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"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
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New Kentucky Democratic Party Leader Shows Our Party's Weakness

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 21:16:21 PM EDT

For a long time now we have had a problem in Kentucky. While our state has a wide majority of Democrats, we have several Congressional seats that remain Republican, have two Republican Senators, and vote on a national level in Presidential elections Republican. Now it appears as if we will have a leader of our state party who donated to the two worst Republicans of all, disgraced former Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Darth Vader of Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell. To me, this shows the weakness of our party as a whole. There are too many apologists for the Corporate Republican ideology within our state and national party and the best thing they can do is leave our party, not lead it.
RDemocrat :: New Kentucky Democratic Party Leader Shows Our Party's Weakness
This news is way too believable in Kentucky, but still is just as hard to swallow as it has always been too know that our party in Kentucky has been poisoned:

The newly appointed chairman and executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party has contributed to campaigns of prominent Republicans in recent years, including U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Records with the Federal Election Commission show that Daniel Logsdon, deputy chief of staff for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear since last September, gave $500 in September 2005 to McConnell's re-election committee.

Meanwhile, records with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance show that he contributed $1,000 in March 2007 to Fletcher's unsuccessful re-election for governor and $250 in June 2007 to Republican Richie Farmer's successful bid for agriculture commissioner.


As a lifelong grassroots Democrat in the Bluegrass state, I find little comfort that my new leader fought against me when it was time for Mitch McConnell and Ernie Fletcher to be fought against. I openly question anyone in our party who could contribute to, vote for, or support Mitch McConnell in any capacity, public or private why they think they deserve to lead us at such a pivotal time. I also openly question their ability to lead our party after lining up against us in important fights.

Logsdon casually explained it away:

"When I worked in the private sector, I worked with both Democrats and Republicans," he said. "My contributions reflect that."

Which to me begs the question of if someone is too blind to see just how dangerous the ideology of Mitch McConnell is and cannot understand just how he has destroyed many things for many people in this state and nation, what right do they have to lead our party on a state level?? I was working hard all those years contributing and volunteering in opposition to Logsdon because I understand how the ideology of McConnell and Fletcher destroyed this state.

As long as our party leaders in Kentucky and across the nation feel that they fit in better with Republicans and should support them over Democratic candidates, even ones that are not famous we have a serious problem within our party and it is demoralizing to see that once again Republicans are running our party instead of registering Republican.

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All Grass And No Roots (0.00 / 0)
The Kentucky Democratic Party is all grass and no roots. Here in Kentucky the Democratic Party rewards Republican sympathizers like Daniel Logsdon and then expects those of us that have worked our a**es off for the Democratic Party to accept this and compromise our values to mirror the Republican dogma.
The Democratic Party Platform is what all Democratic candidates and appointees to Democratic leadership should be expected to uphold, but they, in too many cases, ignore it.
We have the the same issue here in Hardin County with a fellow by the name of Dennis Parrett, running as a Democrat for the Kentucky Senate, click here to read about that.
The National Democratic Party is not much better: Joe Sestak and Bill Halter are prime examples. The National Democratic Party sent in the big guns, Bill, I feel your pain, NAFTA, Clinton to support Republican "lite' Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter.
Kentucky Democrats running for office have the opportunity to stand up and be counted on this issue. They can speak up and demand that Daniel Logsdon be removed from his position or approve of this appointment with their silence. Will we hear outrage or crickets from those seeking to be elected as Democrats? I expect we'll hear crickets, however don't expect folks like me to vote for any Democrat running for office that remains silent on this issue.

©"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
A James Pence Quote

General of the Army (4.00 / 1)
Chairmanship of the Democratic Party is like being the head General in an Army...The position is responsible for seeing to it that Democrats VANQUISH Republican candidates,
BEAT them, WIN elections.

Governing is left up to the winner. Bipartisanship comes when a resounding victory has been had, or when a sqeaker of a win was made, and then by the winners.

Getting team members elected is the Chair's ONLY job, and seeing the worthiness in Mitch McConnell of anything other than forced retirement is tantamount to political treason.

Offenses for which an elected member of the Democratic Party in Kentucky can be removed from office are limited to, not moral turpitude, not feloneous actions, nor misdemeanors. Only ONE reason is stated for removal from Party Office : SUPPORTING REPUBLICANS

Check out Article I Section H of the Kentucky Democratic Party By-Laws

Is this what you are speaking of? (0.00 / 0)
H. Responsibility/Dismissal of Party Officers: If any Democratic Party Officer fails to support the nominees of the National or Kentucky Democratic Party or disavows allegiance to either, his or her office shall become vacant after a hearing and majority vote of the County Executive Committee members. The vote shall be on whether or not the individual failed to support the nominee and not on whether to retain the individual in their party capacity. The office shall be declared vacant immediately following finding of guilt.
Any Democratic Party Officer who intentionally reveals Party information that has previously been declared confidential to an unauthorized person or source shall have his or her office declared vacant after a hearing and a majority vote of the appropriate executive committee as stipulated by these by-laws.
If any Democratic Party Officer is accused of intentional failure to comply with the Kentucky Democratic Party By-Laws or precinct, Legislative District, County or State Convention calls or caucuses, the County Democratic Executive Committee or the State Democratic Central Executive Committee, as provided below, shall hold a hearing. Should it be found by a majority vote that the officer did intentionally so fail to comply; his or her office shall be declared vacant. This paragraph shall only apply to any action taken by a Party Officer after its adoption.
Hearings for Precinct Officers shall be conducted by the County Democratic Executive Committee. Hearings for all other Party Officers shall be conducted by the State Democratic Central Executive Committee. Any appeals from the hearings shall be covered by Article IX of these By-Laws.
If the County Executive Committee fails to act within thirty days after being notified of this situation the chair of the State Central Executive Committee has the authority to declare that office or position vacant. Any person who is dismissed from an office or position in the Democratic Party for the above reasons shall be prohibited from holding any office or position within the Party for two years.

©"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
A James Pence Quote

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does this mean we have a BLUE DOG for the KDP n/t (4.00 / 1)

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