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The 50-state strategy devolved under Obama into a presidential-battleground strategy, leaving state parties starved for cash and leadership. "Obama didn't put resources into local parties unless it was for his re-election effort," says the former party chair.
Clinton pioneered a strategy that allowed her largest donors to give $10,000 to each of 32 state parties participating in her Victory Fund. But that money didn't stay in the states. Instead, nearly every penny was hoovered up to the DNC for the benefit of Clinton's election.
But Obama and his team neglected a far less heroic duty: the care and feeding of the national party, which Democrats had rebuilt during the Bush years with a "50-state strategy" that had empowered Obama with dominant Democratic majorities in Congress.
"They had a mirror organization that did just their politics, and it weakened the DNC," says a source in House leadership. "It directed money elsewhere and was not in the interest of the long-term stability [of the party]. It was a selfish strategy."
“The president has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” she added. “That’s going to be very, very powerful.”
Martin asked if Waters if she was referring to “Organizing for America.”
“That’s right, that’s right,” Waters said. “And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”
Waters said the database would also serve future Democratic candidates seeking the presidency.
“He’s been very smart,” Waters said of Obama. “I mean it’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”
All this to say: Right now, party loyalty and partisan politics mean nothing.
And i think they still don't understand that the other side won without the foul play... They can not even imagine that.
originally posted by: Boadicea
we can be sure that a lot of political critters are scrambling like cockroaches after the lights are turned on -- on BOTH sides of the aisle! But it seems to me that what we're seeing now goes far beyond party politics.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Boadicea
You nailed it fairly well!
I just have one other thing to add though, perhaps they didn't expect things to get out of control as they have, or did they? I honestly think we are all being used and they are the audience watching us their puppets dance to their tunes at the end of their strings!
Are they crazy enough to burn it all down though if they realize they are losing control is the big question we all should be worried about!
not to say the reps are saints, but the problem with greed is that there aren't any happy ending stories associated . history taught us this. the Dems got too greedy and lost all modicum of decency of politics.
I hope the Clintons burn for their crimes against humanity. they solidified 'legal corruption'.
Until you realize just how impossible it is to rid oneself of cockroaches.. and how while the light shines on some, guaranteed there are many more lurking in the shadows..
PS: To make myself very very clear.. the Bush Cabal are an integral part of the rat king. Don't let a little D or R fool you!!!!
originally posted by: BloodStainedGlass
Just a random little bit of information regarding "Organizing For Action"...
Not sure how many of y'all are aware but OFA or Ofay is a racial slur African Americans have used derogatorily towards Caucasians for a very long time. Funny little coinkidink.
noun ˈō-ˌfā, ō-ˈfā
Definition of ofay
: a white person
Frankly, I don't quite know what to think of it all. I'm not a "Partisan", so I don't really follow the inner workings (or lack thereof) of either party.
What you've provided makes me worry however. I worry because it occurs to me that neither one of these "parties" are fully functioning political parties in the traditional "party" sense. They're both irretrievably broken at many levels. And the reason that makes me worry is because I'm concerned that what comes along to replace them could be a whole lot worse.