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Fri May 15, 2015, 10:17 AM

I am done giving money to the national Democratic Party.

I will give to individual candidates I want to support. I'm done with a party that conducts theater in Washington while lives crumble.

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Reply I am done giving money to the national Democratic Party. (Original post)
onecaliberal May 2015 OP
Jackpine Radical May 2015 #1
sendero May 2015 #2
niyad May 2015 #6
Cryptoad May 2015 #18
marym625 May 2015 #28
marym625 May 2015 #30
fadedrose May 2015 #76
Jamastiene May 2015 #82
marym625 May 2015 #27
bigwillq May 2015 #3
mmonk May 2015 #4
bemildred May 2015 #5
elleng May 2015 #7
cyberswede May 2015 #8
Chathamization May 2015 #22
daredtowork May 2015 #9
RKP5637 May 2015 #33
brooklynite May 2015 #10
No Vested Interest May 2015 #12
bullsnarfle May 2015 #19
HooptieWagon May 2015 #32
think May 2015 #37
whatchamacallit May 2015 #24
marym625 May 2015 #26
daredtowork May 2015 #36
brooklynite May 2015 #38
frylock May 2015 #42
brooklynite May 2015 #43
eloydude May 2015 #49
Buns_of_Fire May 2015 #45
F4lconF16 May 2015 #54
SusanCalvin May 2015 #66
Agony May 2015 #46
brooklynite May 2015 #47
Agony May 2015 #50
Jamastiene May 2015 #83
Agony May 2015 #85
1000words May 2015 #52
neverforget May 2015 #55
eloydude May 2015 #48
F4lconF16 May 2015 #53
brooklynite May 2015 #56
F4lconF16 May 2015 #58
SusanCalvin May 2015 #69
F4lconF16 May 2015 #79
SusanCalvin May 2015 #80
SusanCalvin May 2015 #65
SusanCalvin May 2015 #81
PosterChild May 2015 #86
seabeyond May 2015 #11
RiverLover May 2015 #15
seabeyond May 2015 #21
djean111 May 2015 #57
LanternWaste May 2015 #40
RiverLover May 2015 #44
Populist_Prole May 2015 #13
Dont call me Shirley May 2015 #14
onecaliberal May 2015 #60
dpatbrown May 2015 #16
NobodyHere May 2015 #17
Cryptoad May 2015 #20
onecaliberal May 2015 #61
Cryptoad May 2015 #64
SusanCalvin May 2015 #70
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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:22 AM

1. I got a Dredging for Dollars email from the DCCC

touting Feingold's entry & wanting money. They didn't even say it was going to Russ. I trust them not a whit. Nor a jot. Nor a tittle. Whatever the hell those are.

We sent $50 straight to the Russ campaign.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:24 AM

2. DCCC....

..... Democratic Craven Con Corps. They are not doing anything at all to advance a progressive agenda. #$%^# 'em

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:40 PM

6. jot and tittle

Tittle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the surname, see Tittle (surname).
Not to be confused with title or tilde.
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Lowercase i and j in Liberation Serif, with tittles in red.

A tittle or superscript dot[1] is a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j. The tittle is an integral part of the glyph of i and j, but diacritic dots can appear over other letters in various languages. In most languages, the tittle of i or j is omitted when a diacritic is placed in the tittle's usual position (as í or ĵ, but not when the diacritic appears elsewhere (as į, ɉ.

The word tittle is scarcely used. Its most prominent occurrence is in the Christian Bible at Matthew 5:18: "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled" (KJV). The quotation uses them as an example of extremely minor details. The phrase "jot and tittle" indicates that every small detail has received attention.

In the Greek original translated as English "jot and tittle" are found the words iota and keraia (Greek: κεραία.[2] Iota is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet (ι. Alternatively, it may represent yodh (י, the smallest letter of the Hebrew and Aramaic alphabets. "Keraia" is a hook or serif, possibly referring to other Greek diacritics, or possibly to the hooks on Hebrew or Aramaic letters, (ב versus (כ, or additional marks such as crowns (e.g. the Vulgate apex) found in the Torah. A keraia is also used in printing modern Greek numerals.



Jot or tittle
Meaning

A tiny amount.
Origin

The phrase 'jot or tittle' is somewhat tautological, as both jot and tittle refer to tiny quantities. It has passed into English via William Tindale's translation of the New Testament in 1526. It appears there in Matthew 5:18:

One iott or one tytle of the lawe shall not scape.

The more familiar language of the King James Version, 1611, renders that verse as:

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

A jot is the name of the least letter of an alphabet or the smallest part of a piece of writing. It is the Anglicized version of the Greek iota - the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, which corresponds to the Roman 'i'. This, in turn, was derived from the Hebrew word jod, or yodr, which is the the smallest letter of the square Hebrew alphabet. Apart from its specialist typographical meaning, we still use the word jot more generally to mean 'a tiny amount'. Hence, when we have a brief note to make, we 'jot it down'.

jot or tittleA tittle, rather appropriately for a word which sounds like a combination of tiny and little, is smaller still. It refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In classical Latin this applied to any accent over a letter, but is now most commonly used as the name for the dot over the letter 'i'. It is also the name of the dots on dice. In medieval calligraphy the tittle was written as quite large relative to the stem of the 'i'. Since fixed typeface printing was introduced in the 15th century the tittle has been rendered smaller.

The use of the word 'dot' as a small written mark didn't begin until the 18th century. We may have been told at school to dot our i's; Chaucer and Shakespeare would have been told to tittle them.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/jot-or-tittle.html

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:28 PM

18. "Tittle for Tattle"????

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:16 PM

30. I missed your reply and posted pretty much the same thing

Oops

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:38 AM

76. This was very interesting

I love learning things like this - thank you for posting, and may all your j's be tittled....

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Sat May 16, 2015, 03:11 PM

82. Wow, what a titillating subthread.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:13 PM

27. tittle

A tittle or superscript dot[1] is a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j. The tittle is an integral part of the glyph of i and j, butdiacritic dots can appear over other letters in various languages. In most languages, the tittle of i or j is omitted when a diacritic is placed in the tittle's usual position (as í or ĵ, but not when the diacritic appears elsewhere (as į, ɉ.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tittle

So not a little tit.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:24 AM

3. I have not donated to a national org in many, many years.

 

I decided many years ago to no longer give to political campaigns.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:25 AM

4. I've been doing it that way for years.

I like my money going to particular candidates I support both on the national and local level.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:41 AM

5. +1. nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:42 PM

7. I haven't given to the party in years,

ONLY to individual candidates.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:42 PM

8. I support local candidates

You know...people I can actually talk to in person.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #8)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:51 PM

22. Same. Donating locally also means you have much more of an impact. N/T

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:48 PM

9. Sadly they don't care about your money

despite the continuous email spam. It's all about courting the billion dollar donors now. Ever since Citizens United, money = speech.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #9)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:22 PM

33. Yep, we're just in the way. Gov. for the people by the people and a true democracy. What BS

that has become today. It's only about money today, just another line of business and screw the citizens. We're just in the way with no voice.


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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:49 PM

10. Don't worry; I'll fill in for you...

You DO realize that the DNC's roll is largely Party Building at the State level? I seem to recall outrage that we had given up on the "50 State Strategy". Will you be contribute to 50 State Parties now?

Anyway, I'm already in $10 K for the DCCC, $6 K for DSCC and $5 K for Clinton. Lots more races to go.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:58 PM

12. Thank you for your generosity. It is important to support

both local and national groups.
Many cannot afford to give as you do, so it's good to know that someone who can is stepping up, and has no regrets.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:31 PM

19. They sure are doing a bang-up job in Florida.

Tallahassee is stuffed clean-through with republicans. The FL congress is just one big fat rubber stamp for the repub governor de jour.

Before last gubernatorial election, Gov. Voldemort was polling only slightly higher than ebola. I was really stoked, figured the dems could run just about anybody worth half-a-damn and beat his ass.
So who did they run? Charlie Freakin' Crist, recycled repub!!!

I mean, what the hell, man? Are they just stupid or on some really bad drugs?

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Response to bullsnarfle (Reply #19)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:17 PM

32. Fl Dem Party is as dysfunctional as it gets.

 

They're more concerned with keeping their spots at the corporate feed trough than defeating the republicans.

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Response to bullsnarfle (Reply #19)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:32 PM

37. Look at who is the Democratic Florida chair and it is even more infuriating

 

Allison Tant Richards was a lobbyist for company that got paid for purging felons (And accidentally including many voters that weren't felons) from the voting rolls in 2000:

http://thepoliticalhurricane.com/2012/12/19/breaking-news-allison-tant-was-lobbyist-for-firm-that-purged-african-americans-from-voter-rolls-in-2000/

Apparently she is very good friends with Debbie Wasserman Schultz who along with Democratic Senator Bill Nelson helped get her into the chair:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/allison-tant-elected-chairwoman-of-florida-democratic-party/1272419



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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:03 PM

24. Impressive!

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #24)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:10 PM

26. +1000

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:30 PM

36. Enjoy your picture handshaking with a candidate nt

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #36)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:32 PM

38. Already have those...

...but what I DO enjoy are the private breakfasts, coffees etc; me, my wife and the candidate chatting about issues and campaign strategies.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #38)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:37 PM

42. yeah, we get it. you're a Very Important Person.

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Response to frylock (Reply #42)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:52 PM

43. Maybe I'm just a very committed person...

Maybe I don't self-righteously tell everyone that I'll NEVER give money to (candidate or committee you don't like).

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #43)

Fri May 15, 2015, 06:29 PM

49. No, what you are is a confirmed

 

Ive got mine so f*** you tude. People like you is what pisses people like me off. It is that 'tude that makes people run for Bernie.

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Response to frylock (Reply #42)

Fri May 15, 2015, 03:20 PM

45. When you hit $250,000 total, you get the Secret Decoder Ring.

But I think it just decodes all DCCC secret messages as "Drink your Ovaltine and send us more money. You can skip the Ovaltine if you want."

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #45)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:16 PM

54. ...

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #45)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM

66. BWAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #38)

Fri May 15, 2015, 06:05 PM

46. This is exactly what is fundamentally broken with our political system

and why it is unlikely to get better any time soon.

one dollar, one vote.

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Response to Agony (Reply #46)

Fri May 15, 2015, 06:22 PM

47. All the more reason I'm going to keep doing it...

...until I can get candidates elected who will change the system. Because the people they're running against definitely won't.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #47)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:03 PM

50. You are the Boss.

I trust that you will keep us informed as your dollars shape the Democratic Party into a mean machine fighting for ordinary working people and civil and economic justice.


I look forward to your reports?

Cheers
Agony

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Response to Agony (Reply #50)

Sat May 16, 2015, 03:21 PM

83. Like that will ever happen.



The more that poster talks, the more you realize they aren't even for the things you just mentioned. And, for gosh sakes, don't EVER forget how rich they are. Don't worry. They won't let you forget. They like to brag about it every time they turn around.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #83)

Sat May 16, 2015, 08:43 PM

85. Ha Ha Ha!

looking back at what i wrote I had to laugh!

What WAS I thinking?!

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Response to 1000words (Reply #52)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:27 PM

55. It does buy access

and vip attitude

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 06:26 PM

48. Then you wasted your money

 

Sory to say, but DCCC or the DNC has done shit for the 99% and you just confirmed that you are among the 1% and have no idea what the hell you are talking about. HAS. Remember?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:14 PM

53. Nice to have speech, isn't it?

Wish the rest of us had some too.

Thanks for letting us know just how much money you have, though. I definitely didn't know you were rich. Certainly not like you use every chance you get to rub it in our poor proletariat faces.

Have a nice day, and say hi to all the corporate bigwigs for me next time you're hanging out with your bff Hillary!

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #53)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:55 PM

56. Do you know how much Elizabeth Warren spent on her election?

$42 Million.

She raised it because, while we'd all like publicly funded campaigns, we don't have them at present, and absent a change in the Supreme Court, we won't be having it in the near future. She raised it because she new Scott Brown and the Republicans would raise the same scale of funds to try and hold his Senate seat.

The money came from grassroots donors AND from 1%ers like me AND from the DSCC. Yes, there are plenty of wealthy Democrats who are happy to elect a progressive WHEN THAT PROGRESSIVE is electable. That means Massachusetts is worth an investment and Indiana is not. The same principles apply to how the DSCC funds campaigns. They could care less if Alan Grayson is a leftist firebrand, as long as he can get elected in a State that elected Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

So throw all the disdain you want at me and at the Party. But in the meantime, better get your wallet out for the candidates you considers ideologically pure enough. Because this is the real world, and the Republicans will be playing by real world rules.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #56)

Fri May 15, 2015, 08:28 PM

58. What little money I have

Goes directly to local activists. I do not support the Democratic Party financially because about 50%+ of the time, they use it to screw me over. I prefer to support those that are making significant changes on a local level, and also to support my community.

I'm doing my best to change the system so that money isn't an issue anymore.

My problem is not your money. It's your need to show off to the people here just how much you have. Your flashing of your donations and contributions is obnoxious to those of us who don't have the money to shrug off 5-digit donations. To some of us, a $20 donation from those who don't have it to spare is far more impressive.

That's not the only problem I have with you, though. You constantly brag about your connections and influence with high level politicians. Those of us who don't have that money don't get that kind of access. Our concerns our not heard in the same way yours are, and that is a pity. You may think your connections are impressive, but they are downright insulting to many of us.

You are insulated, crass, and exemplify the problems of money in politics.

Edit to add one other thing: that you consider donating to politicians an "investment" is telling. You may not realize it, and I am sure you disagree, but your language says a lot about you. It's not good.

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #58)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:10 AM

69. "Investment," yep.

I've heard the line that money "only" buys access - well, that's more than most of us have.

Although I must say, from personal experience, that access at the lower levels is not that hard to get - donate to candidates below president, senator, and governor, go to events and meetings, visit offices.

I visited my congressperson's local office recently and received red-carpet treatment. (He's a right-wing jerk, but somehow he manages to hire great people.) Still, that doesn't mean what I had to say had any effect - I'm sure it didn't. Oh well, I tried...

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Response to SusanCalvin (Reply #69)

Sat May 16, 2015, 12:27 PM

79. Yes, you're exactly right.

They give you "access", just like voting gives you "control". They treat you real nice, then stab you in the back later.

I'll bet that those private, friendly brunches that those with money are allowed into have significantly different results.

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #79)

Sat May 16, 2015, 01:28 PM

80. Yep. There's access and then there's ACCESS. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:58 AM

65. You mean the organization that *dropped* the 50 state strategy?

I can't think of any particular reason I should trust them to reinstate it.

Plus your quotation of $$ amounts just reinforces the "money talks" assertions, although I doubt the amounts you quote talk very loudly. Happy for you that you can afford it, though.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Sat May 16, 2015, 01:42 PM

81. "DNC's *roll*"......?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:55 PM

86. Good for you! /nt/

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 12:51 PM

11. good for you. rah! thanks for letting us know..... heavy sarcasm. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:08 PM

15. Thanks for your sarcasm! rah! Adds so much & it makes you look like such a beautiful soul! .nt

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #15)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:50 PM

21. What is there to add? He refuses by gosh... To give dems money!

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #21)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:57 PM

57. He gives money to local Dems - what's wrong with that?

 

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #15)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:34 PM

40. As does the petulance you hide behind.

" it makes you look like such a beautiful soul!"

As does the petulance you hide behind.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #40)

Fri May 15, 2015, 03:08 PM

44. Ok

Based on your sig line LW, & the FDR icon, you might like this post~
Toni Morrison - "The New Progressive Agenda: A Return to Citizenship"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12778024

...Not being snarky, or petulant, I really think you'll like it.

~Riverlover, proud FDR Dem

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:03 PM

13. No party money; Just individual candidates

No way will I be a useful idiot to the "DLC Inc" machine.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:08 PM

14. "While lives crumble" says it all. Great soundbyte, onecaliliberal.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #14)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:14 PM

60. Thanks. It's true, hard to believe this is where we are.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:15 PM

16. so long

 

What took you so long. I quit the dems when they shamelessly voted to invade Iraq. They are very
superficial.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:22 PM

17. Wise Idea

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042005183.html

Article is a couple years old but I don't see why anything should change.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:38 PM

20. I love that ,,,

"if my candidates can't win ,,, i'll take my ball and go home"...This type of attitude is mostly to blame for the demise of progressive-ism in this country.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #20)

Fri May 15, 2015, 10:20 PM

61. Who said the people I support can't win. Your comment assumes a shit load of facts not in evidence.

Not giving to the national party means exactly what I said. I've already given money directly to Bernie. Please spare me from acting as though you know what I do with my money.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #61)

Sat May 16, 2015, 06:20 AM

64. Good for you,,,,,

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #20)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:20 AM

70. I read it more as

"If the national organization is not doing the job I think it should do, I will give my money where I believe it will be better used." Sounds reasonable to me.

And, after all, people who give *any* political money are in the minority. (I tried to search the exact percentage of the general population that gives political money, but all I got on the first page was links to statistics about the 1% - telling, eh?)

I think it's little enough to expect that any political donors (even the small ones) get to decide how they give, and to express opinions about it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 01:55 PM

23. Let them hit up their patrons for loans, if they need money so bad.

 

K&R

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:08 PM

25. K&R!

Same here

The exclusion clause with the debates in the DNC is bullshit as well.

Done with the National party and their games

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:16 PM

29. Same here. I dumped them. I'll give only to individual candidates. The DNC is not

taking the party where I want it, and the DNC spoons out the same BS. Millions upon millions of people are hurting in this country and the DNC just sails along business as usual.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:17 PM

31. Aren't these the same folks who allege they want to get the money out of politics?

 

Are we supposed to give them money so they won't dun us for money next time? When will that next time occur?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:25 PM

34. There are far more worthy causes to donate money then ANY politician

 

Animal shelter/rescues and the USO get any significant money that I am able to donate

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #34)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:27 AM

72. I agree, but

The politicians and the money people they work for do have a lot of influence on the way things work, for good or bad.

USO, for example. I'm all for them, and other organizations of that sort, but I'm left with the burning question: "Why isn't our *government* taking care of our military personnel and veterans?"

It matters how our government works, in more cases than just my one example.

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Response to SusanCalvin (Reply #72)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:24 AM

74. Our politicians are more interested in funding projects that help their states

 

then spending the money effectively. The military would very much like to close and consolidate bases here in the US, but the politicians fight against that because of the job losses it would create in their own state. It doesn't matter to the politician that closing or consolidation might save the US as a whole more money then what is being spent to keep the base open.

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #74)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:33 AM

75. Of course.

You're always going to get the human, self-interest factor. I just hope for things to improve, someday.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:27 PM

35. I haven't done it since they threw Howard Dean under the bus.

I only donate to individual candidates too.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #35)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:36 PM

41. +1

I give directly to progressives. Period.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #35)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:28 AM

73. Yep.

If nothing else, it proved they were stupid. (Or con artists.) That was an act of political suicide if ever I saw one.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 02:33 PM

39. So if 'not-money' is 'not-speech' then money must be...ugh. I don't like those implications.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]Everything is a satellite to some other thing.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 07:06 PM

51. Never have, never will

I donate to the Minnesota DFL and candidates I believe in.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 08:49 PM

59. K&R

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 01:51 AM

62. Wow! At least one poster here

is helping me put my piddly $50 donations into perspective-they don't mean squat I guess. I never get to chat or have coffee with any candidates because I can't 'pony up' real money, I guess. I did share some corn on the cob with my Congress Critter once, and did host our Democratic Senator (he's running again and WILL win) at my B & B, but I don't have $10,000 to spare for him, so I should just not bother?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 03:26 AM

63. They don't need our money,

it's just their way of vacuuming up as many dollars as they can so our Populist candidates have less available to them.

They are Corporatists swimming in Corporate money.

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Response to aspirant (Reply #63)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:24 AM

71. I think you have hit the nail on the head. nt

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Response to aspirant (Reply #63)

Sat May 16, 2015, 12:02 PM

78. Exactly!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:03 AM

67. I haven't given to anyone since Howard Dean

I donate my time and canvass heavily in GOTV efforts. When Obama first ran, I was unemployed. I volunteered but had no money to donate. The second time he ran, I could tell he had plenty from sources far better heeled than myself. I wouldn't give to the party under any circumstances. I never have, except on my state tax return when I indicate $5 for the DFL, the MN state version of the Democratic party. I might give to individual candidates if they are facing a monetary disadvantage and need it.
However, I'm ultimately for public financing and don't like the whole concept of private donations to candidates.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:05 AM

68. The ONLY Democrat I will contribute anything to...

... is Bernie Sanders. He will get all I can give, both time and money.

The rest of the Kabuki players can borrow from their bankster owners.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:40 AM

77. Good. In the first place....

 

.... they don't need it. ( i.e. your... or MY... 50 bucks or so.).

In the second, they don't deserve it.

I've been ignoring DNC pitches since around 2004.

Donate to individual candidates that need and DESERVE the money.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 05:36 PM

84. kick

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