Sunday, July 24, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Finally Resigned Today-- She Is NOT America And She Is NOT The Democratic Party-- Both Of Which Are Worth Fighting For


Many people are celebrating that Wasserman Schultz was finally given the heave-ho as DNC chair a few minutes ago, but that doesn't mean the job is done. She was causing great harm to Democratic Party values long before she was elevated to that post and unless she's thrown out of Congress by Broward and Miami-Dade Democratic voters on August 30, she will continue doing exactly that into the foreseeable future. That said, it probably wasn't hard to figure out that among all of our wonderful congressional candidates upholding the ideals and values that make up Bernie's political revolution, Alex Law from South Jersey was one of the ones who most impressed us. His energy, his devotion and his strategic way of thinking reminded me of the first Velvet Underground album-- which didn't sell millions but launched the careers of scores of the most important rock bands in the world. The good news is that Alex is just 25 and will have other opportunities for public service moving forward. He contacted me this week and offered to help raise money for three of the Blue America candidates he was most impressed with this cycle: Alan Grayson (FL), Zephyr Teachout (NY) and Tim Canova (FL). This is the letter he asked me to send out to our members:
When I needed help in my campaign against political corruption in New Jersey, Blue America was there for me. This organization of committed progressives is an inspiring example of what we can accomplish when we work together. Because of your help, my campaign was able to fight back in a truly meaningful way and lay the foundation that will eventually win against establishment, machine politics.

I thank you for your support of my campaign, but our work this campaign season is not done. Three incredible individuals need your help more than ever: Alan Grayson, Tim Canova, and Zephyr Teachout.

I know all three of these wonderful candidates, and I personally urge you to support them as well.

Alan Grayson has been one of the most active, intelligent Congressman of the last decade. He is locked in a primary battle against an establishment, conservative politician in his run for US Senate in Florida. We need to help Alan win his primary because not only is he the best man for the job, he is also the only person that can make sure Marco Rubio does not return to Washington DC.

Tim Canova is one of the bravest politicians in America. We all know how awful Debbie Wasserman Shultz has been, but he actually stepped forward to run against her. Tim has put together one of the best campaigns in the country by tapping into the progressive revolution Bernie began. Not only will Tim make an excellent Congressman, we need Tim to win his primary so that we can shake up the DNC to make it clear that we will not accept the kind of leadership we have seen for too long.

Zephyr Teachout is someone I personally admire; she wrote a book called Corruption in America that was part of my inspiration to get into politics. She has been a champion to get big money out of politics working with Professor Lessig at MayDay PAC. Zephyr ran a principled campaign for Governor of New York where she shocked everyone, giving the machine there a real scare. Now, she is mounting one of the most important Congressional campaigns in the country as she has a real chance to flip a red district.

Bernie brought progressive politics to the forefront of America’s cultural attention more than any politician in my lifetime. We must continue the good work that he started by making sure leaders like Alan, Tim, and Zephyr are in Washington to fight for us. Join me in supporting them by contributing to their campaigns today.

Thank you!

-Alex Law
This letter went out to all Blue America members a couple of hours ago. Please share it with your friends and family and if you know people who live in Florida or in New York's Hudson Valley, please make sure they're aware of Alan Grayson, Tim Canova and Zephyr Teachout. If you'd like to contribute to their campaigns, you can do it quickly and seamlessly by clicking on the thermometer below.
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UPDATE: Grayson Responds To DNC Sabotage

Yesterday, before Wasserman Schultz became a persona non-grata at the Democrat National Convention and was forced to resign as DNC chair, Alan Grayson, whose own Senate campaign is being aggressively sabotaged by the DSCC-- even to the point of Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell working against him in tandem-- talked to his supporters about the outrageousness of the DNC plot against Bernie. He referred to it as the party devoting "enormous effort to sandbagging, crippling, undercutting and subverting progressive candidates." He quoted CNN's report blaming DNC employees, from Wasserman Schultz right down the food chain, for plotting to "undercut and undermine Senator Senders during the primary." Grayson posed 3 important questions:
Whatever happened to the principle of "may the best candidate win?"
What gives party bosses the right to determine who our candidates are?
And why is it always the progressive candidates who get screwed?
Try to answer them yourself if you're a regular DWT reader. And think about fighting back against the Wasserman Schultzes, Rahm Emanuels, Chuck Schumers, Harry Reids and their Wall Street bankster puppeteers by tapping on the thermometer above.

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At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had barely finished making a donation to Canova, when I received an email from his campaign announcing the news of the DWS resignation.

Checking further, I quickly ran across an article revealing that Clinton had just offered DWS the post as "honorary chair" of the her campaign.

Indeed, I expect a few more payments will be forthcoming.

So much for the Generalisssima uniting the party by welcoming the Sanders supporters.

With the Kaine pick and the DWS payoff, it seems more like successive kicks to the collective crotch, while down.

John Puma

At 6:48 PM, Blogger scott martin said...

It's only wrong when Republicans steal an election


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