Most people think of 2000 as the year that ushered in the 2 catastrophic George Bush presidential terms. But it was also the year that the Baha Men released their cover of "Who Let The Dogs Out?" It was a memorable part of the movie Rugrats in Paris, won a Grammy, became an anthem for both the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Seattle Mariners, was voted the #3 most annoying song of all time by Rolling Stone in 2007, went to #1 in Australia, and, most importantly, sold several million copies. Today, in honor of the attempt by some of the shadiest lobbyists on K Street starting a new Blue Dog think tank to push the Democratic House caucus even further right and to divorce it entirely from the interests of ordinary working families, Blue America is going to give away a genuine RIAA-certified double platinum record award for "Who Let The Dogs Out?"
The award, which of course, can't be purchased, was given to a Baha Men supporter who gifted it to the Blue America PAC to be used to help raise funds to rid America of the scourge of corporate-oriented conservatism inside the Democratic Party. "We already have a Republican Party for that," explained a Blue America spokesperson. "Shouldn't the Democratic Party respresent regular working families who don't hire lobbyists and spend millions of dollars to shape legislation to rip the rest of us off?"
Blue America answers, double yes on that rhetorical question and is offering the double platinum award today. Actually tomorrow morning there will be a drawing among all donors to the Blue America Bad Dogs page on ActBlue. To qualify all you have to donate is $1.00 at this website
The contributions can go directly to progressive candidates Regina Thomas, Marcy Winograd or Doug Tudor, all fighting recationary Blue Dogs-- respectively John Barrow, Jane Harman and Lori Edwards-- with strong ties to unsavory corporate lobbyists. Or the donations can go into the Blue America PAC where it will be used in efforts to defeat Blue Dogs in primary elections. You can read more about the new Blue Dog lobbyist outfit here