Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ford Takes Hit for Urging Dems to "Collaborate"

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:49 PM

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Loosing a blast at former Memphis congressman Harold Ford Jr., now head of the conservative Democratic Leadership Council, the influential left-oriented Daily Kos blog wondered on Tuesday if the DLC was still in business.

Characterizing Ford as a “serial loser” (apparently on the basis of Ford’s loss of a 2006 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee and his failure to get another one going this year in his adopted home of New York), Kos looked askance at a Ford op-ed in Fortune Magazine advocating that President Obama recoup his electoral losses this year by following policies congenial to the Wall Street investment community.

Kos then observed that “the DLC's website is offline. It looks like they're officially kaput.”

An exploratory visit to the site on Tuesday, however, indicated it was still online (though the number of “Blue Dog” members of Congress favored by the DLC was halved in the election).

On Tuesday, the site headlined an article by Ford, co-published in Politico last week and entitled (no, we’re not making this up), “Yes, We Can Collaborate.”

That article, which is similar to the one in Fortune, concludes with this advice: “Let’s not wait for another season of “change” elections to force Washington to change its approach to encourage job creation, innovation and growth here at home.”

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