I think that person did not necessariliy imply that. He was just stating that low voter turnout is not a good sign. Of course, voter suppression of young people, minorities, and women, is good for white rightwing Republicans. That is not good for democracy, however. What happens is partly due to low turnout in non-Presidential years, which is partly the fault of young persons and minorities who do not vote in those elections, even when they are not being discouraged by discriminatory voter laws passed by GOP legislatures and signed by GOP governors, or by dirty tricks by a Secretary of State such as Blackwell in Ohio in 2004, when there were nonfunctioning voter machines in black precincts.<quoted text>
So you think that voting is what makes a democracy? That's all there is to it?
If you want to take the view that voter turnout in primaries is also extremely important, and not just in general elections, you would be correct about that. If you think town hall decisions on local matters, with public hearings and open discussion, are good practice for democracy - that is OK when it is a good tradition, but not when a mob is recruited by one side or the other. If you think that court decisions should prevent voter suppression, rather than encourage it, then you would be taking a pro-democracy view.
On top of that, there are plenty of groups one can join, to support lobbying and campaign contributions to candidates one agrees with. There are letters to the editor. There is good behavior in one's own personal life - obeying all reasonable laws, and only disobeying the unreasonable ones if there is no better way to overturn them.
I would be interested in what you meant. I might even agree with you on some process matters and disagree on some substance. process matters very much. it helps to agree on fair processes.