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  • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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    Ellison calls for '3,007-county strategy' in DNC chairman bid

    David WeigelThe Washington Post

    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., rallied with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday night, taking over a room of the American Federation of Teachers to pitch his “bottom-up” campaign to run the Democratic National Committee.

    “We need a 3,007-county strategy. We need a town strategy. We need a precinct strategy,” said Ellison, as Sanders and AFT President Randi Weingarten looked on proudly. “The resources need to be moved down closer to the voter… if you got same-day registration in Minnesota, it’s because the state says so. If you’ve got a lifetime ban on voting for felons, like they do in Florida, it’s because the state says so.”


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  • Satan (3147 posts)
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    1. Not sure what the Hell Randi Weingarten was doing there….

    …since she’s such an unrepentant Hillbot, but aside from that, it sounds like Keith is looking in the correct direction. If the true Demoncratic party has any chance at all of a resurrection, then it ain’t going to happen with the “top down”, DLC controlled dragonshit model. Howard Dean’s 50 state strategy proved this to be true, and taking it to the county level should do even more so.

    Fuck Kamala Harris. Fuck Borey Crooker. Fuck Joy Reid. And FUCK Hillary Clinton & her husband for destroying the Demoncratic Party.
    • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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      2. When I heard her say, and I'm para-phrasing here…I'm not sure we can

      call Trump our president…something along that sentiment? I thought, NOOOOOO.

      If you’re going to go there, just go away. She did not return to that idea, thankfully, and no surprise no one else did either.

    • FanBoy (7983 posts)
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      6. yes, gives one pause. she's also working to destroy public education.

      I hate her passionately. the fraud

  • Charles (2086 posts)
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    3. Please show your support for Keith and sign this petition:



    Bernie said yesterday they have over 600,000 signatures with a goal of 1 million!

    Ellison has many important endorsements.

    He is in the lead but nothing is guaranteed.

    Ellison is getting competition from Tom Perez, the Sec of Labor who supported the TPP and Jamie Harrison, the South Carolina Democratic party chair who worked for Podesta’s lobbying firm for 8 years.

    Please take the time to sign and help get Keith in as DNC chair.

    Here is a link to his platform to learn more:







    • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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      4. Thank you for adding that, Charles.

  • jwirr (4116 posts)
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    5. Interesting. That 3007 county strategy may be why I got a survey from Brand

    New Congress asking about our district and community. The questions were brilliant and to the point. They seemed to be gearing up to work on every district in the country.

    • Two way street (2835 posts)
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      7. Weingarten is still hitched to the Pelosi Party, building a grass roots to weed

      out who?  Bernie?  True Progressives?

      Weingarden went against the teacher members of the AFT-American Federation of Teachers to join the education privatization testing movement of Arne Ducan, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.    Madfloridian, others and I wrote about the take down of public schools/public education, over the internet, several times over the past years.

      Now we may have a New Democratic Party Triangulation with Labor and those who chose no to vote for Hillary (or Trump).  Where will Bernie land when New Democrats start to Primary Progressives in election campaigns soon to start (School Board elections are this May, in some states)?

      Will AFT leadership stay with New Democrats or move to Progressive endorsements, before May 2017 school board elections?  Maybe Weingarden still wants to be the New Democratic Party pick for Sec. of Education.  Third Way wants public education privatized.



      Draft Bernie for a People's Movement against Fascism.
  • davidgmills (6009 posts)
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    8. It would be helpful if he knew that he left out 137 county equivalents


    Since last I heard Clinton had only won 489 of them.

    French Revolution; not secession.