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  •  I overreacted too (4+ / 0-)

    At least I think I did.  I apologize for my reaction and accusatory tone to the DNC and Rahm Emmanuel, when I don't have any solid information about their plans for the fifty-state strategy.  However, I do hope that the issue is pursued further and that we get some real communication about their plans.  After all, they are the party and we are the party and we are funding them.

    I give you a lot of credit for your honesty and willingness to so publicly apologize.  

    What I'd like to know though, is why you are retracting?  Has there been some new information?

    The reason why I reacted the way I did was because: 1) I thought that Chris had information from someone who actually was involved with the DNC; 2) Howard Dean has not been given any job in the administration and in a recent interview, he seemed very uncomfortable with questions about it; 3) Rahm Emmanuel openly ridiculed the fifty-state strategy and now he is in position of power in the new admin.; 4) After the primary, the Obama team spoke about combining the DNC and the campaign organization, changed some rules about funding, moved people to Chicago, etc.

    So I think there is reason to pursue this further so that we have a clear idea of how they plan to run the DNC going forward.  Since this is the party, and we are all members, we deserve straight answers and a say in how the party is run.

    "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

    by joanneleon on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 07:58:22 AM PST

    •  maybe you did, maybe you didn't (2+ / 0-)
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      We won't know for a while how things will play out.

      I suspect Bowers will turn out to be right about this.

      For now I am giving to Democracy for America and not the DNC. I want to see how Kaine implements what he calls the 50-state strategy.

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      by desmoinesdem on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 08:11:49 AM PST

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    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Well said, I also may have been alarmed by reading the same sources and watching how many old village people were put back in power. Rahm, Clinton(s) and more hurtful to me as a Native American, Salazar, are not people I wanted to see back in power. They were badly wrong and repudiated in the primaries so to see them take over is upsetting. I don't know if they'll stop a successful fifty state strategy, Obama may overrule them or they may become more progressive under his leadership, who knows? But I know they'll struggle for more power within the party and if they win they'll take it back to being a reflection of the GOP. In other words, I remember Bill.

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