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Harold Ford's DLC Is Folding

The above video comes from Nicole's post called: Harold Ford Jr. And His Fellow Republicans Advocates for Cuts to Social Security I know times are tough, but this couldn't happen to a bigger jerk: The Democratic Leadership Council, the

The above video comes from Nicole's post called: Harold Ford Jr. And His Fellow Republicans Advocates for Cuts to Social Security

I know times are tough, but this couldn't happen to a bigger jerk:

The Democratic Leadership Council, the iconic centrist organization of the Clinton years, is out of money and could close its doors as soon as next week, a person familiar with the plans said Monday.

The DLC, a network of Democratic elected officials and policy intellectuals had long been fading from its mid-'90s political relevance, tarred by the left as a symbol of "triangulation" at a moment when there's little appetite for intra-party warfare on the center-right. The group tried -- but has failed -- to remake itself in the summer of 2009, when its founder, Al From, stepped down as president. Its new leader, former Clinton aide Bruce Reed, sought to remake the group as a think tank, and the DLC split from its associated think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute.

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The DLC is already showing signs of disrepair. Its website currently leads a Harold Ford op-ed from last November, titled, "Yes we can collaborate." It lists as its staff just four people, and has only one fellow. Recent tax returns weren't immediately publicly available, but returns from 2004-2008 show a decline in its budget from $2.6 million to $1.5 million, and a source said funding further dried up during the financial crisis that began nine months before Reed took over...

I wish this was the end of this bullshit, but it's not.

The truth of the matter is that the DLCs function has been taken over by Third Way. Nobody needs to fear that the centrists aren't going to be well represented in the Democratic Party. They run the place.

If you forgot what Ford brings to the table, here's a taste. We have enough phony Democrats on hand. I'm sure he'll land on Wall Street somehwere.

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