The DNC removed a rule yesterday that banned Fossil Fuel donations.
The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations.
The resolutionÂ introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party â€œsupport[s] fossil fuel workersâ€ and will accept donations from â€œemployersâ€™ political action committees.â€ It was approved by a 30-2 vote just two months after the committeeÂ adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote.
The new resolution nods to â€œforward-looking employersâ€ that are â€œpowering Americaâ€™s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.â€
â€œI am furious that the DNC would effectively undo a resolution passed just two months ago just as the movement to ban fossil fuel corporate PAC money is growing (and Democrats are winning),â€ said R.L. Miller, president of the super PAC Climate Hawks Vote, who co-sponsored the original resolution.
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said in an email that the new resolution was â€œnot a reversal,â€ noting in a statement after the vote that â€œany review of our current donations reflectsâ€ the Democratsâ€™ â€œcommitmentâ€ to turn away the fossil fuel industry. The DNC has not accepted any fossil fuel donations since adopting the ban.
The key difference could be if the new resolution applies only to campaigns â€• in which case, it may not annul the original resolution but would â€œrepudiate the spiritâ€ of the earlier one, according to Jerald Lentini, deputy director of the Democratic fundraising group It Starts Today.
â€œSmart Democrats are very good at splitting hairs and nitpicking,â€Â Miller said. â€œItâ€™s trying to manufacture distinctions out of whole cloth.â€
Leftist collectively lost there mind to this.
Ellison wouldnâ€™t be taking money from fossil fuel corporate PACs.
â€” Eric J ðŸŒ¹ (@EricJafMN) August 11, 2018
â€” @WilsonFrontier ðŸ––ðŸ» (@WilsonFrontier) August 10, 2018
wow a 2-month ban. “we really changed, guys.”
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â€” eric (@KengJuan) August 10, 2018
Bern it down
â€” Devil (@mazztanian) August 11, 2018
â€” Tom Perez wants to skullfuck the planetðŸŒ¹ (@mycheesemonster) August 11, 2018
Next they’ll deny Science. OOH They’ve Just Done That!ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸŒŽðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸
â€” Terry Cline (@TerryLCline2) August 11, 2018
#tomPerez should be covered in the tar he seems to love
â€” Peace (@gopeaceful) August 11, 2018
â€” JHRPieper (@John_H_R_Pieper) August 11, 2018
This is a perfect example of the left’s explosive rhetoric coming back to bite them. By claiming that Fossil Fuels are evil and that only green energy is acceptable they have made it impossible to have a centrist view.