Shall We Play a Game?

The hits just keep on hittin’ don’t they?

This afternoon we learn of a possible Coup Attempt against one Mr. Gary Odom.

Seriously, this past week has seemed more like mid-September meltdown on the McCain campaign than an off year (remember, the fundamentals of our economy are strong?)

Let’s run down what’s happened so far:

Governor’s pick for TNDP chair loses, trolls appear like a Gremlin thrown in a swimming pool.

A relatively quiet month goes by, even though the trolls persist.

The Executive Committee elects Bill Freeman Treasurer.

Revelations about Freeman’s past giving and voting emerge.

We learn of ”Trust Issues” between Bredesen and Odom.

People talk openly about an Odom coup.

This is hardly a comprehensive list, but it is somewhat illustrative of the points of origin

If you are a Democrat, and I don’t care what side you’re on, you have to be wondering why the hell is this going on?

I can’t answer that question, but it seems that the battle royale between Bredesen and Odom has taken a far more “nuclear” tenor. This whole thing reminds me of a scene from the 1983 movie War Games.

Hey politicians, hey hacks, hey bloggers, and donors and activists, and staffers: We’re the eventual casualties of this pissing match. If you think we can get out of this public pissing match smelling like something other than piss, you’re wrong.

This is not supposed to be about personalities, it’s supposed to be about the party. Apparently, blowing the whole thing up for vanity is more important. There’s more than one finger to point in this thing, and who started it is not important. It just has to stop now.

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