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dr.rock Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 02:10 PM
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Democratic Leadership Council - (the Wiki version)
Edited on Thu Sep-14-06 02:37 PM by dr.rock
some interesting factoids...

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"Still other critics believe the DLC has essentially become an influential corporate and right-wing implant in the Democratic party. Among the DLC's leadership are individuals with impressive right-wing credentials, such as Marshall Wittmann, a senior fellow at the DLC and the former legislative director for the Christian Coalition, and Will Marshall, a cosigner of a letter issued by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) endorsing not only the Iraq War, but also an overall foreign policy similar to neoconservatism. Finally, detractors of the DLC note that the DLC receives funding from the right-wing Bradley Foundation as well as from oil companies, military contractors, and various Fortune 500 companies."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Leadership_Coun...
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 02:15 PM
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1. Smoke! Mirrors! Dogs! Ponies! BIG Music!
Shiny keys!

Wiki earned back a degree of respect from me on that one.

Although I still hate with a bloody, purple passion any reference to "still other critics" or "some people say" or "I've heard from some people"... I want names, dammit!
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dr.rock Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 02:40 PM
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2. list of DLC members
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 03:14 PM
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3. Sounds about right.
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dr.rock Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 03:19 PM
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4. anti-progressive to the max
Edited on Thu Sep-14-06 03:20 PM by dr.rock
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"Despite the DLC's centrist pretenses, the organization spared no criticism of anti-war voices. During the 2004 Primary campaign the DLC attacked Presidential candidate Howard Dean as an out-of-touch liberal, because of his anti-war stance. The DLC has dismissed other war critics such as filmmaker Michael Moore as "Anti-American" and members of the "loony left"

I didn't know Al Gore, (who endorsed Dean) and John Kerry were members!
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dr.rock Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 04:38 PM
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5. will Progressive issues ever be solved...?
or will we be still talking about

computer voting
anti-war protests
corrupted media
and abuses of power

15 yrs from now?
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