Wednesday, August 10, 2005

MoveOn Owns DNC & Kos Is The Gatekeeper

MoveOn and George Soros said they bought the DNC last year after the election, and fresh off another moral defeat, today Kos sounds like the gatekeeper, although he say's he's "Not A GateKeeper":

Gatekeeper Kos

Per the Gatekeeper:

It seems that campaigns have learned the wrong lesson about the Hackett surprise, with a bunch of campaigns asking to 1) meet with me, and 2) help them raise money. That's a double insult. First of all, I'm not a gatekeeper. I don't decide who is "in" and who is "out". All these campaigns profess love for the netroots, yet none of them seem to be doing anything more to "reach out" to the netroots than sending me an email. That's not reaching out the netroots, that's reaching out to me. And I'm not the netroots. I'm a small cog in a netroots chock full of small cogs.

And just as importantly, the netroots is not an ATM. It's a message and activist machine. You do everything right, there's some money. But if you start sniffing around the blogs expecting to see dollar signs you're going to be sorely dissapointed (sic). I'm only going to get behind candidates that have already built support online -- not just on big sites like this one, but particularly on the local blogs. I will be taking my cues from the bloggers who know the local scene best. They will be my, and your, eyes and ears on the ground in the most exciting races.

Sounds like the left of the blogosphere have appointed Kos the gatekeeper to me, and he seems to agree and accept...........................

Here was Tom Matzzie's of MoveOn's statement in February 2005:


"In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300-million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive," MoveOn's 24-year-old executive director said in a recent e-mail urging members to back an outsider for chairman of the Democratic National Committee........ "Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back."

From what we hear and see, Soros/Matzzie/MoveOn own the DNC, and Kos will determine who drives it. Well we will see, all they have to show for their ownership and gatekeeping so far is loosing candidates on the Presidential level, Senate level, and House level. They say 2004 was the building year and "the best is yet to come", and that could be. However, they are running directly counter to the strategy that Hillary is putting on.

Clinton is in an almost comically obvious manner trying to move to the center, while Matzzie and the new DNC are saying things like this, per Matzzie:

What's more, "We're going to have to have some discussions with Bill Nelson," because Florida's senior senator appears reluctant to block President Bush's controversial judicial nominations. And the centrist Democratic Leadership Council that helped guide Bill Clinton into the White House? So 1990s.

"The candidates want nothing to do with the DLC, it's so out of vogue," the 29-year-old scoffed. "If the DLC disappeared from the Democratic Party tomorrow, no one would notice. If MoveOn weren't part of the party, people would notice and care."

"Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back." A lot of Democrats are terrified at the prospect.

Well with the record the new DNC owners and gatekeepers have, I'd be terrified at the prospect as well if I were a Democrat................................