08/08/2014 by syrbal-labrys
I have some bitches with ‘my’ Party. Not as many, mind you, as with the other party….but still, I wonder if other Democrats get as pissed off as I do. I mean, sure I will vote and against the un-compassionate fucking conservatives.
But I have some bitches, all the same. First off? If you don’t live in my state and you are running for an office? Do NOT ask me to fund you. Yes, I have a huge issue with this fund-raising tactic of asking people all round the nation to enrich just any Democrat’s war chest.
Last election cycle, Washington State was trying to get some labeling that helped people know if they were eating GMO foods. The measure failed. One reason the measure failed was that big food corporations poured SO much money into the state in ‘anti’ ads. They INTERFERED with the business of Washington State voters, so far as I am concerned and it pissed me right off. So why, oh why, would I want to participate and INTERFERE in helping someone in New York get elected? He or she is NOT my Senator or Representative, I do NOT know what the needs in that state are or are not. And NO, I will not fucking jump aboard just in the name of whipping Republicans.
Part of what is wrong with the system right now is that everyone feels the most money wins. And throwing money instead of making sure the person elected is going to do the job the constituents need and want is NOT a solution. So, it pains me to say it, but I simply delete every email from the Democratic fund raising machine. I don’t feel being a progressive voter is served by interfering in the business of voters in other states, and if I don’t like them interfering with their money in my state I’d be a hypocrite to behave otherwise.
So, what the Dems get is my vote. The GOPs get my scorn, snark, and opposition. If we are told to eat local, what the fuck is wrong with the idea of politics being local unless you are talking about the Presidency. It is NOT my job or your job to get a Democrat elected in New York unless you fucking LIVE in New York. And it is not someone else’s job to get one elected here — if the candidate running cannot convince people to vote, hey, throwing money just pollutes the process more, not less.