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I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean...I love the country but I can't stand the scene.

Posted on 2005.12.06 at 13:54
How I feel about it all: hopefulpatriotic
Soundtrack: Leonard Cohen - Democracy
I'm fed up with Dubya and his ilk pushing war and corruption on me in the name of "Family Values".
I'm fed up with the fact that people asking for equal rights are said to be asking for "Special Rights".
I'm fed up with the Doublespeak this country has adopted as its political language.

For these reasons, and a thousand others, I'm going to do what I said I'd never do--I'm joining a political party. The Greens? you might ask. The Socialists? The Cool Moose Party? Nope. I've decided to become a Democrat.

I've been an Independent voter since I was old enough to vote (please don't do the math--you'll break your fingers). Joining a party is a big detour for me. But I've decided that the way to do it is to help change the system from within the system. Moving to Canada is not an option, we have to stand, right here and right now (and yes, I know that's two SK references in a row. Sue me. ;))

So as soon as I can (next paycheck, because I want to contribute), I'm becoming a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party. Partly because of what I've already mentioned, partly because I think the Democrats need more variety in membership, but mostly right now because the Democrats finally have someone to give them voice, even if that voice makes people nervous. Sooo...I'm joining the party right now mostly because...

He always has, yessir.

Thanks a million to deafscribe for making me aware of this petition.

ETA: Don't forget to click on the link!


Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-06-12 18:39 (UTC) ()
How cool is it that yours was almost the first post I read today! You betcha Howard speaks for me!!

But the big question is, can I gack your icon??
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-12 21:05 (UTC) ()
Sure! I gacked it from the petition thingy. :)
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-06-12 21:44 (UTC) ()

You may enjoy the post I'm going to be making later today, telling about my day yesterday. After the 2000 Faux-lection, I was sick of both sides and said they could just get along without me from now on. But then someone sent me an email saying, "Check out this Howard Dean guy."

Damned if he DIDN'T speak for me. And now look, ma, practically an activist! :)
The dreamer is still asleep
inspiredlife at 2005-06-12 20:19 (UTC) ()
Ohh, Howard Dean speaks for me too! What a great icon.

I had always been an independent voter as well. But last summer when the DNC was in Boston, I did some volunteer work. I ended up becoming a member of the Democratic Party (becoming one of those people that provided them with the afore-mentioned needed variety). It was fascinating joining up soon before the election and I ended up doing quite a bit of volunteer work as the election grew near.

I'm thrilled you're joining us. The Democratic Party needs people like you!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-12 21:05 (UTC) ()
I'm not a party-joiner,usually, but this is important, I think.
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2005-06-12 22:51 (UTC) ()
I became a Democrat after being an Independent (actually, it's "unenrolled" here in MA) for many years, for basically the same reasons; my "push" over the line was after the 1994 Republican victories in Congress, and the relentless Clinton-bashing.

I don't agree with everything the Democrats believe, I am in general further left, or even much further left than the "mainstream" Democratic Party. But this party, broken as it currently seems to be, is the best hope for starting to move the country back in the correct direction.

And yes, Howard Dean speaks for me!
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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-13 17:46 (UTC) ()
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