Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cat Herding In The Wilderness

We are discussing how to get progressives elected at Derelict's new blog  Cat Herding in the Wilderness.

A sample:
Our purpose is to leave a better world for our children.  
Our goal is to solve our problems by working together for the better of all mankind. 
Our community has an open door. All you have to do to belong is step through it.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't agree with the thesis.

The problem isn't "The Left." The people who don't turn out for midterm elections aren't disaffected political activists who read Glenn Greenwald and Ralph Nader. They're working people, underemployed people, the poor, etc. People who have been left behind economically since 1980, whether a Democrat or a Republican was in the White House.

Want proof? How come they showed up and voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012? Did they wait until 2010 and 2014 to demonstrate their disapproval?

The problem is our lousy corporatist Dems abandoned Howard Dean's 50 State Strategy in favor of Rahm Emanuel's "support right-wing assholes only" plan.

Where did the 50 state strategy go?

Obama's current DNC chair, DWS, refused to support Democratic candidates against her GOP friends in Florida when she was made a co-chair of the Democratic Party's Red to Blue congressional campaign group in 2008:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is helping to defend the political turf of not the best in the Republican Party — but the worst.

Her BFF in FL-27, Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, again* faced no Democratic opposition this year. In spite of the fact that this was number 18 on the list of top 25 Democratic-trending districts.

Blaming the voters for not voting is just an excuse by the Republican wing of the Democratic party for that constant selling-out of their base.

* Manny Yevancey, her "opponent" in 2012, raised no money and spent zero days campaigning. Ros-Lehtinen might as well have picked him herself. Maybe she did.

P.S. TBogg will never get it, because he doesn't want to get it.

Susan of Texas said...

Baby steps. You are right but practically nobody can even see what you are saying, let alone think about it. You are bouncing a ball off of a wall. We need to tear down the wall.

I don't know how. Shame, I guess. Where is their pride? I can't stand being wrong but I would rather be wrong than in denial.