by NYMinute, Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 10:25:24 AM EDT
by NYMinute, Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 11:49:57 AM EDT
So a number of very prominent diarists here at MyDD have apparently come to the conclusion that they are going to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August to participate in the process of choosing our party's nominee...
Well...although I'm neither a pledged nor an "automatic" (I love you, Harold Ickes) delegate to the 2008 DNC Convention (look out...2012 here I come!), and have no press or media credentials (or any redeeming value whatsoever...) I have decided that I can't pass up such an historic opportunity myself!
I've never met anyone from MyDD in real life before. But so many bloggers on this site have been saying they are going to Denver recently, I can't imagine we wouldn't run into one another! See me in Denver? You guys are darn right you'll see me in Denver!! Although, I should make it clear...I won't be going to protest or call for a floor fight or anything quite so dramatic...I'll be organizing for a much, much bigger fight ahead.
by NYMinute, Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 07:00:08 AM EDT
A number of prominent bloggers here at MyDD seem to have been taken with the idea that, instead of a fair and forthright nominating contest in which a winner emerged based on the party's rules governing delegate allocation, the 2008 Democratic Primary was a coup d'etat of epic political proportions carefully orchestrated by a vast conspiracy to deny one candidate's rightful claim to the nomination.
Let me be clear, the Democratic Party has chosen to nominate my second choice for the Presidency. This sucks. And there are no two ways about this. But I also want to make it clear that I will support my party's nominee 100% of the time with as much energy as I possibly have. And furthermore, I will not sit by while a number of disgruntled individuals use misinformation and deceit to engage in a shameless episode of revisionist history.
We've already had eight long years of revisionist history. Isn't that enough?
by NYMinute, Thu May 22, 2008 at 07:33:41 AM EDT
As MyDD has spiraled exponentially into the depths of anti-Clinton and anti-Obama hatchet jobs (and more recently...whose supporters said what when that offended whom and who honestly cares...diaries), we seem to have lost touch with a number of ideals and characteristics which, for me at least, are inherent in the spirit of a tireless progressive activist.
As progressive activists, we can separate out our emotions - which run rampant toward the furtherance of progressive causes - from the strategic choices we know that we must make in order to see progressive policy implemented. We can find it in our hearts to forgive and forget when a (largely) progressive candidate panders for votes by trotting out gimmick-laden policies. And perhaps most importantly, we can temper our enthusiasm for progressive causes with the pain that millions of Americans are suffering. We can know and understand that sometimes the best policy for the country isn't the best policy for each individual voter, and that sometimes progressive unity requires understanding an issue from an alternative perspective.
by NYMinute, Tue May 20, 2008 at 08:30:11 AM EDT
MyDD was once a powerful outlet of progressive political activism.
Only in recent months have I been brought to the brink of tears, time and time again, by the downfall of a candidate I loved (Hillary Rodham Clinton) and the tarnishing of a man I admired (Barack Obama), but most importantly, by the cesspool of hatred and vitriol that this site has become.
I will tolerate it no longer, and I will not be blackmailed.
by NYMinute, Thu May 08, 2008 at 09:13:01 PM EDT
A number of myths, which are in part fed by the ardent supporters of both Presidential campaigns on this blog, have plagued the recent discussions of the current Democratic Presidential primary: myths about pledged delegates, myths about Florida and Michigan, myths about superdelegates, and myths about the dangers of a lengthy primary contest
In order to put a couple of these myths to rest tonight, I find it necessary to re-examine the present situation in light of historical context. If you're willing to read what I have to write, you might find yourself - at the end of the day - with a slightly different perspective about the Clinton-Obama contest...