Thursday, January 26, 2006


$27 Democrat

I have been a Democrat since I was kicked out of the Teen Age Republicans for asking too many questions, this in 1962. That old bullshit about the Republicans being the party of Lincoln during the time of the civil rights movement solidified my decision. During the last election I supported Howard Dean for his opposition to the invasion of Iraq, his bluntness/candor, his showing up on time. I was delighted when he became chair of the party. I still am, though I haven't heard much about him lately.

But now I find myself feeling that a viable third party is a must. Several days ago I received one (of many) Democratic party emails trumpeting the need for reform. I replied with the email below, only to learn that it was undeliverable despite the lack of a do not reply notice on the original email.

I'm so pissed that I think I'll stick it in here:

I agree that it's time for reform. It's also time for Democratic leaders to
get back in touch with the people they represent.

I went crazy during the last election at all the campaign points our party failed to make. You need to sweep out some of your wonks and recruit from the rank and file. It's clear from the Democratic complicity in the current political farces that party leaders lack the courage to speak out AT THE TIME OF THE ONGOING OUTRAGES: eavesropping on citizens, waging unnecesary wars, failing to uphold environmental agreements, and on. Democrats have become too reactive, and no one can detect a clear vision coming from the top.

I am retired and can't sent the kind of money that I used to. Try donating on a pension of $700 a month!

It's okay, though. I know that my money wouldn't fix anything.

In despair,

Fuck the pundits!

I just found out that in order to sign a petition to get Kinky Friedman on the ballot to run for Governor of Texas, I cannot vote in the Demodratic primaries here in Texas.
So, I won't.
I too am quitting the Democratic party after a life-long commitment to them.
Too little, too late.
What's Kinky's party?

How about Any Excuse for a Party?
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