A Quick Message to Democratic Congressional Candidates: You Are Fucking this Up for Us!

Alison Lundergan Grimes, dem, from KY who distances herself from President Obama as part of her democratic political platform.
Alison Lundergan Grimes, dem, from KY who distances herself from President Obama as part of her democratic political platform.

Democrats who demonstrate republican ideals, as major points of their political platforms, make it very hard to trust and therefore vote for them. Which is why democrats will lose the house AGAIN! They don’t believe in their voters and conversely, they make it almost impossible for their voters to believe in them. They are afraid of republicans. They back down and turn tail, and campaign on non-democratic principles, because they think the way to win is to mimic republicans. If you want to be a republican, then be one! I look to democrats to reflect my views. Not to mimic the views of the other party. STOP IT DEMOCRATS! You make the party look weak when you buckle under the pressure and fail to show up for your constituency in favor of attracting votes that don’t idealistically belong to you. I know you want to win at all costs, but at least try to fool me into thinking you want to get in office for more than just your personal gain.

Why would you distance yourself from the president—who the voters of your party elected—as part of your election platform? It didn’t work two years ago, it’s not going to work now. Stand behind your party’s president! You don’t have to agree with everything he does, but if your platform is based on separation from the citizens who voted him in, then why would those same citizens turn around and vote for you? Get it together!

I’m not actually naïve enough to trust any politician. Even those that start off well intentioned are corrupted by default, when they serve more than one term. Which is one of the reasons we need term reform for representatives and senators. But, I do believe in voting. African Americans have only been able to vote federally for 49 years. They fought and died for the right, so even if just out of sheer respect for that, I vote. I don’t take it for granted that I can. So, when the party I’m prone to vote for (not because I’m black, but because the alternative party scares the shit out of me) acts in favor of the opposing party, then who am I supposed to vote for? An independent? I may do that in 2016. But this mid-term election needs to go to the democrats.

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