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  •  This is utterly ridiculous - and is a fast track (2+ / 0-)
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    v2aggie2, elmo

    to building a corrupt political machine.

    I certainly don't want the DNC stamp of approval to give any Dem primary candidate an advantage over any other Dem primary candidate.

    Each Congressional district is unique. And each candidate has to engage their voters, engage their donors, and craft and test their own message. HOW they each do that is part of how we get an early peak at their judgment and character.

    We don't need another John Edwards with charisma to spare and critical connections to national party "leaders."

    •  50 State Strategy (0+ / 0-)

      DNC has been managing the party and its races pretty well for a long time.

      There has never been a need for a private organization run by the POTUS to control Dem races in the US.  That should never happen.  

      A private organization like OFA is accountable to no one. DNC is accountable to its delegates from the state and local level.

      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 01:06:33 PM PST

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      •  Do you mean, except for 2010? (0+ / 0-)
        DNC has been managing the party and its races pretty well for a long time.
        •  When Obama took over the DNC and kicked Dean out (0+ / 0-)

          along with the 50 state strategy that was so successful?

          Our party apparatus has been hijacked, time to take it back.

          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 07:42:14 PM PST

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      •  I might be somewhat in agreement, except for (0+ / 0-)

        the general right-ward drift in national politics.

        That can not be counted as political success over the long term.

        If there had been a decades long leftward drift, I'd concede.

      •  Ah, the delegates (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener

        some accountability...

        Barack Obama for President '12

        by v2aggie2 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:38:28 PM PST

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        •  Who is my delegate to OFA? (0+ / 0-)

          What is the process for electing that delegate and interacting with them?

          They may not be perfect, but the process exists.  There is some level of accountability and, through the party apparatus, they can be replaced.

          There is no accountability for OFA, its just a privately run campaign organization.

          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 07:36:00 PM PST

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      •  Who built this software? (2+ / 0-)
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        Not the DNC. I wonder why.

        •  They probably helped pay for it (0+ / 0-)

          and were not allowed to control how its used.  If the party helped pay for it, they own it.

          The whole idea that Dems have to fight amongst each other for a computer program that everyone in the party helped pay for is patently ridiculous.

          I can't recall any time in Dem Party history when a rogue organization, partially funded and controlled by corporate donors has been allowed to drain so many assets from the party with no accountability.  I hope our state and local Dems are learning a lesson from this.

          Perhaps it would be best for the DNC to spend the money to build a better program than OFA's then tell them to take a walk.

          OFA is not part of the Democratic Party and the sooner we learn that lesson, the better for the 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 07:40:45 PM PST

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