Monday, 16 February 2009

Save Dolly Campaign



First, you just have to wonder who entrusted this Labour blogging effort to Derek Draper, a notoriously hot-head with a profound lack of tolerance for people whose points of view differ from his own. And on a more practical level, as far as I can see he has absolutely zero track record as a political blogger (or any other variety of blogger). Such is Draper’s reputation as a loose cannon that those senior people who entrusted him ‘deliver for the blogosphere’ (and I’ve little doubt that’s what was promised) then they must be utterly clueless about the internet or so desperate that they’ll go along with anyone vaguely plausible and familiar...

...So, what’s to do? The bad news is that I don’t think it’s likely that Labour will get its blogging groove on in time for the next election. The good news is that it probably doesn’t matter much. Labour should forget about trying to win the battle of the blogs. It’s probably a lost cause and anyway I’m not convinced it matters in terms of winning elections. What really matters is something altogether less glamorous. And that is a really coherent and responsive email-driven supporter mobilisation strategy. Even at 30 per cent in the polls, Labour does have tens of millions of supporters it should be communicating with, many of whom have email. It’s not about technology. John McCain had all the same e-mobilisation tools as Barack Obama he just didn’t use them nearly so well. If the next general election is close (and looking at the polls, that’s a big IF) this could turn out to be an important difference between the parties. In the meantime someone should either pull the plug on Labourlist or at the very least ditch Draper and limit the damage.



Jack Thurston

H/T Iain Dale

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck me. My MP won't responde to a letter that I have sent him (he is a labour MP) so I doubt that cunt knows how to use the web and emails.

aljahom said...

Tens of millions? In the 2005 election, 9,562,122 people voted for them.

Are you telling me the inbeciles are multiplying?

K. McEgan. said...

What a gyp!I thought this woud be a post on cutting edge genetics but it is about some Jiveass honky Babylonian oppressor in ZaNuLabour.

Lord Turdburgler of Cesspool said...

Goodbye Dolly we must leave you.

The Penguin said...

Like Gordon, the longer they hang onto the cunt the better.

The Penguin

Leg-iron said...

I agree with Penguin here. They can't get rid of Dolly. He's too much fun.

I can't wait to see LabourLisp's responses on election night. I might even get into this Twitter thing for the occasion and follow all the most pompous Labour drones I can find.

Don't let them replace the Draperman with someone who knows what they're doing. It would take all the fun out of it.

lilith said...

"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him"

Sun Tzu - The Art of War

Swiss Bob said...

He's posted an apology on his personal website and Labour Pissed have got a post from the 'editor' apologising re 'Windowlicker'.

I'm still laughing and it's been ten minutes since I saw it.

Oldrightie said...

I thought 2 pies Prescott was their new star?

Mark Wadsworth said...

See if you can spot OH on this photo.

The Penguin said...

How about all getting onto Dolly's blogger site as followers, big up his ego and then drop him?

Or would that cause him to get all depressed?

The Penguin

Chalcedon said...

Not to mention raising campaign funds like Obama did.

BTW, according to Mr. Draper I am a racist, officially, because I said that outside of the metropolitan elites a lot of people probably didn't agree with his hysteria re racism in a few posts in Guido's caption competition. Disagree and you are a racist. What a twat!

Golliwogg said...

Just posted on Drippy's personal blog:

The blogosphere has been horrendously abused and polluted, in the gravest and most unacceptable way. I am outraged, incandescent, grossly offended and insulted that you would even consider the use in any shape or form of the foul terminology you have been employing Mr Draper -- golliwogg is just not acceptable as a word, a concept, a thought or indeed a dolly. Purge yourself in purgatory, prostrate yourself in penance, the stocks are where you belong Mr Draper. Bring back the tumbrils.

Dick the Prick said...

It's the sheer fucked up arrogance of the cunt -'ah blogging, looks like a piece of piss - i'll do it'. Penguin's right - one of us lot start a blog and if it falls on its arse, well - had a crack. Draper's co-opted the Labour Party brand into his pathetic group wank - whoo hoo!

Lord Mandelbottom of Marrakech said...

Darlings...

You will see that I predicted last week that darling Dolly would be sacked by the end of this week. Trust me...

http://lordofmarrakech.blogspot.com/2009/02/draper-to-be-sacked-from-labourlist.html

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