DSCC: Where's Jim Neal?

Click over to some of the other Republicans up for re-election. If there's a declared Dem candidate, you'll find that challenger listed. Look, for instance, at the page with Alabama's Jeff Sessions. And in the case of Ted Stevens, the DSCC even lists a rumored challenger:

Of course, maybe the DSCC just hasn't updated its page to put Jim Neal up there yet. I guess folks could ask them to find out what the deal is...

Related:
* NC: Out gay Dem runs to unseat Elizabeth Dole in U.S. Senate

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Everyone, please email the Big Cheeses in DC (use Pam's link above) and ask them nicely to get it together.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

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I just emailed the DSCC with my 2 cents too. I'm not necessarily supporting him yet; although I think he would be a good candidate, I want to see who else may run, but he certainly a serious candidate who deserves to be at least mentioned by the DSCC.

Great Catch, Pam.

I get email from those guys all the time. I've told them not to contact me until we've got a candidate.

Now we've got one, and I like him. So - I'm contacting them.

thanks!


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I called and emailed.

I love this new "no long distance" thing.


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The N&O's Mr. Christensen Rob

Jumps on the story this morning with a pretty good article. I would have called it very good, except he got our name wrong. NCBlue?

Talk about passive aggressive.

Dear Rob Christmas,

I was sorry to see that you failed to fact check your article on Jim Neal, who is running for North Carolina Senate. In that article you referred to the people's think tank, BlueNC, as NCBlue. Mr. Christmas, this kind of error is unacceptable, especially since we met and chatted for some time on John Edwards announcement tour about blogging. Of course, you were drunk off your ass and hitting on that stripper, so perhaps you don't recall our meeting.

At least I think that was you, I guess I could check my notes, but...naah.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Ha!


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

NCBlue- Caught that too this morning

I came on to post about it at about 8:00, but got distracted. You know, work and stuff like that...

You've been busy!

Miss you around here.

I've seen a few stop the Home Tax signs in the area. Do you think their message is getting through in Moore Co?


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Don't think so

Most of the signs I have seen have been in front of realty offices and in front of homes where I know Realtors(R) live. At least in the southern end of the County, we have a huge retiree base that is very focused on the property tax rate. The Realtors argument that the property tax should be raised instead of implementing a transfer tax may just backfire on them.

Of course, we do have some retirees who insist they have already paid their dues on schools when they were working and don't see the benefit of any additional spending on them. I have talked to quite a few of them. Some want parents to pay some kind of tuition for public schools.

I've heard the tuition idea too

Doesn't that kind of defeat the whole "public" part of public schools?


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I use to think that people with money

were better educated therefore smarter. Now I know that some people with money are just greedy. I think too many of them forget about the underlying premise of America = The Common Good.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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I would put the odds on it being a genuine

mistake at about 25%.

I would have called it very good, except he got our name wrong. NCBlue?

If they get it right then BlueNC gets more more traffic via google searches. Google NCBlue and you get hits that are not even close to BlueNC, but it's close enough to be able to claim that it was just an innocent mistake.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Except that he should know.

Seriously. He should know.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

We'll look for a correction tomorrow

Yeah, right. The guy didn't even reply when I set him straight this morning.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

NCBlue

has been upgrading their portal. They are now featuring such lovely stories as

"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" begins with an unflinching depiction of a tubby Philip Seymour Hoffman having vigorous vacation sex with the shapely Marisa Tomei.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

N&O, Charlotte Observer, etc..

Good articles across the state today on Neal. All the headlines are pretty positive. I can't believe Christiensen's factual error though. That is inexcusable.

Neal's candidacy is going to be good for this state. I'm a strong believer that the dynamics of this state are changing. Neal's campaign will just be another reminder that the Dem's are still the open and inclusive party.

NCBlue

Yes, although Christiansen's article refers to us as "NCBlue." Not sure if this is his or his editor's mistake -- probably both.

I'm a little wary of how this is getting played. It's undeniably a story that our only serious candidate for the nomination is gay. But we need to put this story behind us quickly. I'd hate to see a Neal campaign where every headline about him included the word "gay," a la this Onion article. Not that it shouldn't be common knowledge, but this should be a campaign about why Jim Neal is going to be a better Senator in the first 90 days than Dole was in six years, not about gay Jim Neal running a gay campaign to become a homosexual Senator.

I expect the frenzy to pass quickly

especially given the matter-of-fact way Jim is dealing with it all. For not being a life-long politician, he sure is a pro.

That said, Liddy's Losers are already gearing up their whisper-and-innuendo campaign to get voters to think that being gay is all that matters. And why wouldn't they? Dole's record is disastrous on every front. She has nothing of substance to stand on except by playing the homophobia card.

More interesting still will be the coverage of the mainstream media - and we'll soon see their true colors.

Will they say:

Chapel Hill businessman Jim Neal today challenged Elizabeth Dole to block funding for mercenary armies like Blackwater.

or

Gay Chapel Hill businessman Jim Neal today . . . .

If it's the latter, they'll also be obliged to say:

Serial face-lifter Elizabeth Dole today defended her efforts to destroy northeastern North Carolina when she worked out a deal with Senator John Warner (VA) to site an outlying landing field in the middle of a national wildlife refuge.

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They still haven't posted Neal as a challenger to Dole.

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PS I don't give a rat's ass if the Democratic Party establishment gets behind Jim Neal or not. In my experience (with the Kissell campaign) they are generally too cowardly to take a stand for people who don't drink their kool-aid. That said, I should note that the Democratic Party establishment is at grave risk of losing every ounce of its progressive support. The performance of the so-called Democratic leaders in Congress borders on pathetic on virtually every front.

I, for one, have resolved to refrain from any financial support for the Democratic Party establishment until they start behaving like the leaders we expect.

I'm with you.

But I'm going to keep emailing them.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Well, my two cents would be:

maybe the DSCC just hasn't updated its page to put Jim Neal up there yet

Sure, That's a 'reasonable' assumption. And maybe, monkeys will fly out my butt...That's about as likely to happen as the DC cubed vetting somebody who doesn't fit into their narrowly defined and poor piss poor pathetic excuse for what constitutes a Democratic party candidate.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American public.

Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.