First 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.