Wow. Democrats outraised Republicans $397mil to $385mil, and still got our butts kicked. Thanks for that, Terry McAuliffe: even when we at the grassroots and netroots gave you and your cronies every opportunity to win, the feckless Democratic hackocracy still managed to bicker, fritter, and whimper their way to another crushing defeat.
Look, the Republicans don’t have better ideas than us. They don’t have better "val-yooz." They don’t have better, smoother, more qualified candidates than we do. But their hacks are way better than ours. If our team isn’t out-messaging the GOP every day, they’re not spending our money well — that is, the grassroots’. And as someone who worked to raise some scratch for my party, that hurts to say.
There are thousands, maybe millions of people who went way out of their way to win this election: traveling way out of state, giving away money, making phone calls until their ears hurt and their voices cracked, losing sleep, getting up at 5am to drive folks to the polls, canvassing in potentially hostile neighborhoods in all weather, etc etc etc.
So it really peeves me to hear folks talk about the need to "purge liberalism’s ranks of the MoveOn/Michael Moore ‘no blood for oil’ crowd." I’ve got this to say to whoever the next DNC head is: We need you. And you sure as hell need us.