Molly sez, "Enough of the D.C. Dems"

And I agree about a hundred and fifty-eight percent with Ivans:

Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.

. . .

Look at their reaction to this Abramoff scandal. They’re talking about “a lobby reform package.” We don’t need a lobby reform package, you dimwits, we need full public financing of campaigns, and every single one of you who spends half your time whoring after special interest contributions knows it. The Abramoff scandal is a once in a lifetime gift—a perfect lesson on what’s wrong with the system being laid out for people to see. Run with it, don’t mess around with little patches, and fix the system.

As usual, the Democrats have forty good issues on their side and want to run on thirty-nine of them. Here are three they should stick to:

1) Iraq is making terrorism worse; it’s a breeding ground. We need to extricate ourselves as soon as possible. We are not helping the Iraqis by staying.

2) Full public financing of campaigns so as to drive the moneylenders from the halls of Washington.

3) Single-payer health insurance.

. . .

I am tired of having the party nomination decided before the first primary vote is cast, tired of having the party beholden to the same old Establishment money.

We can raise our own money on the Internet, and we know it. Howard Dean raised $42 million, largely on the web, with a late start when he was running for President, and that ain’t chicken feed. If we double it, it gives us the lock on the nomination. So let’s go find a good candidate early and organize the shit out of our side.

What Molly says. And a lot of what she's talking about can also be applied to our own Gem State.

Think Democratic politics in Idaho can be done better? Then get your ass hither to a Democratic Central Committe meeting in your neck of the woods and get the hell involved. And don't take apathy, ignorance or the word "no" for an answer.

If you don't get the response you want from folks in the party, get in their face until you do. Politics is a contact sport, and it ain't for pansies. Don't be a pansy.

The best things in life are worth fighting for. Taking Idaho back from the wingnut Rethugs and making it a land worth living in again is right at the top of my list.

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Unfortunately, the same kind

Unfortunately, the same kind of centrist DLC-esque bozos seem to run my county's CC.

Everyone found this?! Cool..

It warms my soul, the way I've seen Molly's opening paragraph quoted on DailyKos, a dozen other blogs, and especially here.

I started to post a comment on DK that this sort of plainspokenness is what gripped progressives with Dean fever a few years ago. The sad thing is we're wanting for more of this straightforward populist rhetoric, nearly 3 full years later.