If it were corruption I'd actually be less disappointed in the people running the national and state level Democratic parties, but it seems like the ones running the machinery (not the ones getting elected, but the people administering the caucuses and the primaries and shit like that) are merely incompetent and short-sighted. I mean, part of that may be corruption interfering with getting things done, but mostly I'm just thinking that I wouldn't mind some embezzlement if they could actually do their essentially one job. I don't know. I guess I'm just abruptly super tired of the party whose ostensible platform I think I mostly like also being so bad at the surface-level goals of the political election game. Is it baked in to the platform or did we just end up with the wrong people in charge of things?