I agree Greger, a social democracy does lie with the Democrats and not the GOP. I'm different, although a political junkie, I have been since I first watched the Democratic and Republican National Conventions back in 1956. I'm no party hound. For some reason the intricacies of elections to include forecasting them became an obsession with me. I never was too interested in who won or lost, just getting my forecasts right.

Most political junkies are ideologues and party hound dogs, I may be the lone exception to that. I pick up on things that effect elections, if they don't have an effect on an election outcome, they usually don't interest me. So an article about progressives primaring out more moderate, better suited incumbents to win the districts they're in, that was of major interest. It mean the Democrats or at least progressive are putting ideology over winning elections. Dimming their chances of retaining the House. So too is this article from CNN.

How the political environment is moving toward Republicans


Intra-party squabbles usually don't interest me. But when Biden and the Democrats need the infrastructure bill much more than the 3.4 trillion dollar budget to maintain a winning and positive edge, especially among independents, that makes me wonder if the Dems care about winning elections.

As for me, I was a white Georgia farm boy prior to a 47 year career in the army. 21 years active duty, 26 more as a department of the army civilian. I left Georgia when drafted in 1966 and didn't return until 1987 going to work at Ft. McPherson near Atlanta. Since then I moved back out into the country. I never liked big cities, a big city is any city with more than 10,000 folks in my book.

My voting habits, Mostly Democratic until Reagan. Mostly Republican during Reagan and G.H.W. Bush, then all over the place from 1992 on which included quite a few votes for third party candidates.. I've come to despise both major parties as I think they're both putting party above country. I look on myself as a swing voter, not as an independent.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.