Well, it looks like the girl with the big ideas was left out of the room again while the boys made plans. The question is, will they take the time to do it right so they don’t have to take the time to do it over? Yep, she was the one. She had the policies all worked out in advance. She saw the problem from multiple angles. She seems to have the courage to buck the conventional wisdom.
But we ended up with HIM.
No use crying over spilt milk. There’s still plenty to do. Like, annoying your congresscritter with persistent calls on the issue. Don’t let them try to keep a low profile. Tell them they are on the hook for what happens later. And that goes doubly so for Senators and Reps who are superdelegates. They are responsible for giving away the store and saddling the taxpayer with massive debt. As Marcy Kaptur said recently, we can’t expect the financial geniuses to socialize the profit but we are always expected to socialize the risk. We’re tired of that.
But we also have to add more progressives to Congress. And what better way to help them along than by contributing time and money to their campaigns. The Obama Product is sucking up most of the available funds, leaving many downticket Dems high and dry while their races are tightening. Let’s put them back on track.
Welcome to the Conflucian Cocktail Party. Every Thursday from now until election day, we are dedicating our cocktail party to raising money for downticket Dems. Make yourself at home. The bar is to the left of the door manned by Rico, our bartender with flair. His special drink tonight is an Autumn in New York. You can also purchase a causmo for $10. You have several causmos to choose from. You can contribute to our Fab Four Slate of women running for congress and senate. Or put your money to work on our broader slate in our ActBlue for The Confluence. Last week, we made $700! I got an email from Dennis Shulman this week. He could use some money to keep his TV ad running in NJ-03 so give him a hand, woncha? Or, should you feel so inclined, you can help our friend Heidi Li purchase ads for Democrat for Principle before Party. Of course, you can order whatever you like.
Our entertainment this evening is from a sax player who I’ve never heard of but feel like I should. This recording of, what else, Autumn in New York, was recorded in 1951. Sit back and cradle your cocktail and listen:
Ladies and gents, let’s not harsh our mellows with trigger words. If you feel one starting to get the better of you, take it to Florence, our lovely checkroom attendant who will keep the sucker safe. The waiters will be circulating soon with some apples and grapes and sharp New York cheddar cheese and a lovely Hudson Valley fois gras. Please drink responsibly and tip your wait staff generously.
Also, you can bring your cocktails to Conflucians Say tonight at 10PM EST. We’ll be talking to Heidi Li Feldman of the Denver Group and Democrats for Principle before party and our own dcinkat will be answering all of our burning questions on the financial bailout.
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