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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:36 PM

Outraged that Kucinich is working for Fox? Here's some Corpo Dem's second careers

- Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR): Lincoln is a “Special Policy Advisor” at Alston and Bird LLP and has helped the corporate lobby the National Federation of Independent Business to fight Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

- Former Rep. Dan Glickman (D-KS): Glickman worked as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America — which repeatedly worked to restrict Internet and consumer freedom — from 2004 to 2010 and as a “senior advisor” at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He also currently a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

- Former Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX): Frost worked for a variety of special interests, including the Alliance for American Advertising. He currently works for the law firm Polsinelli Shugart.

- Rep. Bud Cramer (D-AL): Cramer is chairman of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, which brags that it has “helped Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and other clients impact public policy.”

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Reply Outraged that Kucinich is working for Fox? Here's some Corpo Dem's second careers (Original post)
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 OP
still_one Jan 2013 #1
Evergreen Emerald Jan 2013 #3
randome Jan 2013 #7
still_one Jan 2013 #10
ProSense Jan 2013 #2
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #5
ProSense Jan 2013 #6
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #9
Scuba Jan 2013 #4
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #14
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #8
Cha Jan 2013 #11
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #12
BainsBane Jan 2013 #13
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #15
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #17
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #18
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #16
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #19
99Forever Jan 2013 #20
ProSense Jan 2013 #21
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #22
UTUSN Jan 2013 #23

Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:40 PM

1. Dennis is a progressive, are the others? Regardless I am not upset if he goes to faux

I don't watch faux, and most progressives won't either

Maybe he might change some viewers opinions

I doubt it though

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:43 PM

3. That is what I was thinking....

Anytime the RW fox watchers can be exposed to intelligent reasonable truths versus propaganda..it is good for us.

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:18 PM

7. I think you're rationalizing.

No one who has any integrity should go anywhere near Fox. I don't understand why Kucinich is doing this but I never considered him some kind of Superman anyways so my disappointment is mild.

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:51 PM

10. Really, Obama gave an interview with them

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:42 PM

2. I don't get it?

Are you saying that Kucinich compares favorable to "Corpo" Dems?

Is this supposed to make it OK that he went to Fox Noise and now works for Murdoch?

Some were expecting Lieberman to end up there. He's about as appealing as Blanche Lincoln and Evan Bayh, useless fucks.

They're despised. So is your point that Kucinich should be despised for doing something similar? Or is the point that it's OK because, damn it, they have to eat?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:16 PM

5. Yes, IMO Kucinich compares favorably to ex politicos

who parlay their governmental experience and contacts to work as corporate lobbyists.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:17 PM

6. "who parlay their governmental experience and contacts to work as corporate lobbyists."

They're called tools!

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Response to ProSense (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:30 PM

9. lol... Yep

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:46 PM

4. Russ Feingold, Founder - Progressives United.

The four you named are likely DINO's.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:50 AM

14. +1 nt

 

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:30 PM

8. IMHO joining FOX is akin to joining these guys:



Hard to beat in terms of sheer effed-up-ed-ness.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:43 AM

11. A poster on here said she saw

an ad on fox with Dennis touting them as fair and balanced? WTH!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2211763

Weird.. as well as his wanting ron paul to be his vice president.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:45 AM

12. Here's a very very helpful hint for you: Look at the state listed after "D"

no Democrat elected to the House or Senate from Arkasas, Kansas, Texas or Alabama was ever liberal in the first place.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:46 AM

13. Glad you've all come to terms with the fact

That Kucinich is, deep down, no different from Blanche Lincoln and co.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:51 AM

15. So Kucinich fits right in with those "corpo Dems"? I guess so.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:10 PM

17. If you believe that lobbying for corporate interests

against environmental regulations or lobbying against internet freedom and consumer freedom or working with fortune 500 companies and trade organizations to further corporate interests is equivalent to working for Fox as a progressive commentator.

Then I guess in your mind Kucinich does "fit right in".

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:23 PM

18. Ah, so unless someone is doing that, then there's no reason to criticize.

No thanks.

I'll criticize BOTH those who lobby for corporate interests at the expense of others, and those who work for FOX.

FOX employee Kucinich is no progressive and never has been.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:51 AM

16. And Chris Dodd... MPAA. nt

 

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:26 PM

19. don't stop there

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:35 PM

20. Selective outrage isn't...

.. just for Republicans anymore.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:40 PM

21. Bill Burton Joins Democratic Public Affairs Firm

Bill Burton Joins Democratic Public Affairs Firm
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022212716

Maybe Kucinich could back away from Fox and send his resume to that group or these left-leaning or progressive think thanks

MINNESOTA
Growth & Justice
Center for Rural Policy and Development
Early Childhood Research Collaborative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Institute on Race and Poverty
Jobs Now Coalition
Minnesota 2020
Minnesota Budget Project
OTHER STATES
Public Policy Institute of California
The Bell Policy Center (Colorado)
MassINC
Policy Matters Ohio
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Center on Wisconsin Strategy
REGIONAL/NATIONAL
The Brookings Institution
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Economic Analysis and Research Network
Economic Policy Institute
Good Jobs First
New America Foundation
Progressive States Network
Project on Regional and Industrial Economics
The Tax Foundation
Urban Institute
Urban Land Institute

http://www.growthandjustice.org/Progressive_Think_Tanks.html

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Response to ProSense (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:49 PM

22. I have no idea what motivated Kucinich to go to Fox

Money? Yes, he would do more good working at any of the groups you listed.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:25 PM

23. Don't forget RUSSERT, Tweety, David RUBENSTEIN, CADDELL, Bob (BECKER?)

* G.E. RUSSERT noticeably turned Rethug when he started boosting LIMBOsevic, giving him pseudo legitimacy, with long interviews that ran muliple times over Thanksgiving holidays. Shrub button under his lapel during Campaign 2000.

* Tweety, we know, gave GORE the bum's rush every damned day throughout Campaign 2000, gave Shrub sex for seven years, only started turning back in Shrub's last year. Gave sex to Mc5planes & countless other Rethug a-holes for years on all those "college tours." Was a flunky in D.C., where flunkies gain power/prestige if their political bosses are WINNERS, and RAYGUN's beating his bosses CARTER/ seduced him into worshipping RAYGUN.

* David RUBENSTEIN, a staffer for CARTER (who had a nest of vipers at his breast), was one of the co-founders of the Carlyle Group. On the positive side, he fired Shrub from the Carlyle board, bought a Magna Carta to donate, and is a great philantropist. But he has also given jobs and tons of cash to B.F.E.E. members through Carlyle.

* Pat CADDELL, another of CARTER's vipers, was credited with CARTER's win, has not had another win ever since, losing for ever single candidate he has worked for, including the New Coke, has been a toady for Faux Propaganda Network, vituperating against Good Dems for years.

* Bob BECKER, works for Faux Propaganda Network, although he sounds like he's still a good Dem.

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