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Response to tcaudilllg (Reply #28)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:39 PM

60. It means we need HOWARD DEAN back.

Somebody who actually goes OUT THERE to the far corners, PERSONALLY, and reaches out. And believes the fight is in all 50 states. Look what happened on his watch in 2006 and 2008.

I was originally pleased with Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the choice to head the DNC, but she's been a horrific disappointment. Just another Terry McAuliffe. USELESS. "Oh he's SUCH a GOOD fundraiser!" I heard over and over again from friends at my kids' school who were fairly well connected in Democratic circles. He did NOTHING. Didn't matter how much money he supposedly helped raise. It did NOTHING. You have to do a lot more than fundraise. You have to REACH OUT. You have to be forceful and focused and willing to fight. She's done NOTHING. She had no aggressive media outreach that pushed its way onto "Meet the Press" or "Face the Nation" or any of those others. Instead we've had Sunday after Sunday after Sunday after Sunday where there were entire panels of guests who were GOP or CON-slanted. NO Dems. I guess she's just another one of those naifs who believe that "the people will KNOW!" "The people will SEE what's happening and they'll get it." WELL THEY DON'T.

They simply DON'T. Especially when there's this carpet-bombing barrage of negativity in the media coming our way around-the-clock, and everyone on our side just naively thinks the American people will just somehow magically "see" or "get it. "That's over-estimating the electorate by about 5 billion lightyears. It's very disappointing.

And AGAIN she's got her head up her ass. Saying this means nothing??????? I am just amazed. With that attitude, then yeah, we're gonna lose Wisconsin. And that will be a HUGE shot in the arm for the bad guys who'll say, all over the country, with their around-the-clock media messaging - "see? We can go ahead with this agenda! The voters approve! See? We CAN screw the unions. We CAN screw the Democratic fundraising power base! We CAN screw the workers. We CAN screw the women! What do we care if they fuss and protest? They don't VOTE. They don't bother. They're apathetic. They give up really quickly. They get despondent and we can use that and exploit it! And pretty soon our beloved kkkarl rove WILL INDEED have his permanent republi-CON majority that he's been designing and working toward for more than two decades. And even the demographics - more women and minorities - won't make any difference because WE've got the money and WE've got the power, and WE've got the infrastructure in place, and they have NOTHING. AND they have no money.

And all of us wind up having no America anymore, either. Not the America we grew up believing in, that the words all tell us is true, that the words on the Statue of Liberty said were true, that the words in the Constitution and other founding documents said were true, that the reforms and advances and benefits we fought so hard for - are all rolled back, and that the American mindset of democracy and liberty and justice for all will shrivel into some sort of hybrid neo-feudalistic oligarchy where it's "of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations" and the so-called "American Dream" is attainable for a few thousand of the have's and have-more's, while a few hundred million of the have-nots just get tossed by the wayside. Think I'm overstating it???? Obviously Debbie does.

Debbie does - something or other. Disappointment for one thing.

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