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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 08:11 PM
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4. Hate to say this, but your comments are without merit.
First of all, we dont care what Old Joe does. Those tactics are expected from Republicans, so why worry about them. If you go through life thinking they will play fair about anything, then you will never succeed at anything. The Neocon/Fourth Reich scare tactics have worn off. The tactic of making the word liberal a four-letter word tactic has been neutralized. Why? Jeebus H., you have a president with a 30 percent approval rating, and you can hang Old Joe for voting with Jr. Shambles almost 100 percent of the time.

Now lets address your comment about state party support:

I do not and granted we are all getting olderever remember getting emails in support of Nancy Skinner early in the last campaign season like the ones Brewer was sending out so early about Peters. I guess they still had ethics then. I also remember that Nancy carried almost all the fundraising load herself, and got little help from the state party until after the primary. The early MDP support Peters seems to be getting is both unprecedented and unethical, and I wrote Brewer the following letter expressing my concerns:

I am writing today to express concern over early endorsements of
candidates by the state party that occur long before primaries are held.

First, a little about myself: I am a very active member of the
Farmington/Farmington Hills Democratic club. I sit on the club's
executive board, and serve as a precinct delegate (Farmington Hills
pct. #6). I have been quite active in the past several elections
cycles, and have often had letters to the editor published in several
local publications.

My complaint is this: Being that there will be a primary involving
several candidates for the U.S. House seat in the 9th Congressional
District. I feel the constant barrage of emails by you in support of
Mr. Peters is unprecedented, unethical, and a violation of
Long-standing party guidelines prior to primary elections.

I have always supported the Democratic candidate for any office who
wins a primary election, regardless of whether I supported that
candidate in that particular primary. I will give 100 percent support
to Mr. Peters if he is the victor in the primary process. However, I
feel the state party should remain neutral during primary campaign
season to be fair to all potential Democratic candidates. I am not
alone as to where I stand on this issue, and worry that if this
continues, things could get quite divisive amongst the party faithful.

Your interest in this matter is greatly appreciated.

OK, I may get in big trouble for posting this, but I think we need to get things out in the open now.

As to your comment about people begging Nancy not to run, I cannot respond with a concise answer, other than the fact that I would say 9 out of 10 people I talk to have not made such statements.

Normally I dont like to get involved in matters that tear in to the fabric of our party, but in this situation, I felt compelled to do so. Your charges of hypocrisy and your distaste for a primary challenge to Peters are without merit. Primaries are a necessary part of the election process for the political system called democracy, as Nancy so poignantly pointed out in her long podcast.

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