Steny Hoyer caught telling a progressive to drop out of race
Since the presidential election there have been claims made that the Democratic Party is not interested in change. People have noted how the pre-election rhetoric of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did not match their post election actions. (I’ve pointed out specific examples in the past).
I just heard the following article on Democracy Now and I think it is important for people to hear just what has been happening when it comes to the hoped for “Blue Wave” of FDR New Deal, Second Bill of Rights movement of our governing body.
NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to a new exposé by The Intercept that confirms how powerful Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive progressive candidates in primaries around the country, choosing instead to back moderate, business-friendly candidates. This comes after President Obama used his farewell address to encourage Americans upset about the outcome of the 2016 election to take action by running for office themselves.
From Lee Fang, author of the article regarding the subject:
That’s right. Steny Hoyer is the number two Democrat in the House. He also has ambitions to be the next speaker of the house. And Steny Hoyer, elected from Maryland, really skyrocketed through the Democratic leadership ranks. He was elected in 1981, but he has played a part in the DCCC for his entire congressional career. He has been a big party fundraiser. He is the point person in the Democratic caucus to outreach to K Street to raise big bucks from lobbyists and from corporate PACs. He has played a very pivotal role in going around the country and selecting establishment candidates and helping them fundraise, and hopefully, in his perspective, making sure they win the general election and support his agenda once elected.
Senior Democrat Caught on Tape Pressuring Progressive Congressional Candidate to Drop Out of Race
If progressives push for Congress to mandate union cert-recert-decert elections in every private workplace, they wont need money to get their voices heard. The high impact such would have on almost every household (rich or poor) — it would restructure American economic and political power structures (think Germany [at last!]! — would make it the hottest issue on everyone’s lips …
… if only someone would start the conversation.
Today, I spammed every email address who might possibly be interested at biggest papers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Next block, next week, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, North Caroline — and so on eventually up to Maine. Just realized I forgot Alaska and Hawaii. Any and every group or journalist or academic or whomever.
So at least I’m fertilizing the path across the county.
Why Not Hold Union Representation Elections on a Regular Schedule?
Andrew Strom — November 1st, 2017
Somehow they think this is helpful. If this guy was a strong candidate, like Moser in Texas, he could get into the primary.
Obviously he is not a strong candidate as is easily seen by his commentary. And this guy fang perpetuates the myth of the 2016 Dem primary “rig” into 2018. Not satisfied with making trump president with that divisiveness, he wants to screw up the 2018 election.
There is nothing stopping this guy from running in the primary. There is nothing wrong with the DCCC picking what candidate they think is strongest, doesn’t mean this guy cannot raise his own money, like Moser in Texas, and run.
And I gotta tell you, I am so fen tired of this “they are wall street guys” that Sanders started infecting these races it is beyond belief. They pay no attention to the reality of legislation. What the Dems actually did to Wall Street in the short time they had control of the government. And what is happening since they lost control. Lost in all this bs is the simple fact that Sanders himself voted for the most favorable bill for Wall street. Reasons why, it was politics.
Now this “battle cry” is being raised again.
makes me want to weep.
EM, you better get a giant box of tissue.
Like Nancy Pelosi said, it’s politics and it isn’t going to stop because progressives don’t like obstacles to their candidates. As E Michael points out, the progressive can run.
realpolitik is the DNC/DCCC…… the good of the many is not them!
So in Nov we get tin foil hats versus brass hats…….
Ancient problem: can’t do anything for the good of the many if can’t get elected.
that meme got dems Hillary
who would by now
be filling the trenches
in the neocon fight
for Russian resources
that was how Trump got elected……
demorats can drop the neocons
Trump brought over
a lot of folks
opposed to liberal
now he brings
in his neocons!
will one democrat talk
about better uses for
cash than permanent war?
Enough. Trump and Republicans flat out lied to their converts. Many of the converts are realizing they have been lied to. You can see a parade of Repubs retiring and not running again because Trump is too stupid to shut up and people are seeing the real Trump. There was nothing wrong with HRC other than the unproven lies which are falling flat now.
“That meme”, Hillary Clinton or no Hillary Clinton, is still true.
True, Trump hiring Bolton and Pompeo is same as Obama sending Petraeus to surge in Afghanistan. Does US have to try counterinsurgency (COIN) offshoots as much as AF and Navy strategic bombing for peace?
HRC’s neocon creds are there, one has to peel the onion a bit. She held a lot of soft hopes, but the pentagon cash needs would have dashed them.
Absolutely no question ilsm is a russian troll.