Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Working Farties Pamily

Ooops. I mean the "Working Families Party." Actually, names don't mean a hell of a lot with this crew, seeing as they are primarily a shill organization that exist for the sole purpose of giving liberal Democrats a second line on the ballot.

This "third party" released a list of endorsements today for the November elections which is laughably being touted as proof they are an independent, viable alternative party. It gives proof of my assertion, actually.

But you don't need to take my word for it. They tell you their strategy right here on their web site. They show Jane Doe, a Democrat, beating John Q. Public, a Republican, by having a combined total from the D and WFP lines. The example, perhaps, reveals more than they intend.

This year, they are apparently endorsing all five Democrats running for Congress in Connecticut. Of the seventeen cross-endorsements they make for State Senate, two are Republicans; John Kissel and Leonard Fasano. The rest are Democrats aside from a candidate they have put up against Joan Hartley, arguably the most conservative Democrat in the Senate.

Of all the endorsements they make for State Representative, none are Republicans. Democrat Linda Schofield has a WFP opponent presumably because she voted more conservatively as well.

Other than that... all Dems. And it seems like party spokesman Joe Dinkin is getting lax in trying to keep up the charade: "The core part of our strategy is to help good Democrats who support our issues -- running against Dems who don't and supporting the (rare) Republican who does" he said according to Capitol Watch.

The donkey may have two heads. But it's still just one big jackass.


Judy Aron said...

I guess they would have called it the Communist party - but that name was already taken.

nomorebureaucracy said...

Occasionally, I make my way up to Hartford during the last couple days of session to see the flurry of action going on. Lately, more times than not, I see nothing getting done.

This past session, I saw a couple members of the WFP who were lobbying the Dems on the Paid Sick Leave bill. The "Workers" were lobbying pretty hard for that bill. My concern then, as it is now, is that these guys didn't wear lobbyist badges, nor did I see any of them registered with the Ethics Commission. Shouldn't they be required to register? Shouldn't Primary King Caruso request this of them?

Headless, maybe if others of more stature than me are reading this, wink-wink Hartford Courant reporters, maybe someone should look into this and question their credentials, or lack there of.

Headless Horseman said...

Those are damned good points. I wasn't aware they did that sort of thing, but if they do it ought to be examined.

mccommas said...
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mccommas said...

What they are doing should not be legal. Where are the reformists when you really need them?

They are not a real party if they are cross endorsing so many candidates from another party.