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DCCC Blacklists Consultants and Firms That Primary Dem Incumbents

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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:

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"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.

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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.

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We won't let them.

In solidarity,

Alexandra Rojas

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Agreed! I had just finished reading the email from Justice Dems when your article came thru.

This is the kind of thing that births a new political party.

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if you haven't already,it is time to stop giving money to the DCCC and corporate democrats.

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Wake up! What you're saying is divisive and defeatist. Where's the evidence that "The bulk of the Democrats in the house are corporate shills who protect each other?" Why on earth should the DCCC help the purists who seek to impose their vision on the entire country? Every district is different in the USA and Democrats have to run in their districts. In 2018, 40 House seats were taken back by Democrats. Of those 33 were NOT Sanders-, Justice Democrats-, or AOC-style Democrats, but they were good Democrats nevertheless. They, including Cheri Bustos, fit their less urban districts. Read Bustos' positions on all the issues instead of cherry-picking points to attack. She's a very good Democrat. AOC is a smart woman and fits and represents her urban district well. However, she and Sanders, the Green Party and Justice Democrats are naive as to politics in the USA and it is arrogant to insist that the Democratic Party be just like them all over the country. When they suffer a primary challenge the eventual nominee always faces a tough time defeating Republican opponents. This one-size-fits-all purist ideology is in part what gave us Donald Trump by less than 78000 votes in 3 states.

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No. Hillbots who supported Hillary in spite of her historically high negatives, and the DNC, which rigged the primary, gave us Trump. And Hillary lost in those three states because of campaign malpractice and incompetence... and arrogance.

And Bustos is a disgusting corporatist democrat.

Here's an article that lay out how bad she is.

The idea that it is okay to put up impediments to primarying incumbents is despicable and disgusting. I'd like to see some proof of your claim that primaried canddiates have a tough time defeating Republicans.

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Rob I couldn't agree more with your anger against Dem leaders.https://www.opednews.com/populum/managequeue.php?submit=view&storyid=82525 located here not yet seen, I suppose, is a proposal arising from a little inteligence break created by the Palm Beach Post. I'm gonna try to get some addresses of the people named, especially titled ones and beg them not not give any more money to Trump. on the groups of wanting to cut poor peopl.e benefits and being IGNOBLE rather than noble. Would you givers want your daughter to work for or marry a Trump? Could the $100 = $10,000 selfie of today become the badge of shame that stayes in the drawer? Maybe a number of internet activists couod pick up on there net addreeess?

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Just about any close association with Trump is a badge of shame.

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The pity is that the French probably didn't keep very many of their guillotines in their museums. We could borrow them and give all the politicians a shortening.


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I haven't followed Lipinski much, but this photo scares the sh*t out of me, he has the look of a completely unhinged escapee from the asylum. This is clearly a professional/official photo - generally in those cases the photographer takes quite a few shots so that the best one can be selected. If this is the most sane photo of the bunch....geez.

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