DNC’s Election Interference – NEW Revelations! Bernie, Buttigieg, and Iowa.

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    • #388351
      Segami
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    • #388360
      ThouArtThat
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      @segami

      Hi segami,

      Thanks for posting. JPR link to Jordan Chariton’s Intercept article below.

      https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/dnc-was-directly-involved-in-iowa-caucus-shadow-app-the-intercept/

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    • #388374
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      Makes me even sicker of the DNC and KKK-operations. Just disgusting people with no feelings whatsoever.

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    • #388442
      MizzGrizz
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      We knew that,all along.

      You won’t hear the mainstream media say a word about this,however,and the folks my age who treat television like it’s God Himself will deny up,down and all around the clock that they enabled thieves.

      If this was just world,the primary results would be thrown out,there would be a fair do-over,and Biden’s sorry rear end as well as Trump’s would be out the door.

    • #388450
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      This is from 2017,  Don’t know much about the source, but this is exacly what I have read elsewhere, and is very succinct.  No matter how many DNC cheerleaders spout percentages and whatever, the DNC has always, it seems to me, reserved the right to fuck with the numbers being slapped down as if they were facts built for, and extracted from, facts.  the Democratic Party is just a corrupt money-grubbing shell game.

      https://medium.com/@eveningstarnm01/its-worth-noting-that-the-dnc-s-own-lawyers-argued-in-court-that-there-s-no-such-thing-as-a-2804064c111e

      It’s worth noting that the DNC’s own lawyers argued <em class=”hf”>in court that there’s no such thing as a Democrat, that all the party does is ask people to vote for its candidates — and that no one has a right to expect a democratic process within the party.

      There’s nothing actually democratic about a party that uses appointed delegates to overthrow the will of delegates elected by the grassroots. At the 2017 California Democratic Convention, a majority of elected delegates voted for a Berniecrat to be the new party chairperson, but delegates appointed by the party establishment over-ruled them and installed a pharmaceutical lobbyist as chair.

      That’s why I say “The Democratic Party is dead. Long live the Democrat Party”. Bernie may be the last person with any principles still defending the party. It remains to be seen whether or not he can save them.

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      How the Media Is Getting Mayor Pete’s Gentrification Story Wrong

      https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/04/21/how-the-media-is-getting-mayor-petes-south-bend-gentrification-story-wrong/

      South Bend, Indiana was a prosperous manufacturing town through much of the 20th century. It achieved a measure of fame for hosting the auto plant that built the Studebaker. But as the economy changed, so did the town’s fortunes. Between 1960 and 2010, its population plummeted by nearly 25 percent. Left in the wake of mass departure and economic stagnation was a rash of urban blight: thousands of homes and other buildings stood vacant, left to disrepair. With blight came decreased home values and a rise in crime. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, now a Democratic presidential candidate, launched an initiative in February 2013 he called “1,000 Homes, 1,000 Days.” The goal: identify 1,000 vacant or abandoned homes (about a third of the total) and either demolish or repair them. By November 2015, 427 homes “were repaired, 569 were demolished, 10 were deconstructed, 6 were set aside for repair by community development corporations, and 110 were under contract for demolition,” according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provided a block grant supporting the initiative. If Buttigieg’s reelection with 75 percent of the vote is anything to go by, South Bend’s citizens have signalled their approval. The city’s population has steadily increased since 2013.

      Buttigieg has made the initiative’s success a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, so it should be no surprise that journalists have looked into it. But two remarkably similar stories published last week—in Buzzfeed and on CNN.com—said the initiative “smacked of gentrification.” That this odd phrase appeared verbatim in both stories is perhaps interesting. (Buzzfeed’s Henry Gomez, who published his piece first, should wonder where CNN’s Dan Merica and Vanessa Yurkevich got their inspiration.) What’s puzzling, however, is the decision to frame the demolition and rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned homes as akin to displacing minority communities. (Judging from 2011 and 2019 population estimates, no displacement appears to have occurred. What’s more, it’s hard to displace people from homes where no one was living.)

      The two major challenges Buttigieg’s initiative faced were the town’s lackadaisical enforcement of building code violations and absentee owners of the targeted homes. One of the initiative’s biggest obstacles was determining if the blighted properties’ owners were both sufficiently willing and able to improve them. Both the Buzzfeed and CNN stories lean heavily on two sources: Stacey Odom and Regina Williams-Preston, two African American women who had purchased blighted properties. Odom purchased one, which she hoped to fix up and make her own home, without knowing that the initiative had already slated it for demolition. Williams-Preston had purchased three vacant homes “with plans to refurbish them and either sell them for a profit or create a business, like a day care for local kids,” CNN reported. Sadly, her husband fell seriously ill and money that would’ve gone toward their investment went toward health care instead.

      Both stories strike a decidedly oppositional tone. Buzzfeed seemed particularly intent on framing the story as a conflict between a robotic, white, impersonal politician and a black community. (The word “data,” and the mayor’s abiding interest in it, somehow became grounds for opprobrium.) Ironically, both stories show Buttigieg to have been an exceptional leader. Odom struggled to get her property off the demo list, but then, as CNN reports, she had a chance encounter with Buttigieg. What happened next was governance par excellence:

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      I do not really care how much some people here hate Buttigieg, basic facts matter. Chariton’s credibility is dogshit when he pushes long-debunked claptrap.

      • #388664
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        I don’t base my dislike of Buttigieg on anything Charlton says.  IMO Buttigieg is a blue dog, a Vichy Dem, got rewarded for his part in the primaries, and attacking Charlton does not make Buttigieg smell any better.  Attacking Charlton does not erase the DNC’s fuckery – and, really, the DNC is proud of its fuckery, and says it has every right to maneuver anyone they want to be on the ballot, that no one should expect the primaries to be “democratic”, and that there is no such thing as a “Democrat”, except for the corrupt election framework they run in/vote for.  The DNC has even stopped pretending their “platform” means squat.

        And yeah, different sources will see and report things differently.  Most hilarious this week – “Trump demands $2000 for Americans”, (which he has asked for before),  has turned into “Trump is threatening to ruin America by vetoing a bill!  Impeach him!”, as if we have not read that BIDEN influenced $1200 down to $600. And, IMO, want any stimulus for people to wait until he is in office and can say oh, the cupboard is bare.  Put on your masks, go back to work, send all the kiddies back to school and daycare, and let’s see who survives!  American way! And Summers, a Third Way blue dog through and through,  is saying NO! NO money for Americans!

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        • #388998
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          It is not ‘attacking’ to point out an glaring lie, btw.

          Buttigieg is hardly a Blue Dog, either. He is obviously not as prog as a Sanders type, but still nothing like the actual Blue Dogs on a multiplicity of subjects. Healthcare for one, where he is is for a public option, something that most Blue Dogs are against, especially on a historical basis.

          • #389029
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            Sincerely  doubt that Mr. “I beat the Socialist” would appoint anyone with any progressive tendencies at all to his cabinet.  Also doubt Buttigieg will accomplish anything progressive or even do anything about Boeing’s design flaws being put in service.  More likely to start the effort to privatize infrastructure, is my guess.  But again, we shall see.  But he looks like a lapdog to me, or someone who will do anything to get ahead.  I do believe Buttigieg identified himself as a Centrist during the campaign.

            Anyone who still believes Democrats’ campaign pandering has any relation to what they will do if elected has not been paying attention. Obama ran on that public option thing, too.

            In any event, we shall see what happens, won’t we.  What any website believes about a politician has no effect on what that politician does, IMO, but perhaps does have an effect on those who favor that politician and hope to drum up popularity, perhaps.

            My days of voting for a Democrat OR a Republican have ended, anyway.  and maybe Biden will turn out to be the most progressive president since FDR.  And I thought we were all expressing our own views here, not setting up “some” of the board as antagonists, for some reason.  So, sorry for the inclusiveness of my statement, but puzzled at why it was necessary to say you don’t care what some of us think in the first place – I believe “some of us” know that, and we will try and go on with our lives and opinions, anyway.  What I love about this board is that there are no “leaders”.    Cheers!

             

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    • #389015
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      even in a slightly less racially volatile location,

      it’s gentrification.

      stalking horse candidate goes from Mayor to sweet gig based on what?

      crushing the liberal menace Sanders presented.

       

      • #390908
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        lol, not a coward ad not a liar

        your link gives zero proof and is extremely biased

        • #390909
          Stockholmer
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          the story was slanted via false framing into something it was not

          not my problem that he did well in Iowa and New Hampshire versus Bernie

          • #390914
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            Actually, no traction at all.  You are always telling people they should leave the United States – perhaps you should move to the United States and vote for Buttigieg, if he should run for office again.  You have  no skin in the game, and Buttigieg is not, and never was, progressive.  Campaign pandering is a Vichy Dem specialty, that’s all it is.

            And we shall all see what Buttigieg actually does, won’t we, which is universes better than taking your word, or anybody’s word, on what a politician will do.  Buttigieg does not need our support – he has got his reward from Biden.  He is a Centrist, that’s all he is.

            America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

            • #392451
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              And I am very specific about my advice. I said (certainly not recently, as I do not post much here anymore) that IF people want to actually live in a social democratic (not the stupidly misused democratic socialist label) nation, they should move, as your flawed constitutional system of governance simply is not going to yield such a thing in most of your (perhaps all) lifetimes.

              That is a factual statement yet seems to really get the old argy bargy going in some, proably due to residue of American exceptionalism and overconfidence.

              If remaining on the sidelines with no real power, trapped in fringe (other than local perhaos) movements like the DSA and tiny third parties is all good for some or most, then hats off. If that is enough to fulfil, then far be it from me to piss on that parade.

              All I am saying is that powerless outcome at national level (and even at most, although not all, local levels) is going to be the outcome. All the wishful, magical thinking in the world isnt going to change it in your lifetime, barring a systemic collapse of the entire nation, and you will not like the outcome of that.

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                We were, you know, just discussing Buttigieg and what we each think of his merits.  If, as you say, things will never change here in any way, what does it matter to you how we think of Buttigieg?  Or Gabbard, or anyone?  Even if they were really progressive, they cannot hope to change things, as per, well, you.  But – Pete is a centrist, according to Pete, and Gabbard is against M4A and for increasing H-1B visas, so they won’t ever be getting my vote for anything at all.  And – you know damn right well that most people cannot just up and move to another country – there are job skill requirements and the cost of moving. So, in a way, you are pissing on a parade you started, advocating moving to another country, knowing very few can up and move.

                That is a factual statement yet seems to really get the old argy bargy going in some, proably due to residue of American exceptionalism and overconfidence.

                Bwahahahaha!  This is pretty much the last place you will find a belief in American exceptionalism and overconfidence, and you know that, so that is just a pointless swipe.  I suspect you mostly come here to preen and take what you seem to think are telling shots.  Oh, and, please, don’t say “I hate to have been right” – you adore that, but then again, you are the only person keeping that score.  You said that recently in another thread, and that just cracked me up.  Cheers!  No point in going on with this, really!

                America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

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