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  •  We didn't toot our own horns.... (3+ / 0-)
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    I could not agree more.  Every time President Obama and the Democrats accomplished something that got us 70% of what we wanted, the base complained about the 30% we didn't get.  I often wonder how things would have been different if the base had celebrated what was accomplished instead of harping on the piece they didn't get.  

    We are prepared for battle. We'll grind it out, district by district, race by race. We have a story to tell. David Axelrod

    by Ladyhawk on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:57:24 AM PDT

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    •  Bingo (2+ / 0-)
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      We just piled on with the GOP and added these voices to the claims that Dems spent big yet did nothing.  How this serves the interests of progressives is an utter mystery to me.  What's clear is that the base needs our own new media voice because we are not well represented here.

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      by GN1927 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 09:00:13 AM PDT

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      •  After the Deluge, The Media.... (1+ / 0-)
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        If you have the time and you want to curl up with a fascinating read about "the media", check out the diary by Al Giordano of  "The Field". His analysis of the media and the Jon Stewart Sanity Rally is brilliant.  

        I found this paragraph fascinating....

        Back in 2007, when I was reporting on the Obama campaign and its resurrection of community organizing as a political tool, I was very impressed with its “Camp Obama,” in which tens of thousands of mostly young people from every demographic in the US were trained in its fine but then forgotten arts. And I suggested to the big guns of Obama’s political organization – David Plouffe, David Axelrod, at the time Marshall Ganz - that they expand the concept to also start a kind of “Obama Media Camp” training program and form an army of independent video makers, reporters and communicators in all forms of media to construct a counterforce to the dominant media discourse. After all, its something we had already invented through The School of Authentic Journalism, it works, and if applied on a mass grassroots level, a political movement would no longer be dependent on or victim of the very different and often hostile operating procedures of commercial media. They were busy with other things, understandably, but I bet that, after today’s elections, they’ll wish they had done something like that.

        http://narcosphere.narconews.com/...

        We are prepared for battle. We'll grind it out, district by district, race by race. We have a story to tell. David Axelrod

        by Ladyhawk on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 09:06:57 AM PDT

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