Disgruntled Democrat

I just dumped one of the left-wing blogs I’ve been reading for a long time. I’m fed up with progressives who blast other progressives for being fed up with Obama. During the eight years of Bush, it was such a relief to find any Republican dare to be critical of the administration. It was proof that sanity can exist at both ends of the political spectrum. Most Republicans hated to hear any criticism from their own ranks. Democrats were presumably more open-minded. It turns out they’re not. Any Democrat who doesn’t go out and only tout all of Obama’s historic accomplishments is a bad soldier. I’m really disappointed with this President for lots of reasons I don’t care to write ten pages about right now. I’m more disappointed with a political party that berates me for expressing disappointment with this President.

I’m seriously thinking of dumping the Democratic Party all together. It’s a label I don’t know that I want to embrace anymore. Conservatives probably rejoice when they hear such a proclamation. I’m certainly not embracing the other side. I don’t think my voting habits would change much. I’d probably even switch back to being a Democrat when primaries rolled around. But living with the label 24/7/365 adds stress. Or at least it does to me. I care a lot about politics, but, frankly, I really wish I didn’t. Perhaps looking at Democrats as a group that would woo me for my vote is more comforting that feeling that they expect my vote.

Oh, and at the local level, I’ve got no faith in the party, either. The Durham County Commissioners are all Democrats, and a majority of them are awful.

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3 thoughts on “Disgruntled Democrat

  1. Ha! That Eeyore just perfectly summarized the BAWWWWing of this blog post.

    Bob Cesca’s a more intelligent, more responsible liberal than any of you firebaggers.

  2. The point is that I don’t want to be a “responsible liberal”. I’m not trying to burnish any type of creds. You’ve come over here to insult me. I’m fed up that the “more intelligent, more responsible liberals” don’t seem to care that alienating dumber, more reckless liberals is going to result in electoral losses. Give me some credit for at least giving a shit. Maybe everyone you know is an intelligent, responsible liberal, but most registered Democrats are as stupid as registered Republicans. Call me whatever names you want, but you need to find a way to reach them.

    I really think you misunderstand where I’m coming from. I really like Bob Cesca, for the most part. Maybe I’d like you if we weren’t conversing over this medium, though you come as pretty dickish in your comment. I can’t get wrapped up in this stuff anymore.

  3. It’s called being an Independent.Just support the best candidate, regardless of his/her party affiliation. Hey, I voted for O and look how disappointing he’s been. I voted for the least of the evils.

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