The two that have joined the WALMART team can hardly be considered "at the top of the Democratic Party". One of them, Leslie Dach, is connected to the Democratic Party only by way of having been "an OUTSIDE adviser to President Clinton during the impeachment". The other is similarly one of those "Washington insider" types with no loyalty to either party (or to any ideals) -- Jonathan Adashek, director of national delegate strategy for John Kerry. In the case of Dach, he has been appointed number 2 under Michael Deaver who was a big player in the Reagan administrator. Similarly, Adashek was hired as token Democrat for a group of three advisers to the Walmart campaign -- two Republican regulars were hired to dominate the advisory group: Terry Nelson, (who was the national political director of the 2004 Bush campaign), and David White, (who helped manage the 1998 re-election of Representative Nancy Johnson, a Connecticut Republican).
So there is really so there is really only one person with ANY real connection to the Democratic Party that is named by the NY Times as on the Walmart team!
BISON: Don't bother trying to answer by repeating your laundry list of gripes against the Democratic Party! It would be nice, however, if you would apologize for slandering four good people (who undoubtedly could be making big money by selling out)!
BTW: Here are two of the groups featured by WALMART WATCH as supporting the anti-Walmart action --
Democracy for America
"On Wednesday, November 2, join DNC Chair Howard Dean and DFA Chair Jim Dean on a conference call to discuss how to change the culture of corruption in Washington."
Young Democrats of America
"Since July, we opened 4 regional offices, hired 6 full-time staff and over 40 canvassers. Everyday, we talk with young people at their homes and where they hang out about Democratic candidates and about issues the under 36 generation cares about."
I am expecting that Progressive Democrats of America will soon be joining too.