Yesterday, I got an email from the North Carolina Democratic Party asking me to donate $5 or more because the SCOTUS remanded the redistricting lawsuit back to the State Supreme Court.
The NCDP chalked this up as a win and many Facebook groups sung the same song. My point is not to rehash redistricting in NC—it is what it is and it will play out in the Courts.
But, my question is what messages are the Democrats sending? I’m seriously asking this question because I don’t see a message.
I, like many skeptic voters, still see a one party system with a single self interest: the difference between Bud and Bud Lite.
Sadly, both parties preach their effective brand of governance but in reality voters are waking up to the fact that most all politicians dip their cups from the same well at least when it comes to money.
But—it’s not even about that. It’s about giving me a reason to vote for a Democrat (or believe in one) for a reason other than because they’re not a Republican.
Have the Republicans screwed up North Carolina: Yes, they have! But, lets not forget Democrats have done their fair share of the same. Republicans may have dug the holes but the Democrats brought the shovels. In a recent news article, four of the 15 fastest growing cities of poverty are in North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Most of these towns have a strong Democratic base.
Few people know how politics is played in Raleigh—and that’s probably a good thing. But, it doesn’t have to be played that way all the time.
A Democratic message can be centered around helping voters understand we’ve made mistakes and squandered the trust—but we’re wanting to make amends and fix our problems and move forward with better alternatives.