I know the Democratic Party sucks. (It always has to one degree or another, by the way. Check out Roosevelt's policies on race. It's not like he didn't know they were bad --- it was his deal with the devil to keep the old confederacy in the coalition.) Sadly, that's true of every political party ever created. However, it is the only institutional governance vehicle we have for liberalism of any kind and it is the only viable tool our system provides to fight back the increasingly manipulative, nihilistic and fascistic conservatives. - DigbyThis is what I think of when I hear my fellow Democrats get disheartened and complain about our Party. We are the Party. Not the President, not Congress members, us. The Party is what we make of it. The fight is never done, and the party is not perfect - no human institution is - but it's what we have, and it's what we make of it. Just as America isn't perfect, but we're working towards an ever-more perfect union. Our Democratic party isn't perfect. It's flawed and it's scared, and it needs our help to stay true to its bearings. But isn't that kinda the point of being involved in the first place?
President Obama said we are the change, remember? That doesn't end with an election, the election is only where it starts.