The Democratic party keeps losing because they don’t dare truly represent the people they say they represent.

Yes, gerrymandering and political shenanigans have helped cement the Republican Party into minority power, but there’s much more to perpetual government gridlock than that.

The United States is stalled in a quagmire of disdain for ordinary people and their needs. The fact that people die because they can’t afford their medications is ridiculous and barbaric.

The fact that we are letting climate change destroy our children’s and grandchildren’s lives is ridiculous and barbaric.

The fact that working-class people need two parents working multiple jobs to feed their children is ridiculous and barbaric.

I could go on, but my point is this is what the Democratic party is SUPPOSED to be doing – making things more equitable, more just, and better for ordinary people.

Until we figure that out and get to work, the Democratic party will go nowhere, but much worse, the United States will continue its death spiral into the kind of society that only benefits the super wealthy.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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