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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:11 PM

7. I'll take your questions in turn...


1. Where was the Democrat leadership during this voting cycle......absent... Reid, Pelosi, Hoyer, where were they?

Response: No one knows. They did what they did in 2010--cowered in the corner somewhere, not saying a word; allowing this president to take all the hits and the blame instead of getting out there and defending his record. They were nowhere to be found...oh, other than sending emails asking for money. That's it. They threw this president under the bus. Even when Bill Clinton was being impeached, these guys stood up to Republicans. These same people won't stand up for Obama at all. They are cowards. Useless. And still I see DUers blaming Obama and giving these guys a complete pass.

Please: It's the DemocraTIC Party, not Democrat Party.

2. Where and who is/was the Democrat(?) Governor Association leader.... The Republican's had Chris Christy.... come on CHRIS CHRISTY.... He was everywhere, he was matching through state after state.... He was in my state, Maryland 3 times, and our new governor is now a republican. Did anyone see our parties Governor Association Leader stomping for the democratic governors?

Response: You're going to laugh at this. If you're from Maryland, you should know who the DGA leader is...why, it's dear Martin O'Malley. He was stomping for his weak-ass candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. When you run weak candidates, this is the result. Ask Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Yes, remember her?

3. Where was Debbie Wasserman-Schultz... She was absent.... everywhere you looked you saw Reince Priebus... NBC, Fox, CNN.... but where was Wasserman-Schultz? running her own campaign... which leads me to this.. should the DNCC be an elected official needed to be re-elected, or perhaps a past official concentrating on all democrat elections, not just his/hers.

Response: Apart from the fact that Republicans and the corporate media are practically married, Wasserman-Schultz, like the rest of the Democratic Party establishment threw the president under the bus. They sat back and watched it all unfold. Why should they care? All of them hail from very safe districts. None of them have to worry about reelection. They don't care at all about what happened to Democrats last night. Not at all. As long as they still have a job, they're fine.

4. Where was the fight, the fight for the causes?

Response: See my answers above. There was no fight. There was a positive record to stand on, but the Democrats decided that they'd throw the president and the entire Democratic base under the bus. Those constituencies that have been most loyal to the party--blacks and women--don't matter. For some reason, Democrats are convinced that if they send Bill Clinton to these Red State enclaves, somehow the disaffected white Reagan Democrat and working class Republican who have been voting against their best interests for decades now, will suddenly return home. Meanwhile, the Clintons have a losing record. None of those Democrats who distanced themselves from Obama in a failed effort to capture the white male vote won. Why? It's a losing strategy. The Democrats have lost older white males, aged 50 and up. Nothing they do will change that, and sending Bill Clinton rather than the "black Muslim from Kenya" will not work! That strategy has failed and yet, Democrats continue to play that losing card!

As I mentioned earlier this week... my feelings have not changed....We, as Democrats are not fighting hard enough for our own causes. Health care for all, education for all, seniors, Latinos, women rights, equal pay for equal work, gay, lesbian and transgender causes, ..... I heard very little about these issues this election, only mudslinging and money laundering.... Why would any democrat not support a president that took a 10% unemployment rate to just above 5%, reduced the deficit, had 40ish months of job growth, heath care ACA that IS working, saving lives and money. Ended two costly wars, and has the balls to keep our soldiers boots out of this ISIS and Ukrainian civil wars.....and countless other things that is improving our nation.

Response: Because it's easier to shift the blame to the black Muslim from Kenya than to be strong. Again, Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer, Wasserman-Schultz...they all just sat back and watched the massacre. They didn't come to the aid of their leader. They allowed him to take the fall; they allowed him to be labeled the failure. And the fact is that if they truly believe that this strategy will elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, they are sadly mistaken. There is a reason why blacks and Hispanics stayed home last night. There is a reason why many women either stayed home or voted Republican--the Democrats were straight up cowards!

We not sit here on the day of a Republican takeover of the congress. I see a stalemate for another 2 years, until 2016. Our jobs now....staring now is to begin new GOTV campaigns. First thing I want to call for is the replacement of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as DNCC. She was an absent chair. We need someone that will represent ALL the Democrat Party (?).

Response: I'd be interested in hearing your ideas on who should replace her, underlying fully the consequences of the 50 State Strategy. The 50 State Strategy means that we may get Democrats who represent very red states. And therefore, Democrats can't get angry if there aren't enough liberal Democrats to pull the party to the left.

And just one pet peeve that really rakes my nerves because it's a pejorative that Republicans label us and something that all Democratic MUST correct:

It is the DemocraTIC Party, not the DemoCRAT party.

Next, I want to call for better candidates to run for office. Younger, progressive, liberal strong candidates that will bring our causes front and center. I want a unified party behind our presidential candidate, whomever it may be. Lets primary the best candidate for president, not just the popular choice, but the choice for our causes, for our country.

Response: Democrats used to dominate at recruiting good candidates for office and grooming them for political careers. We have now ceded this gift to Republicans and KKKarl Rove who have perfected the art of finding very young, charismatic, and incredibly conservative Republicans for office. They now dominate at all levels of government.

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