Got this email today from the SC Democratic Party:
We’ve got just three more hours until our 5 pm deadline, and we still need your help to hit our goal.
Hitting this goal will bring us one step closer to defeating Nikki Haley and Lindsey Graham this fall!
Are you ready to help? Chip in now!
If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
Onward to victory!
South Carolina Dems
And my mind zeroes right in on this part: “… one step closer to defeating Nikki Haley and Lindsey Graham this fall.”
It doesn’t occur to them that there just might be people — quite a lot of people, actually — who would be right there with them on the “defeating Nikki Haley” part, but would stop short at the “and Lindsey Graham” part, and would therefore decide they don’t want any part of any of this.
It doesn’t occur to them because they are a political party, and they have a candidate running for Graham’s seat. And if you are a political party, then you have to buy in completely to the notion that all of your candidates are better than all of their candidates. The whole our and their thing is core to your being.
Which is not the way you think, if you are someone who thinks, and have not surrendered that faculty to a group.
This is the problem with parties. Well, one of the many problems with parties…