Apology

I owe all of you an apology. I've recently railed and ranted about the lack of Democratic support in NC's 3rd Congressional.

Perhaps it's choosing the wrong candidate to run against Walter B. Jones, Jr., perhaps it's lack of resources or maybe a need to concentrate on the 'easily winnable' districts (although we know that NC 8 and 11 will not be easy to win), but I'm sure that there's a logic behind the Party's decisions.

I've acted as a spoiled child that didn't get his pudding after dinner.

For that, I apologize.

I'll be signing up at HelpLarry as soon as I'm able to talk on a phone for a while (I'm a little sick, hence the light posting lately). And, as Leslie pointed out, tomorrow is payday, so I'll be visiting a few ActBlue pages.

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You have nothing to apologize for, Thomas

Everything you've said is true. The problems won't be fixed by November, but we need to keep pushing for 2008. If someone has the guts to stand up against impossible odds, we should do everything in our power to help.


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Tom, You did nothing wrong.....

Ask Lance & Anglico how many rants & raves I have went off on!
Dan Siler
Graham County Democrat Party
Robbinsville,NC

Thomas, let it stoke yer fire!

Jerry Meek and Howard Dean have only had the reins for a little over a year, and they are leading a sea change in our party -- from a top-down structure to one in which strength and power move from the grassroots up. You are already making a difference. You've informed everyone who reads blueNC about your district, your candidate, your concerns and you've gotten involved. You've made a HUGE contribution already. You've earned the right to rant. ;) What I read in our posts was that this has gotten personal for you. That's PERFECT. 'Cause that will be the fire in your belly when this Nov. is over and the map to 2008 begins to take shape -- grassroots up!! :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I know how you feel.

But I also have to agree with SD and Dan. No apology is needed.

In the early days of Kissell v. Dunn in the 8th district, I was raving mad that people on Daily Kos were all gushy in their support of Dunn. I know he was a fighting Dem and all, but there was NO evidence that he was getting his campaign into gear whatsoever. I went out on Kos and raised holy hell. Why was everyone falling for fighting Dems, I asked, when we had a kick-ass fighting schoolteacher that was awesome.

The children at Kos jumped all over me with lecture after lecture after lecture and I felt like shit for a couple of days. And then I said 'f*ck them' and moved on.

You are right to be wondering OUT LOUD why Weber's not getting institutional support. Sure he has to do his part ... and I don't know if he is or not ... but that shouldn't stop you from yelling at the top of your lungs about this.

I'm proud of you.

That was YOU??

I went out on Kos and raised holy hell. Why was everyone falling for fighting Dems, I asked, when we had a kick-ass fighting schoolteacher that was awesome.

hee hee!! That was YOU, A??!! You actually converted me to "Kissell fan" status with those rants, A. And I had no idea who the hell you were or where you were. Guess I owe you a thank you. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Yer welcome!

See, Thomas? Ya never know.

I would have to search...

but somewhere here on BlueNC, I got into it early on with Lance, Anglico, and SD because I liked the idea of Dunn. They quickly, but politely, told me they did not think Dunn was all that and they were supporting Kissell. It took a little while for me to come around - glad I did.

p.s. The Fighting Teacher diary did raise holy hell.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Well....back in December and January

I was kinda resigned to the fact that Dunn would be the nominee. I think I switched shortly before they formally signed up to run. I also remember being relieved when Dunn dropped out b/c I wanted to follow my heart instead of the DCCC's collective judgment....which as we know is stinky. :)


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How About a Fighting School Teacher

You sure took some shit for that one. There were a couple of posts that were out of line...one in particular. What is so sad is that many of their favorite fighting Dems simply haven't made it. As it turns out, some of those fighting Dems didn't have much fight left in them.

School teachers ROCK!


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School of Brock

One of Julia Child's top tips was to never apologize. We know you're playing catchup to Mr Freedom Fries. Every race is "lose-able" and you have to actually be there at the right moment to step in with the "coup de gras"....or "foie gras"...or "Mardi gras". Whatever works!

Don't apologize!

I'm sitting here on the border of NC-08 in NC-06, and we can't get any media coverage, much notice, or much money for Rory Blake. As a party, we have to learn these lessons now, so that when the next election comes around, we can be strong enough to support all of the candidates who have the guts to run in seemingly no-win situations. The support should be monetary, it should be moral, and it should be on-going. It should come from the top down, and from the ground up. We're hearing a lot about party building, and canvassing, etc. I want to hear about candidate building, and training. Once someone becomes the candidate for the party, they should be given training (if wanted and necessary) and support from the party on all levels.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

No apology needed Thomas

It's gonna take some time to turn the NC Dem Party around. They need to realize that we want to contest EVERY seat, every time. And the mainstream media deserves as much blame as anyone for downright ignoring the challengers that we are fielding.

There's no reason bad Congresscritters like Walter Jones, Virginia Foxx, and Patrick McHenry should be able to waltz right to re-election without a fight. Hell - there not a dime's worth a difference between any of our GOP "representatives". They all vote the same, they all toe the party line, and they don't do crap for North Carolina.

Being involved is what it's all

about. People not being involved is how we got Robin Hayes and company in the first place. Keep fighting the good fight