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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Corporate Democrats - by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

If you wonder why things never change in Washington, look no further than a
report released yesterday by Russ Baker's Real News Project

The report documents 25 corporate Democrats -- corporate consultants with
strong ties to the Democratic Party leadership inside the beltway.

"Although establishment Democrats are, by and large, still more skeptical of
the corporate agenda than Republicans, they have become strikingly less so,"
Baker writes. "This has led to the creation of a kind of permanent corporate
governance structure that is truly bipartisan. Many of the firms employing
Democratic operatives have them working side-by-side with Republicans --
often the same Republicans they go up against in political campaigns. In
some cases, a so-called conservative Republican and a so-called liberal
Democrat are full partners in the same firm."

Case in point: Jack Quinn.

Jack Quinn served as Vice President Gore's Chief of Staff, and later as
Counsel to President Clinton. Now he is a partner in a political consulting
and lobbying firm with Republican insider Ed Gillespie -- Quinn Gillespie --
and together, "they have represented clients who want to drill in fragile
areas of Alaska, put the screws to already beleaguered American creditors,
and prevent the introduction of more healthy dairy substitutes in school
lunches," Baker writes.

Democratic consultants know no bounds when it comes to the corporate feeding
trough. They work for companies pushing genetically modified organisms, for
Big Pharma, for credit card companies and for gambling companies.

Here are the 25 Corporate Democrats profiled in Baker's report.

They'd make a great set of trading cards -- representing Democrats who have
traded in their ideals to push the corporate agenda:

more...Corporate Democrats


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