I don't think that some of you have seen the types of comments I have read from people saying they will leave the Democrats after the Primary. A lot of the messages are from Millenials and a lot are not. People are really angry about the Super Delegates. They realize that it has been around since the 80's but they feel that the Democratic party should be...well...Democratic. They are mad that the DNC only supports candidates that are from the establishment. That they designed the system to weed out grassroots candidates. They feel it was wrong for the leadership of the DNC to take sides within the party. They are mad that the DNC is allowing donations from lobbyists, etc. They see the Democrats talk about being against Citizens United but their actions show that they are not really willing to do anything about it.
It is of course not just the Democrats. Both the Republicans and Democrats have been slowly losing members with an increasing number of Independents. I think this election will create a lot more of them. In California, we can choose: No Party Preference.
Here is one of the messages to give you an idea:
"So today was really a turning point in my life. After 15 years as a registered Democrat, I've come to the decision to leave the party.
I've essentially been told I'm not ideologically pure enough to be a Democrat, and that because I do not support Hillary Clinton for president, I'm not a real democrat (and neither is my candidate).
I've been jerked around and bullied by the DNC for years, to vote for candidates I didn't especially believe in or agree with, because the GOP mustn't be allowed to win. And if I don't like it, well, too bad. If I ever dare to vote for someone who isn't a democrat, I'm wasting my vote, letting the GOP win, etc etc etc. I've never felt so alienated in my life.
I have a farewell message for my former party. Democrats: my generation is sick of your shit. We are very liberal, anti-corporate, and our numbers are huge. If you push us out of the party, we will come for you, and we will vote against you. You could have embraced us and stood for real change, but you've proven yourselves to be so entrenched in the establishment, and so corrupt that you are actively trying to destroy our voice within the party and our participation in democracy as voters. My one regret is putting up with your UTTER FAILURE for so long."