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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:35 PM
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"Bizarroworld"- Once again, Digby is right.
So, the Carville mafia is trying to describe the netroots as responsible if we do not win big and themselves as responsible and audacious if we win big.

You've got to admire Carville and co's chutzpah, if anything. I was seeing that coming for a while now, so, I am not particularly surprised.


by digby

From The Democratic Strategist

In the final three weeks of the campaign, longtime leading Democratic strategists such as Stan Greenberg and James Carville urge the party to maximize the once-in-a-generation opportunity the 2006 election offers Democrats by reaching out for every seat that is even conceivably contestable. Netroots newcomers, however, are not so ambitious, preferring to see the Democrats focus their attention on locking in their potential gains rather than reaching too far and "blowing it."


Well, that sure is going to come as a helluva surprise to all those netroots leaders who have been begging the establishment to expand the field for some time now, raised a bunch of money for candidates the house and senate election committees had given up for lost and then initiated a successful campaign to pry last minute money out of some cash hogs who refused to step up. If anybody objected to the party borrowing 10 million dollars it was only because there were a bunch of safe Dems sitting on cash they weren't using. WTF?

I'm not quite sure what to think about this freakishly incorrect scenario. Part of me thinks it's better if it continues, since it portrays we ignorant netroots as being a staid "buttoned down" faction. The last I heard we were the unhinged hippies dragging the party over the leftist cliff and the good boys and girls of the DLC choir were valiently beating us back.

But I don't think the other half of this will fly for a moment. The "old timers" are a bunch of swashbuckling risk takers? It's hilarious. These are the same people who were telling candidates not to talk about Iraq just a couple of months ago.

I have to assume that this is some sort of positioning for credit although it's not even slightly believable. But it does indicate that the establishment is now trying to hook themselves some of that hot and sexy netroots image. And who can blame them?
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:39 PM
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1. thanks for this. .
"Huh?" is exactly the right response! Great comments by digby.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:32 PM
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2. Digby is the best.
I truly think Digby is one of the best bloggers on the net. And, he is fair.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:10 AM
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3. I hope this goes up in GD -P.
Just as we all saw coming - the establishment Dems are jumping in front of a determined Dem parade that started back in 2003.
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