Doing Our Part
Tell me what Democracy looks like?! This is what Democracy looks like!
My precinct made quorum! On The First Try!
In years past we've had to go to lame make up meetings on a Saturday at the party head quarters and those are no fun. These meetings aren't fun either but at least you get a feeling of community and all that. True out of 1500 voters we pulled a total of five, but that's approximately four more than we had last time, so its a big deal.
I am again the vice chair and a delegate to the conventions and a member of the executive committee. Woo! I rawk hard. We talked a lot about how much we hate the rethuglicans and how they are ruining the Wake County schools, because they are hateful and they are ruining the Wake County schools. But its good to have a consensus.
Of course, once again our large, predominantly black precinct was poor attended and Lily white. We got a little round table while the other precincts got banquet tables set out because they pull in 25 people every time. My precinct "doesn't like the big meetings and prefers to meet at the rec center, like they always have" Bull shit. The meetings aren't being held like that anymore and its time to make the change. Spoiled children.
If Precinct 50 can pull in huge numbers of folks why can't we? Why are they different? And I don't want to hear about poor, elderly people not being able to make the meetings, half the people there tonight were poor and elderly and they made the meeting and some of them in their wheel chairs damn it. No excuses, no spoiled children these.
There were several candidates running for various positions and they were all very good, or at least they looked very good, the acoustics in the High School cafeteria sucked and we really could only hear about every other thing they said but they all wore nice suits and apparently everyone of them is running against a 12 year old Rethuglican WASP that graduated Law School two weeks ago. Not a lot of WASPs in our congressional district. But the rethuglicans will be there, if they don't hit all of our doors, they'll hit everywhere else and the Democrats won't be because these low on the ballot races aren't all that important. The 12 year olds will win because no one bothered to hit our doors and tell us why we need to go vote and where on the ballot these races are.
The school board went red because the party didn't care about the bottom of the ballot races. Guess what? Thanks to our complacency the schools are going to hell and our school children will spend their days in 1957. The rethuglicans have mastered fear mongering and keeping their base angry and frightened, its time for the Democrats to get out there and terrify us.
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