I thought I would spend today grilling hot dogs and watching fireworks with family and friends. Yet, here I am writing a post in response to the ridiculous conspiracy theory that PUMA is a republican effort. Why am I doing this? Because I will not allow the paranoia of small minded individuals (Brazile this means you) sidetrack PUMA from the work ahead.
A week ago, this blog received an email from someone claiming that Darragh Murphy, the founder of PUMAPac, was a republican. I behaved like a true PUMA- I researched it. I read the statement, checked out the link it cited- a comment over at PUMA Pac– where Darragh herself confronted the accuser. After reading the accusation and Darragh’s response, I concluded Darragh Murphy is not a republican.
In 2000, Darragh Murphy made a onetime $500 contribution to John McCain. Her motivation as she explained it, was to keep Bush from becoming the Republican nominee. She believed so strongly that George W. Bush would be such a disaster for America, that she was willing to fund his republican primary opponent if it would help keep him one step farther away from the White House.
That makes complete sense to me. Bush was bad. Darragh used the means all candidates readily understand -money- trying to banish the dreaded George W. Bush. She put her money to work defeating Bush by any means necessary. I get that.
Now, many Obamabots are too young to remember the good old days of 2000. A time when John McCain was viewed as a total maverick within the Rep party. I can understand why Darragh donated money to the John McCain of 2000. McCain used her donation along with others he received to fight George W. It was a noble attempt to thwart a greater evil (Bush) in his effort to steal the White House.
Now that I know this, I am more impressed with Darragh. She’s a person who can approach problems with new thinking. She’s someone willing to put that new thinking into action. This is a trait the PUMA movement needs to succeed.
In my mind, the case was closed. Darragh Murphy continues to fight the good fight with the best intentions. Well, here it is a week later and I read a post called “Diss Me Donna” at The Confluence:
NO WE WON’T featured an interview with founder of PUMApac, Darragh Murphy last night in which she says you (Donna Brazile) are sending a letter to people telling them that we are Republican Trolls and “hysterical feminists”. I checked with edgeofforever at Not Your Sweetie this morning to see who was included on the list of PUMA sites that are allegedly run by the GOP. Much to my dismay, The Confluence was not among them.
Amusingly, The Confluence- the very birthplace of PUMA- was not on the list.
It would appear that Donna ‘big mouth’ Brazile is pushing forth a false, silly conspiracy theory that PUMA is a republican group parading as disenfranchised Dems. Her ‘evidence’ is the story of the one time contribution to McCain made back in 2000 by PUMA Pac founder Darragh Murphy.
Apparently, one PUMA who made a one time donation 8 years ago to McCain is ‘proof’ that all PUMAs are really republicans. It’s so small minded, ridiculous, and insulting. Oh, and if we’re not republicans then in Donna’s mind we are just ‘hysterical feminists’.
I suspect when Donna runs into something she fears or just can’t fathom, it’s easier for her (and perhaps others) to simply point and label it ‘republican’.
PUMA must scare the heck out of Donna and the other elite dems. PUMA is well spoken, organized, not ‘getting over it’, and not falling in line as Brazile and others swore we would. We are gaining media attention and we grow stronger every day.
Let’s not get stuck in the mud with Donna throwing accusations around that won’t change anything. We need to move quickly beyond distractions and remain focused on our PUMA mission:
- No Obama in Nov
- Hold the dem party elite accountable for their treachery during the primary season
- Move Hillary forward on the path to the White House
While Hillary begins to sort out the leftover mess from the Bush years as POTUS, I’d love to see Bill Clinton take on the job of reorganizing the Dem party.
Let’s kick these villainous, election tampering, paranoid power hungry elite dems to the curb!
The Dem house needs a good scrubbing. Dean, don’t try to hide behind that ficus plant, we see you. Donna, get out from behind that couch. Pelosi, Kerry, Reid, watch out. We’re bringing the cleaning crew to the Senate next. The party is over. You’re going out with the rest of the trash.