Asheville Drinking Liberally: Splitsville

Splits are nice things, right? We like to see limber gymnasts do them. We like the banana variety with nuts and fudge. We like to hear from the corporate media that the Republicans are splitting over the immigration issue. But the split that menaces, the split that may be emerging as the mule in the room, is the split in the Democratic Party.

You've got your single issue voters and your pragmatists, your ecogreens and your Lieberman's alrighters, your incrementalists and your revolutionaries. The big tent is bursting with various interests, and how will we ever get them all to turn out for liberal democracy? Just tonight I heard a wildly progressive person explain again to me why he will not vote this year. Can we do anything about this?

Drinking Liberally, at our fantastic new Asheville Brewing Company at 77 Coxe Avenue location, comes together this week to discuss the split in the Democratic Party. "What split?", you ask. The split that divides the folks who think John Kerry and Hillary Clinton are the standard bearers from those who think that John Conyers, Russ Feingold, and Barbara Boxer are the standard bearers. And that's not even mentioning the lefty lefties who think they're all full of entrenched corporate crap.

It's time to pull the splinters, mend the wounds, and find a way to motivate an electorate disenfranchised by 6 years of suspect elections, naked power grabs, corporate dominance, and the arrogance of a Republican party drunk on war.

Drinking Liberally, that weekly gathering of Clintonistas, Naderites, Edwardsians, Clarkers, Deaniacs, and 'Where's Bill the Cat?"ers, invites you all to join us at the Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville for an easy place for like-minded left-leaners to drain some pints, eat some slices, and create some community. Our numbers are growing every week, so come see who you've been missing.

{Drinking Liberally does not endorse any particular candidates or positions. We are not an activist group. We are a drinking group. We drink. Quite a lot. And talk politics. And whatever else comes up. So, FEC trolls, don't mistake this group for an activist group. We're a drinking group. - This disclaimer brought to you by the co-hosts of Drinking Liberally.}


wish i lived in Asheville

I would totally be there. goodluck however on mending the rift. its a noble cause, but a damn tough one.

Be just, and fear not.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.