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March 20, 2006

Why Ned Lamont is a member of the Fantasy Democratic Party

Do you know how many political parties there are? Believe it or not, there are literally hundreds of them.

However, one that's not on that list - but really deserves to be - is the "Fantasy Democratic Party". That's like the real Democratic Party, but composed of the fantastical image supporters have of the real party's history, goals, and members. For instance, Ned Lamont is a proud member of the FDP, and he's running against Joe Lieberman.

Sam Seder conducted an interview of him on AAR and has a transcript here, including this bit where Lamont reveals his membership in the FDP:

I'm a Democrat because we believe that power starts with the people. We build from the ground level up, we don't trickle down, we don't start at the top. And I think that's been our basis since Jacksonian democracy. We believe in opportunity for everybody regardless of race, gender, ethnicity. That's been part of our credo since the beginning of the Democratic Party.

This year's FDP convention will be held in Karnes Texas, right next to the transmitter for Air America's "San Antonio" station. Senator Al Franken will be delivering the keynote.



Posted in AlsoRans at March 20, 2006 11:15 PM

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