Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Hillary Clinton angers progressive democrats
Hillary Clinton's endorsement of the Democratic Leadership Council has angered many on the progressive side of the party. The truth is at this point in time the majority of Democrats are progressive. Even DLC head Al From admits it in his recent statement "There has never been a time in the party when liberals outnumbered conservatives" Well, whether the DLC likes it or not that time is now and the breakdown appears to be 60% progressive 40% other(center/right). The DLC advocates a complete disassociation with Michael Moore (which at this time is ridiculous since Moore has been credited with being national eye-opener for Democrats and even some Republicans), unrestricted access to colleges and universities for ROTC and increased defense spending. The DLC just doesn't understand that we don't need two Republican parties. Senator Clinton at this time has not declared herself to be a candidate for the 2006 election but most polls show that she is the Democratic front runner at this point, yet like the DLC she seems to be out of touch with the true concerns of most Democrats. The junior senator from New York has said very little about the Iraq war which most Democrats enthusiastically oppose. The Daily Koz had this to say about the DLC - Hillary Clinton connection "If she wanted to give a speech to a centrist organization truly interested in bringing the various factions of the party together, she could've worked with NDN," the blog said in a reference to the New Democrat Network, with which Daily Kos's Markos Moulitsas is associated. "Instead, she plans on working with the DLC to come up with some common party message yadda yadda yadda. Well, that effort is dead on arrival. The DLC is not a credible vehicle for such an effort. Period."