Wineke made the right choice. The state Democratic Party chair gave up a $2,000-a-month contract to lobby on behalf of the AT&T telecommunications conglomerate after grass-roots party activists objected. The concern was that Wineke’s lobbying on behalf of AT&T in the debate over the future of cable television in the state created confusion at a time when legislative Democrats were raising concerns about a bill backed by the corporation.
I am really confused on this one. We have a Dem Chair, who is lobbying for a corporation who has business at the statehouse, that Dems are currently voting on, and he’s some frickin kind of hero because he gave up a $2000 a month lobbying contract.
What screwed up world does the Capital Times live in that Wineke should be applauded for such a move. Wineke not only lacks ethical judgment, but his actions are crimes against the people, or more specifically crimes against democracy.
Here is my question, why would we permit a Democratic Chair or politician to lobby for a corporation while in office. I guess we’d call it covering all our bases. Wineke could guarantee Dems got their share of bribes from corporations, while he could also guarantee the corporations got their share of votes out of Democrats.
Wineke’s ethical, yea he’s giving up $2000 a month contract. I am sure that’s just a fraction of what the Democratic Party received from AT&T. The fact of the matter is he had no interest lobbying for AT&T anymore. The money for the Dems and the votes for AT&T are already locked up.