The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers' Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer and so is his wife Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate.) Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Benson, went to law school. Look at the Democrat Party in Congress: the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.And laywers and lawfirms give far more to the Democrats than they do to Republicans.
The Republican Party is different. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not lawyers, but businessmen. The leaders of the Republican Revolution were not lawyers. Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay was an exterminator; and Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer, not a lawyer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.
Kinda makes sense. Democrats want bigger government. More reasons to sue people. More laws, more work for lawyers. Why wouldn't they support the Party of Litigation?
Progressives are always telling us to "follow the money". Ok. Following.
By the way, OpenSecrets.Org is a handy place to follow it. Not that I subscribe to big conspiracies -- that's not what I'm getting at. But isn't it funny to note that the narrative the Progressive Party wants everyone to swallow is often the opposite of what the facts suppport.
Hey, while you're at it, look who supports the party of Universal Health Care.