This Kind of Disloyalty Needs to be Dealt With

Below I cite a news article from Wyoming in which the state Democratic Party is criticizing the national Democratic party as "too liberal" etc. and urging local dems to distance themselves from the national party.  This is nonsense!  You don't ever see this kind of disunity and disloyalty in the Republican Party and we shouldn't tolerate it.

Many of us have been a bit reticent to support some of the western state Democrats (like in Wyoming and Colorado) because we perceive of them as too conservative, but we supported them anyway because they were fellow Democrats.

Local Democratic organizations receive money from the National Democratic Party and any local party that shows this kind of party treason should be dealt with harshly!

Here's the article I'm talking about: .txt

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I think the way to answer this is thus: if they're going to villainize the people who fight for their elections, then we'll stop fighting. We'll stop giving them money, stop volunteering, stop blogging, and stop discussing them all together--all done very quietly, as if we've forgotten about them. When they've all either lost their seats or have started begging for help, and apologize, we start helping them again.

Harsh, perhaps, but necessary. We aren't going to become a strong party if we allow stragglers to slow us down. How are we to become progressives if we do push ourselves to move forward?

It the short run, we may see some losses. In the long run, only strength.

by Covin 2005-09-26 11:44AM | 0 recs
Support the candidates
Support the candidates and they will tell the state Democratic Party the score.  Support, regardless of the form it comes in, doesn't go unnoticed and it will trump the word of party officials.
by dpANDREWS 2005-09-26 11:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Support the candidates
But we already support them, and they still feel the need to bastardize the national Democratic Party. That sort of behavior needs to be punished, not rewarded and allowed to fester. We need Democrats who believe in our party, not ones who believe we aren't Republican enough.
by Covin 2005-09-27 02:35PM | 0 recs
Rather than attack the national party...
the Wyoming Dems would do well to attack the Wyoming Republicans for being so rediculously far right, and in the pocket of anti-conservation and anti-hunter Big Business.

Worked in Montana.

by Skaje 2005-09-26 11:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Rather than attack the national party...


by Andrew C White 2005-09-26 07:06PM | 0 recs
The chairman says the national party is "Too Liberal".  That the local party must give up on the national arena and concentrate on putting "enterprise to work".  Then when asked what chance his agenda has to turn over seats this year his reply is "Not a chance".  Cause and effect I'd say.
by Demo Dan in Dayton 2005-09-26 07:46PM | 0 recs


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