I've ranted about different factions and the infighting under the so called democratic big tent.
Frankly, I don't see how one can be both Conservative and a Democrat. Democrats are pro choice. Conservatives are pro life as long as it's in the womb. Democrats are pro equal rights and civil rights. Democrats are pro labor and pro union, Conservatives are pro-prayer in school and pro "traditional family". Conservatives favorite Congressmen are Jim Marshall and Jim Taylor, Democrats favorite Congressmen are John Lewis, Robert Wexler and Dennis Kuchinich.
Others have raised concerns about the strength of democrats.
I am very happy to be a BIG D democrat. However, we may be at our most vulnerable time and we must be very wise in how we position ourselves and how we move forward.
I warned of the potential for Artur Davis' gubernatorial campaign to divide the democratic party.
One thing I will say about Davis's candidacy, it is pitting democrat vs democrat, white vs black, conservative vs liberal, white progressives vs black progressives, pro choice vs anti choice, north AL vs south AL, rural voters vs urban voters. And some call me "divisive"? Go figure.
The democratic party has been infilitrated.
Alabama Democrats likely need more Populism and Progressivism from their Chairman than prayer and publishing.
The democratic party is not pure or perfect because it's been infiltrated by those who don't share democratic party principles or values. Candidates and elected officials feel free to take our money and our votes for granted and pander to those who might vote for them (or not) at the expense of those who have to vote for them because they have no where to go.
Bash and smear me all you want. You aren't hurting me. You're hurting our party and our country.
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When all the fingers on the hand work together it forms a mighty fist.~Mama Jo, from the movie Soul Food