Just got back from Adam’s event at DNC. Not a bad beginning, but if this is gonna move to a real movement within the DNC it needs to energize itself ASAP.
So about a dozen folks turned up (all white and majority male around 25-40) on the front door step at 7:30 a.m. A few reporters were in attendance. Adam made a breif speech about how this was the “beginning of a debate that the leadership did not want to have.” We read the Theses, then Adam applied some adhesive and stuck it to the door. This prompted the security people to kick us off the front steps and toss the poster of the Theses in the trash (we may savor the irony of this for approximately 43 second….done). Then Adam made another brief statement for the press followed by a few attendant remarks from the crowd. I expressed my frustration that NOT A SINGLE DNC LEADER HAS RESIGNED OR OTHERWISE ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SPANKING ON NOVEMBER 2! I point out than when Gingrich got his butt handed to him over the impeachment nonesense in 1998, he _resigned_. Do I see any Democrats resigning from leadership positions (and Daschle does NOT COUNT!)
Adam said that similar groups promised to put up copies of the Theses this morning in 13 other states (if anyone has info on this, let me know).
My feeling is that while a chord has clearly been struck here, we need to pump it up a bit if we are going to be heard. For one thing, why the heck did we do this at 7:30 a.m., instead of at 9 a.m. when someone would be home, or at a time when we might have gotten some press coverage? Social change does not happen quietly, and I am worried that if Adam thinks we can make serious change while “playing nice,” we will fall into the same trap as the Demorcatic party.
For now, I will wait and see what happens next (and record it here, for anyone who cares).
Stay tuned . . . .