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Pragmatism with a conscience: An operating guide for the Democratic Party

The 2016 Presidential Election cycle produced many "disruptive" changes across the political spectrum, resulting in a categorically unqualified President and a fractured and bitter Democratic Party. These issues are not in dispute, and trying to minimize the importance of the latter will do nothing to heal those wounds. For a very brief period of time, it seemed like the blame game was over, that Democrats were beginning to come together and move forward in unity. But that may have simply been the eye of the storm. There is still a huge amount of animus directed towards "Establishment" Democrats, and the list of people who fall into that category is growing, instead of shrinking. And the more we scrabble around trying to find a magic issue or policy position that will please a super-majority of the voting population, the more damage we can do, if we're not careful. So I thought it would be constructive to develop a good "rule of thumb" for people to follow while searching for the Holy Grail of electoral success. Stealing from Hippocrates, that rule is "Do No Harm." Follow me below if you're intrigued:

These Democrats need your help

North Carolina delegates

Thank goodness the presidential primary is over. I hope you haven't given all your spare change to a candidate because now that we've reached the end of the primary, we need to pivot to helping everyday Dems reach fundraising goals.

If you aren't on Facebook, you may not have noticed the GoFundMe requests scrolling down your feed. I'm going to repeat something here that I wrote on Facebook, so if you have already seen this...bear with me, please.

NCDP State Fair booth

If you come to the State Fair, please visit the NCDP booth. We're in the commercial building on the corner of Hillsborough & Blue Ridge.

I'm working four shifts this week: Today, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 12. Come get your progressive sticker fix!

*Disclaimer: It is pure coincidence that each of my shifts ends at lunchtime while surrounded by all that fair food. It just somehow happened that way!

Pretty please?

In the spirit of "fight for every seat," we're asking you to beat the bushes for candidates:

We are looking for candidates to run for NC State House in Districts 2 (Dare, Hyde) and 40 (Northern Wake). Filing is in December.

Another Reason to Vote Democratic

The hard right doesn’t want to govern, they want to rule. And they want to rule right now.

One of the millions of articles on the resignation of Speaker John Boehner commented that:

Boehner’s tormentors refused to accept the limits of his political power.

They refuse to accept the limits of his political power.

Biggest threat to the NC Democratic Party

Accommodating those who aren't really Democrats:

We really need to work on branding. And I'm not talking about a catchy saying or product title, I'm talking about super-heating a steel rod in some hot coals and burning a "J" on the forehead of certain Dem lawmakers. The "J" stands for Jackass, but I'm willing to compromise on the letter.

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