- Jul 17, 2012
- Reaction score
- New England
- Political Leaning
You know what? I want Harry Reid to lose. I hope in 2020, someone primaries Reid like Tim Canova is primarying DWS; Reid is such a useless, incompetent tool --no wonder he and DWS are on the same page. Did you hear that during a Democratic meeting, Alan Grayson shouted at Harry Reid, "Say my name!" Priceless. I keep on contributing to Grayson.
Tulsi Gabbard is going to likely become a large, serious progressive candidate with the backing of the Left. We'll see how her career progresses over the next 12 years, but so far it looks promising. She definitely made a name for herself during this primary, and put herself on the progressive agenda. In 12 years, a Grayson-Gabbard duo seems like a nice possibility.
On the whole though, I wish Green's would start occupying Democrats. Long term, I think that reforming Democrats with small dollar donations while working towards campaign finance reform --all while the Republicans continue imploding-- is the most likely and quickest way towards progressive policies being implemented.
I have to think with all the goings on this election cycle with both parties, that change is coming. Both sides seem to have more of a divisiveness than the leadership wants to admit. The GOP is split between the religious right and the more moderate socially liberal, fiscal conservatives while the democrats are divided between an establishment and the progressives. The under 35 crowd dislikes the idea of a two party system. Some polls are showing third parties getting more than 20% of the vote so far. I know a lot of kids that have no problem voting for Johnson or Stein even if it allows Trump to win. They are angry and want a change even if its negative and would force people to take notice and stop the status quo. Consider how close the polling is between Trump and Clinton currently even after all that's been said. Both are viewed as very negative. If Clinton should lose its going to force the dems to come to terms with their moving too far right. If Trump loses, the GOP is going to have to come to realize that they need to try to appeal to a bigger tent. Neither side wants to come to terms with their realities.