Wednesday, June 22, 2016
"Grunt Work" and Organizing
Read a post this morning through my RSS feed from LawyersGunsMoney, a site of mostly liberal college professors mostly, and mostly a bit left of me, but interesting just the same. The post was entitled "Don't Diddle, Organize", being a call for leftists to get out and organize. The writer included what seemed to be a snide dis of "grunt work" and a clear dis of the Democratic party. Both riled me, so I was resolved to post a fiery comment. Went onto the site just now, and found a lot of comments on the post, most making the same points I would have made--Democrats need to rebuild the party at the local and state level by doing the "grunt work" of organizing, not by devoting all energy to single, ad hoc causes which provide a platform for the talkers but lack the doers who make an organization formidable.