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    My brother is raising money for the Obama 2012 campaign and we held a house party at our place on Saturday evening for him.  

    He was here as were a couple of candidates for local offices, all Democrats, all Obama supporters.

    We invited around 50 local folks, 35 showed up for food, drinks, and an opportunity to donate -- which they did -- we raised over $10,000 for 2012.

    Now, you need to understand that the people who attended my affair were a cross-section of Democrats from three counties -- white, black, Asian, Hispanic, working, retired, grad students, wealthy, middle class, low income.  Each of them is an influential Democrat -- county party chairs, school board members, county supervisors, black pastors, union officers.

    We had a fund-raising pitch after which folks wrote checks or used the computer to donate on-line.  Then, the local candidates spoke after which I gave a pitch about calling our Congresscritters and telling them to vote for the American Jobs Act -- the whole thing and vote for it now.

    As the party went on, conversation got around to where we get out political opinions and information.  Of the 39 people in attendance -- 35 guests, wife and I, brother and his son -- only FIVE had ever heard of DailyKos.

    But, hey, don't let me throw cold water on your boycott --  if it makes you happy, it tickles me to death.

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