3. Blue-Dog-loving Democratic campaign committees exposed as worthless, money-wasting losers directly responsible for the biggest rethuglican victory in 72 years.
If you still need an excuse to stop giving money to the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, then this election has given you one.
The DNC, the DCCC and the DSCC ignored liberal challengers with legitimate chances of beating rethuglican incumbents and instead wasted tens of millions of dollars on republican-voting DINOs like Blanche Lincoln who lost to republicans by double-digits.
Give only to individual candidates whose voting record and campaign statements reflect your own political priorities. Several independent organizations that support only progressive Democratic candidates have appeared in the last few years, including Blue America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Among blogs, Down With Tyranny stands out for its work researching and identifying truly liberal candidates who deserve your support.
If you've ever given money in the past to the DNC, DCCC or DSCC you know you're on their permanent patsy list because you still get letters from them begging for money that they just waste on Blue Dogs who empower republicans. I always throw them away, but from now on I'm going to take the time to respond - using their postage-paid return envelope, of course - telling them precisely why I will not give them a dime and why I am telling all my friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and strangers on the street to not give them a dime, either.
This is also the perfect time to get involved with/launch a hostile takeover of your local Democratic party. If it is successful and effective, then get involved and help any way you can. It's not too early to start working toward 2012.
If your local or state party is a failure and worthless, like the Kentucky and Missouri state democratic parties, then it's even more important that you start organizing liberal Democrats in your neighborhood, precinct or county to throw out the losers and start working toward winning in 2012.
Read Where We Go From Here Part One here. Part Two here.Part Three here.
Sunday, November 7, 2010