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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

So THAT’S their problem!

According to Doug Hattaway, spokesman for the failed Gore coup in 2000, the problem with Democrats during elections is not the message or the vision. No, that couldn’t possibly be it! The answer is simply…technology.

Well, OK…technology AND willingness to lose major elections in order to buld an infrastructure of minor election wins.

Full “insight” here. Note that in typical liberal modus operandi, Hattaway thinks the elctorate just doesn’t get it…not that bright.

While the DNC has excelled in fund-raising and get-out-the-vote organizing, it has done nothing to build a Democratic brand that clearly communicates the party’s vision, values, and goals. That is one reason why so few voters understand what it means to be a Democrat.

See? We morons just just understand them properly! Well, thank goodness they’re going to help us figure them out, huh?

Also, note their list of potential successors to McAuliffe:

A variety of candidates are being named as possible successors — among them former governors Howard Dean of Vermont and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire; former mayors Wellington Webb of Denver and Ron Kirk of Dallas; operatives like former White House Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, New Democrat Network president Simon Rosenberg and strategist Donnie Fowler; telecom executive Leo Hindery; and US Representative Martin Frost of Texas.

What do nearly all of those people have in common? They’ve lost campaigns that they’ve been in or have run for someone else! Dean lost in the ’04 Dem primary, Shaheen lost her NH Senate bid against Sununu in ’02, Kirk lost his TX Senate bid in ’02, Ickes (who runs the Media Fund, a 527 group prominent in ’04) lost for Kerry, and Frost lost his House seat in ’04. So yeah, pick from one of those losers!

December 10, 2004 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MoveOn tells Dems "We Own YOU!"

Recall this story next time you hear liberals bemoan right-wing special interests. Yes, the libs have more than their fair share of them (e.g. trial lawyers, educrats, unions, race-hustling poverty pimps…er, “civil rights” leaders, etc.). But this should be a front-and-center reminder of what the American Democratic Party has become.

From the AP:

Liberal powerhouse MoveOn has a message for the “professional election losers” who run the Democratic Party: “We bought it, we own it, we’re going to take it back.”

A scathing e-mail from the head of MoveOn’s political action committee to the group’s supporters on Thursday targets outgoing Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe as a tool of corporate donors who alienated both traditional and progressive Democrats.

“For years, the party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base,” said the e-mail from MoveOn PAC’s Eli Pariser. “But we can’t afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers.”

Under McAuliffe’s leadership, the message said, the party coddled the same corporate donors that fund Republicans to bring in money at the expense of vision and integrity.

“In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn’t need corporate cash to be competitive,” the message continued. “Now it’s our party: we bought it, we own it, and we’re going to take it back.”

Pariser urged MoveOn supporters to help support a DNC chair with a bold vision to represent Democrats outside Washington. Democrats will vote at their February meeting in Washington on a successor to McAuliffe.

DNC spokesman Jano Cabrera declined to engage in a tit-for-tat with MoveOn, but praised McAuliffe’s efforts.

“Call me crazy, but I think the fact that for the first time in party history we outraised the Republicans, and did so primarily through grass-roots fund raising is something to be proud of,” Cabrera said.

Among those vying for the party chairmanship is former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (news – web sites), an early darling of MoveOn’s cybernetwork of activists when he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.

We should pray to God (translation for liberals: the Creator of the universe…that would NOT be Bill Clinton) that Dean becomes the leader of his party, and that MoveOn continues to “own” it. Those two ingredients make a recipe for further liberal electoral disaster!

December 10, 2004 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment