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  •  Interesting disconnection that thrives at DKos (7+ / 0-)

    'I proudly gave to Howard Dean and his 50-state strategy, but there's no way I can support this current DNC because the money will go to Blue Dogs.'

    The 50-state strategy necessarily means supporting Blue Dogs, since progressives cannot be elected in all 50 states.

    •  50 state strategy (5+ / 0-)
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      is about empowering the states.  A state choosing a blue dog is completely different than having a blue dog chosen for them by Rahm Emanuel.

    •  I suspect it's more THIS: (5+ / 0-)

      The 50 state strategy was smart, because it ensured that money went everywhere, even to races that would normally be written off. ESPECIALLY to races that would normally be written off. And if you can pick up a seat in one of those unexpected races, I suppose that's a good thing.

      The current DNC strategy doesn't ensure that money goes everywhere equally, or even where need demands it. It goes to wherever the DNC sees fit.

      And there doesn't seem to be any logic to the strategy that the DNC employs, either. Wait. That's not ENTIRELY true. Rather than staying out of primaries, they choose to waste money in them on incumbents like Blanche Lincoln, even when polling suggests they won't be the better candidate in the general election.

      And lest we forget, they also paid for THIS bit of head-up-ass idiocy:

      Corporate Dog

      We didn't elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one. -- Eugene Robinson

      by Corporate Dog on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 12:08:08 PM PDT

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      •  from your link (0+ / 0-)
        The Democratic National Committee is defending its decision to spend nearly $500,000 on television ads that, in the process of defending Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) for his support of health care reform, took a swipe at a public option for insurance coverage.

        What did Sen. Nelson do?

        "We, the Democratic Party, were defending a Democratic senator from attacks from the health insurance industry and other special interests for his support of reform," Sevugan writes. "Senator Nelson is not the first Democrat we have defended from these attacks and he will not be the last. We've spent money directly in support of House Democrats who have supported reform in the form of TV and radio ads and we've also worked with state parties to defend Democrats like Senators Nelson, Lincoln and Dorgan who have stood up to the insurance industry in support of reform."

        Yeah, defending him from a Bill written by the Insurance Industry. Good thing he defended against that Public Option thing, I guess the insurance industry was trying to implement the Public Option, and pigs fly.

        without the ants the rainforest dies

        by aliasalias on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 03:18:43 PM PDT

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