Yesterday, I posted a Diary criticizing the DNC after recognizing that there was a tremendous negative response to Terry Mac's first attempt at communicating with the blogosphere.
Now I don't want people to think I don't love the Democratic Party, I do. What I find hard to love is the ersatz 'Democrats' who have sucked the life out of the party just to get contributions from the corpocrocs.
So here are a few tips, Terry Mac, free of charge!
Consider this a little 'Tough Love' from the old RedMeatDem warthog.
Your website sucks... It looks like a corpocroc website. The language is 'dead' and politically correct. It is the result of a committee and 'vetting'. Read the "Cluetrain Manifesto". Compare your deadwood gulch to the bubbling liveliness of KOS.
Come towards the light! Concentrate on winning instead of just not losing badly.
You know I was impressed with the wisdom of a sign on the side of a bus not too long ago. It said, "[Radio Station Name]: We apologize for whatever [name here] said today"! Just add "- NOT!" Putting out the truth and not backing down will make you invincible.
Put somebody "alive" in charge of your website. I recommend KOS, who better than the 'Leader of the Lefty Blogs'? I honestly can't think of anybody better than the progressive webmeister with the highest traffic on the net!
And Terry, take a look at KOS's lean and mean operation! Would that you could get 100,000 impressions for so little... I mean 'Pay Attention'!
And KOS's homegrown operation has already raised over $40,000 bucks for the DNC, even with the horrible outrage grassroots Dems feel about the DNC.
Terry Mac, listen up... no website will save you from the embarrassment of poor fundraising on the web, if you don't have something for people to donate/vote for. Even KOS has a hard time raising money for the DNC, because the DNC doesn't recognize the netroots, and they all know it. They won't fall for the same-o that the regular TV people do.
We are still waiting for the DNC to recognize that the netroots is not just an ATM. And BANKS REQUIRE that you make a DEPOSIT before you can WITHDRAW. Soooooo...
Publicly make nice with Howard Dean and Wes Clark! Let's hear you get off the fence and praise something LOUDLY in EACH Dem campaign.
Kick the "Republican-fundraising, Dem candidate-bashing, Anti-Dem Book Pushing, Bush-introducing freakshow" Zell-out Miller out of the Democratic Party now. Put up a "Kicking Ass" graphic up on the FRONT PAGE (not hidden behind some menu), brag about kicking Zell-out's silly ass, and then raise some real money.
Stand for something.
Get yourself a few dozen attack dogs (like me for instance) and go on the offensive. When your first accusation has got them sputtering... hit them with the next. Never lie, you don't have to.
Just keep up the offensive. Be offended. Be slightly rude... call things as you see them. Don't apologize, ignore the comebacks and move in for the next offensive.
Frame the debate! Why do so many Americans believe that Saddam had something to do with 9-11? Fix it! The kids dying in Iraq are dying for a lie peddled to the American people by a Bushiter!
Yeah, I know you can't say that... but somebody should be!
Stop responding to the 'preprogrammed' attack lines of the Thugs and program your own. Or better yet, get some of the great stuff on KOS on TV. You have this big-time studio don't you? So where are the 'net' people? Still sitting at their keyboards? Take a gander and contemplate the MoveOn contest that got 1,500 donated 30 second spots! Where is the DNC?
Get a email, call-in, talk show going... If you don't like the media monopoly, help break it up.
Hook up your non-DNC attack dogs with some cash, materials and access to people who will run with the truthful accusations. When people hear about things and find out they are true... Georgie will need a respirator. The congressional Rethuglicans will be backing away from the Bushiter and trying to save their own skins.
For example... do a week on the 'Bush Photo-Op Curse'... make it so that the next children's hospital he calls says 'GO SOMEPLACE ELSE, We know what happens when you come to call'!
Bush may not be a deserter, but it sure looks like he was an AWOL... and how many poor American kids have died for those lies last year?
Some of us Democrats gave Bush the 'benefit of the doubt' but we aren't going to be doing it anymore!
As far as I can tell when Bush isn't hiding from the press, doing some 'tricky talk' to mislead, or just plain lying to America and world, he is asleep or on vacation.
If the Democratic Party gets 'a spine', there will be grassroots support for the calcium needed to keep those Dem backbones strong and straight.
And I'll be first in line to call for some serious fundraising, instead of encouraging the netroots to hold out for some recognition.
Show us something!
Throwout Zell-out! Throw out Zell-out! Don't ask for him to leave! Gather a crowd and pitch him into the street!!! Throw a party!!! Get KOS, RandomTask, smartone, Theoria and a bunch of other netizens to make a guest appearance and cut the ribbon!
I'd come, but, no ribbon-cutting! I'd probably scare people, the old coot that I am...
I'd go for a big dish of "Red Meat" torn from the Bushiter's buttocks though!