My late Dad had a saying “put your money where your mouth is.” He had little patience for people who talked big but never followed through on actually doing something. I am issuing a challenge today to the Front Pagers of Daily Kos and to Kossocks. Follow me below the squiggle and I’ll explain.
I live in North Carolina and my district NC-5 is represented by Virginia Foxx. Did you know she has a Progressive challenger in Elisabeth Motsinger? Did you know Justin Coussoule is the Democratic Challenger to John Boehner? Did you know E. Wayne Powell is challenging Eric Cantor? Did you know Jim Graves is challenging Michele Bachmann? Did you know Tammy Duckworth is challenging Joe Walsh? Did you know Rob Miller is running against Republican Joe Wilson? Did you know Steve King’s Democratic opponent is Matt Campbell? Unfortunately you wouldn’t know if you read the Daily Kos Front Page because none of these important match ups are being talked about properly.
If you look at the Front Page you are seeing cartoons that are really upsetting a lot of readers. I have never seen so many HRs on Front Page articles as I am seeing on these cartoons. Sorry Kos but none of these guys are the next Garry Trudeau and Doonesberry. They are taking up valuable space that could be used for better purposes. We don’t need constant stories on what a jerk Mitt Romney is. We know that. You are preaching to the choir. As my Grandmother would say I don’t need to know every time Romney has a fart cross ways.
We know how bad the Republicans are. We know we need to reelect Obama. What will it gain us to reelect Obama if we don’t retake the House of Representatives? What will it gain us if we don’t keep the majority in the Senate? We will have four more years of nothing getting done.
My proposal for the Front Page is this: on every Front Page have one promotion of someone running for Congress. When it cycles off put up another one. Let people know who is running, where their headquarters are, how to donate to them. For Kossacks I want us to provide the diaries to give the information. I would suggest the title read like this (my district) “NC-5 Our Candidate to Replace Virginia Foxx is Elisabeth Motsinger.” Update as often as you can to let us know where your candidate is speaking or major interviews. For the Front Page people just take the diaries and promote them. We will do the work for you. I’ll even volunteer to do the Elisabeth Motsinger ones.
As my Dad said put your money where your mouth is. It was followed by talk is cheap. What is not cheap is trying to get worthy candidates elected when we are opposed by Republican big money. Give us a hand Front Page. We are out here in the States working our hearts out. Help us out. One less cartoon. One less Romney story. Promote our candidates. It is a win - win situation for everyone.