Jayapal Breaks Silence on DCCC Policy Protecting Incumbents From Progressive Challengers
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One of the top progressive Democrats in Congress fought back publicly for the first time Thursday over efforts by the party’s Congressional Campaign Committee to undercut primary challengers to incumbents.
In an interview with Politico, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)—chair of the DCCC—said she isn’t backing down from her controversial decision last month to blacklist vendors that work with new primary challengers to incumbent Democrats.
“We’ve got a policy that the caucus supports, the leadership supports, and it plays the long game,” Bustos told Politico.
Framing the vendor policy as a way to ensure the Democrats remain in power in the House moving forward, Bustos said the party needed to concentrate on not working against one another.
“By the way, what is ‘the far left?’ Progressives, who make up 40% of the Democratic caucus and the vast majority of the primary electorate?” –Rep. Pramila Jayapal
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
April 4, 2019 at 8:14 PM #49716SpirocheteParticipant
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I’m sure they’ll find exceptions to that rule when it comes to primarying her, Khanna, AOC, etc…
April 5, 2019 at 12:33 AM #49838Two way streetParticipant
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A new Progressive Third Party or taken over Democratic Party is one fix to protect vendors. After corporatist lose, vendors will laugh in their faces as they join the Bern Labor Union.
2020-2024 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
April 5, 2019 at 1:48 AM #49859Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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“By the way, what is ‘the far left? Progressives, who make up 40% of the Democratic caucus and the vast majority of the primary electorate?” –Rep. Pramila Jayapal
I am so sick of that phrase when applied to centrist social democrats/fdr democrats/identity politickers.
There is no actual ‘far left’ today.
No matter how far to the center the left moves, anything to the left of the right = “far left”
I wish people would start calling every damn republican part of “the far right”
April 5, 2019 at 2:46 PM #50040retired liberalParticipant
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“I wish people would start calling every damn republican part of “the far right””
Truth in politics? You gotta be kidding. American politics thrives on lies and deceptions.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
April 5, 2019 at 3:31 PM #50071JustSayinParticipant
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LOL the fall in liners will definitely wake up….waiting….waitin….waiting…..
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
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