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  •  Past history (1+ / 0-)
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    OFA sat on their hands for most of the 2010 midterms.  They hoarded funds and assets that could have been used more effectively by the DNC and local Dem party organizations to mobilize voters.

    It appears this time around, they want to mobilize on their own, outside the confines of the real Democratic Party apparatus.  They may be working to defeat Republicans, but they may also be seeking revenge for the Blue Dog purge of 2010 by focusing efforts against progressive incumbent Dems and progressive Dem candidates.

    That's fine if they want to do that, but they don't need to be doing it with assets of the Dem Party.  

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:23:26 PM PST

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    •  I worked on the 2010 campaign for OFA (1+ / 0-)
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      with a focus on targeting first-time voters from 2008.

      So please get your facts straight -- OFA worked on the 2010 election.

      OFA moving forward is an issue-focused organization dedicated to supporting President Obama's agenda.  I am proud of being part of this and am unapologetic about it.

      Barack Obama for President '12

      by v2aggie2 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:29:30 PM PST

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      •  In my state, it was too little, too late (0+ / 0-)

        OFA didn't get involved until the final few weeks before the election.  The new voters they recruited in 2008 didn't turn out.

        We lost our Dem governor and now have had to suffer gerrymandering by the GoP, making it impossible to elect Dems to Congress until 2020.

        Dems need to keep and support their own organization, not some privately managed campaign group that reports to only one person.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:57:33 PM PST

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      •  Didn't see OFA in 2010 here (0+ / 0-)

        We didn't see OFA in 2010 in WA and lost the 3rd CD in a close election.  Now it's re-district-ed R and will remain red for years.  (The districts in WA are drawn each 10 years to favor the party holding them.)  Not happy.  

        A bad idea isn't responsible for those who believe it. ---Stephen Cannell

        by YellerDog on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:58:46 PM PST

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      •  OFA worked in some places, maybe. In Central (0+ / 0-)

        Florida? Crickets. I'm talking the I-4 corridor.

        Don't hand me this shit that OFA was around in 2010. Your specific group or campaign effort may have been, but the actual boots-on-the-ground game was non-existent from where I sat (and I was working fairly closely with candidates and executive committees at the time).

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