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DNC Reverses Course; Will Now Accept Donations from Fossil Fuel Companies

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The Democrats are having fund raising issues.  So donations from Oil companies went from being banned to being welcomed.  Mental gymnastics in action.

DNC Reverses Course; Will Now Accept Donations from Fossil Fuel Companies

Two months ago, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution instructing candidates to reject campaign contributions from fossil fuel PACs. The resolution was quite high-minded. It said, in part, "Fossil fuel corporations are drowning our democracy in a tidal wave of dark oily money; they have deceived the public about the impacts of climate change, fought the growth of clean renewable energy, and corrupted our political system."

"Dark" and oily" it might be, but it's all green, baby.

That's why the DNC voted overwhelmingly yesterday to repeal the ban and allow oil company PACs to "corrupt  our political system."

The Hill:

DNC Chairman Tom Perez sponsored Friday’s resolution that allows the committee to accept contributions from “workers, including those in energy and related industries, who organize and donate to Democratic candidates individually or through their unions’ or employers’ political action committees.”

Perez, who served as Labor Secretary in the Obama administration, said the new measure was a commitment to organized labor. The resolution also says that the party wants “to support fossil fuel workers in an evolving energy economy.”

But, of course. Democratic candidates will now take PAC money from oil and coal companies to help the workers. So sorry, my bad. Such an altruistic goal should be cheered and celebrated.

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