Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ditching the JJ dinners...

Yglesias touches on something that I've long advocated - renaming the Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Party dinners,

Wouldn’t it make sense to change the name of these annual dinners on a permanent basis? The policies of Andrew Jackson’s administration—opposition to central banking, Indian removal, slavery, etc.—have very little to do with the modern-day Democratic Party. Something like a Roosevelt-Kennedy dinner would invoke historical figures while also invoking a recognizable predecessor of the contemporary policy agenda.

Let's not forget that if he were alive today Thomas Jefferson would be donating to Ron Paul.

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