I was happy to donate money to the DNC when Gov. Howard Dean was running the show. Once Obama’s team co-opted it against the grassroots, I stopped my donations.
Now, more news comes out validating my decision not to donate to the big D groups – the DCCC or the DSCC. They typically channel my donations to the most corporatist Democratic candidates around the country; people who have a habit of voting against my interests.
Um, it’s less than 2 months before the 2010 general election, goofballs. If you haven’t paid your dues yet, what are you possibly waiting for?
No, I choose the individual candidates I make donations to now. Representatives that voted for bills that I consider important. Representatives that don’t trash their party to the Corporate Media. Representatives that can control themselves from repeating right-wing talking points that undermine their party’s cause. Representatives that present a populist, progressive attitude. Only a couple Senators around the country meet those stipulations, and neither from my state are on that list. I would heartily encourage other Democratic activists to do the same.