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  •  The Great Cocktease, or (none)
    how kos and david made me think this memo would be an actual post-mortem analysis of the OH-2 election, complete with strategy conclusions.

    Not true.

    This is a fluff piece, a positive, pat everyone on the back, go get 'em tiger piece for circulation.  It does not reveal deep failings of the DCCC.

    While I don't deny that there are, arguably, philosophical differences within the party on how to address election strategy and overall party message (and whether to hold to liberal principles or move to the middle), this certainly was not a damning piece of evidence as to the DCCC's cluelessness.

    In the end, David and kos spin the two(!) page memo into something it is not, in order to make their point against the DCCC's vision.  Regardless of whether they are right about the flaws of that vision, this was a dishonest bit of puffery.

    "I don't know how to put this ... but I'm kind of a big deal."

    by Slim Tyranny on Fri Aug 05, 2005 at 05:22:13 PM PDT

    •  Addendum - the art of the fake quote (none)
      Also, nice to see the blockquote from David, which ends with the link to the itself, is followed by kos writing the following:

      National Democrats have advised their candidates for two straight cycles to ignore the war and make the campaign about "health care and jobs".

      Now, I read this and concluded (fairly, IMHO) that this strategy memo "advised" candidates to ignore the war and specifically focus on "health care and jobs."  I've read all two pages (about 80 words total) of this huge strategery memo, and I didn't find any such reference to "health care and jobs."

      Perhaps others read the entry and were not misled; but I fully expected to, you know, see those words, since they were being quoted.

      The entry should be updated and this paragraph reworked.  Let's meet our intra-party rivals on fair terms.

      "I don't know how to put this ... but I'm kind of a big deal."

      by Slim Tyranny on Fri Aug 05, 2005 at 05:30:46 PM PDT

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