So, the turmoil over the complete self-immolation of the Tennessee Democratic Party continues. GoldnI has become indispensible for news on the matter. I would just like to quibble with one small detail. GoldenI says:
At any rate, most of the liberal bloggers in Tennessee got a very friendly e-mail from Wade Munday yesterday asking us for our input, how the TNDP could better utilize us and how we could help craft the message.
But Newscoma says:
I will say one thing out of the box. I ended up contacting Left Wing Cracker as no Memphis bloggers were included on the list. Nitpicky, I know, but it needs to be said.
This, to me, is exactly why, if they want to communicate with the people most willing to then communicate their message, the Democrats need to get someone on board who knows what they’re doing.
Because I have to tell you, a “most liberal bloggers” that doesn’t include Rachel, or Mack or Jim Voorhies or the folks over in Memphis or Egalia or Christian* or S-town Mike** is not actually a list of most liberal bloggers***. I don’t see their names, I’m going to assume it’s not actually a serious discussion but a PR move designed to look like you’ve done something.
R. Neal, when he does a round-up of what progressive bloggers are talking about sure as hell has a longer list than eleven people.
Anyway, I’ll just repeat. We’re out here. We’re already writing about and advocating for progressive causes. It’s stupid not to reach out to us.
Though, clearly, I understand that there’s no one left do do such outreach.
*Yes, he’s on my shit list, but let’s be real here. He’s a booger, but he’s an experienced Democrat with media savvy and a large platform. Leaving him out of conversations like this is so stupid it makes my heart hurt.
**Yes, also on my shit list, but he has a decidedly liberal viewpoint and a vision for how that viewpoint can be enacted in our communities.
***For the record, I apparently wasn’t Democrat-y enough to warrent inclusion either, but whatever****.
****Okay, yes, I admit it, my casual air of not-caring is not exactly convincing, but I’m trying, for a second, to set aside my usual myopia and talk about real issues.