Friday, August 19, 2016

Thank You, Madame Chair!

Today, TNDP Chair Mary Mancini did what we have been urging her to do, decertifying the Shelby County Democratic Party, sending it to a farm where it could run and play with other defunct institutions.

It had ceased to function as a political organization a long time ago, unable to deal with the Bryan Carson situation.  No matter what you may think of the Bryan Carson situation, it is August 2016, we have a Presidential campaign and legislative campaigns this fall, and they need help.  It's not Michael Pope's fault; at this point, there's really NO point in assigning blame, because there is work to be done and this Executive Committee is incapable of doing any work other than arguing, so it is time to move on.

They appear to want to have a re-organizational meeting soon; however, I think that we have the people here to get through the election without it.

We need a lot of work with a new EC, but we need people who put the Party's needs ahead of their own agendas.  We need people who are not looking to profit from the Party.  We need people who are willing to do the hard work of organizing, registering voters, raising money, training candidates and campaign workers, and raising a new generation of leadership.

Without folks who are willing to do that, there is not much hope here, no matter what the demographics might suggest.  I am hoping for the best, because the now-former Committee had been reduced to meaninglessness.


Unknown said...

What is needed first and foremost is to wrest control of the party OUT of the hands of the Herentonistas, who are in it for graft, NOT to win elections.

autoegocrat said...

Where do I sign up?

DLS said...

It is about time! The dysfunction of the party is why I never got involved.

DLS said...

It is about time! The dysfunction of the party is why I never got involved.

captainkona said...

Abandoned the TNDP years ago due to rampant asshattery. But it's sure good to see your words again, Steve. ;-]_~

Steve Steffens said...

Captain! Where have you been, you have been MISSED!