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I'm switching my voting registration from Democrat to independent. 

I'm doing it to send a message to the democratic party that I'm not happy with the way they operate, not happy with their leadership and not happy with their pseudo-liberalism and the pro-corporatist policies that they have embraced. 

I'm changing to independent because the two party system is killing America and killing democracy.

I'm changing to independent because choosing the lesser of two evils in an election leads to two worse evils in the next election cycle. 

I'm changing having gone to vote in the PA 2012 primary, with no need to be a Democrat for quite a while, and knowing I can re-register as a Democrat if I choose to, for future primaries.

I'm changing to independent knowing that it may upset some activist colleagues. 

I'm changing to independent because I'd like to set an example, and at the same time join millions of others who already made the choice. The example I'd like to set is of millions of Democrats leaving the Democratic party sending a message that we're not happy, in fact, we're really disgusted and are not going to take it any more. 

I haven't done it yet. I'm thinking it might be good to identify a few Dump the Democrats days-- where  a lot of people, en masse, change their registration at the same time, so the message to the Democrats and Obama is even stronger.  

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I will probably not vote for Obama. It looks like my state is trending strong enough for him so my vote won't matter. If I lived  in a very close swing state like Florida, Ohio, Arizona, Virginia, my attitude might be a bit different. But it seems to me that if you live in a state that is pretty safe for Obama or totally lost for Obama, the smart thing to do is to vote your heart and send a message to Obama and the Democrats that you won't be taken for granted anymore.

I realize that some readers will argue that I'm still kowtowing to lesser evilism with my swing state approach, that there is little difference between Obama and Romney. It's true that there's little difference. It's true that I have not reached the point where I've totally written off the differences between Obama and Romney. We can expect that that Obama and Romney will act very similarly on corporate issues. But Obama will throw some social justice scraps at loyal Democrats-- probably something to do with women's rights. 

The truth is, I am still ambivalent about just giving up on Obama. I realize that he is more warlike than Romney and that, as a Democrat, he's made the anti-war movement close to impotent, except for groups like World Can't Wait and Veterans for Peace.  I realize that groups like Moveon Van Jone's projects are surrogates for the Democrats, that they don't serve progressive values, that they actually sabotage progressive values and candidates. 

I'm pulling way back from the level of activism I engaged in during the 2008 election cycle. Recent conversations with some of the political thinkers I respect most-- editors on Opednews, Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, David Swanson, to name a few, have shown that we're all on the same page-- standard electoral politics-- focusing on congress and the Whitehouse-- is not going to change much of anything. Those people, in both parties, are bought and paid for by corporations. We need to put our efforts elsewhere-- OWS, local politics, local community building. And totally forget about Moveon and Van Jones associated projects. They are subterfuges to get you to support Obama and corporocrats. 

I realize that many of my liberal and progressive friends will continue to be Democrats, continue to work on Democratic campaigns and I respect that decision. Each person has to reach the conclusions I've come to at their own pace and time. I was totally opposed to this viewpoint four  years ago. People who treated me like a fool or idiot, even though they were right, did not help me. 

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The most persuasive arguments that have converted me have been my observations of the lies and failures to fulfill promises that Obama and the Democrats engaged in, and conversations about lesser of two evilism. 

I'd like to see more articles, from others, on why you dropped your Democratic registration to become an independent or green, or other party member. The interest in is more in getting to understand the thinking process than in soliciting sales pitches for other parties. 


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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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... by Mark Halfmoon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3:38:58 AM
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TNProgressive, you and others seem to have missed... by Randy Moor on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:05:47 AM
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Rob, a brave move for someone in your position.&nb... by Bayard Waterbury on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 1:40:13 PM
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.... by Jim Arnold on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:20:31 AM
I'm the former President of a local Democratic Clu... by Maenad on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:45:46 AM
I agree w/ your sentiment Rob and will be writing ... by John Russell on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:17:59 PM
Both tax-eater parties are creatures of the crony ... by Ralph Fucetola JD on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:29:14 PM
has already been rejected even by the members of h... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:50:02 AM
paper ballots to vote with, and then let the publi... by Jill Herendeen on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:53:20 PM
Counting Republican ballots is an iffy proposition... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:04:28 AM
Tracking Obama's promises 8/8/11121 Promise Kept... by Lynne Kringler on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 4:28:31 AM
The interesting thing about this is that, at the s... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:15:40 AM