Nation-Building >> ...we refuse to sit idly by... | return to front page

"America has two great dominant strands of political thought - conservatism, which, at its very best, draws lines that should not be crossed; and progressivism, which, at its very best, breaks down barriers that should never have been erected." -- Bill Clinton, Dedication of the Clinton Presidential Library, November 2004

Add to Google Reader or Homepage Subscribe in Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online Add to netvibes

website stats

Previous Posts
Netflix, Inc.
ThinkGeek T-Shirts will make you cool!
illy coffee - 2 cans, 2 mugs for just $26.

Sunday, August 10, 2003


...we refuse to sit idly by...

posted by Matt Singer at Sunday, August 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
When Governor Dean made history on July 1 by announcing that he raised $7.5 million, the most of any Democratic contender in any quarter so far, the world sat up and took notice. And as the world took notice, the buzzsaw started up, heralding another poisonous political campaign -- where issues take the backseat to personal accusations and policies get muddled and spun.

They did it to Gary Hart. They did it to Mike Dukakis. They did it to Al Gore.

But they sure as hell are not going to do it to Howard Dean.

Too often do we hear that Dean is an ultra-leftwing liberal with naive supporters. We get called stupid. Our old allies and friends patronizingly tell us we're being misled. We're told we represent the furthest left of the left.

But we're hundreds of thousands of Americans of every race, religion, creed, and political party who want to take our country back.

This is not a movement of anger.

This is not a movement of rage.

This is a movement of hope and passion.

And we at refuse to sit idly by and watch another election hijacked by those who would poison and pervert the discourse for their ends, and we refuse to see the media fall prey to spin that obscures truth.

We will make our voice heard today, tomorrow, and on election day.

Stand up for America! has relaunched with a four-pronged approach to defending the Governor's good name:

Dean Defense FAQ - Your source for answers to questions about everything Dean. A great resource for supporters, open-minded voters, and journalists.

Dean Defense Feed - The Blog of - your most up-to-date source of what's going on in the media and what the truth is.

Dean Defense Files - A one-stop shop for longer articles, emails, and info on the Governor.

Dean Defense Force - The full story on how to get involved in the email-powered network dedicated to defending Dean's good name...and keeping the press on their toes.

Come on over and join us. We need your help.


Post a Comment


View blog top tags
The Assault on Reason

Obama 2008 - I want my country back

I want my country back - Obama 2008

About Nation-Building

Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.