Skip to main content

View Diary: Daily Kos endorsement: Evandra Thompson, a better Democrat for Virginia (71 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  This is the way the Republicans did it - (4+ / 0-)

    for years they concentrated on local and state elections, everything from school and utility boards, city councils, mayors, state legislators.  They built a deep bench.  But they accepted any lunatic willing to run as an (R), groomed them, trained them, sent them to conferences, introduced them to moneyed backers and party movers and shakers, arranged for public name recognition and guided their political careers if they hewed to the (R) line and kept their noses somewhat clean.  Now their bench is chock full of lunatics they shepherded through the early years but who jumped on the teaparty bandwagon.  Sane Republicans lost control of many of them, and now they're reaping the consequences of the crop they so carefully sowed.

    If Democrats are going to start an organized, concentrated to build a bench at the lowest levels of government , we have to make sure we don't choose to back just anyone willing to run as a (D).  

    Ms. Thompson sounds like a terrific candidate.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:14:56 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site