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View Diary: Walter Cronkite's Letter to the NYT: An Idea for Dems (281 comments)

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  •  YES! New Orleans! (none)

    Excellent!  If the Bushies want to try killing New Orleans as a Democratic stronghold by dispersing all the "colored people" etc. to the four corners and diluting them into various Republican strongholds, they've got another thing coming.  

    Turn the place into Democrat Central.  

    Make it clear that the Admin's utter total and catastrophic failure there won't be taken lying down.  And that the Admin will be made to wear it on their faces for years to come.

    "Don't get depressed, get pissed!, and resist!"

    •  sounds great (none)
      but is as cynical and opportunistic as the republicans acted in hosting 2004 RNC in NYC. Besides, would NOLA be anywhere near ready to play host to such an huge event in 6-9 months?
      •  So? (none)
        but is as cynical and opportunistic as the republicans acted in hosting 2004 RNC in NYC.
        It worked for them. Obviously. This could work for us. NOLA needs to re-establish herself as a tourism and conference center as quickly as possible. And Democrats need to remind the American people of the deadly reality of Republican policies. And I was hankering to go down there as soon as reasonable...

        The more I think about it, the more I like New Orleans as a choice.

    •  NOLA Convention (none)
      Yes!  and add a service element to the convention - daily service projects working around the city.  There are still streets that are blocked by down trees and debris.  There's work to be done by unskilled, willing hands.

      Fantastic!

      •  service yes; unskilled hardly (none)

        Service: YES.

        Unskilled:  Hardly.  Think of all the union workers who could show up for an event like this.  Highly skilled and ready to get to work.

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