politics sucks

I feel betrayed by the Democrats.

Howard Dean is going to endorse John Kerry. I will still vote for Dean in the Kentucky primary, and for Kerry in the Presidential elections, but I will not lift a finger for either of them. I’m still pissed at Kerry and the media for their treatment of Dean, and now I’m pissed at Dean for actually endorsing Kerry. Even though Kerry is going to win the nomination, I still hoped that Dean would stand firm in his beliefs and continue to raise the issues that need to be addressed. As far as I’m concerned, by endorsing Kerry, he has effectively wiped out anything good that his campaign brought to American politics.

Local politics aren’t much happier for me. Democrat Dan Mongiardo, who is challenging incumbent Republican Jim Bunning for the US Senate seat this November, happens to also be a co-sponsor of the Kentucky Senate bill that will amend the Kentucky state constitution to not only exclude gay people from getting married, but also exclude us from the benefits any kind of domestic partnership. This guy is supposed to be better for me than some Republican?

Both of these things are making me think about why I should stay in the Democratic party. On the one hand, if I’m not around to force the party leadership to take me and others like me seriously, then they will continue to move closer to the Republicans. On the other hand, I don’t want to have anything to do with these homophobic, spineless…. jerks.

*deep breath*

4 thoughts on “politics sucks”

  1. Don’t like John Kerry or George Bush? Why not vote for me? What’s the worst that could happen?

  2. First of all, I know that you’re not Ralph Nader. From what I could gather, you’re probably some college or high school kid in Illinois with too much time on his/her hands. Also, your website is lame. I could code a better looking site in my sleep.

    Answers to your questions:
    1. Yes.
    2. Because I don’t like you or Ralph Nader, either.
    3. Another four years of Dubya, who I dislike even more than Democrats, Kerry, Ralph Nader, and you.

  3. Wow, what a hostile response to a little humor.

    In case you didn’t catch it, I was poking fun at Nader, not you. I appreciate that you aren’t going over to the darkside yet.

    Do you seriously think a lot of high school kids read your blog? I’m a librarian and I had been a faithful reader, though your over-the-top response is making me question that.

    Sheesh!

  4. For those that care, here is the email I sent Ralph:

    I have been angry and frustrated for quite some time about American politics, and I apologize for venting that in your direction. Had I been in a better mood with regards to Nader and others of his ilk, I probably would have caught the humor of your comment. Generally, I have a rather optimistic view of life.

    As for the high school kids comment… I had to turn off commenting for the Republican humor post the other week from some of the comments made. It seems that folks found it who were not regular readers, and from comments I’ve received on other posts, and from the logs, it seems that my posts get index in unusual places on the ‘net. I wouldn’t be surprised if some high school kid got kicks off of posting a comment every now and then.

    I hope you continue to read my blog. I would hate to have alienated one of the few folks who read it who are not related to me. 😉

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