2012 Harris County And Houston-Area Democratic Primary Results—A Lifeless Party In A Corrupt System
The Tea Party and others on the right did not force local Democrats to oust Judge Steven Kirkland based on smear tactics, nominate a hopeless perennial candidate for Harris County DA, nominate yet again a person who wants to impeach Obama for a U.S. House seat in Fort Bend, almost nominate anti-gay campaigner Dave Wilson for a county commission seat, and give mean-spirited Keryl Douglas more than 40% of the vote for party chair.
And these were the actions of the 5% or 6% who bothered to vote. Is this the core of the Democratic Party in the Houston-area?
These results in our huge Houston-area validate the Green and Occupy view that the two-party system is corrupt and dying.
I’m not sure what the answer is—though I do think there is a solution out there—but this stuff is not viable if we hope to make progress in Houston, in Harris County, in Texas and in the nation.
The work of freedom is up to each of us. Without forgetting the role of circumstance and context which is key to progressive thought, we have to take control of our own futures and of our political system.
The turnout and the results yesterday were shameful. Our local Democratic Party is a lifeless outfit in the corrupt two-party system.