This was the letter I just posted on Organizing for America.
Emanuel's reprehensible comments--like anyone couldn't figure out who the anonymous White house figure was--on unions after Blanche Lincoln's stay of electoral execution have convinced me to pull my support this electoral cycle for Organizing for America, the DNC, the DCCC and the DSCC--after all, they are now indistinguishable from the DLC anyway.
More after the fold.....
Watching the desperate fight to help a doomed Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, it is clear that Howard Dean's vision of an inclusive DNC has been completely erased by Rahn Emanuel and his minions.
What's really impressive is his crowing, "anonymously," to the media about the unions pouring 10 million dollars down a hole trying to support Bill Halter, who might, actually have had a chance in the general election--as if anyone paying attention didn't know who the anonymous source of that quote was.... So, Rahm, who are you going to get to fund the Fall campaign? Certainly not the unions. You've done just about everything possible to alienate them. You gonna' appeal to Goldman Sachs? I know you live in a cocoon, but you can't ignore how this one's polling.
Here's the most important lesson that obviously no one in the White House is paying attention to: In 2006, Teddy Kennedy got 86% of the union vote in his Senate reelection campaign. In 2010, in losing to Scott Brown, Martha Coakley got 46% of the union vote, and Brown got 49%. Even if Coakley had campaigned as abominably as she did, and just held the union vote (because, hypothetically, the Obama Administration didn't sell out the unions on high-end health care plan taxation), Martha Coakley would have won by almost three-quarters of a million votes.
How about this? I've been contributing to the DNC, to the DCCC and to the DSCC for years but since I now understand that there is no difference between any of the three organizations and the DLC, I guess I'll just pull my support for all three organizations and move it instead to Democracy for America, Progressive Democrats and 21st Century Democrats, where people still care about electing Democrats who believe in Democratic principles, rather than just covertly supporting the anti-democratic priciples of Obama's Chief Ward Boss, Emanuel, and all his buddies at Goldman Sachs and the DLC.
Oh, and about that reelection, Barack? You can go ahead and try but unless you suck it up, fire Emanuel and start acting like a Democrat instead of a greed-trade Friedmanite, you'll do your reelection campaign without my feet on the ground, without my checkbook and without my goodwill.
Your choice, President Obama, but I know I speak for legions of deeply disappointed Progressives who provided many of your ground troops and much of the small donor support you used to win the 2008 election.