Sunday, November 8, 2009
FIGHTING TO BE PARTY BOSS. It’s my party and I’ll stay if I want to.
Embattled Saratoga County Democratic Party Chairman Larry Bulman has vowed to hang on to his position despite growing calls for his resignation. Boy King Bulman is being blamed for the largest one night set back of the Democratic Party in Saratoga in a generation and the DFCers are calling for his head on a platter. Unable to except their role in what is now being called "The Tuesday Night Massacre" progressives are calling for Guru Shawn Thompson to ride in on his black horse and take over County Democratic Party Chairmanship. Thompson as many will recall is an $107,000 a year aide in the NY State Senate, he was also past Chair of the Saratoga Springs City Democratic Committee and many credit him or curse him, depending on your perspective for the creation of Valarie Keehn. Many DFCers talk of Thompson in almost cult like terms and see him as the only way to savage any part of the party. Most see him as a arrogant figure whose extreme left leaning political views will only further divide the party.
Many see this as mirroring a national trend that is pitting so called Blue Dogs who represent moderate-to-conservative Democrats who, favor compromise and bipartisanship over ideology and party discipline and the progressive wing of the party that is represented by Thompson who refuses to bend and demands party allegiance to his left wing agenda no matter what the cost,dismissing his critics as at best uniformed and at worst ignorant.