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The Democratic Party as of 12:00pm today is no longer accepting donations from Lobbyists, PAC's or anything but individual donations. . .

Here's the e-mail i received from the DNC mailing list. Even Lou Dobbs couldn't find anything bad to say about this. . .

Dear Joshua,

I wanted to drop you a quick note about a major policy change here at the Democratic Party.

As we move toward the general election, the Democratic Party has to be the Party of ordinary Americans, not Washington lobbyists and special interests. So, as of this morning, if you're a federal lobbyist, or if you control political action committee donations, we won't be accepting your contribution.

This is an unprecedented move for a political party to make -- one that has sent shockwaves through Washington and has turned the debate on clean campaigns upside down. We've unilaterally agreed to shut lobbyists out of the process, and are we're relying on people just like you.

Just imagine what hundreds of thousands of Americans donating $20, $30, or $50 at a time can accomplish together. Imagine the signal that it sends to anyone who looks at John McCain's political machine and the special interest money it needs to fuel every move it makes.

We have a chance to change the way business is done in this country, and we're taking the lead. Will you join us and make a contribution right now to help us elect Barack Obama?

http://www.democrats.org/nonlobbyists

I've written before about guys like Charlie Black and Rick Davis, lobbyists who are at the highest levels of McCain's campaign. But they're just the start -- John McCain and the RNC suck up lobbyist money millions of dollars at a time.

In May, McCain had his best fundraising month of the campaign, and it was directly because he refuses to shut special interests out.

But we did, and we need your help. This is an example of the kind of White House Barack Obama would run. Make a contribution to help elect him:

http://www.democrats.org/nonlobbyists

I'll be in touch later about our plans for the general election, but I wanted to let you know about our policy change right away.

Thanks,

Howard Dean

Help Elect Barack Obama!




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axo
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
holy crap. !!!
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razorslave
Jun. 6th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Barack's campaign has been funded almost exclusively with small 20-50.00 donations from individuals.

McCain's campaign has been funded entirely by Lobbyist's and PAC's

this will either

a) starve McCain of contributions as he attempts to show he's not controlled by lobbyist's,

b) if McCain doesn't choose to do the same, it gives the democrats an even bigger handle on the lou dobbs crowd who at least in everything they say on CNN hate Lobbyist and PAC influence on Washington.

it's a master stroke

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