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I'm calling out the 9,000 Pound Elephant in the room at your Democratic Party meetings.

Here in Georgia closeted Elephants have become skilled at their ploy.

Yes I am talking about fake Democrats - who are "Democrats in Name Only" aka DINO

These closeted Elephants are surely not Donkeys (get the pun) - if only I had the talent to draw a political cartoon showing a donkey turning into an elephant at a Democratic Party meeting.

Called 'em Elephants or DINOsaurs - they got to go.

I am sick and tired of giving money, campaigning for and give my false support to these Republicans - running as Democrats - who support right wing values and candidates.

In Georgia - some think that the only way a conservative can be elected to office is if he or she pulls a fast one - and runs as a Democrat.

To fake Democrat candidates or elected officials - I say: "You know who you are."

If you are a Democratic Party leader (local, state or national) - I say: "You know in your hearts who I am talking about."

Guess what? - we are coming for you and we're loaded for elephant.

At your next Democratic Party meeting, stand up and point to these closeted Republicans - and demand they leave the party.

The times are too tough here in Georgia - and across the nation - to put up with this anymore.

I'd love for people to start publicly listing Democrats who are really Republicans - as a reply to this post - or do your own Daily Kos Diary or expose these evil weevils on Facebook or Twitter etc.

Tweet about their Elephant Feet and expose their Donkey Nose (with big fat Elephant Toes).

Heck - shout it out in the streets.

Many places are tinder kegs because the low-income people have lost their homes (if they even had one) and their kids are starving.

Homeless, hungry kids, and no one cares - this makes for a hot upcoming summer in Georgia.
I shudder to think what might start happening.

I am not kidding about this - times are very, very hard for countless Georgians - and we no longer have Mr. James Brown to step in.

Get some big old hairy Elephant Y'alls and sending them packing with their trunks.
Fair warning to all closet Republicans:

You're about to be exposed and tossed to the curb like the Elephant who slipped on a banana peel.

These fake Democrats must be stopped

That's why I'm Southern Regional Organizer and State of Georgia Coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA).

The PDA hopes you will help elect a true progressive Democrat: Congressional candidate Ilya Sheyman.

He's endorsed by most of the big labor organizations, NOW, and high profile elected officials, along with former party chair Howard Dean.

The most recent poll has him leading going into the last few days of the campaign - that's not enough.

He's leading but that's not enough considering the consequences.

To help:

Sign up for a phone banking shift.
Among those manning the phone are PDA National Director Tim Carpenter and PDA National Phone Bank Coordinator Mike Fox.

Forward this message to your friends/post on Facebook/Twitter
Tweet about their elephant feet and expose their donkey nose.

Or donate.

A progressive champion, Ilya is fighting a tough battle against a DINO (Democrat In Name Only) who donated over $5,000 to conservative Republicans.

Make sure Ilya wins Tuesday to avenge the heartbreaking Ohio loss of Dennis Kucinich to gerrymandering Republicans.

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  •  Nice rant. (2+ / 0-)
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    Orinoco, nomandates

    You tagged everybody but the cub scouts.

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 04:24:19 PM PDT

    •  tags (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks on "nice rant" - if your comment is sincere.

      I think worrying about the tags a person uses - is that person's business.

      And - those who whine about tags have too much time on their hands or are regular tag complainers.

      (not you "ruleoflaw" - I mean those who went on and on in other comments)

      Your comment (cub scouts) on tags actually made me chuckle.

  •  Tweet about their elephant feet (3+ / 0-)
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    FG, Lujane, Glen The Plumber

    Ok, Terence, who is the elephant in donkey clothing in your living room? Name some names.

    Also, if you are not just ranting (and trying to raise money) you might offer some tips on discovering and exposing the DINOs amongos. Is this inside baseball? Do you have to be a local Democratic Party regular to do this, or can anyone play?

    You also might consider trimming your tags down to organizations actually mentioned in the diary, otherwise it looks like spam. I notice you didn't use an "Ilya Sheyman" tag. What's up with that?

    I'll consider recommending if the tags are fixed. If not, well, it seems like you're treating Daily Kos as an ATM machine. Not cool, Terence, not cool at all.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 04:39:44 PM PDT

    •  Not raising money - what's more is you know that (0+ / 0-)

      I mentioned the PDA thing in this "rant" because it addressed something I feel strongly about -- as they put it DINOs.

      I do not get paid by the PDA but I agree with their issues.

      Plus - personally I do not think most people's appeals for $ does any good.

      It so happens the latest PDA comment fit in well with what I was - as you put it - "ranting."

      If speaking my mind is "ranting" - then so be it.

      Therefore - Ranting? why yes - and will I say more in the future - yes.

      I simply believe that a political candidates should speak openly and plainly about where they stand - and run as a Republican if they hold those values and not try to sneak in under the Democratic Party skirts.

      Yes silly, everyone can "play" - just be honest.

      Tips for discovering DINOs, you ask?

      Unfortunately many are coy until elected - or simply run on one philosophy and do a philosophical 180 once elected.

      Sadly many DINOs are cowards - and are afraid if they are honest about their opinions - they won't get votes.

      Personally, I wish the system did not favor two parties.

      and that's why - pragmatically - I hope to make changes in the Democratic Party from within - tho it is not easy.

      But it is tedious to address those who comment about the number of tags - or comment back on those who complain if I do not address every beef that people write.

      I am new to writing on Daily Kos - and it seems those who comment most have - what I consider - trying to discourage people from speaking their mind - like this ridiculous ATM comment.

      Luckily today I had a few extra minutes.

      But I thought the Daily Kos crowd was for exchanging ideas - not making dumb accusations (against those speaking their mind) or worrying about tags.

      Not to mention the comment system here takes a little getting used to - since I new - but like anything with practice - and that's what I am doing now.

      Hope those who criticize things other than the issues are now happy and satisfied.

      However, I do not plan to respond to regulars who try to waste time (in my opinion).

      Sorry I overlooked the "Sheyman" tag - I am soooooo sorry - hope it did not offend you sensibilities.

      How about this for a rant - smile

  •  I want a Democratic party that respects, empowers (1+ / 0-)
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    and includes.  I don't want a hierarchy like the GOP, I want a mutual organization.  I don't want bullies to coerce other Dems.  I don't want purity tests either.

    My north star goal is a party that is focused on sustainable forces and not narcissistic ones.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks for sticking to the issue (I agree with your comment) and not wandering around like others about "Tags" and "Typos" and  accusations about trying to raise money - which are BS and the writers knows that.

      I live a humble lifestyle and all of my work is volunteer (I often have to borrow to pay rent) and am very active in issues I consider important - and I shoot from the hip.

  •  I guess this is the guy who is famous for the (2+ / 0-)
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    Orinoco, Glen The Plumber

    number of tags he puts in, who never responds to comments and who was called out in his previous diary today.  You there, Terence?

    •  Present and accounted for (0+ / 0-)

      With all due respect ......

      I do not understand Daily Kos'ers who whine about the number of tags instead of commenting on issues or whether someone is "there."

      I respect all opinions - and especially those who thoughtfully disagree - but that doesn't mean I have to respond to those whose main concern is the number of tags used.

  •  One leetle question (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Orinoco

    Does Paul Broun have Democratic opposition, that is real Democratic opposition?

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 05:11:50 PM PDT

  •  I hope this isn't a Freudian slip (5+ / 0-)
    I'm calling out the 9,000 Pound Elephant in the room at your Democrat Party meetings.  (Emphasis added).
    It's Democratic Party.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by DaveinBremerton on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 06:11:48 PM PDT

  •  RoboDiary. n/t (0+ / 0-)
  •  Tags (0+ / 0-)

    I reduced the tags - weird that that's what most people want to talk about in the above posts.

  •  He's not wrong about Georgia... (0+ / 0-)

    it's only been the last couple years (seriously) that local pols have been willing to call themselves Republicans AT ALL.

    For - what, 10 years?  20? - thug candidates for local offices have done everything they could to obscure their party affiliation in mailings, in interviews, on yard signs.  Even in face-to-face conversations @ meet+greets.  They're long on hyperbole, lies, paternalism, and footwork, but superficially gracious (as long as you're willing to go shallow with them).

    On the state level, they're not so shy;  and of course, our Senators (Chambliss & Isaksson) are and always have been Proud Thugs, representing respectively the Dixie Mafia and Big Insurance...

    On the tags:  yes, that does seem like a lot (even post-edit), but I am no good at tagging (or filing, for that matter), so that's my only comment on that.


    by chmood on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 06:34:23 AM PDT

    •  Glad you understand; Kos'ers who whine about tags (0+ / 0-)

      At least you understand -

      I think it is an important issue because of the all Republicans in Georgia who disguise themselves as Democrats.

      Plus many of the other people who commented wanted to whine about the number of tags I used - and the Freudian slip comment - paaalease!

      Do some Daily Koser's not discuss the issues - and why would they rather whine about minutia.

    •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

      I agree - plus tag thing is weird because everyone seems to have different opinion about what is a proper tag.

      Glad you understand GA politics - I have been an observer and participator on various venues since I was in high school

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