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Liberalism, an endlessly perplexing beast. What exactly is it? By Benjamin David Steele.
I don't want this analysis to be true, but I'm afraid it is. It may be that reform is impossible and we'll have to destroy the Democrats in order to replace them with a better party that upholds liberal platforms rather than focuses primarily on its own bureaucratic supremacy. However, the damage that will be done by Republicans while we're getting our shit together is incalculable. We're still feeling the effects of the one-party dominance by Republicans during the Bush years.
I'm still holding out hope that the Democrats can be reformed. This election has highlighted the bureacratic problems of the DNC, and this will hopefully inspire Democratic voters to reject the party leadership and support primary caucuses for more progressive and accountable candidates.
It's always a question of whether or not the Democrats can be reformed. Many people have hoped to reform the party for a long time, going back at least decades. No one has succeeded to reform the Democrats yet.
I wouldn't dismiss it as being possible. Just not likely. There is just too much entrenched power backed by too much much wealth and cronyism.
Still, I support anyone who seeks to reform the Democrats and I wish them the best of luck. As for myself, I'll focus elsewhere. I think the Democrats have permanently lost me.
No more than a haven for "victimism".