Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Marianne Williamson Takes On The Party Establishment


Yesterday, Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti invited Marianne to be a guest on Rising to discuss her 2020 congressional endorsements. She explained (above) her thinking about backing candidates who are challenging Democratic congressional leadership-- like Shahid Buttar (vs Nancy Pelosi), Mckayla Wilkes (vs Steny Hoyer), Jen Perelman (vs Debbie Wasserman Schultz), Lauren Ashcraft (vs Carolyn Maloney), Jamaal Bowman (vs Eliot Engel)... To have a national figure who can command attention on media the way Marianne does, is incredibly valuable to the progressive movement. In fact, Friday she's tape a show for next week with Anand Giridharadas at Vice.

Goal ThermometerThe candidates she's backing span a wide range of progressives, some-- like Mike Siegel (TX-10), J.D. Scholten (IA-04), Nate McMurray (NY-27), Julie Oliver (TX-25) and Lisa Ring (GA-01)-- who came incredibly close in 2018 and are tee-ed up to win in November. Others are first time candidates who are part of the future of the progressive movement and, hopefully, the Democratic Party, win or lose-- like Eva Putzova (AZ-01), Keeda Haynes (TN-05), Shan Chowdhury (NY-05), Rebecca Parson (WA-06), Hector Oseguera (NJ-08), Robin Wilt (NY-25)... Marianne's ActBlue thermometer is on the right and finding a candidate or two you could support with a contribution could make a real difference in a campaign and in the tenor of Congress for the next two years. Is it going to be a corporate pig-sty again or a place where progressive ideas and values are going to play a role?

After Marianne was finished taping the show, she started some inspired tweeting. First this thread:

And then this one-- powerfully and directly to the point:

Then she focused her 2.7 million twitter followers on Jamaal Bowman brand new campaign video, released moments before. 2.7 million twitter followers is a big deal. Three of Biden's top VP contenders don't have that many combined: @SenKamalaHarris (1.2 million), @AmyKlobuchar (1 million), @RepValDemings (135,800). I sure hope a lot of those 2.7 million people have watched or will watch Jamaal's video:

Marianne hasn't endorsed many candidates for U.S. Senate. One, though is Teresa Tomlinson who is running for the Georgia seat occupied by odious Trump ass-kisser David Perdue. Before Teresa can beat Perdue, though, she has to beat Chuck Schumer. Schumer has stuck his nose into Georgia politics and thinks he's entitled to chose the state's Democrats nominee. He recruited a pointless centrist, Jon Ossoff who couldn't beat Perdue in a million years. And now Schumer is raising money for Ossoff from the Wall Street and corporate whores who he serves. Take a look at this little fundraising chart:

Teresa is getting her contributions from Georgians (68.7%). Ossoff is getting his contributions from out of state, much of it from Schumer's senator-purchasers (63.3%-- so just 36.7 from Georgians). This contest is June 9. Teresa: "Despite Jon Ossoff’s supposed fundraising prowess, we are smokin’ him in Georgia. Georgians are the voters and they will decide this race... From the beginning, this battle has been Ossoff’s 2017 national fundraising network vs. our 'For Georgians, by Georgians' campaign. Now, we know that his national network is responding tepidly to his candidacy and our in-state fundraising has significantly outpaced him. With our $1.6M to his $1M and with nearly two thousand more Georgia donors than Jon’s campaign-- we see that Georgians are demanding their say in this election."

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At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I see her name I just skip to the next article.

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is still logically inconsistent to "take on the party" yet still shill for more people of the party to be elected.

If the party is that bad, leave it and work for a better party.

Working ("by their fruits...") to strengthen that party proves she cannot hold the principles she claims. It pretty much proves her only "principle" is to defeat naziism this once. next time? fuck it. worry about that later. survival of the usa? fuck it. worry about that later. (name a progressive issue)? fuck it. worry about it later.

'twas ever thus.

that's why we GOT trump.

At 4:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't like to hear the truth?


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