A potential open letter to the DNC

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    • #258808
      jbnw
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      With the continuing trends of the DNC rigging the primaries and the convention again in favor of corporate candidates, I am planning on sending some thing like:

      It is with regret that the Democratic National Committee appears to have removed “Democratic” from the Democratic Party and strongly represents corporations rather than the people of the United States, as shown by the DNC convention committee (I’ll add examples from primaries when they appear).

      As a long time Democratic voter, I regret that I will no longer vote for a Democrat from the top to the bottom of my ballot.  I will look for a party that represents the people of the United States.  This letter is also sent to my state Senators and Representatives with a recommendation that they switch to a party that represents their citizens.

      I do not know what will appear in the current weeks and months, but I do remember the last election, and what the Democratic party used to represent.

      If the DNC does it again, DemExit may be permanent . . .

    • #258832
      Snort McDork
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      Save your energy. They don’t give a rats ass about anyone. Only their corporate donors. It’s that bad. They are as soul-less as you can get. They don’t care if Chump wins another 4. They just want to hang on to their power and keep the the bribes coming in. I’m really hoping Cenk wins his race in CA, and Shaid wins his against Nancy Whatever. They simply have to go. But as for Tom Perez and the super delegates, they don’t give a shit. They get the corporate donations, you get the middle finger.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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    • #258841
      ThouArtThat
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      @jbnw

      Hi jb,

      The DNC like the RNC is a private corporation.  They have no obligation to represent anyone other than those that pay them patronage.  That would be the Oligarchs, Corporations and Banks that pay to maintain the illusion of choice so the sham called American politics can continue.  Any pretense that the DNC represented voters was destroyed with what was learned in the DNC fraud lawsuit filed by Jared and Elizabeth Beck in 2017 on behalf of Bernie supporters.  The result of that lawsuit certified that the DNC can choose a candidate any way they wish to include backrooms filled with fat cats smoking cigars.  In essence, the convention is a sham showcase orchestrated to perpetuate a myth that we live in a democracy.  Unless Bernie can garner an overwhelming majority of delegates for a first round vote, he will be replaced with a candidate more favorable to the patrons.  Under this reality, letters don’t really matter.

      TAT

      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
      - George Orwell

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

      "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
      - Idries Shah

      "A riot is the language of the unheard."
      - Martin Luther King

    • #258846
      jbnw
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      @snortmcdork and @tat , yes, I am sadly realizing that that might really be the case.  I know the court case, and even went looking through the Code of Federal Regulations to see if I could find anywhere that said that a political party needed to represent the voters.  I couldn’t find it . . .

      I really hate to give up on the idea of the United States being a democracy, but I may have to.  Destroys my childhood illusions, you know . . .

      • #258862
        ThouArtThat
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        @jbnw

        Hi jb,

        Yep – I too mourn the loss of my childhood illusions.  I was raised to believe that American democracy was authentic and that the institutions governing the country were real.  My father was the democratic committeeman for our precinct growing up and I worked in many local, state and national elections.  My first hint that things were not kosher was 2004 when the brand new electronic voting machines in Dallas County, TX changed straight ticket Democratic votes to Republican.  I worked as a precinct clerk that election and complained to the Democratic party about the errors.  The party failed to act and I could only conclude that it did not care.  That was when I DemExited.  Between then and 2016, I watched what the Democratic Party did and said quite closely.  It always let me down.  With the shenanigans pulled by the Clinton Campaign in 2016, the Donna Brazile revelations and then the DNC fraud lawsuit, I was forced to face my worst suspicions about the country formerly known as America.  I catch a lot of flack for that.  But when one was raised to be a true believer and the facts belie belief one has to eventually face reality.  Sad as that may be.

        TAT

        “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
        - John F. Kennedy

        "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
        - George Orwell

        "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
        - Jiddu Krishnamurti

        "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
        - Idries Shah

        "A riot is the language of the unheard."
        - Martin Luther King

        • #258864
          snot
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          “Like.”

          Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

        • #258866
          jbnw
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          @thouartthat Thank you, and it is said to watch as I see what seem to be positive changes elsewhere and have been fortunate to travel in Eastern Europe and see what it is like for myself.  I am still not sure of what the right course is, but I do know that if the DNC does it again no Democratic candidate will get my vote.

          Maybe it’s silly – maybe state and Federal elections are run better.  But I would love to see Bernie win with 73% of the vote as Zelensky did in Ukraine!

        • #259036
          The Red Menace
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          My first hint that things were not kosher was 2004 when the brand new electronic voting machines in Dallas County, TX changed straight ticket Democratic votes to Republican.  I worked as a precinct clerk that election and complained to the Democratic party about the errors.  The party failed to act and I could only conclude that it did not care.

          So here’s the thing. It’s not that they don’t care… it’s that GOP rule is the desired result.

          Think of it like this. The neoliberal wing of the party is currently politically dominant in the Democrats. Everything the neoliberals want can be – and is – delivered by the Republicans. So by keeping the Democrats in a perpetual minority, the party can get what its leadership wants politically, while pretending it lacks the power to oppose it. At the same time it can lead facile demonstrations against the GOP, tricking voters into thinking the Democrats are an opposition party. This leads to a constant stream of revenue from earnest donors who want to knock the GOP out of power, but that money is fed into the machine that disseminates it mostly to the incumbents and intra-party interests that are the cause of the problem.

          It really is a one-party system, as it currently stands.

    • #258928
      Pam2
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      I agree the DNC doesn’t care, but send the letter anyway. It will make you feel a little better at least.

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