A Resolution to Benefit the United States of America and the Democratic Party
WHEREAS, it was the 50-state strategy of the Democratic National Committee under former Chairman Howard Dean that enabled the Democrats to retake Congress in 2006 and paved the way for enhanced gains of the Obama wave of 2008;
WHEREAS, the Democrats dropping the 50-state strategy after Obama's election in 2008 coincided with the SuperPAC-funded and astroturfed Tea Party movement to enable Republicans to retake the House and take over state legislatures installing and seemingly entrenching Tea Partisans who have no interest in good faith bipartisan negotiations;
WHEREAS, it is a choice by the Democrats to abandon the 50-state strategy and no longer allocate resources, run candidates, or otherwise engage in efforts to offer the voters in the reddest red state districts an alternative to the Republican Party or even expose them to a message that conflicts with their right-wing bubble;
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party abandoning the 50-state strategy has been bad for the Democratic Party in terms of electoral success;I make a motion that we accept this resolution.
WHEREAS, the Senate has been more successful than the House in retaining its electoral majorities and even making gains to the extent that the Democrats in the Senate look to all 50 states to try to obtain a majority;
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party abandoning the 50-state strategy has been bad for the Democratic Party in terms of ease of governing whilst in power; AND
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party abandoning the 50-state strategy has been bad for the citizens of the United States and the governance of this nation and it is our obligation as civic-minded political actors to help restore order to the political process.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
Henceforth, the Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and, most importantly, Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee do hereby agree to the immediate reinstatement of the 50-state strategy to compete in every district and support the development of the Democratic Party on the local level with the idea that such investments will lead to future federal and national success and better put the party in terms with the concers of citizens at the grassroots level.
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