Saturday, February 2, 2008

DNC... the Do Nothing (?) Committee? ???

Over at Betmo's other corner, there's a link to an article by Laura Flanders, praising the efforts of John Dean to rebuild the Democratic Party's infrastructure and organization... his Fifty State Strategy. As much as I like reading, and listening to, Laura Flanders, and as much as I do respect the vision and efforts of Dean, I could only read halfway through before I felt frustration build almost to rage.

About a month ago, I agreed to pledge $20 to the DNC. Chicken feed, I know, but still. You get on one fucking mail-list-for-sale, and pretty soon you got everybody crawling up your asshole looking for pennies. Even at the time I was reluctant. I had to first make sure the lady to whom I was talking didn't work for Rahm Emanuel -- he seems to nobless obligie or noblessie oblige or... he seems like a haughty fucking prick. Then I had to bitch about why the Party was so silent about Kucinich being blackballed by the media and shut out from debates, not the I got a totally satisfactory answer. Somehow, they finally got me to agree to the $20, although lemme tell me, I don't remember their first request, but it wasn't that fucking low. So...

I got a reminder notice the other day. Like I have an overdue library book; at least they have sense enough not to try charging me a late fee; for now. Oh and of course in the mean time they also sat back while Edwards got shunned like a hot-to-trot little Amish girl. So, before I consider parting with twenty of my hard earned, yet worthless, dollars, I would like to fucking know....

What the fuck do these people really fucking do? ??? I mean for ME? ??? and You too, ok. But seriously,

Are they delivering the BEST candidates?

Are they pushing the truly important issues?

Are they EVER going to do,
or say,
ANYTHING
about that criminal fuck stain's action? ???

What the fuck will my $20 dooooooo......???????? By someone a mouse pad? A mug for their pens and pencils? Some bulbs for their light box? I know... a calling card so they can make more calls for more money, to buy more phone time to make more calls to make more money, tobuymoretimetomakemorecallstomakemoremoney...........

I must have been left behind as a child, eh? In need of some edjuhkayshun? what...
ever.

In the meantime, here's a lesson on better things we can all do with pennies up our assholes



Thanks to Doug, Chancellor of the Sexchequer.

5 comments:

betmo said...

i have taken to not sending them money- but sending the kit and kaboodle back to them writing on it- 'no impeachment- no money'- gives me some small satisfaction- the postage is already paid for :)

Chris in Seattle said...

I was thinking something like that, but then I saw the wife had already written a check. Grrrr....

Dale said...

Take betmo's advice, send the check to me, and we're all happy. As for where the money goes, male prostitutes.

Jen Clark said...

The video you posted is gone, but your post was great. I'm glad to see someone getting pissed at the political partys. Who the hell do they think they are?

I'm curious though... can the parties exist if the American people don't give them money? Where do they get their funding?

If that's something that is in our control, we may have a strategy to force a change here (because no President is going to just give it to us - we're going to have to fight for it sooner or later and our options are better if violence is left out of it)

Chris in Seattle said...

Bummer that the video's gone. I was really pretty funny.

I'm not really sure how much influence, "We the People," can have anymore. Not since the Great Depression has so much wealth been concentrated in the hands of so few. I can't remember the numbers, but I do believe that the richest 10% control more than 90% of the wealth. I wouldn't be surprised if it were closer to the top 2% controlling that much.

Corporations bailing their way out of bankruptcy by unloading their pension obligations and then turning around and giving their board members insane bonuses, approved by bankruptcy judges. "Hey Judge. How about give them a bonus when they can MEET their pension obligations when they're no longer bankrupt, eh? ???"

Welcome aboard Ms Jen.