Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

We are gonna loose.

OK I will expand due to my respect for MyDD's "no one line diaries policy."

Basically, the Dems in DC don't want to make hay out of things that will satisfy the base (ie. Censure, etc.) because this will only paint local candidates as crazy lefties.

Apparently, lots of the local candidates don't want the DC dems to do crazy lefty things because they fear being painted as crazy lefties and then they will loose.

However, they are also concerned about turnout. And you can't get turnout without getting the base fired up. And you can't get the base fired up without throwing them some nice red meat once in a while.

Sounds like a catch 22. Right?

Wrong. Because no matter what any DC or local Dem does, the Repugnican counterpart will in fact call them a crazy lefty Michael Moore lover.

So, by not gathering together in DC for things that are important to the base, like Republicans do. They will drastically affect their turnout, which in turn will help them loose the election.

Tags: Chuck Schumer, dccc, DSCC, rahm emanuel (all tags)

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6 Comments

Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

Do local candidates believe accountability is a crazy lefty idea?

by danielj 2006-03-29 11:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

So instead of waiting to be called a crazy lefty lonny michael moore, why are we preemptively calling every republican a crooked lying Jack Abramhoff?

by adamterando 2006-03-29 04:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

I almost gasped when they said "tell your readers that George Bush and the Republicans screwed up this country and that they should vote for Democrats for that reason."

This was the same Chuck Schumer that went on the Daily Show after 2004 and said "we have an unpopular war, an unpopular president, and we lost? I don't get it"

DAMN SKIPPY you don't get it.

They just don't get it.

As for getting candidates and firing up our own bellies, well I am sick of holding my nose. I am sick of voting for a Democrat than bitching that we either loose, or they vote for something like Bankruptcy or Iraq.

Sorry dude, I want some real Democratic values. If they are unwilling to stick their necks out for their base then f'em

by media in trouble 2006-03-29 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

Just to illustrate your point, the RNCC just issued a release calling Tammy Duckworth a crazy lefty because of her ties to that kooky liberal... wait for it... Rahm Emanuel!

by Jim in Chicago 2006-03-29 07:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

Remember, we don't have to lose because of DC.  We can do it outselves.

Check out http://www.dumpmike.com where we are doing it ourselves

by nathan 2006-03-30 01:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Shorter DSCC/DCCC Teleconference

Nathan,
There is a long list of candidates that have lost in part because of DC. I am not saying the grassroots can't overcome that, but I remember back in 2004 being in bars with my best friends, crazy liberals (perhaps crazier than me) and I couldn't convince them to vote for John Kerry. Because of all the grey areas that both he and W occupied together.

Lack of Contrast makes it difficult to make our case to even the most liberal of voters. Let alone the moderates.

by media in trouble 2006-03-30 04:00AM | 0 recs

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