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  •  Perhaps what I quoted (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Scientician

    at 9:27:51 is strong enough to allay some of your fears.

    Given that we don't really know what changes are in the works, and we don't really know that those changes are going to be negative, shouldn't we REALLY wait until we know more before we go into crisis mode?!

    The field I used to work in was a crisis-service-oriented field.  I learned quickly from those who'd been in it awhile that EVERYTHING can't be a crisis.  If that's the mode you are in 24-7, you can't be effective in a REAL CRISIS, and you'll burn out quickly like a cheap candle.

    For instance, having the DNC spend money directly rather than funneling it through state parties has implications, but those may be negative or positive.  And will depend on the state.  We just don't know yet!!!

    So, thanks Droogie for shedding your Chicken Little costume.  And keep on keepin' on here.  You're good!

    •  It helps (0+ / 0-)

      And I get you about not having too many crises, but I don't think it is wrong to make noise about the possibility of wrecking the 50ss.

      My first point stands.  We know many Democratic officals pay attention to what goes on here, and some leaks are actually trial balloons to see what the reaction will be.  If they don't sense any upset, they go ahead and do it.  If they get a backlash, they back off.  

      There's no practical way to tell the difference either.  "Wait and see" too often means you are too late to do anything about changes once they are announced, because pols are reluctant to be seen backing down especially over the crazy liberal hordes of the internets.

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      by Scientician on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 09:56:26 AM PST

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