Thursday, July 13, 2006



I know I don't link to the DCCC web site all that often. That's because, to me the head of that committee, Rahm Emanuel, is as odious as the worst Republican and his tactics and policies are devastating to progressives and even to the Democratic Party. Emanuel is the ugly face of everything that is wrong with Democrats and that keeps potential supporters away from the party, thinking, incorrectly, that both parties are equally corrupt, dishonest and contemptible.

Today I am linking to a DCCC page because they just announced their second batch of "Red To Blue" candidates. You'll recognize some of the names as candidates already endorsed here and on the DWT ACT BLUE Page, namely as Mike Arcuri, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak. And you will see others who will probably soon be on our ACT BLUE Page, such as Bruce Braley (IA-01), Chris Carney (PA-10), Zach Space (OH-18), Linda Stender (NJ-07), and Patty Wetterling (MN-06).

But that isn't why I'm bringing this up today; not at all. I'm bringing it up because inserted among all these awesome Democrats is a name that certainly doesn't belong on this list: Republican supposedly ex-Republican banker Christine Jennings. Jennings is Emanuel's hand-picked corporate shill in Florida's 13th CD, the seat being abandoned by Crazy Katherine Harris. Forget for a moment that Jan Schneider is a far better candidate. Emanuel has no business interfering in this race until after Democrats in the district have chosen their candidate democratically-- at the September 5th primary election.

When Boss Emanuel tried this tactic in CA-11 it blew up in his face and his Beltway puppet candidate was roundly rejected by Northern California voters. (Rahm's candidate got 28% of the vote, despite the DCCC air of inevitability-- same tactic he's trying for Jennings, by getting every clueless, elected Democratic hack in to the district to endorse, and by pulling little tricks like this Red to Blue shtick.) Hopefully Democrats in FL-13 are smart and independent enough not to be bullied by Emanuel and his vile tactics.


At 8:33 PM, Blogger B. Muse said...

Thanks for this post. I was disappointed to see that Larry Kissell wasn't included on the list. This news makes me even angrier.

Thanks for all your work researching House candidates. I enjoy reading your posts and think you have singled out some awesome candidates.

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific post.. and right-on accurate!
For FL-13 voters and all others interested.. check-out Jan's Blog

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Rahm Emanuel's name is a disgrace. In Hebrew, Emanu-El means "God with us".


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