United we stand…

I was told that a group of folks that work at Lou Correa’s election office had said that they were hesitant to come out and socialize with the big group of liberals at Drinking Liberally (every Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Bar in Santa Ana). They were tentative mainly because they knew that many of us had supported Tom Umbeg in the June primary, and they weren’t certain that we would be welcoming.

My short answer: of course we would be welcoming. The Drinking Lib. posse is so diverse that you don’t need to worry about such a thing.

My long answer: It sucks that their hesitation isn’t unsubstantiated. Politicos (including my friends on the left) are really good at holding grudges.

The November election, however, isn’t getting any further away. It’s definitely time to put aside any grudges we might have and start focusing on helping our party succeed.

I know that in a perfect world, every single Dem that ran for office would agree with all of us on every issue. But as most of you know, our world is less than perfect.

We’ve all got our own pet issues—issues that are really near and dear to our hearts—and it is easy (really easy) to be critical of a Democratic candidate based solely on his or her position on our pet issues. But that’s pre-primary b.s.

  7 comments for “United we stand…

  1. October 3, 2006 at 12:14 am

    See, this is why more politicos need to attend Drinking Liberally.

    Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, Center Left or Right Outta the Park, if you drink enough you can’t REMEMBER enough to hold grudges.

    Either that or you get all maudlin and resolve any grudges.

    Though you might forget whatever resolutions you made the next day.

  2. October 3, 2006 at 10:33 am

    Mike, did you tell them I attend Drinking Liberally. I was a Correa primary supporter.

    Problem is some of the nuts who used to be involved inthe party(most of these nuts have fallen away, but not all) would scream and yell(anyone remember the Costales’) at anyone close to Correa that they were not true Democrats, they are Republicans etc. So I see where they are nervous. The crowd at Drinking Liberally is not like these crazies. I love coming to Memphis to hang out and encourage the Correa camp to join us.

  3. 'dzo
    October 3, 2006 at 11:14 am

    It would be great to see them all there on Thursday. Maybe even the bald one himself can make an appearance one of these Thursdays.

  4. October 3, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Thanks, Mike!

    We really need to get over our grudges with Lou…

    (I’ve had some as well, but I nevertheless voted for Lou in the primary beacuse he’s a strong local candidate who could take down the Repugs.)

    He may not be our ideal “pure” candidate, but he is a heck of a lot better than carpetbagger Lynn Daucher!

    And remember this: Lou will be a crucual vote for the basic Democratic agenda that we ALL agree on:

    1. Good (and Fully-funded) Education

    2. Quality, Affordable Healthcare

    3. Tax Breaks for Working Families

    Now I know some of us have been angry because Lou’s not perfect on choice or LGBT issues…
    But remember, he’s still a hell of a lot better than carpetbagger Lynn! Oh, and a vote for Lou means a vote for the Democratic leadership that will continue fighting for women’s and LGBT rights!

  5. October 3, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Not only would I encourage Lou’s people to come on down this Thursday – but anyone who is working on a campaign.

    It is sometimes nice to see a candidate or two drop by – I promise a positive write up.

  6. correa fan!
    October 3, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    I will continue to invite the Correa crew. They are all smart, hard-working and dedicated party loyalists. All those Democratic Correa-haters out there, may I kindly request that at least treat the staff with respect. Thanks and see you Thursday!

  7. Anonymous
    October 4, 2006 at 10:53 am

    Maybe the Correa folks are afraid that they can’t keep up with the rest of us. They might be alcohol lightweights.
    Sound like a challenge?
    Just teasing with you folks!

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