We all know that the leadership of the Democratic party is rotten to the core. They are corrupt and don’t represent the people that elected them. Obama could not have stolen the nomination without their help.
Trying to reform the party by sending a few new faces to Washington every few years is like throwing a few good apples in a barrel full old moldy ones. We gotta get rid of all the bad apples first.
If your house was riddled with termites and dry rot, you wouldn’t just slap a new coat of paint over everything and pretend it was okay, would you? No, you would tear out and replace all the diseased and damaged wood first.
Unfortunately the theory of “primary them” doesn’t work so well in practice. Just ask Senator Ned Lamont. My blue-dog congressman (Dennis Cardoza) got into office by primarying his predecessor, Gary Condit, but Gary had a little problem with a dead girl at the time. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen very often.
Because of the enormous advantages of incumbency, absent a scandal successful primary challengers generally have to be independently wealthy and/or famous. I’d prefer somebody more like me.
But what we’re talking about right now is a post-primary challenge to a corrupt incumbent. In this situation the challengers aren’t Democrats. If you really want to get rid of that corrupt Democratic incumbent, what are you gonna do?
Voting for them while thinking “Better luck next time” sure isn’t the way to do it. If you keep reelecting them they’re never gonna learn.
You can vote for a no-hoper third party candidate or “none of the above” (NOTA) and hope the incumbent loses. Now I’m all for building up a viable third party but if you’re gonna do that you need to go all-in a lot sooner than two weeks before the election.
Voting NOTA may make you feel pure and innocent but until they make NOTA an option on the ballot you’re just throwing away your vote. That’s all well and good when the race in your district or state isn’t going to be close.
But what if the race you’re voting on is too close to call and is between a batshit insane Tea Party Republican like Sharron Angle and a corrupt and ossified DINOcrat like Dirty Harry Reid? One of them is gonna win and a handful of votes may very well decide which one it is.
Either way the state of Nevada is gonna lose. But if you lived in Nevada, what would you do?
It’s your vote and you alone have to decide what to do with it. But one option you should consider is “Vote ’em out.” Vote against the incumbent by voting for the leading challenger, regardless of party affiliation.
This is an option even if you believe “The Republicans are worse” because no pain, no gain. Vote out the corrupt incumbent Democrats this time and start working on finding new candidates who will represent our interests next time.
Keep doing it over and over until we get rid of all the rot and corruption.
Blow it up, burn it down, level it off and start fresh.
Just think about it.