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I'm really not in the mood to waste money and give it to the Democratic Senatorial campaign committee after years of being dicked around  by them using money to support Senators I opposed in a Firewall strategy against Primary Challengers that made me largely prefer individual and non bundled donations. But there's something else at work here in the sense that no matter how bad our guy is they are at least the lesser of two evils. So while I will find myself donating to candidates likely to change things like Carl Sciortino who I gave $20.00 to and there's a Course in miracles woman running in California I'm trying to remember to give some to but I can't remember her name (PLEASE REMIND ME!) who recently came down about the Mcclutheon ruling .

You See I've been involved and need to get further involved in the 28th amendment road show and efforts from Move to amend coalition  but Suffice it to say that the past week has brought some pretty big upsets in of itself, Tom Wheelers messing around with the FCC not the least of which and the network neutrality fiasco.

So this is what they sent me: Hey Paul,

Just wanted to let you know: we’re seeing tremendous grassroots support for our Defeat Mitch Fund!

Send McConnell and the Republicans a powerful message! Contribute here.
In fact, we're less than $24,000 away from matching the $443,366 Mitch McConnell and his friends spent last week dollar-for-dollar!

If we can reach our goal by the end of the day, it will send McConnell and the Republicans a powerful message: our grassroots supporters can go toe-to-toe with your Super PACs and win!

Together, we will defeat Mitch McConnell and stop a Republican Senate takeover. But Paul, we need your help to get there.

Supporter Record: VN96CB5JN90
Deadline: 6 hours
Suggested Support: $32

Paul, will you pitch in $32 right now? We’ll match any gift you make before midnight tonight!

Thank you,
DSCC Alert


it's too late to pitch in 32 bucks and get the "matching gift" but It actually doesn't matter. You see I'm ignoring their pitch. Do you know why?

Efficacy. Because if I'm going to support our Senate Efforts I want to make every penny count for as much as possible. So I told the DSCC politely no and I gave it to credo.

The CREDO Super PAC strategy is unique among political committees and designed to be several times more effective than most alternatives at its goal – changing who represents us in Congress.

The core of our plan is to build a field operation, staffed by experienced organizers, that absorbs and magnifies thousands of volunteers to make personal contacts with voters at front doors, porches and over the phone. Research and hard-won experience make it clear that this is by far the most effective technique.

These volunteers will have two goals – to persuade independent and Republican women to vote against Tea Party House Republicans (or decline to vote for them), and to turn out progressive base voters.

The CREDO Super PAC does not undertake broadcast advertising – the primary expenditure of most political committees. Broadcast advertising can be powerful if done massively and immediately before an election. But this kind of advertising done before the final weeks is largely irrelevant. In fact, research has shown that over the course of an entire election cycle, expensive broadcast media buys for television attack ads (which most super PACs will invest in this cycle) have some of the lowest returns on investment in electoral work.

Based on an analysis of the most current research, CREDO beats the voter impact of a typical super PAC by 7 to 1, with a campaign that focuses on building scalable volunteer voter-contact programs in select races.

Volunteer voter contacts by phone or at the door are more effective than a paid call or a paid canvass. And unlike paid techniques, volunteer phone and door canvasses can be scaled up in the weeks preceding the vote. With a volunteer field effort, we can persuade voters at 14% of the cost it would take to generate the same number of additional votes with broadcast television attack ads. Volunteer voter contacts are also more enduring voter contacts over time. While a volunteer voter contact in October is relatively more powerful than a voter contact in June, both contacts have an impact in terms of persuasion and GOTV.


Now I'm not saying this won't "dick me around" for "certain" by never supporting candidates in primaries I don't but this year we don't really have primaries going against incumbent democrats  from what I've seen (correct me if I'm wrong I'd like to get involved)  but one thing's for certain about Credo's approach- After years and years of reading DailyKOS and Occasionally Volunteering for Campaigns Myself I know that it works better.

We don't need ad placements. We need people out there talking tho these people directly and yeah that might require focus groups on convincing people but let me tell you VERY little would convince me to support our guys better and more consistently than actually being able to talk to someone. Being able to look them in the eyes or Have a two dialog over the phone matters. television ads are just too impersonal. Especially in the modern culture where so few people have the time!

So I gave them 30. and Seeing as my bitcoin  Trading has turned into a run away success there is more coming. You will hear me ROAR.

10:34 AM PT: the DSCC got the 11 dollars. Doesn't matter. I'm making Money Hand over foot With this bitcoin thing. I will be  Fighting tooth and nail. I will RIP THEM apart limb By fucking Limb until there's nothing right wing left standing in either party only the economic FAR LEFT for  outright redistribution left standing and if you think that's Evil AVAS SATANAS. go cry!

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-) If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

    by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:02:03 AM PDT

  •  Same For Me (4+ / 0-)
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    daeros, dkmich, David54, willy mugobeer

    I only support a very few orgs. NONE of the large beggars, as in your example. Not yet has one asked me to give my vote of who they will support or provide me with factual data for me to discern and then vote.. so hell with it. Just emotional, oh shit it's urgent we need you now or ELSE.. so I go for else, too :)

    I support individual candidates funds. I also use credo credit and mobile!

    Thanks for writing this diary!

    For my few bits of money, it is the most effective and focused way to support that which I hope to help our society evolve

    Work In Progress...Laser Focus on Concepts of Evolving, Expanding Awareness.

    by Skyye on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:14:28 AM PDT

    •  credo has consistently been on the right side of (1+ / 0-)
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      issues the party has been slow on the uptake to take up. It's kind of strange, they seem to be ahead of the party. If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:28:20 AM PDT

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  •  my son and i have credo cell phones (1+ / 0-)
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    Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot survive empathy. -Dr. Brene Brown

    by thankgodforairamerica on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:26:05 AM PDT

    •  Like I'm saying Credo (1+ / 0-)
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      has been ahead of the party in many incidents and it's a superpac which can be used to pressure incumbent dems to become better dems If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:28:57 AM PDT

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  •  I have a Credo cell phone (1+ / 0-)
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    and they run a monthly poll on how to distribute funds.

    "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." —Twain, Mark

    by not4morewars on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:30:24 AM PDT

    •  When I get out of the poverty Trap (0+ / 0-)

      and am in Rural Virginia where I'm heading in October And Get a good solid Card and bank account I have every intention of signing up for a Credo Plan with an HTC  phone. Probably the new one.

      I'm knee deep in the poverty trap though at the moment and having to enter legal grey areas to break out. I'm not certain what's legal. I'm not going to bother finding out either until I am already out and THEN file my taxes. If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:34:45 AM PDT

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    •  Plus Hahaha (1+ / 0-)
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      David54 If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:36:59 AM PDT

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  •  I get emails from both DSCC and Credo. (1+ / 0-)
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    I sign every petition that comes down the pike.  But the notion of "suggested" donations offends me, when they don't seem to consider how much I can afford.  

    Even a $3 "suggested donation" is too much if I haven't got it.

    “Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. (Hurting yourself is not sinful -- just stupid.)” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

    by midgebaker on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 06:54:23 AM PDT

  •  persuade Republican women? (1+ / 0-)
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    That seems a waste of money.  It's great to go after the base and the indies, but Republicans are locked in the bubble and it's a waste to go after them.

    I get the emails from the DSCC also, but never give to them.  Personal contacts is certainly the way to go.

    I was thinking the other day, if we get everyone who voted in 2012 to vote this year, we win.  And rather than call the non midterm voter and try to get them to vote, maybe it would be better to call the closest neighbor that always votes, and have them go offer a ride to the polls to the part time voter.  Personal contact from an organizer is good, but nothing beats a personal contact from a neighbor.

    •  can I tell you something I feel ashamed of? (1+ / 0-)
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      I didn't vote in 2012. I will this year.

      Transportation issues and A really really tight and close personal relationship that got way too close to me turned into distractions. Clingy Girlfriend problem

      I will be there this year though.... I hope we do BETTER than 2012. If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 09:35:07 AM PDT

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    •  CREDO proved the model in 2012 (1+ / 0-)
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      Defeated 5 of 10 House reps we took on (Allen West, crazy Joe Walsh, Dan Lungren, Frank Guinta, and Chip Cravaack) with this exact strategy -- much more effective per dollar than anyone else, and in some places, we had larger field teams than either candidate in the race.

      When you tell Republican women that their legislator is actively working against them in Congress, they don't turn-out, or the vote the other way. It's that simple.

      •  I wouldn't be surprised if that were true (0+ / 0-)

        but I would be surprised if they told they husbands seeing as demographically speaking we know most republican women are married. It's the unmarried that tend to be democrats.

        mind you that's not universally true but where it isn't it's the exception to the trend from what I saw.

        Single women tend to Vote Blue.

        Also those people are usually very discreet and secretive. I'm impressed at what Credo got done. it formed relationships with conservative Women directly.
        In my experience many of them are just following the leader and haven't really realized because the idea of a male  figure in the picture is normal to them and this new culture of women sustaining themselves -without- a male is kind of strange to them

        these women definitely do need to be nudged.
         you might be surprised at how many of them aren't as "trapped in the propaganda bubble" as they initially appear as they are running on hypnotic instincts.

        My friend sarah's grandmother comes to mind just recently, she wasn't saying anything even though she knew  her Husband was yelling at Sarah and treating her like crap

        us guys especially liberal ones really -need- women to speak up in their own defense because when they do we tend to be treated better by everyone but I digress

        Her grandmother wanted her to her own place and to push her but she was just stuck in that type of instinctive/reactive mode without a lot of self reflection. you get them self reflecting and they tend to come around. If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

        by daeros on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 11:01:59 AM PDT

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