I was looking for just the right thought, or comment, or picture to put on my site to remember this day – this very, very good day to be a democrat. As it turns out, someone else wrote. I should of known it’d be the astute and passionate Jerome Armstrong.
From MyDD.com.(Click the link for Jerome’s full post.
On the Democratic side, a people-powered movement that has been building and maturing this decade crossed a Rubicon with Tuesday’s historic victory. The lessons are clear:
* No longer will people rely on conventional wisdom to dictate how campaigns are waged. Instead, millions of online activists will guide the campaign strategies of progressives to succeed from this point on.
* No longer is the Democratic Party mired in a battleground mentality that shrinks the competitive map. We changed the map, and once again, we are a national party, with the mandate to compete in all 50 states.
* No longer will people look to the establishment to tell them whom to fund, nor will they continue to believe that inside-the-Beltway consultants know better. To establish better campaign practices, the netroots will select and fund movement candidates that value person-to-person persuasion and niche media, instead of wasting millions on broadcast television ads.
* No longer will people look toward single-interest groups for leadership, as we will place the progressive movement ahead of the minority cobweb of me-first politics, knowing that all boats will be lifted with a rising progressive tide.
* No longer will we hoist up politicians that adhere to a say-nothing poll-tested message designed not to offend. We will opt instead for authentic individuals that lead with conviction.
* And no longer will a mass-media propaganda machine, which serves only the interests of the few, intimidate progressives into accepting defeat. Democrats won because ordinary people took a stand against radical Republican rule.