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View Diary: LA-02: SSP, DailyKos & MyDD Endorse Carter for Congress (193 comments)

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  •  Don't follow the mob blindly (10+ / 0-)

    I'm going to grudgingly support Karen Carter, but I would caution y'all against coming down here and anointing her as some kind of netroots princess just because Jefferson is a crook.  Do some research on Carter first; her wretched performance in the primary debates lost her the support of a lot of NOLA leftie bloggers, and the fact that we have to choose between her and Dollar Bill is one of those "hold your nose" type of experiences.

    Here's a start:

    I'd like to also remind you that some of you kossacks are still supposedly boycotting Louisiana over our unenforcable abortion laws, which makes sending money down here kind of tricky, no?

    As for the guy who wants us to "whip ourselves into shape"...New Orleans has probably the most fervent activist activity in the nation right now.  It's just that most of it is spent in trying to get a quarter-million displaced people back into their homes, in trying to save our precious city from flood, from developer's wrecking balls, from PTSD, from economic ruin, and from the indifference of the national government.

    It's not that we're not working our asses off.  It's just that we don't have the luxury of being 100% focused on getting out the Democratic vote.  Some of us are still spending every weekend hauling moldy sheetrock and rotting refrigerators to the curb.  14 fucking months later.  Rebuild?  We're still cleaning up.

    We'd appreciate all the help you can give us.  

    Except for that pesky boycott and all.

    •  Boycott? (1+ / 0-)
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      I must have missed that one.

      All I've read on DKos about New Orleans has been a torrent of alternately inspiring, moving, and heartbreaking diaries about Katrina, by Kossacks who either live there, have friends and family there, or were spending their time and energy on relief efforts.

      And that New Orleans was briefly under consideration for the Democratic convention, but was withdrawn because the city wasn't ready for that magnitude of event, not because anyone was boycotting it.

    •  i don't do anything blindly (0+ / 0-)

      but realizing that jefferson must go is not blind -- it's keeping our eyes open to make sure that the democrats don't support corrupt candidates.

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