In these days of widespread corruption and bribery, it is important to remember that no, this is not how our great democracy is supposed to work. The bribery is supposed to be much more subtle -- not to mention legal.
A group of my friends from university have been sharing an email list for a few years now. We recently started a blog at radiofreepirate.org. It's currently pseudonymous, which is new for me (though I suppose that's exactly what I'd say if it wasn't), and it's multi-author, which is also new to me. It's been interesting so far, but I'm not sure we've really determined what it is just yet.
That's what I dissent from, and I dissent from it as a Christian. I dissent from the political pollution of sincere, personal faith. I dissent most strongly from the attempt to argue that one party represents God and that the other doesn't. I dissent from having my faith co-opted and wielded by people whose politics I do not share and whose intolerance I abhor. The word Christian belongs to no political party. It's time the quiet majority of believers took it back.
I have a problem with trying to redefine what words mean when you don't like the group you've placed yourself in (Sullivan's been unsuccessfully taking back "Republican" for several years now), but it's certainly better than just ignoring the corruption.