Ah, the Democrats. I used to be one. In some ways I still am one.
I joined the college democrats at one point, participated in a debate against the right wing bastards representing the college republicans(and both sides just laughed at the stupid Greens). Then I voted for Al Gore, and that was the last straw. My mother almost disowned me. In my defense, it was all to impress a girl(I go to ridiculous lengths sometimes). However I don’t see many people voting for democrats this year, except for people who readily identify themselves as democrats and who vote anyway. What I’m saying is, there is a growing majority of Americans who ignore their right to vote, *and with good reason*. My problem is that politicians give us such good reasons not to vote. Democracy, while superior to every existing alternative, is unfortunately a system in which someone has to get elected, and it might as well be the guy with the good ads. We can’t not vote, and it’s becoming more of a situation where the guy who can actually mobilize voters will win. It’s no longer about convincing those who do vote. And that’s where the problem lies. Read the rest of this entry »