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Democratic Convention Theme For 2012? The 'People's Convention.' No, Really

What kind of silly Kabuki theater is this? All of a sudden, we're supposed to believe that the Democratic congressional caucus are really a bunch of progressive freedom fighters, pushing back against the corporate powers that be? Yes, the

What kind of silly Kabuki theater is this? All of a sudden, we're supposed to believe that the Democratic congressional caucus are really a bunch of progressive freedom fighters, pushing back against the corporate powers that be? Yes, the corporate-friendly health care bill, the eagerness to kiss banker butts and the lack of a new tier of unemployment benefits show how the Democratic party is down with the peeps.

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee plans to pay for its 2012 convention nominating President Barack Obama without donations from political action committees or corporations, a change from past gatherings.

The DNC said Friday that the convention would be the first financed by grass-roots activists and rank-and-file party members. DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse says the funding for the Charlotte, N.C., event would underscore the theme of the "People's Convention."

In addition to banning all cash from registered lobbyists, the DNC also plans to ban donations of more than $100,000.

Since taking over the DNC, Obama's team has refused donations from lobbyists or political action committees. The party's central committee ended the year with almost $16 million in loans and debt, and $6 million in the bank.

You know, I might have more respect if they were actually getting paid to hand over the country to the bankers. Are they trying to tell us they did all this for free?

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