Thursday, June 28, 2018

DCCC Helps Blue Dogs, Of Course-- And Kicks Progressive Primary Winners To The Curb


The DCCC got the shitty candidate it wanted in Staten Island, lame Blue Dog Max Rose but, unfortunately for them, so did the GOP. Moderate incumbent Dan Donovan eviscerated jailbird and Mobster Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm (63.9% to 36.1%), who Rose would have had a chance to beat. Now the only chance Rose has is if an indiscriminate blue wave sweeps over Staten Island.

But within hours of Rose's primary win, the DCCC was up on the air with the ad up top. Someone made a good ad for them, using Donovan’s own words against him: "I’ve supported the president 90% of the time in my votes… I voted seven times to repeal Obamacare." That kind of crap worked in a primary where someone was after him from the right, but NY-11 is a swing district and that kind of extremism is a negative with independents and moderates.

Goal ThermometerNeedless-to-say, the DCCC didn't have any ads up for any of the other primary candidates who won their races Tuesday. They still haven't added Kara Eastman to their red-to-blue program, still pissed off she beat they crap Blue Dog, Brad Ashford, happy to lose a winnable seat rather than help a progressive. Might be the same with Dana Balter in Syracuse (NY-24). They removed Juanita Perez Williams but are refusing to replace her with Balter, who beat Williams 62.6% to 37.4%, a massive defeat. That's how they run the show. They never learn. We're starting up the Abandoned By The DCCC ActBlue page again, for the primary winners, the DCCC is refusing to help. Take a look by tapping on the thermometer on the right. Wow-- all but one of the winning candidates they're ignoring, Mike Siegel, is Texas, is a woman! When will they ever learn? Pete Seeger:
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

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At 5:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heavy Sigh... you said it (again) yourself (so I didn't have to): "(The DCCC is) happy to lose a winnable seat rather than help a progressive." anything yet??

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS is why I have no faith that the "Blue Wave" is going to happen. I repeatedly warn to expect this whenever a progressive wins, and there there should be no celebrating UNTIL the final election tally produces a victory. THEN party hearty for a day or so to get it out of your system, because the real work of defending against Party sabotage and character assassination intended to neutralize progressive winners is just beginning.

This does assume that Trump doesn't declare his Imperial takeover of the reins of government and no elected officials need apply.


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