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Real Democrat Needed, or Something Else

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Message Rafe Pilgrim
The ever so exceedingly faithful Democrat apparatchiks should take heed.  The forces of political integrity are yeasting up amidst you own partisan ranks.  In a belated Diogenesian inspiration, even some of your very own incumbents (usually yet "name withheld") whisper that Obama's performance does not represent their ideals, nor even his own pre-election promises. 
If they could also muster a bit of courage atop that integrity, it could be that we -- even we former Democrats now disgusted -- could have an opportunity in 2012 to vote for someone other than a choice between a Republican and a Con Artist in 2012.  We might just possibly find a candidate that actually represents the best interests of the people, real working people, rather than bullshitting such.
A real Democrat would do, if you could identify one.  Yeah, it would be difficult to imagine what one would look like -- it's been so long, and I wouldn't dare to scare any of you with the  "K" word (whispering now:  Kucinich) knowing such would terrify the bejesus out of the party...uhhh...loyalists (?)
How about this -- really, no intention to frighten you Dems -- as a model, think FDR.  No, the whole package could not be replicated, but for cryin' out loud, give us a chance at some of it. 
Give us a person, not a personality, but a person of genuine Intelligence, Courage, Goodwill and Integrity.  The incumbent has, yes, the intelligence, but batting one-for-four in the Democratic league doesn't cut it.  We need a good measure of those other qualities also.
In summary, Democrats, too many of us are on to the incumbent as well as to his partisan sycophants.  We need a decent choice in 2012, not two candidates vying for the position of top plastic-patriot to slaughter anyone who gets in way of his Oil Bosses around the world, and who barters away the crucial interests of real people for the favor and financial support of Banksters and Weapons Makers. 
If you refuse, if you insist upon repeating the same sorry slate we were conned into in 2008, decent folks will -- this is not a threat but reality -- be forced to abort the Democrats and to seek leadership that represents at least some Courage, Goodwill and Integrity.
Pay attention, party apparatchiks, we are very serious.  You challenge our sincerity at your personal political peril.
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