminded by staff members

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

I would like him to be more attentive to women's issues like abortion

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

I am sad he threw Alice Palmer under the bus

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

I did not appreciate his bitter clingy remarks; they were uncalled for

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

He has no economic experience and we are in an economic crisis

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

OK this is it?

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Holy crap sorry but I just got into this trancelike stake and it got the best of me!!!!!!!!!!

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Obviously I need some sort of mental evaluation..

Lyn said...

I didn't like when he wouldn't take the picture with the guy in the south philly italian market, because what if the guy sold it on EBAY, God forbid someone make a buck off obama and who would buy the stupid picture?

Lyn said...

I will be nice and come back tomorrow, good luck

Lyn said...

it says 38, you are almost there

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Lyn, I found out the powerball is 34!
And then I went insane!

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

No, lyn, jack changed the rules! He made it to be the powerball tonight!!

Lyn said...

so I wasted my time getting it closer for you ? lol

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Jack?

ann said...

The ignorance of the dem party is astounding. BO has never been the popular candidate in this race, not even before Wright and bittergate. He's always been a 35% candidate who knew how to bully and intimidate caucus victories.

I often think of HRC talking to a reporter saying, "If people would just look at who is the strongest candidate to beat John McCain I think they'd see our victories and our coalition of supporters are the strongest to take into the GE."

All HRC wants is for Dems to win in Nov. That she's the only one that cares about this is what is astounding to me.

tvlcrazy said...

good grief - have we still not made it to the magic number yet???
Hmmm.....

tvlcrazy said...

Obama is pretty much offensive every time he opens his mouth....but that's ok, cuz I find it kind of cozy here under the bus!

tvlcrazy said...

Obama is pretty much offensive every time he opens his mouth....but that's ok, cuz I find it kind of cozy here under the bus!

tvlcrazy said...

with all my bitter friends!!
Where are all my bitter friends?

tvlcrazy said...

Oohh! I'm stuttering! Sorry, Jack!

tvlcrazy said...

50th??

There is no Great Lake in Oregon said...

Jack?

Anonymous said...

Go Denver Group! Great article in CQ today.