Skip to comments.Democratic officials using Netroots Nation meeting to stir up liberal base
Posted on 07/22/2010 11:28:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LAS VEGAS -- Even before the annual Netroots Nation conference opened here Thursday, the committee responsible for electing Democratic governors issued a direct appeal to liberal activists designed to fire them up for the 2010 midterm elections.
Hundreds of progressive bloggers and activists are descending on Las Vegas for a four-day event, which is the last big gathering of liberals before the November elections. Democratic officials see Netroots Nation as an opportunity to rally the party's left flank and help close the sizeable gap in enthusiasm between Democrats and emboldened Republicans.
Some of the party's top operatives are scheduled to speak here about campaign strategy, as are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who will take questions from the audience Saturday.
Liberal activists have openly criticized President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress for not pursuing a more progressive agenda, specifically for failing to pass climate change legislation and abandoning the public insurance component of health-care reform. This week's conference might be the last chance for Democratic leaders to mend fences with the liberal base and channel its energy in service of Democratic candidates.
"Today's Republican Party is dominated by the Tea Party-Sarah Palin fringe, which is forcing candidates further and further to the right," Nathan Daschle, DGA executive director, said in a statement. "Governors are traditionally immune to ideological purity contests, but today's GOP won't accept anything short of rigid adherence to an out-of-touch dogma."
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AZ tea party members should picket the place with signs saying “Nannie state slaves hard at work”. With arrows pointing inside.
They need a new set of lies to go along with the old set of lies.
But we can count on lovely coverage from their friends in the journOlism community.
Who is out of touch? ;-)
Wouldn’t these nutrooters be happier kicking in the front door of a Footlocker or Starbucks?