Friday, September 21, 2007

Not One Red Cent

Nicole Belle, Crooks and Liars: I’m on board, how about you?

The simple fact is that we were just stomped on and thrown under the bus. Over 20 Democrats agreed with a unified republican caucus that you and I and 3.2 million MoveOn members are dirty scumbags for questioning a sock-puppet of a general that spouted lie after propagandistic lie. Repeating: our friends just punched us in the gut and kicked us in the nuts. ...

We are forming a donors' union and going on strike.

If I can raise the money, we will build a site that allows people to donate $10 to any non-elected progressive candidate or progressive organization that has an account at ActBlue. I am confident that we will be able to recruit 10,000 $10 donors (some will contribute more). repeating: each donor will promise to give NotOneRedCent to elected Democrats or organizations that give money to elected democrats. Instead, they will promise to use their money to contribute to progressive organizations and candidates that, as proved by their record, support the furtherance of progressive ideals.

This means Darcy Burner and Donna Edwards get paid. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi do not. Harry Reid refuses to force the republicans to filibuster. Nancy Pelosi took impeachment off the table.

Cardin, Johnson, Webb, Landrieu, Pryor, McCaskill, Feinstein, Casey, Salazar, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Conrad, Lincoln, Mikulski, Leahy, Dorgan, Baucus, Carper, Tester, Kohl... and about 10 more... all just said you were condemnable.

Nobody has done a single thing to end the war.

Nobody has done anything to hold anyone accountable for the crimes of the last 7 years (do not confuse accountability with oversight - Dems are plenty good at campaigning - that's all oversight amounts to without accountability - campaigning on your tax dime).

These people have BETRAYED US.

MoveOn gets paid. (If you haven't joined MoveOn, this would be a great time to do so). BlogPac gets paid. BraveNewFilms gets paid. DemocracyForAmerica gets paid.
DSCC does not. DCCC does not.

In fact, I’m going to take the money I would have donated to Democratic campaigns and donating it to MoveOn so that they can redouble their efforts.

Let those gutless Democrats in the Senate who once again caved to Republican framing know, “I will fight back.”

LSB: Count me in, too, Nicole.
UPDATE: Bush raises half a million for MoveOn. From Eli Pariser, the Executive Director of MoveOn: "... By midnight, over 12,000 people had donated $500,000—more than we've raised any day this year—for our new ad calling out the Republicans who blocked adequate rest for troops headed back to Iraq. ... This week was a bit of a rollercoaster—MoveOn was attacked by nearly the entire Republican party, while too many Democrats ran for the hills. ... [But] the message from MoveOn members was loud and clear: Don't back down. Take the fight back to the issues that matter. ..."

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