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  •  But CU corrupted the Dem Party in 2012 (3+ / 0-)
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    JustinBinFL, maryabein, Dallasdoc

    Dems raised just as much money from corporate donors as the GOP. As a consequence, our own party's governing structure (DNC, DCCC, DSCC, OFA) is now owned and controlled by corporate donors.  

    For example,Rep. Jim Himes, a former Goldman Sachs employee, is the national finance chair of DCCC.  

    OFA, which now controls the DNC, DCCC and DSCC, is be 100% funded and controlled by corporate donors.  

    Corporate control of the Democratic Party is now fully integrated into the national Dem Party DNA. Those corporate donors who now control our party from within will be more than willing to leverage public funds to supplement their own money to control the Dem national public policy agenda.

    Unless we can clean the corporate muck out of our own party leadership, those public and small donor funds will just be used against us.  Unwinding this mess will require more than infusing public and small donor funds into the system, it will require a major shakeup of the entire Dem Party infrastructure at the national level.

    It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 08:22:32 AM PDT

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    •  Perhaps a quibble over trivial details, but I (2+ / 0-)
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      maryabein, Dallasdoc

      believe at best the corruption was merely unmasked, not newly acquired.

      Otherwise your comment is dead on: until and unless the cancer at the center is cut out, nothing is likely to change.

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