Today's Note from a Madman
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
YOU'RE LOSING ME
by Noah Greenberg
"HEY...WE'RE OVER HERE"
They keep calling us. The
keeps calling on its "base" to "get involved" or "do something" or to "run for
office". Yet, when we take the initiative, we're treated as though we're not
there. If we don't have a million dollars to give to what they consider "the
cause", then we're just taking up space and all we are worth is the sum of one,
single solitary vote.
"RIGHT HERE...WE WANT TO HELP."
Howard Dean is talking a good game. I believe in him
more now than I did yesterday. Even if he can't deliver the Presidency in 2008,
his heart and his ideas are in the right place:
I truly believe that
Democrats can return to national dominance. But, we must not
be afraid to compete in every race, in every district and in
every state. We can start rebuilding the Democratic Party
from the bottom up. Through my organization, Democracy for
America, we have already started that process. This past
election cycle, we endorsed over 100 candidates, at all
levels of government—from school board to U.S. Senate and we
contributed to almost 750 candidates around the country.
Too bad that when you dial "411" in DC, there is no
listing for Dr. Dean's organization, "Democracy for America".
Howard, we're all here waiting. We want to bring
common sense back to the progressives in this country. We don't want to be known
as "the other party".
Let the people back into the "people's party". We
can take the fight to them, if you let us.
HELP TAKE THE PARTY BACK
by Noah Greenberg
I've spoken to many of you regarding a trip to the
DNC in Washington, DC to have our voices heard before 447 people decide what's
best for almost 60 million party members.
What the DNC doesn't realize is that we really do
represent about one million people that volunteered for John Kerry in 2004. We
think like them. We act like them. We talk and we walk like them.
When a group of Kerry Media Corps members ,
including myself and people from six states requested the list of other members
from the Kerry Campaign, we were told that "the list belonged to John kerry and
he might need it again in four years." WE NEED THAT LIST NOW.
In four years, we can make this party stringer and
smarter. we can stay relevant. We can help in state and other local elections if
we can stay together.
I really do think its time we let the leaders of our
party know that it is our party.
We aren't "ditto-heads" like the "other party". We
aren't "she-eople (sheep + people = she-oeple) that need to be told what and how
I'M GOING TO DC TO MARCH ON THE DNC ON MONDAY,
I'm going to call the DC District Police Station and
get a permit. I'm going to send "invitations" to everyone I know. I'm going to
call a couple of hotels in DC and see if I can get a group rate, just in case
some of us want to see Washington, DC before the Corporate Communists and
President "G"(lobal) "W"(arming) Bush start changing all the traffic lights on
DuPont Circle to RED only.
I'm going to let anyone and everyone I know (both of
them) in the DNC that we're going to do this.
maybe if we embarrass the party leaders, they will
finally listen to us.
I hope to not be there alone.
TODAY’S STUPID QUOTE
"It's clear that the
biggest problem Social Security faces today is the fact that the Bush
Administration is trying to dismantle it. You can help stop that. Write a letter
to the editor of your local paper and spread the word: George W. Bush is
planning to cut everyone's Social Security benefits."
Daily Dispatches from the DNC, January 5, 2005
should read a newspaper and take a look at all the letters that have already
been written by many of us. WE don't need to join THEM. THEY need to join US.
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