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The DCCC is using a totally top-down approach to keep existing incumbents elected. This is an almost suicidal effort to protect their existing power. It's not surprising. The bulk of the Democrats in the house are corporate shills who protect each other. They must be scared shitless over the possibility that what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did to incumbent Joe Crowley, who she defeated, will also be done to a slew of other corporate Democrats.
Here's what Justice Democrats reports:
Just last week, notoriously conservative incumbent Dan Lipinski voted against national protections for LGBTQ Americans. Today, the DCCC blacklisted political firms and consultants from working for candidates that would primary him.
Talk about having your priorities wildly out of place. Here's the official new policy of the DCCC:"The DCCC will not conduct business with, nor recommend to any of its targeted campaigns, any consultant that works with an opponent of a sitting Member of the House Democratic Caucus."
That's a direct shot at organizations like Justice Democrats, where we're fighting to replace out-of-touch incumbents with diverse, working-class candidates that stand for the people. Donate $3 to help fight back against this DCCC sabotage.
Make no mistake this is a clear signal that the powers that be are more afraid of Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez winning primary challenges than Henry Cuellar who votes with Trump nearly 70 percent of the time.
Corporate incumbents are already incredibly advantaged, with powerful donors and name recognition. The DCCC further putting their fingers on the scale to scare potential progressive challengers from running for office is political malpractice.
It might not be a betrayal of our party on paper, but it is surely a betrayal of our common Democratic ideals a forfeiture of our principles in pursuit of total immunity for bought-and-paid-for representatives who refuse to represent the people of this country.
Why should we fight for people like Dan Lipinski, who sides against LGBTQ protections and a woman's right to choose? Why should we rig the system to protect Henry Cuellar, who fuels his political machine with the money of private prisons and detention centers?
If these imposters get to call themselves Democrats, are we not forfeiting what it means to be a Democrat? What happened to standing up for diverse working-class people, building an economy that works for all, and winning a brighter future for everyone, not just a wealthy few?
A party is about more than just a D or R next to your name it's about what you'll fight for. And if you think the Democratic Party should fight for progressive ideals and not corporate cronyism, then contribute to our fight today:
But this is not at all surprising and it will not stop us. This shows the DCCC and House Leadership would rather operate from a place of fear, rather than strength.
Centrists and corporate representatives have tried to stop the bending of the party towards justice for years they did not succeed then. They will not succeed now.
We won't let them.
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