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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:14 AM

Georgia Democratic party exec resigns; chairman denies financial crisis

AJC's Jim Galloway reports:

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/02/26/georgia-democratic-party-exec-resigns-chairman-denies-financial-crisis/

This is exactly why I got so turned off at participating in organized Democratic entities last year. The state party needs a strong leader with a vision - one not afraid to ruffle the feathers of the establishment. I always felt the current and more recent leadership was either too passive or too married to the old ways of doing things.

As in many places, Georgia Democrats fall victim to the internal skirmishes of the activist class and the old school/business as usual class. We need someone who can navigate the choppy waters between those two and bridge them.

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Reply Georgia Democratic party exec resigns; chairman denies financial crisis (Original post)
wyldwolf Feb 2012 OP
BlueToTheBone Feb 2012 #1
MACARD Feb 2012 #2
Laurian Feb 2012 #3
BlueToTheBone Feb 2012 #4
MACARD Feb 2012 #5
BlueToTheBone Feb 2012 #6
Laurian Feb 2012 #7
BlueToTheBone Feb 2012 #8
wyldwolf Feb 2012 #9
Laurian Feb 2012 #10
wyldwolf Feb 2012 #11
Laurian Feb 2012 #12
eniko Apr 2012 #13

Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:57 PM

1. Jump in! You can make a difference!

Filing fee deadline isn't until March 1. See which party positions are empty and if in your district, file!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:37 PM

2. as a poor College student i would love to run but don't have the money

BTW anyone else sick of all the newt Gingrich ads? its like they know I'm from Georgia, they make me want to stick Gingrich's head in a George Foreman Grill, and melt his face off.

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Response to MACARD (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:13 PM

3. Hello MACARD

I'm in Georgia, too. Better close your eyes and hold your ears, we're going to be blasted with Newt ads as we approach primary election day. I think Newt hopes to do well here. He just makes my skin crawl. I have to say, though, that Santorum and Romney are quickly rising (or falling) to the same level for me. I find them all unbearable.

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Response to MACARD (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 09:03 AM

4. The idea is not to run for office but

become involved in the party. Find your county central committee and hang out. It's about an hour or two of your time once a month.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:23 PM

5. I checked there is no Democratic Party presence here in Jackson County

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Response to MACARD (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:54 PM

6. Here you go

http://www.jcdemocrats.org/

Looks like they are quite active.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 05:27 PM

7. I think that link goes to Jackson County Oregon...

Does look like a good group, though.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 06:44 PM

8. You are so right.

And going through the Georgia party site, the central committees are sad indeed.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:21 AM

9. I was involved at the local level for over 10 years

I held leadership positions with a PAC and a county party. There is a constant conflict between the motivated and the apathetic that weighs everyone else down. Too often the apathetic are motivated just enough to run for and win leadership roles. That's not to say that their aren't some really really good people in leadership roles, too.

But when I found myself slowly joining the ranks of the apathetic, I disengaged. I was becoming part of what I saw the problem as. I just need to recharge, I suppose. Fortunately I have a little more cash these days to contribute.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 08:44 AM

10. Your experience is very familiar.

I attended county (and some state) functions for 8-10 years and was actively involved in our county's women's group. After the defeat of Gov. Barnes and Sen. Clelland, the Republican control of the state really accelerated and I don't think the party knew how to respond to this new reality. Rank and file supporters were further discouraged by the parade of elected Democrats switching their party allegiance in order to preserve their own positions without any commitment to the Democratic principles they espoused to get elected. All of this has served to make me pretty cynical and changed my focus from state and local politics to national races.

Do you see any change in the foreseeable future?

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Response to Laurian (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:08 PM

11. Simply put, the old guard has to give way to the new

I can recall having conversations with some of the old timers as recent as two years ago. The discussion of things like social media either made their eyes glaze over or was met with condescending derision - not out of meanness but rather from a clear lack of understanding.

The way to do things has changed. The way to turn red states blue is going to be through young minds and fresh ideas that are tutored by someone with one foot firmly planted in both camps - someone who accepts the changing activist landscape and has the connections to implement it on a state-wide organized official level.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 07:39 PM

12. Agreed.

I hope the current "dust up" leads to some much needed change.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:38 AM

13. Spam deleted by William769 (MIR Team)

 

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