Back in June we awarded our coveted Green Weenie Award to the Democratic National Committee, which bravely announced that it would no longer accept campaign contributions from oil, gas, and coal companies, or their employees. The resolution for this move was offered by Christine Pelosi, daughter of You Know Who, who declared that “This is going to be the way that we ask people to make some clear choices, so voters know what they’re getting,” Pelosi said. “When you talk the talk and walk the walk, that’s how you’re going to inspire people.” Her resolution for this policy change said:
“Fossil fuel corporations are drowning our democracy in a tidal wave of dark oily money; they have deceived the public about the impacts of climate change, fought the growth of clean renewable energy, and corrupted our political system.”
I concluded that award ceremony with the observation that this step is “More confirmation—as if any more is needed—that liberalism has been reduced to gestures to make liberals feel good about themselves.”
Well guess what? The DNC has reversed itself already. DNC chair Tom Perez has lifted the ban, stating that he didn’t want to prevent full DNC participation from “workers, including those in energy and related industries, who organize and donate to Democratic candidates individually or through their unions’ or employers’ political action committees.”
Yeah. More likely they are desperate for money since Republican campaign entities are vastly beating the Democrats in money raising. I guess “inspiring people” can wait. Till 2020 or something.
Thus, Power Line is revoking the DNC’s Green Weenie Award from June, but giving them a new special Green Weenie, Transparent Fecklessness Edition for this reversal. Because there’s nothing like standing on principle if you’re a Democrat. Unless principle gets in the way of getting money and winning power.