A DLCer IN SAN FRANCISCO
YOU CAN GIVE ME MONEY, BUT I WON'T BE LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTERESTS
According to my friends over on the Pesky Fly, Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., eager to fill his campaign coiffers, scheduled a fundraiser out in San Francisco this weekend. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and DA Kamala Harris are listed as Co-Chairs for the event.
Funny thing, though. Newsom and Harris, once they got wind of Ford's votes against gay marriage, the Patriot Act and other BS, cancelled on attending the fund-raiser. In fact, many politicos in Ess Eff advised Ford to cancel his fundraiser ALTOGETHER.
Ford has a lot of arrogance to think he could waltz into San Francisco and pick up thousands of dollars in campaign money just because that "D" is in front of his name. Bay Area folks are more savvy than that. We're the same bunch who told Ah-nold Schwarzenegger to take a hike when he went after Gray Davis' job as Governor (all nine counties in Northern Cal voted to retain Davis - the thug in Southern Cal got Ah-nold in). The Bay Area recognizes a DLCer when they see one. We also know when someone is trying to pimp us for money, too. In this instance, Harold could take lessons from former mayor Willie Brown on how to pimp the system and win.
According to the Commercial Appeal, Ford is considering pushing back his fundraiser to mid-January. Yet, without Harris and Newsom on board, and every gay and lesbian community group calling for a boycott, Harold still won't get any love in the City by the Bay. Either he's desperate, delusional or stupid to think that we in California don't have the intelligence to read one's voting record.
News Flash, Harold: we did scrutinize Barack Obama for the Senate before ponying up money to his campaign. Because he convinced us he was a progressive, and so far, while his stance on Iraq stinks, he hasn't truly disappointed...yet. If you thought because you're African-American and a Democrat that we would do the same thing for you, you underestimated us, and badly. We're like Janet Jackson when we ask, "What have you done for me lately?" and if you can't answer that (and your voting record says you can't), don't let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split ya. You have a lot of nerve to come here and beg for money while telling different segments of the population to kiss your ass (sorry, the Christian Progressive Liberal is really pissed at this) with a voting record that looks like the second coming of Newt Gingrich. You'd best bury your latent jealousy of Obama and review your past history, let alone justify it, if you're serious about being a United States Senator.
You're the reason the Democratic party has experienced the fractures in leadership that it has - with your own version of "flip-flopping" and obfuscation.
We don't like it when you piss on us and try to tell us it's raining. First, show us you can be a competent member of the House of Representatives, before taking this tired act of yours to the United States Senate. While we need to gain a majority in both houses of Congress next year, America deserves better than what you're offering.