Democratic Wankery

May 8th, 2007at 03:35pm Posted by Eli

No time to blog this in depth, but this is just appalling. The super-dedicated Howie Klein gave Chris Carney Blue America’s backing in his successful House race against Don Sherwood, based in part on his pledge to stand up for GLBT issues. Now Carney ends up as one of the 14 Democratic Representatives to vote against the Hate Crimes bill. So much for that, then.

And as a special bonus wank from the same post, I give you your new DCCC Chair, Chris Van Hollen:

Yesterday I joined 3 or 4 other bloggers on a conference call with DCCC chairman, Chris Van Hollen. He was waxing eloquently about the importance of the D-Trip’s Frontline Program when I asked him a simple question about faithless incumbents. I wanted to know if he felt it was kosher for the DCCC to ask unsuspecting Democratic contributors to give to this program not knowing that their hard earned dollars would be going to Democrats like Jim Marshall (GA) and John Barrow (GA) who voted with the Republicans to sustain Bush’s veto of the Iraq spending bill and like freshman Chris Carney (PA) who joined Republicans to vote against the Hate Crimes legislation last week. Chairman Van Hollen graciously suggested that it is up to the netroots to inform Democrats about where these congressmen stand on these issues.

Isn’t he great, everybody? Let’s all give him a nice warm round of applause.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Politics,Wankers


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