Establishment Hacks Lose Another One As El Paso Dems Dump Reyes-- Next Stop Buck McKeon?
All the pundits and bloviating Beltway politicos ignored Beto O'Rourke's race against painfully long-term incumbent, Silvestre Reyes and said the young upstart had no chance. Even the commercialized progressive groups completely ignored his contest. But early voting went drastically in his direction and, despite Reyes, last minute, heavily funded (by the Military Industrial Complex) smear campaign, O'Rourke put him away nice and easy. Even as the votes were coming in, the most unctuous shills of the DC Establishment were hoping out loud that Beto would lose. This isn't about ideology, this is just about Establishment dick suckers sucking Establishment dick, which is what they get paid to do-- to the point where they become what they do. By the end they were publicly praying for a run-off or even a Republican victory in November. The Establishment and it's miserable foot soldiers are very threatened by insurgents... and victorious insurgents make them want to kill themselves.
Beltway hacks are in misery with outright win by Beto O'Rourke
Congratulations to the Campaign for Primary Accountability for putting almost $200,000 into helping make Congress less institutionally corrupt-- and for, once again, making a complete laughing stock out of the ridiculous Cook Report, Washington's most clueless and utterly out-of-touch prognosticators. Here's official statement from the Campaign For Primary Accountability:
The Campaign for Primary Accountability achieved its goal of helping voters hold elected officials accountable through competitive elections.
We congratulate the voters who participated in today’s primary election. They are the real winners. Nearly 11,000 more voters in the 16th Congressional District this year cast a ballot than in 2010. The increased turnout is a clear victory for the voters, for American representative democracy and a vindication of CPA’s efforts. Greater voter participation means greater accountability. Greater accountability means a better Congress.
Rep. Reyes had all the benefits of incumbency. Beltway lobbyists showered money on their long-time friend while Washington party leaders with marquee names tried to lend him their stature.
The voters exercised their franchise and chose Beto O’Rourke.
We congratulate Beto O’Rourke. Most importantly, we congratulate all the voters of the Sixteenth Congressional District who participated in greater numbers to have their voices heard.
This is one Super PAC that is quite unpopular Inside-the-Beltway. The Beltway hacks are clueless about America Outside-the-Beltway. They only talk with each other and constantly reinforce each other's prejudices. We see a similar situation out here in L.A., where the Beltway idiots are clueless about the Lee Rogers-Buck McKeon race in the northeast corner of the county. Do you think Steve Israel or Debbie Wasserman Schultz has set a slippered foot down in the Antelope Valley-- or even heard of it? Have any of the Monday morning quarterbacks from the Cook Report? I doubt it. The DCCC would do well to listen to Henry Waxman who understands a little something about Los Angeles electoral politics and who has come out swinging for Lee Rogers and understands it's a race Democrats can and should win-- unlike the foolish and wasteful Blue Dog endeavors Israel is using all the DCCC's money up on that will never even come close. Take a look at this Rogers' video that doesn't figure into DCCC/Cook Report computations. It explains why Rogers is on his way to a victory in a race that the Beltway will never understand. Remember-- since they don't-- all politics is local:
Help us put Lee over the top here at the Blue America ActBlue page. The Establishment didn't want to face reality when corrupt Blue Dog Tim Holden was going down to an historic ass-whooping, a landslide at the hands of some-guy-they-never-heard-of. And they didn't want to pay any attention to Beto's challenge to old-and-in-the-way Reyes, even after the biggest newspaper in El Paso endorsed the challenger and explained in plain English why he would Reyes' time was past. And now they don't want to realize that corrupt California incumbents like Buck McKeon and Ed Royce, despite the Cook Clowns, can be beaten. Beyond conventional, anti-visionary, Steve Israel may well proven to be the worst mistake of Nancy Pelosi's entire political career.