Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Active Democrats Revolution

Last week I wrote Democrats Attacked from Within. This is a follow up to that article.

Today I’m asking: Who are these “Active Democrats”? Common sense might tell you that they are the folks who help raise big money for candidates. They will tell you that they are the “people;” the lowly activist workers – the ones who knock on doors and actively canvass for their party. Both ideas are completely true. But “Active Democrats” are much more than that.

The key words “Active Democrat” are showing up in more and more new Political Action Committee names. The words are deliberately designed to link radical activists to the left-leaning P.A.C. that will represent their interests. Often the only difference between the existing local party name and the active P.A.C. name is the lone word “Active”. If the word “Active” isn’t included in the P.A.C. name, then it is used repeatedly in just about every communication.

The Active intent is three-fold. (1) They want to attract new members to the Democratic Party without raising the eyebrows of the sleepy 21st Century challenged centrists, and (2) they want to attract the left kind of member, and (3) they want to gradually take over the functions of the existing local party by appearing, on the surface, to be the official local party organization.

Although the Actives won’t openly admit this, they are linked to Democracy for America, the far left leaning organization founded by Howard Dean’s brother. Democracy for America provides these Actives training in how to “kidnap” a local party. Actives also see themselves as aligned with the Young Democrats of America , and they communicate through networking dominance of the blogosphere in sites such as MySpace.com, Facebook.com, the far, far left DailyKos, Mydd.com , and leftyblogs.com .

President Jimmy Carter’s eldest son told those attending a Young Democrats of America conference that if they would use MySpace.com, Democrats would win in 2006. Apparently he was right.

"If you and your MySpace friends get five people apiece ... Democrats will win in 2006," he said.

Since 2004 left-leaning candidates and their "Active" supporters have been using the networking potential of Meetup , a meeting-planning service. Recently The Democratic Party has revealed a new social networking tool – PartyBuilder . Anyone who joins can “Roll Your Own Political Network.” This site is geered to a wider “adult” level of Actives. A registered user with PartyBuilder can find other active Democrats in a particular geographic area via a ZIP code search. It has been reported that PartyBuilder attracted almost 10,000 registered users in its first week, and that the number of political networks are growing exponentially!!!

Is it time that traditionalists, conservatives, moderates and centrists, the Blue Dogs etc., just roll over, play dead, and give up??? No - Not on our collective lives!!! American political parties need to rediscover America’s majority center – the heart, mind, and soul of America. That’s us folks! And we must be dedicated to taking back America from the special interests dominating both far, far left and far, far right!!!

There’s no sense in reinventing the wheel. The tools are already there and we all need to take advantage of how the left has led the social networking dominance of the internet in 2006 well before 2008!!! We must use 21st century tools today!!!

For more details about this revolution, I recommend that you read two overview articles: The New Breed of Democrat Part One, And Part Two, which describes the typical tactics of the new breed “Active Democrats.”

4 comments:

  1. This is a response to the Anonymous comment left under "Democrats Attacked from Within" Posted by Anonymous to Faultline USA at Sun Nov 12, 08:56:00 AM 2006.

    Thank you for your extensive report about the happenings in Wise County. This is another confirmation of what we have been writing about concerning the “Actives”, or what you also call the “Active and True Democrats.”

    You wrote: . . .“They don't have a clue about Wise County politics nor does Howard Dean or Howard Dean's brother! 50 state strategy. Wise County never heard of it! 90% of Wise County folks go to work in the morning...they don't read the activists blogs. Blogging and going door to door won't win elections in Wise County! It couldn't get Ned Lamont elected in the Northeast!”

    I have to disagree. What is true of your county today, may not be true in two years. If Wise country is growing at any reasonable rate, and new people are coming from metropolitan areas, they are going to be getting most of their information via the internet. Going door to door has been a tried and true election winning strategy throughout the US for generations. Blogging is a 21st century phenomena. Remember people said the same thing about not needing the telephone and television, as well. The Democratic National Party obviously thinks that an extensive investment PartyBuilder is the wave of the future. “PartyBuilder attracted almost 10,000 registered users in its first week, and that the number of political networks are growing exponentially!!!”

    By the way, Ned Lamont lost because of the many Independent voters and Republicans who voted for Lieberman!

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  2. If you want to read more about the revolution and the New Breed of Democrat go to this NY Times article ", by Matt Bai, October 1, 2006

    The Inside Agitator

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  3. The "take over" of the Democratic Party by these progressive FLLDs is a very real issue and a scary one at that!! I agree with Faultline that the internet is the "new wave" of the future...even those on our "welfare" system that say they need help to buy food seem to have a computer and internet in their homes (go figure that!!)!

    For local and state elections good exposure on the internet combined with eye-to-eye contact, and getting people to know the candidates is essential!

    I will "throw in" that an active supporter that has direct ties with any candidate's campaign has a responsibility to the candidates they support to conduct themselves in a respectful manner! Although these "supporters" are not policy makers, etc, their direct ties with a campaign directly effects how those on the "outside" see a candidate and their positions...many feel "talk" is cheap so they, by nature, have a tendancy to look at who a candidate has as the "frontmen" on their campaign! Great example is the Deaniacs and the Dems....The Deaniac bunch give a bad name and reputation to the Democratic Party as a whole due to the affiliation!

    The problem in Texas and why so many continue to vote Republican is that the majority of Texas are turned off by the "Deaniacs" and do not believe in the far left progressive ideas. You will notice he did not try to start his "own" party but instead attempts to take control of the Dem Party and I believe largely because there are many that won't vote anything but Democratic not matter the cost but that would have NEVER backed his type of progressive ideas...thus, he already had a huge "base"!!!

    Until the Democratic Party (the Blue Dogs, Yellow Dogs, etc) step up and start taking their party back, the Democratic Party will continue to be in great peril and under attack, until they are eventually overthrown!!

    I do believe this issue is one that MUST be talked about and people MUST know...as this "takeover" is happening all around the country!!

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  4. Very well said One Country Voice! I agree that this "takeover" MUST be talked about. Sadly, those who are attempting the takeover claim it isn't so.

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