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  •  ...oh and I do know what you mean... (8+ / 0-)

    ...about the local Democrat scene.  I know about those groups of which you speak.  Keep in mind the Democratic Party here is primarily FDR Democrats = very old people.

    I, at age 55, am considered "new young blood" in the local Democratic Party.  There ain't many young people involved.  And there is currently virtually NO connection with the Democratic and the Democratic Party at Chico State.

    I plan on attending some meeting of the local Paradise Democrats...I have no idea what the mix is currently.  Years ago I wasn't so excited by them.  Then it was primarily very old folks who really weren't actively doing anything that made a difference.  That's why we get Micky Harrington as the ONLY Democrat to go up against the GOP candidates.  Micky, as you and I both know, hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of winning anything.

    One point of discussion at the AD3 thingy was how terrible Jim Reed was as a candidate.  There was moaning about how there is never a really good Democrat running against the GOP up here.

    Well, Jim Reed has run twice and he has put his own money into it.  Doug LaMalfa is way, way rich AND had the GOP SuperPaks behind him.  Karl Rove's SuperPak dropped $5,000,000 in LaMalfa's lap two weeks before the election (as though it wasn't already decided a year ago).  I don't know of any Democrat that has a snowball's chance in hell of winning in CA02.  That person would have to be really rich, rich, rich OR backed by the Democratic Party on a national level.  The Democratic Party at the national level has NEVER backed a local Democrat because they see CA02 as being a complete loser for them.

    So, GOP pumps $millions into our little local elections.  AND Wally Herger before and Doug LaMalfa now are also multimillionaires...AND the Democrats don't back up their candidates locally.

    No wonder no "good Democrat" is willing to chance, really, to win...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:50:23 AM PST

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