As a liberal, whenever I defend the Democratic party and argue that there is some virtue in maintaining party unity*, I get shit for it because there are some reactionary a-holes in the upper reaches of that organization.
But as a Democrat, whenever I bail on a Democratic candidate and argue that we need better candidates, I get shit for it providing de facto support for the Republican and lord knows that there are some reactionary a-holes in the upper reaches of that organization.
As this meeting with Joanne Christian moves closer to becoming reality, I’m really curious who is going to be proved correct.
Will it be the people who think I’m a Democratic party toady, or will it be the people who think I’m a witless tool of the GOP?
(* For the record, my exposure to Tom Carper and his utter lack of regard for party loyalty has cured me of most of my Pollyanna-ish views about Democrats sticking together. I figure, why should I be a loyal Democrat when he can’t bother to be one? Right?
So, if I end up endorsing Joanne Christian after our meeting – she will owe a big debt of gratitude to Senator Carper. Ironic eh?)