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  •  I'm an insider, it was not symbolic... (1+ / 0-)
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    and who cares how long ago it was? And I credit that silly statement to brain spots; you might want to get an MRI to check it out.

    It was Axelrod and Rahm's dislike of Dean that motivated the move, and after Dean left, they converted the DNC in to a CReeP, and let a lot of organizing for down-ballot wither on the vine. And OFA really never morphed in to anything else, so, we've got nothing.  And the Koch hydra is doing just what it needs to keep us in divided government until we get our act together.

    That's who I blame it on.

    •  We got three people.... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and some useful, but not decisive, data-processing support.

      For the entire state.

      The superfluous goods of the rich are necessary to the poor, and when you possess the superfluous you possess what is not yours." St. Augustine

      by Davis X Machina on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 07:31:37 AM PDT

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      •  From? For? In how big a state? n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  1.3 million. Maine (1+ / 0-)
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          New, paid professional people who weren't already here totaled 3. The permanent impact on party structures and capabilities was barely measurable.

          We are small, and aren't swingy and sexy like Ohio and Pennsylvania.... the Senate seat was written off, and the congressional seats between Allen and Michaud were safe at the time.

          The superfluous goods of the rich are necessary to the poor, and when you possess the superfluous you possess what is not yours." St. Augustine

          by Davis X Machina on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 07:48:23 AM PDT

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          •  Was this from the Dean DNC, or OFA? (0+ / 0-)

            First, Maine is ripe for sensible change, and any real (good) professional help is positive, if that help is accepted by the local power structure and integrated into it's configuration; so, there's that.

            If you mean that was all that the Dean DNC gave you, then I would have argued for more, if I had been there then.  But I do know elsewhere that the local impact was great in a lot of places (like Wyoming, Montana and Colorado) and that organizing has had impact on national politics to this day.

            I wish you a lot of luck. I think LePage's stink might end up dimming the R's in the state enough to give an opening for someone to take out Collins.

            Who do you think has the best chance vs. your senior Senator?

            Also, my sister has a place in Prout's Neck, so, I should finally take her up on her offer to visit soon.

    •  Other organizations are stepping up (0+ / 0-)

      such as Moral Mondays and Battleground Texas. The numbers are unassailable. There are enough unregistered Democrats to tip most Southern states permanently, and undo their gerrymanders to tip them even further our way. Then we can pass all of the Progressive measures that the public already supports, and with them out of the way, start to have a conversation about the ones they don't understand yet.

      The primary purpose of a party organization is to re-elect incumbents. Our purpose on dKos has always been More and Better Democrats, which violates the party imperative on both points.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 12:54:24 PM PDT

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