Bil Browning

Laughing all the way to the bank

Filed By Bil Browning | June 24, 2010 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Brad Ellsworth, DCCC, House of Representatives, Indiana, Indiana democrats, Red to Blue, Trent Van Haaften

Indiana congressional candidate Trent Van Haaften was added to the DCCC's "Red to Blue" program on Monday. The list of priority candidates is traditionally meant to flip Republican held seats to Democrat control.

laughing_stock_sm.gifVan Haaften, however, isn't running to replace a Republican. He's the new candidate replacing conservative Democrat Brad Ellsworth on the ballot now that Ellsworth is the Senate candidate to replace retiring Senator Evan Bayh.

So when I talk about the lack of progressive love for Ellsworth's candidacy and his stances in exact opposite to the party platform, apparently the party has not only managed to excuse Ellsworth's votes but to make money off of them.

The jokes almost write themselves, I tell you. Sadly, Indiana Democrats are the laughing stock.

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This is why we should be boycotting the DNC, DSCC and any other national Democratic organization. They are taking our money and funneling to people like this. Stop giving money to these organizations and give directly to candidates who have shown political courage and actually helped advance the cause not ones who give nice pretty speeches.