This brought tears to my eyes.
This party is the Democratic Party and Saturday’s meeting of its pompous rules and bylaws committee did more to dampen support for the mainstream party than any Republican ever could.
The party elite told the protestors, by and large Democrats, that they would decide what is best for them.
The protestors explained that they were not slaves and would decide their lives for themselves. By that they meant that they would also decide the party’s future. By that they meant they just might quit.
“I didn’t quit my party,” one young woman later explained. “My party quit me.”
Without them, many analysts believe the Democrats cannot win the White House in November. Without them, Democrats will rally around a flawed candidate who will further divide the party into the haves and the have-nots. Without them, the party will go down in females, rather than in flames.
Men have aligned themselves with the protest as well.
I, too, stood in the rain.
What is known, though, is that many Hillary supporters, mostly women who have been loyal to the party all their lives, feel abandoned. Abused by a disloyal party whose leadership is made up mostly of men, they have finally had enough.Much more at link. Go. Read it.
The separation is about to commence.
And the divorce will be messy.
But when the split is complete, their freedom of choice, the liberation of walking out, will renew their strength in themselves.
Even if Barack becomes the nominee – and I’m not convinced that will happen – these protestors will know forever that they have power they never before experienced. The power to say no constitutes freedom in the face of a society that expects you to say yes.
No means no – even in the political arena.
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