The last few days this blog has been popping with accusations of racism and who is a real Democrat. I want to thank Mark and others who brought the issue of Jefferson and Jackson and the understanding of American History back to the forefront. The point of the post was to honor two great men and to help foster an understanding of the Democratic Party's rich legacy.
For over a century the South was the backbone of the Democratic Party. Today even the most Conservative Democrat has a hard time carrying parts of the rural South precisely because of the attitudes conveyed by some of the posters: the Democratic Party is seen by many across the nation as a party of dispirite interest groups who are trying to force a radical social agenda down the throats of an unwilling public. I do not share this view and in many cases actually agree with the views of the so-called special interest groups. However, if the Democratic Party is to ever govern and make a positive change for the American people, it is imperative that the party understand the views of the American public, and rather than belittle the electorate for being "stupid," and as some who posted implied "bigots and racists," we must understand where the American people are, and why they feel the way they do.
I respect all points of view, but do not appreciate those who preach diversity but fail to appreciate a diversity of views or allow for constructive debate. I am a lifelong Democrat and believe my ideology and point of view is far more representative of the rank file Democrat throughout Florida than that of the most radical posters on this weblog site. Thank you for your continued patronage and I hope everybody continues to enjoy the website.
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