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ConservativeDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 08:44 PM
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38. A much more important question: will they keep SHOWING UP?
There's a common thread to the nature of people you call "entrenched party hacks". You even name it in your pejorative comments - these are people who stay with the Democratic Party, thick and thin.

The energy of the DFA is wonderful, and will, no doubt, add fresh ideas and fresh momentum to Democratic party activism. But those of us who've been around the block a few times tend to notice that many people simply don't have much staying power. They get excited, come for a few meetings, maybe even get themselves elected to a position of responsibility, and then as the months go by, realize that activism chiefly entails doing long volunteer hours rather than being a secret power-broker. At that point, they disappear - often even from relatively important state positions. And many of the same old people end up right back where they were simply because they always show up.

I'm hoping we'll be able to keep quite a few DFAers for more than a few months. But based on Democrat bashing I also see, it's plainly obvious that many DFAers are also flat out too immature to last long.

- C.D. Proud Member of the Reality Based Community
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