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  •  Thank you. People need to read "No We Can't" by (1+ / 0-)
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    Nice Ogre

    Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 2010.

    Obama wanted to use OFA to keep democrats in line.  Some quotes from the article:

    "When OFA ran ads asking voters to call their senators and urge them to vote for health care reform, the effort was quickly slapped down by party leaders. 'It's a waste of money to have Democrats running ads against Democrats,' fumed Senate Majority Leader Reid."

    "Emanuel also locked down OFA: "When liberal activists approached the group about targeting conservative Democrats, they were told, "We won't give you call  lists.  We can't go after Democrats -- we're part of the DNC."
    "Instead of channeling the energy of the base, they've been squashing it." said Markos Moulitsas.

    The problem is the DNC and Blue Dogs!

    •  I agree up to a point (0+ / 0-)

      The problem is not just the DNC.  It is the unwillingness of people to take on the DNC.

      Do we really think that Harry Reid is concerned about losing support from DKOS?

      In order to beat the Republicans, we need candidates who are better than the Republicans

      Quote from Crusade: If you can't get in the front door, you go in the back door. You go over them, you tunnel under them, you go around them but you get the job done

      by GideonAB on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 03:15:12 PM PDT

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