June 3rd, 2008 – - Murphy
Puma PAC was inspired by SM, a commenter at Riverdaughter’s incomparable blog, The Confluence, as well as by the shared wisdom and frustrations expressed by the regular commenters there. All of the wonderful writers and readers of that blog, as well as of the blogs on the blogroll are welcome here —to comment and post.
All who are tired of being ignored by the Democratic party; who are not ready to have our voices in the national political conversation silenced by a divisive movement and its complicit media enablers; and who are not willing to give up our seat at the table of government are welcome here!
Regulars will know that there is another, more defiant meaning for the acronym P.U.M.A., and until the voices of Pumas are once again listened to by the leadership of the Democratic party, we will be guided by that defiance.
Puma PAC is a political action committee organized in June 2008. We are motivated to action by our shared belief that the current leadership of the Democratic National Committee has abrogated its responsibility to represent the interests of all democrats in all 50 states. They are misleading our party and aim to mislead our country into nominating an illegitimate candidate for president in 2008.
Our goals are fourfold:
1. To support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton
2. To lobby and organize for changes in leadership in the DNC
3. To critique and oppose the misogyny, discrimination, and disinformation in the mainstream media, including mainstream blogs and other outlets of new media
4. To support the efforts of those political figures and groups who have allied themselves with Hillary Clinton and who have demonstrated commitment to our first three goals
Join us! Please join our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a politically active blogger in Boston, Massachusetts. Readers of any of the excellent blogs in the blogroll may know me as Murphy. You can read my post at correntewire about the movement I believe we, as those unhappy with the current leadership and direction of the DNC, are already a part of.
If you have found yourself during this primary campaign disheartened, discouraged, or disgusted by the actions and inactions, the divisiveness and discriminations of the Democratic party, the press, the mainstream blogs, and many political leaders — you will feel at home here!
UPDATE, 6/6/08 at 12:38am:
Welcome to all the new members and commenters. The response in the past two days has been phenomenal. If you have sent an email to join the Puma PAC today, don’t worry if you haven’t received a confirmation email reply yet. You are officially joined up — sending the email is all you need to do. We will be sending confirmations and email updates as soon as possible. Feel free to email or comment in threads with questions. I will reply.
Because of the
troll infestation that swarms when I turn off moderation (geez, I wonder why the trolls are so desperate?), I am going to hold all comments for the next few hours so I can attend to some other matters (I mean get some sleep). If your comment doesn’t appear it has not been deleted or lost — it’s just being held. I’ll release them first thing in the morning.
Please visit the site often for updates and action alerts. Contribute if you can. Puma PAC is not simply a blog, it’s also a political action committee.
The blog is our village square. Let’s get rolling!