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The rant I posted on Facebook,
A carry over from 4 years ago when I challenged people who didn't like the process and thought Bernie got shafted. I asked them then if they were willing to do teh work required at the local level. Crickets. I expect the same this year. Unfortunately'
Just after the last presidential election I asked the people who supported Bernie if they were going to roll their sleeves up and work to change the Democratic party so it would be more to their liking. How many put aside a weekend, or a couple of nights a month to join the local party? How many did nothing but watch DWTS instead? Bernie didn't stay in the party. He didn't build up the party. He came in just to run once again for president. I like most of Bernies ideas but he hasn't shown the inclination to do the ground work. Neither have his supporters. They complain about the CA voting where as an independent you can't vote in the primary for a parties leader. Same as four years ago. The rules haven't changed. Now it's voter suppression. Really? You can change your affiliation at the ballot box. How is that voter suppression. The state told you months in advance you wouldn't be able to vote for teh parties presidential choice.
If you don't like what your party is doing YOU have to get into the mix. You have to find out where and when the meetings are. And ATTEND. The rewards go to those who show up. Not to the people who post complaints on FB. But it is much easier to destroy candidates and spoil their chances for election, even if they will be far better than Trump than it is to get your hands dirty.
Now will you change and work for 2022, 2024 or go back to DTWS and FB?
My money is that most of the complainers are dropping out until the next time and then complain about how they are for what others want and need but refuse to do the work.
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About Old CrankCurrently living in Germany, enjoying the culture, enjoying the food, enjoying the travel. Not enjoying the winters, or the Deutsches lernen... Born in Canada. Parents moved to Arizona in 1965. Spent 5 years in the USAF and 2 of those on Crete. Lived in Fresno, Las vegas, Sunnyvale, CA.
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