Now these goals sound fine and dandy but my question is, why was there a need to form a separate party to achieve these goals?
- Defeat the GOP super-majority.
- Expand the electorate.
- Equip the electorate with voter IDs.
- Build a progressive infrastructure that lasts past a single election cycle.
- Launch a grassroots donor base instead of relying on a few large donors. That shifts power to the grassroots instead of a few party bosses.
Oh, I forgot....because of Joe Reed and his bunch.
Joe Reed and his bunch want to Defeat the GOP super-majority.
Joe Reed and his bunch want to expand the electorate.
Joe Reed and his bunch want to Equip the electorate with Voter IDs.
Joe Reed and his bunch want to Build a progressive infrastructure that last past a single election cycle.
Joe Reed and his bunch want Launch a grassroots donor base instead of relying on a few large donors.
According to Davidson this is the path to victory for democrats;
The Democratic path to victory, he explained runs through the Senate and the ADM will work to help all Democratic candidates, but particularly Senators Tammy Irons & Mark Keahey. Both intimidate the GOP because they're young, articulate, and popular in their districts. The GOP has targeted their races and the Democrats have to hold those seats.Question: Why waste time and resources on candidates who young, articulate, and popular in their district just because the gop has "targeted them"? If they are as popular as you say it won't matter if the gop "targets" them or not. And wouldn't it be helpful to have actual candidates to run against Sandford, Holtzclaw, McGill, Williams, Dial, Allen, and Marsh? Where are the candidates?
Targeted GOP seats include:
- Senator Paul Sanford, District 7 in Madison County.
- Senator Bill Holtzclaw, District 2 in Madison County.
- Senator Shadrack McGill, District 8 in Jackson, DeKalb, & a sliver of Madison County.
- Senator Phil Williams, District 10 from Gadsden.
- Senator Gerald Dial, District 13 in Randolph, Cleburne, Chambers, Cherokee, & Lee counties.
- Senator Gerald Allen, District 21 from Tuscaloosa.
- Senator Del Marsh, District 12 in Calhoun & St. Clair Counties. He's the GOP Senate leader.
This is is precisely why I oppose the creation of this organization. It is dividing the Alabama Democratic Party.
Strike that, it is destroying the Alabama Democratic Party.
For too long we have been seen as stupid, redneck, backward and just plain simple. Serious thought and consideration must be given to the path of destruction that beckons our state, and we as a people must march out of the abyss of our own making.
In the overall scheme of Alabama politics, there are choices, and they are not difficult ones to make. If you are poor, you are a Democrat, even if you deny the obvious.
A party divided will NOT stand.
My advice to them at the time? The real progressive Democrats in Alabama — and there are many, in spite of the false picture painted by the corporate media institutions here — should unite and figure out a way to take over the Democratic Party and rewrite the platform, like the conservative, religious wing of the Republican Party took it over in the 1980s.Real Alabama democrats can't win for the journalist.