Thank You

applauseFirst off, I think we all should take a bow. The DNC Chair race was well-fought campaign, and I think given the outcome (it was very close), we did as well as we could; I’m actually glad that Rep. Ellison is NOT going to resign to take the job (especially because you-know-who would choose his replacement); we need as many strong liberal voices in the House as we can. I’m also pleased that he is taking the #2 spot and will be influencing policy.

Some MPS statistics:

  • The DNC contact list has had 1,500 individual hits over the last 7 days
  • The DNC contact list has had over 2,300 in the last 30 days
  • The most read post over the last week was Activism: It’s Called Activism, Not Re-activism

What I am trying to get at is that we all helped. There is no doubt in my mind that for each hit on the DNC roster, there was a phone call. Given that there are only 400 or so DNC voters, it means roughly that everyone of the DNC members got an average of 3-5 phone calls just from us. And while 3 phone calls apiece might not seem like much, I think it is more than the bigger blogs can claim. In fact…

We had our first (to my knowledge) link from The Great Orange Satan (Daily Kos cited MPS, seriously, they cited us!); we were mentioned numerous times in Wonkette comments (with a handful of hits); Crooks and Liars linked to many of the Activism posts; and yes, our mole in MSNBC forwarded one post internally, and while I cannot reveal much more than that, let’s say we got some praise from some people we would be proud to be associated with. Yes, her.

So after we all take a bow, I think the real praise belongs to our unindicted, co-conspirator Osirisopto who did more than take the wheel: he drove the Thunderbolt Grease Slapper to set a new land-speed record. Thank you, O, for everything. You’ve made a huge difference. Take a day off.

Everyone: smoke ’em if you got ’em. We have our work cut out for us, it’s gonna be a tough slog to 2018, but we can make a difference. We already have.

Best Regards,


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4 Responses to Thank You

  1. Karla says:

    Thanks to Osirisopto, Tengrain, and everyone who made calls. An encouraging note here in central Florida – the monthly meeting of the Seminole County Democrats is being moved to larger space to accommodate all the expected attendees. Let’s all keep up the good work.

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  2. grs says:

    Thanks Osirisopto. That was a lot of work. You pulled together a lot of resources and made them easily accessible. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I need those reminders to kick my ass into gear and make those calls.

    For what it’s worth on the activism front, I’ll be heading to my local March for Science demonstration in April.

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  3. Pupienus Maximus says:

    From DFA’s latest request for $$:

    Here’s what this loss means for Democracy for America:
    DFA’s role in fighting Trumpism by running and electing candidates who will fight for both racial and economic justice is more critical now than ever — because it’s clear that the Democratic Party can’t be depended on to make the necessary changes on their own.

    I threw some money their way – if you can you should too.

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  4. osirisopto says:

    Thank you, guys.

    I’m giving the infinite number of monkey’s time off to let their typewriters cool down. The screams and wild laughter were beginning to get to me. Bebo hasn’t typed anything but retleks retleh for weeks. I told Nebula not to give him the white out, but does anyone listen to me?

    Seriously, now the achievements have been a team effort. TG provided the platform and I just started spouting off. He helped me set goals and – dog help him – left me alone with the keys to the lab.

    I thank all the Scissorheads for your help in moving the party to the left. I especially want to thank you for your tolerance for my typos, ignorances and whacked out rambling.

    I knew about the C&L referrals, I was unaware of Dkos citing us. Must have been a slow week, either that or they finally grew a sense of humor and decided to get back at us.

    I need to take some time away. Keep smiling. Wondering what we’re really up to will drive them nuts.

    Remember the chair isn’t against the wall, we’ve got him cornered. 🙂



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