Don’t Ask, Don’t Give

Joe and I are launching today a donor boycott of the DNC. The boycott is cosponsored by Daily Kos, Jane Hamsher of FireDogLake, Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile, David Mixner, Paul Sousa (Founder of Equal Rep in Boston), Pam Spaulding, Robin Tyler (ED of the Equality Campaign, Inc.), Bil Browning for the Bilerico Project, Andy Towle and Michael Goff of Towle Road, and soon others.

It’s really more of a “pause,” than a boycott. Boycotts sounds so final, and angry. Whereas this campaign is temporary, and is only meant to help some friends – President Obama and the Democratic party – who have lost their way. We are hopeful that via this campaign, our friends will keep their promises.

So please sign the Petition and take a Pledge to no longer donate to the DNC, Organizing for America, or the Obama campaign until the President and the Democratic party keep their promises to the gay community, our families, and our friends.

Clearly we have a problem here.  A fundamental disconnect between our D.C. ‘Representatives’ and the people they are supposed to represent.

A failure to communicate.

Well for all that people think I’m deep and mysterious, I think I’m pretty up front and in your face.  About as subtle as a two by four upside your head.

Democrat does not equal good!

Republicans are evil does not scare me anymore.  Better than nothing does not attract me.

Do your fucking job or go home asshole.  Your title does not impress me idiot.  And if you can’t read a poll you’re a lousy politician and deserve your failure.

The only thing that surprises me is how in denial people are about their delusions.

And that doesn’t surprise me at all.


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  1. Time to wake up and smell the glove.

    • TMC on November 10, 2009 at 11:20

    I’ve been boycotting the DNC since last May when they put the screws to Hillary Clinton over FL & MI. and then disenfranchised the voters of those two states. I signed the petition anyway


  2. it is important to realize how those people and organizations can help change the DNC and the way they select candidates. Primarily, this means finding our own candidates and becoming involved in local Democratic parties to change their outlook and change the party from the ground up.

    However, there are still problems with those organizations that are promoting the boycott, that is they at times are the enablers of nonprogressive centrist and right-wing movements.

    They make excuses for leadership, and tell us that we are not getting what we want because we are not powerful enough. That is true but this is very much like Nelson or Bayh telling us that they don’t have the votes – when their votes can actually change that situation!!

    I want to say that I am grateful for those who do not enable this kind of blue dogism such as Open Left, Corrente, Economicpopulist, Docudharma, FDL, and Glen Greenwald as well as Bill Moyers, Rachel MAddow, KEith Olbermann, Launra Flanders, Jeremy Scahill, Democracy NOw, Amy Goodman, Pacifica, and the Nation.

  3. These people above, on a “boycott”:

    It’s really more of a “pause,” than a boycott. Boycotts sounds so final, and angry. Whereas this campaign is temporary, and is only meant to help some friends

    From Obama’s statement yesterday:

    … we are not in some way sneaking in funding for abortions, but, on the other hand, that we’re not restricting women’s insurance choices,” he said.

    sigh. I guess it all depends on what your definition of “is” is, eh?

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  4. Let’s see:

    The last Democratic administration took a big bite out of welfare.

    This Democratic administration may take a big bite out of abortion.

    What’s next, Social Security? Party of the People my ass! Who needs the Republicans when we’ve got the Democrats! The world IS upside down.

    No more money from me until they can prove they’re not Republicans in sheep’s clothing.

  5. reading the stenographers, or getting caught up in the insanity of arguing over my purity and the circle jerk that is called political reality. One of the first responses I ever got on dkos when I started was from BT who used one word, Delusional! No longer delusional but left with no where to go, but oh that magic feeling.

    Coalitions of the willing foster the lies that people would rather believe in then the reality they all claim to be so tied to. Who creates this reality? Who feeds it? What feeds it?    

    Not me anymore, no more phone calls begging for a piece of shit pie. No more money. I started donating to the ACLU when Obama voted for FISA. I haven’t given anything to any pol other then 50$ to Grayson, payment for the sheer entertainment value of watching him showboat.

    What kind of boycott works if you pussy foot around and say ‘sounds so angry’ or declare it’s temporary? The pols keep playing the game as they win no matter who we elect. The polls that measure opnion are just the voodoo they use for calling the day night or the left right. They still just ask the same twisted questions Obama: Great President or Greatest, in one form or another.        


  6. Patronizing, tepid, regurgitated pabulum; and a chance to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity for major reform/s dispatched about as fast as you can say, quoting W.C. Fields, “Never give a sucker an even break”


  7. I like it, and ponies for electile dysfunction.

    • Inky99 on November 10, 2009 at 22:59

    That, in the long run, is the only thing that will work.

    It may fail for a while, like any start-up, but so what?    How long are we gonna bash our heads against the same wall and wail “I thought this wall was my friend!”

  8. Hola dharmaniacs.  Greeting from Mexico in which Hurricane Ida did very little damage.

    I’ve been on persistent boycott of the DNC forever.  I cannot even remember the initial reason.  The number of things that have confirmed my boycott is enormous.

    The way I see it, if people who have goals want to piss away their money, they should be free to do so.  However, it occurs to me that those people could just as easily give the money to me.  I will throw lavish parties for hundreds of people, and I will actually write meaningful thank you notes after I receive each gift.  After the party, I will send emails to all contributors telling them how great my party was and asking them to double their gifts, so I can promote and even more spectacular bash.  I will send pictures to all who donate of me drinking Dom Perignon and smoking a Romeo y Julieta Churchill with a famous celebrity.

    Believe you me.  My party is a whole F*ck of a lot better than the DNC.  And we’ll all enjoy it a whole lot more.

    Hasta a vista, Babees!

    • pfiore8 on November 11, 2009 at 20:00

    funny that. really really funny.

    and sad.

    • robodd on November 12, 2009 at 05:37

    The insurance companies won.

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