desertmuscl saidThe Democrat Party in Connecticut said this week that it has scrubbed the names Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual fundraising dinner.
I'm a little surprised they were invited, being dead'n all.
Jefferson–Jackson Day is the annual fundraising celebration (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations in the United States. It is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson; the Party says they are its founders...
...Many state Democratic Parties have used the day to highlight local party leaders. For example:
the Democratic Party of Mississippi also honors civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, with a Jefferson–Jackson–Hamer celebration,
the Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut holds "Jefferson–Jackson–Bailey Day" in honor of state Democratic boss and Democratic National Committee Chairman John Moran Bailey.
Florida Democratic Party renamed their key dinner event "Leadership Blue"
Wisconsin Democrats renamed their dinner the "Founders' Day Gala." Minnesota Democrats renamed theirs the "DFL Founders Day Dinner."
The candidates are forbidden to use notes or teleprompters in their speeches.
Okay, well at first glance it did sound pretty stupid other than as a gimmick to get a conversation going and then to look at it further, this dinner naming does seem to have that aspect to it. Seems the name is not held sacrosanct, nor is its Republican counterpart which also goes by various names depending on where celebrated.
So as dumb as I might think it, if not a practice, I could understand them honoring a request to make a point. Certainly not the out of whack, big deal Republicans are sure to try to make of this.