DNC Votes for Lobbyists to Fill At-Large Seats

Update, Oct. 9, 3pm ET: In the virtual DNC fall meeting held today, the motion to suspend the rules and approve Jaime Harrison’s slate of 75 at-large members was passed by DNC members by a vote of 304-59.

Tomorrow, Democratic National Committee members will vote to approve a slate of 75 nominees to serve as at-large members that have been put forward by Chair Jaime Harrison. The vote will take place in a virtual meeting that will also include votes on who will serve on the organization’s top committees including the Executive Committee and the Rules and Bylaws Committee.

Harrison’s picks for new at-large DNC members include many corporate lobbyists, consultants, and executives, including partners at firms that represent the fossil fuel industry, pharmaceutical companies, electric utilities, and defense contractors, as well as senior employees with Facebook, Pepsi, and Softbank. The nominees will be voted on as a slate and are almost certain to be approved.

Many of these at-large nominees, who make up an influential faction of the approximately 447 voting DNC members, will select other members of the DNC committees that issue decisions on topics like whether the party groups will continue to accept donations from executives in the fossil fuel industry.

https://readsludge.com/2021/10/08/harrison-nominates-new-corporate-lobby...

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This is how the DNC operates and has been doing this for a long time.

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@humphrey "I am shocked to find that there is gambling in this establishment, Your winnings sir, oh thank you..." Casablanca ca 1942. This is the way our politics work and if you disagree, you are simply ignored and told to go away. As long as we accept this, it will continue. Time to blow up the Democratic Party, either take it over or overthrow it...

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corporate capture now. That's the only thing "new" and "trending" in the Democratic Party.

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song the KosKidsChoir will be singing about this one. Probably the one that has "More and Better Democrats" as the refrain. With all those lobbyists and $ floating around don't look for the dem fossil brigade to retire anytime soon. Also, H Rodman Clinton recently announced she will not be retiring from politics because, well, America needs her.

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@Snode

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@Snode

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Idolizing a politician is like believing the stripper really likes you.

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two horrible monsters standing side by side. One is obviously a monster. The other is also obviously a monster but wears a t-shirt saying "not a monster".

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Anyone who won’t admit that our congress has been captured by big money is just not looking or is in denial.

As for the koschoir how they will deal with it will be by ignoring it. This seems to be the pattern over there. If no one writes about it, it didn’t happen. Or they will post something from the republicans that they came to love after they said something mean about Trump. Rick Wilson is one of the favorites. Never mind that they were responsible for some of the most heinous policies during Bush. That is all it takes to be rehabilitated. Cheney lost his chance of being rehabilitated. But Bush has been…yuck.

But raise your hand if you are surprised by this….

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.