Mesa County Democrats Cheered at 4th of July Parade in Grand Junction


It’s a new thing for people on Grand Junction’s Main Street to cheer the Mesa County Democrats as they pass by in the Independence Day Parade. Years ago, the Democrats’ parade entry consisted four or five people and a donkey, and the crowd was stone-faced when we walked by.

But times are changing in Mesa County.

People are starting to see that the Democratic Party (pdf) isn’t just the party that goes to bat for working people on issues like a living wage, sick pay, parental leave and a diversified economy in Mesa County. It isn’t just the party that believes everyone should be able to get the health care they need. It isn’t just the party that recognizes the value of science and technology to humanity’s future. People now seeing that the Democratic Party is the party grown-up candidates who understand and respect America’s system of government and who show respect towards all people regardless of race, religion or non-religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

Yes, Mesa County. That recognition is worth cheering about.

4 comments for “Mesa County Democrats Cheered at 4th of July Parade in Grand Junction

  1. Rob Fiedler
    July 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Now if we could just get the DNC to bring in fresh ideas and fresh faces Yes, the times are achangin.

  2. Dave Edwards
    July 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    We’re also becoming the party that understands capitalism, knows that it is powerful, but needs to be tamed to keep it within ethical and legal limits. Crony capitalism may be part of why the economy doesn’t work in Mesa County — stay tuned.

    • American Patriot
      July 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      “Crony capitalism may be part of why the economy doesn’t work in Mesa County — stay tuned”

      Dave,
      Now, I thought you had been here long enough to know better than “may be”. It’s pretty much crony everything, always has been. That is the economy in Mesa County.

  3. Robert Fisk
    July 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    We actually got a favorable reception overall in the Paonia parade as well. We had a few bummer at our booth in the park but overall it was very positive.

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