I am a committed Democratic Party supporter in the deep red state of Idaho who has been waiting for years to see the tables being turned on the GOP in my state. 2018 midterm elections seem to be as good an opportunity as any.
The rising tide of anger against the heartless and cruel policies of Donald Trump and a Republican Party that has sold his soul to him is bound to have an impact everywhere and my state is not likely to be an exception.
The reason for me to start this website was the desire to have our voices heard. Very often, a Democrat living in a committed Republican state could feel unwanted and think of his vote as useless. Analysts too could simply ignore our views as irrelevant to the larger political battle.
But through this website, I humbly intend to keep the passion and the excitement that I and my other comrades feel going and the desire to work for the party burning. If we lose hope and just get used to seeing the GOP walk away with victories in the Gubernatorial and Congressional elections, there would never be a change.
We have to realise that we are fighting not just for us but for our children and their children also. Our steps to increase our voter base may seem trivial and irrelevant in the long run but its only through slow accumulation that a major change can be brought about.
So, we need to continue working and realise that our efforts are not going in vain but would eventually lead to better results.
Our country is as divided politically as it has ever been since the Civil War. But rather than philosophically look at the present divisions as dangerous, we should see them as an opportunity. It was out of the heated politics of Civil War era that we achieved the great change of ending slavery.
The present scenario also affords us opportunities to bring about great tectonic shifts in our country. Whether it’s the bullying of NRA that results in many innocent people dying every year or the gratuitous tax breaks to the rich which hurt our economy, we have to stop them and end them for good. This is our opportunity.
The Democratic Party’s base is rising and giving birth to talented leaders who can bring about great changes. For too long, the Democrats have got a raw deal due to gerrymandering and other unfair ways in which the Republicans have won elections. But by fighting with greater tenacity and vigor, we shall eventually overcome our hurdles and get our country back on the right track.
Already we have seen major tectonic shifts in the country’s politics. The defeat of Roy Moore and the #metoo movement has shaken the very foundations of politics in this country. It’s very important that the Democratic Party taps this energy and uses it to take itself forward. This is not a call for cynical use of sentiment but aligning forces with those social movements which share our values. I hope I will play a part in this process.