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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 03:59 PM
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Dean sets new fundraising record for Dem Party....
According to Donnie Fowler....

Howard Dean Gets It

"The truth came out this week in Washington, DC. Howard Dean is not only keeping his commitment to organize the Democratic Party outside the DC Beltway, he has broken all DNC fundraising records during a non-election year.

Despite a Washington Post article two months ago where the usual anonymous "critics," "aides," and "sources" trashed Governor Dean's fundraising record, the DNC raised $51 million dollars in 2005, a record for a so-called off-year."

snippity snip snip...

"What's even more important is what Governor Dean is doing with the money. The DNC has helped hire talented, experienced, diverse political professionals in 43 states rather than paying for top-down consultants in Washington. He has traveled to every corner of the country, red and blue. And he understands that local folks know best when it comes to determining strategy and tactics. The Governor's commitment to building the party from the bottom up is real."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donnie-fowler/howard-dean-gets-it_b_13319.html


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:02 PM
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1. Perfect!
The way to build the party is from the bottom up. Dean is doing a great job.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:14 PM
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2. Kos has a National Journal article up about what Dean is doing as Chair.
Edited on Thu Jan-05-06 04:15 PM by Pirate Smile
It is a very good article.


"DNC: Spreading The Word. And The Boots.

"Howard Dean has turned out to be the biggest surprise of the season. He's a good man. And he truly gets it." Those are the words of Charles Soechting, the TX Dem chair who when Dean announced his bid for DNC chair had Soechting grtting his teeth. At the time, the Texan worried that Dean didn't get the problems parties grappled with and certainly didn't possess the regional sympathy to figure out how to win elections in the South.

But now, closing in on Dean's 1st anniversary as DNC chair, Soechting has seen enough to convince him that Dean "knows what it to makes Texas truly competitive."

Veterans of Dem politics who work on state and local campaigns are eager to praise Dean. In part, that's because Dean has devoted the bulk of the DNC's staff, energy and time to fulfilling his chairman's campaign promise: to revitalize the Dem Party at the precinct level.

Dem strategists in DC often ask their colleagues: "What is Dean good for?" They moan that he's not raising as much as money as they expected or his surrogates promised; that he hasn't been Joe Trippi-like and revolutionized the party's small donor outreach; that he can't shut his liberal mouth. Dean's admirers have ready counter-arguments, but they've lacked something tangible to bat down the critics. But now, they say, the party's investment in states is beginning to pay off.

There are approximately 1,963 election precincts in WV. At the beginning of '05, the state Dem Party could only identify six with active Dem organizers. Twenty years ago, WV Dems abandoned their precinct-level party building operations. Part of the problem was parochial: precinct chairs didn't trust county chairs, who didn't trust the elites running the state party, who certainly didn't trust the effete liberals running the national party. The cycle of neglect desiccated what organization remained.

full article posted at

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/1/5/153738/4426


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William Bloode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:51 PM
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37. Way to go Howard!
As a former, and present Deaniac i am very proud to have been a solid supporter of this man.

Lots don't like him because he speaks whats on his mind. But thats his very appeal to me.

The best way to shut up those critics is results, and he appears to be getting them.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:19 PM
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47. Isn't it amazing?
I love it. I love how no matter what we are: liberal, conservative, moderate we're all on the same page with grassrooting efforts and Dean is doing a wonderful job. I love how he's connecting with people and taking big money out of our party and still raising a lot of money and he's obviously making connections. Even my mother thinks Dean is perfect as party chairman and she wasn't a fan of him for president. I was so excited and happy when the DNC supported Dean for chairman. :) Now in 2008 I think we're going to do a great job and this year too!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 01:16 PM
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79. We lost the nation at the precinct level.
And the idiots at the DNC didn't even notice.

I remember when my mom told me the local schoolboard had been swamped by rightwing fascists. In Queens. Where did they come from? And why was no one prepared to stop them?
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 01:41 PM
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80. "can't shut his liberal mouth."
They say that almost as if it's a bad thing. :crazy:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:15 PM
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3. This is the way the party has always worked!!!
Trying to whore after big corporate contributions while ignoring the party base has not worked in the past, does not work now, and will never work!! It's time to realize that and shift party priorities back toward the kitchen table issues that concern the party base.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:17 PM
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4. kicking the DLC into irrelevence...
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:25 PM
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22. AMEN to that!!!!!!!
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:21 PM
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5. And of course WaPo
Will be printing a frontpage retraction of their bullshit story. Right?
:sarcasm:
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:37 PM
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6. Dean is doing exactly what he said he would do
I'm proud to have supported him for DNC chair.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:38 PM
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7. Yay, grassroots!
Let's rock and roll! Go Precinct Chairs!:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:39 PM
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8. Dean scares the shit out of the Rethugs and their enablers.
I'm glad he does.

Congratulations on a record-breaking year!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:20 PM
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48. That's because they know he's a threat
As the Texas democratic party chairman said he's making Texas competable again! So anything is possible with that statement. This should worry the republicans. It would be an amazing victory I think if a democrat was to take Tom DeLay's seat.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:41 PM
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9. So much for contributors deserting us.
:toast:
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:44 PM
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10. Raise it from the people and we will take back the party.
Because we won't need the corpses.


Hang tough Howard.

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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:45 PM
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11. Praise from a former foe?
I don't know all that much about Fowler-- has he ties to the DLC?
Clue me in, DU'ers.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:21 PM
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49. I'm not sure
I remember him from the tryouts last year. I believe he campaigned for Kerry didn't he? I'm glad he's supporting Dean. :D
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:46 PM
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12. His brother Jim spoke at our Westchester (NY) DFA meeting last night.
Edited on Thu Jan-05-06 04:49 PM by DinahMoeHum
and among those in attendance were 2 of the 5 (so far) declared candidates campaigning for the
Dem nomination in our bid to oust Repuke Sue Kelly (19th CD, NY): Jane Aydelott and John Hall.

Yes, THE John Hall, as in singer-songwriter, who penned songs like "Power" and "Still The One"

Just read a comment from the DailyKos article on this subject:

(snip)
Last Night With Jim Dean (4.00 / 2)
Interesting story from last nights Westchester DFA Meetup...
Jim Dean from DFA spoke, brilliantly, about the neccesity for grassroots organizing and challenging as many races as we can. It was very inspirational.
Before his speech John Hall and I went up to introduce ourselves. As he shook John's hand, Dean got a suprised look on his face. Then exitedly asked, wait, you're not THE John Hall are you? He then asked John for his autograph!!
He said he's interested in the race and in beating Sue Kelly!
Learn more about why John's past made Jim Dean want an autograph at:
http://www.johnhallforcongress.com

DISCLAIMER - Jim Dean, DFA, and Westchester DFA HAVE NOT yet endorsed any candidates in the race, just an interesting anecdote I thought you might enjoy.
(snip)

Aydelott's and Hall's websites can be found at this link:

www.take19.blogspot.com

:kick::kick::kick:
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 01:04 AM
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68. John Hall at his best: Bonnie Raitt's "Takin' My Time"
Both he and Lowell George play their hearts out on this Bonnie Raitt classic:



If you don't have it yet, listen to it today.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:47 PM
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13. Someone didn't get the memo
Everyone knows Dean is a maniac who will lose all the elections because he's not centrist enough. :sarcasm:
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:48 PM
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14. I have a question:
What the hell are the Dean critics talking about when they say he isn't raising money?
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:51 PM
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16. The critics are bitching because Dean is bypassing the usual
corporate fat-cats such as those who contribute to the DLC.

:kick:
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 05:10 AM
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74. He's still getting the corporate fat cat money..........
but more importantly he's getting the thousands upon thousands of donations from the "little people". "People powered Howard" is living up to his name. He crosses all gaps, from the large old money to the small new money, he reaches people, gives them hope and makes everyone feel that they're important to the cause, which they are.
The DLC attacked and attempted to derail his success as DNC Chair at first but I think even they're aboard the Dean train now. You can't argue with success and Howard has always been successful in reaching people.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:53 PM
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18. Way to go Howard
He came through town last year to kick off his Red State tour. He ended up with two SRO crowds - one at a public fundraiser ($5 a ticket - sold out in less than 2 hours) and a private one.

He is inspirational and a great fundraiser. I'm proud that I was a Dean delegate to the DNC in 2004.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:58 PM
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20. read those article carefully - they are weasel words.
What those reports say is that contribution from major donors and lobbyist are down. I guess that supposed to be a bad thing?
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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:37 PM
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51. Yes!
Contrast that with the repukes and the whole Abramoff scandal! O8)
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 09:15 AM
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76. Major donors and lobbyists can kiss my....
well you get the idea. If we can raise money without them, we shouldn't take their money. It discredits our economic message.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:59 PM
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26. spinning, as usual, I expect
Way to go, governor!! He's the kick in the butt the party's been needing.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:56 PM
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40. I wonder if they're looking at the money he leaves behind in the community
Did they not have all the numbers?

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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 10:26 PM
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59. Right. That seems to be a key factor frequently ignored. I've never
seen specific numbers but state and local complaints about the national DNC having fundraisers vacuuming up local money and taking it back to DC were definitely heard by Dean. He does tons of fundraisers but leaves the states and locals with the cash.

That is a huge difference and I've never seen any numbers quantifying what he helps them raise.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:04 PM
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43. jealousy rears it's ugly head
Dean is a people's Democrat. He doesn't ride around in limos and visit the usual fat cats, lobbyists, special interests, labor unions, corporations, etc. He goes after small donations from regular people and gets a lot...more than the fat cats could ever give.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:50 PM
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15. Will the national news EVER cover this story?
They love to bash Dean.. so when he has significant success like this, will they ignore it?

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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:52 PM
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17. They'll ignore it until it's too late, tee hee.
They ain't gonna know what hit them.

:kick:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:12 PM
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29. Good point
They won't see it coming. Stealth! :evilgrin:
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 04:53 PM
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19. Is the bear catholic? does the Pope shit in the forrest?
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:16 PM
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21. just think how well he'd be
running our COUNTRY right now.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #21
36. Yeah, that would be
too Easy and Good for the USA!

We have to go through CRAP.
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:32 PM
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23. Good for Howard! He and Wes Clark got me involved in politics!
Dean has been great for the grassroots movement in North Carolina!!!!
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William Bloode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:54 PM
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38. Yes he has.
A big howdy from another Carolina Deaniac. :hi:
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:57 PM
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55. Well Hey there!!!! n/t
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:52 PM
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24. And this excerpt:
Why, then, is Governor Dean still getting those nasty comments and misleading news articles about fundraising? Well, look at who is saying these things. Most of them are the Democrats who have made the same political and electoral mistakes over and over and over in the last ten to twenty years.Of course, there are many who take issue with Governor Dean's occasional controversial statements that make the Republicans happy and some Democrats fearful. Nonetheless, change is hard to face, so it is understandable that those who now have a smaller voice, less of a decisionmaking role, and lower consulting fees are fighting back.

The public relations problem Governor Dean faces is that his progress is not getting to the ears and pens of the national political press corps in Washington. Why hasn't the Washington Post, for example, written a front page story correcting it's originally incorrect piece in November?That's OK, though. If the Party can make electoral progress in 2006 and 2008, Washington might just embrace the new politics that Dean is helping create.


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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 05:58 PM
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25. This article puts the Big Lie to the PHONY DLC HYPE promoted by their ops
here on the du forum.

:applause:


So MrBenchely, Wolfy and all you Howard Dean attack dogs, you all have a number of apologies due and payable now.

C'mon pay up now......
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 10:36 PM
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61. Du'ers In Name Only.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:03 PM
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27. Keep it up, Dr. Dean-great job!!! n/t
!!!
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:06 PM
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28. Considering the Real Story behind the Abramoff Scandal ...
Howard Dean is the poster child of REFORM in action for the party.

Considering the REAL story behind Abramoff, which is one of immense political and government corruption on every level, the smear articles blasting Dean for not pursuing these same donors is really astonishing.

And now that it appears (as naturally it would)that a few Dems have been tainted to various degress by the same scandal, it really is not a good idea for these Big Donor Whores to be out in front wielding their axes and swords on what Dean is attempting to do on behalf of rebuilding and repairing damage that the DLC has caused.
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PleadTheFirst Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:14 PM
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30. Kickass. Go, Dr. Dean!
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:17 PM
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31. If they don't fix the machines
I guess the point is moot..........
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:22 PM
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33. you're perfectly correct..
have you ever noticed that no matter what very critical issue facing the America people nationally, voting machines, campaign reform, massive corruption in government, total lack of transparency, illegal wars, Big Business give aways, you name it - where the hell are the DLC on any of these issues? sound of crickets.. as they like to say.

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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 10:31 PM
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60. Sadly, you are correct. And if we can't vote in new people, we can't vote
the money out of politics. And if we can't vote the money out, nothing will change.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 02:21 AM
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69. Dean is working on that too! He is doing it throught local level!!!
Someone here posted tread about this issue yesterday!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:20 PM
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32. Go Howard! Flip Congress in 2006 and Impeach Bush! nt
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:23 PM
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34. Howard has a head for numbers -
this role suits him.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:34 PM
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35. Way to go Dr Dean...........your bedside manner is what this party needs.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 06:54 PM
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39. Huzzah!
Dat's da Guvnor what did that.

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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 07:24 PM
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41. Hey, hey! We knew you had the energy and ability for this job!!!
Way to go DNC Chair Howard Dean!!!!!

:applause:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 07:53 PM
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42. Great Job Dean... What's Wrong Schultz? (nt)
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:04 PM
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44. I hope everyone is supporting Howard
by signing up for a 'Democracy Bond'. It is an automatic monthly contribution 2 The Doctor's efforts. Go sign up now!
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StraightDope Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:11 PM
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45. GO DR. DEAN!!!!
That's what I like to see, and let's be honest... Isn't this why most of us wanted the guy in charge of the DLC?

SD
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:17 PM
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46. How much of my membership renewal went towards that
Just wondering if I can puff out my chest too.

Maybe I'll go ask the DNC, unless one of youse guys knows.

Just wondering if an increase in memberships would feed into the record fundraising increase.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:31 PM
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50. I got a bumper sticker from Dean today :)
As a thank you for contributing monthly to the DNC.

It's great!

Red on top/ BLUE on the bottom

Top line= Enough is enough
bottom= Vote Democratic
democrats.org

:dem:
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BigYawn Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:37 PM
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52. GO Dean!!! I hope you will run for prez in 2008, I promise to work
my azz off if you do.
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Gronk Groks Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:40 PM
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53. This is why everyone at DU needs to donate to the DNC...
...$10 a month is all it takes. If WE support Dean at the DNC, it won't have to go out and whore for the corporations. With 80,000 subscribers at DU that turns into $800,000 per MONTH!!!! That's $9.6 MILLION per year at the minimum level. They take it directly out of your checking account, you don't have to do anything except have the $10 there each month.

Are you willing to pay $10 a month for DEMOCRACY??? Or are you willing to let the Fascists turn this country into a police state???

Deaniac and contributer to the DNC...Johnny D...that be ME !!!
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 02:26 AM
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70. I am a proud Democracy Member!!!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:42 PM
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54. Dean will turn the Democratic Party back into the party of the people
Let no one stop him.

Not the bullshitters, the worriers or most of all...THE DLC! :-)
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 08:59 PM
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56. And he did it without "Abramoff" and/or Corporate donations.
Dean RAWKS! :toast:

Paging Ed Schultz .............
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 09:43 PM
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57. Dean is the man. :) GO DEAN!
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Robbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 10:23 PM
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58. HAHAHAHA
Despite those pundits who say Dean has been a failure as DNC Chair he had a great first year as Chair.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 10:55 PM
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62. Go Dean! Howard Dean speaks for me. nt
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 11:39 PM
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63. Go Howard Dean! nt
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:18 AM
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64. WOOHOO! I want to see some kick ass attack ads in '06
We set the agenda, not the repugs.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:18 AM
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65. WOOHOO! I want to see some kick ass attack ads in '06
We set the agenda, not the repugs.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:22 AM
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66. I kinda sorta spaced out Anderson Cooper... was Dean on?
Or will he be on later? :pals:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:29 AM
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67. I'm very glad to see this. The DC insiders are so jealous of anybody
with real charisma and intelligence, since they have neither (this is the town where Tony Blankley passes as a "pundit." I'm not surprised about the Post being the source of this rumor. It was the ariviste Sally Quinn of the Post who took off after Clinton because he didn't fit in. Yeah, so he's from Arkansas and about 10 times as smart as anybody in this small village of a capitol, deal with it Sally. Well she and the filthy Post did, they smeared him.

That's what the Dean article was about because this contradicts the so-called facts presented. I remember responding to that thread, I believe, by saying that Dean kept his promise on organizing. Well he did both and now we know, thanks to you.

Recommended.
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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 03:51 AM
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72. Yeah, I remember when DC...
turned up their noses at the "hayseeds" from Arkansas. Sally Quinn didn't think they'd fit in at their fancy parties.

I was so burned up at this crowd at the WaPo who thought they were soooo much better than the Clintons. When I think back at how they hounded the Clintons for over eight years and how they printed so many lies to take Bill and Hillary down, I get angry all over again.

They are trying to do the same thing to Howard Dean. Not just the WaPo, but Washington pundits, consultants and everybody else trying to make a name for themselves.

Those people are ruthless and will stop at nothing to bring anybody down who dares to defy the DC power center.

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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 03:34 AM
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71. That should make a few jaws drop...
in Washington.

Maybe one day they'll "get it" and learn to accept the fact that Howard Dean is doing more for the Democratic party than any other DNC Chair has and stop trashing him at every opportunity.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 03:53 AM
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73. Thank you, Gov. Dean!
Way to go!

:applause:

(I think I'll send him a little donation right now...)
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 08:13 AM
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75. The rethugs won't be able to use the excuse
anymore that Dean is not bringing funds into the Democratic Party. Of course they would say and do almost anything to shed a bad light on Dean. He threatens them...
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 09:33 AM
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77. *crickets*
The sound that you DON'T hear are the perpetual Dean bashers offering up congratulations to Dean for his efforts. Funny, you see them on every other Dean-related thread . . .
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:34 PM
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78. "snippity snip snip..."
Cha-Ching

:kick:

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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 04:08 PM
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81. Damn, I hate being on a fixed income;
I'd like to add to that total.:cry:
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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 07:54 PM
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82. Volunteer your time at your local Dem HQ's. Or write LTTE's. n/t
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