Friday, March 07, 2008

Hillary and the DLC

So we all know Hillary Clinton is tight with the Democratic Leadership Council, but do you know just how right-leaning and corporatist the DLC is? I originally posted this bit of snark about a year and a half ago, but it seems even more relevant now:

The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), or the Democrats of the Leisure Class as some like to call them, has a problem. A few years ago the IRS yanked their 501(c)(4) nonprofit tax status, basically because they call themselves Democrats, and (c)(4)'s aren't supposed to be partisan.

So what does the DLC do?

It sends a letter back to the IRS saying that they really are nonpartisan, and the proof is that on many issues more Republicans than Democrats support them.

Good to know...

Read the whole thing in Forbes (free registration required):