Friday, July 16, 2010

Dems: Not Dead Yet

It has come to my attention that there are those among you who could use a modicum of cheering up. I hope this helps.

On The Hill

Democrats worried they face certain wipeout in the November elections take heart: campaign donations keep pouring in. In fact, Democrats have seen the percentage of overall contributions coming through online increase by 62 percent, comparing the second quarter of 2008 with the second quarter of 2010, according to a company that provides fundraising and compliance software for Democratic campaigns.

Internet-based political giving continues to democratize political engagement, giving greater voice to a larger number of small-dollar contributors, NGP says in a statement. While overall online contributions soared, the average online contribution amount decreased from $258.72 in the second quarter of 2008, to $211.34 in the second quarter this year. The online channel also continues to drive down the average donation across both online/offline, which fell from $471.92 in the second quarter of 2008, to $357.81 in the same period this year, the company added.

I get to see 'our' online donations once a month when I see the credit card statement. Not very big, but fairly steady.

The thing that drives down hopes that Repugs will not get back in power despite their lockstep dick-steppin' is the nagging little voice in our heads that knows beyond all doubt there is one thing the Dems excel at above all others: snatchung defeat from the jaws of victory.


Could the "Lockstep Dickstep" be the new Repug dance craze? Do Repugs dance?


Marc Perkel

People are talking about how the Republicans might do in the elections this November. I say they can't win because the Republican party no longer exists. Those who claim to be the Republicans aren't. The party is dead. Only the name survives.

This is not the party of Abraham Lincoln. Ronald Reagan was far to liberal for today's Republicans. What is left of what the Republicans is the Ku Klux Klan wing, neocons like Dick Cheney, and those who are against the kind of people who think. The party is owned by corporate puppets that apologize to British petroleum. The party is led by Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. Republicans are only concerned about the deficit when they are out of power and spend like mad when they are in power.

Republicans need to take responsibility. They need to stand for something more than empty slogans. There are no ideas there anymore. It's all about their own self interest. So Republicans cannot possibly win because Republicans no longer exist.

Will someone please tell all the morons who will vote for these dead men? Hmmmm. Dead Repugs could probably govern better than live ones, but let's not take the chance.

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