If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

June 22nd, 2009at 09:33pm Posted by Eli

Maybe Chris Bowers is on to something:

After several years of trying to “retake” the Democratic Party and make it more progressive, today I am giving up and becoming a conservative Democrat. Upon careful consideration, the benefits packages are simply too heavily tilted toward the corporate wing of the party. Check it out:

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  • Being a conservative Democrat also makes you far more likely to receive a major cabinet appointment. Not even counting the Republicans, New Democrats outnumber Progressives in President Obama’s cabinet by 7-1.
  • Finally, if one of those crazy progressives decides to challenge you in a primary campaign, if you are a conservative Democrat you can also count on the endorsements of 95% of your congressional colleagues, the entire party leadership, and virtually every progressive advocacy organization. They will stand by you.

That is a pretty sweet deal.  It sure would be nice to be in the wing of the Democratic party that’s calling the shots, that the media and the president and the party leadership actually listen to.  And all I have to give up are my convictions.

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