Justice Democrats: "We're launching our first primary target: Henry Cuellar, a fake Democrat."
January 11, 2019 at 12:32 PM - Views: 93 #11139CharlesParticipant
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We're launching our first primary target: Henry Cuellar, a fake Democrat.
❌ Votes with Trump 69% of the time
❌ 'A' Rating from the NRA
❌ Voted to penalize sanctuary cities
❌ Fundraises for the GOP
✅ Let's recruit a grassroots progressive challengerhttps://t.co/du8nBQW2Mx
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) January 11, 2019
From an email today:
In 2018, progressive voters showed the nation that we were tired of centrist, corporate-backed Democrats representing deep-blue districts. Democrats should be fighting for their voters, not corporate donors.
Here’s the reality: across the country, there are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs and Ayanna Pressleys who have dedicated their lives to community service, civic activism, progressive causes, and so much more. They’re ready to take up the fight, but we need to find them first.
We’ve already found our first target: Henry Cuellar of Texas’ 28th district. Cuellar voted with Trump 69% of the time, has an A rating from the NRA, opposes Medicare for All, endorsed George W. Bush for President, and took millions from private prison companies. It’s time for him to go.
That’s why we’re launching our Primary Henry Cuellar Fund — because any progressive challenger will be up against a powerful establishment, and this is a race we absolutely must win. Chip in to kickstart a progressive primary challenge today »
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And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Henry Cuellar openly campaigned and raised money for a Republican incumbent who was fending off a challenge from a progressive woman (and the Republican won…but only by three points). Not only that, Cuellar has voted with Republicans to ban the use of federal funds for abortion services.
Texas’ 28th district voted for Hillary by 20 points in 2016. Despite that, Cuellar has still supported the Trump agenda at more points than almost any other Democrat.
Over the course of his career, Cuellar has accepted over $100,000 from the Koch-backed Club for Growth, which advocates for far-right policies nationwide. Moreover, he’s taken millions of dollars from the GEO Group, which funds private prisons and immigrant detention centers on the border.
Can Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Democratic Party leadership actually defend Cuellar as a real Democrat?
That’s right: Henry Cuellar is a ‘Democrat’ who takes money from a company that profits off detaining immigrants and refugees. That’s why it shouldn’t surprise you that he also sided with Republicans to help block DACA, and betrayed DREAMers in the process.
At the end of the day, Henry Cuellar isn’t “voting like a Texas Democrat.” He’s basically a Texas Republican in all but name.
If you think Henry Cuellar’s conduct is what Democrats should aspire to, do nothing and stick with the status quo. But if his betrayal of DREAMers, his acceptance of Koch money, and his attacks on fellow progressive Democrats make you angry, contribute to the Primary Henry Cuellar Fund right now and help us find a challenger »
Primary Henry Cuellar 2020
This is what happens when Democrats are afraid to primary other Democrats — you get deep-blue incumbents openly betraying the interests of their voters, and their party.
We’re not afraid. Henry Cuellar has voted like a Republican. It’s about time that someone hold him accountable.
With your help, we will.
Bernie: "Not Me. Us"
January 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM #11142SpirocheteParticipant
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About time. That DINO has been in office way too long as it is. I’ll sure be glad to see him go.
January 11, 2019 at 12:54 PM #11145N2DocParticipant
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January 11, 2019 at 1:09 PM #11151JustSayinParticipant
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I wish them all the luck.
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
January 11, 2019 at 2:56 PM #11175SatanParticipant
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Primary ALL of the DINOs in 2020. The ones in the House primary them every two years until they are either gone or (as unlikely as this is) start acting like actual Demoncrats.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
January 11, 2019 at 3:03 PM #11178CharlesParticipant
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Undoubtedly JD will start more of these primary campaigns soon.
While it’s hard to say how many of these primaries they can win at least they are trying. And thankfully they are starting very early so the odds are better for their candidates.
Bernie: "Not Me. Us"
January 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM #11194Ohio BarbarianModerator
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DU is having a total meltdown over this, only one person on the thread thought it was a good idea. Reading it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling. It must be the right thing to do.
As for anyone saying that this is a Texas district and they have to have a conservadem, that’s nonsense. That is Henry B. Gonzalez’ district. It’s San Antonio. As one DUer said, the Democrats can run a potted plant and win that district. Hillary carried it by 20 points.
Cuellar has no excuse to vote the way he did. A progressive can win there.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
January 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM #112183fingerbrownParticipant
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What took so long?
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
January 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM #11244sonofspy777Participant
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“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
January 11, 2019 at 8:33 PM #11296eridaniParticipant
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Actually, it’s a good idea for organizations to pick one or two and focus on getting them out, IMO.
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January 11, 2019 at 9:09 PM #11311xloadiexParticipant
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Please, please, let them make Daniel Lipinski Il-3 the next target. He’s a real POS and needs to go! He’s the reason the rethugs didn’t care that a full fledged nazi was running on the R ticket. They had Lipinski to do their bidding.
The Dems backed him rather than have Bernie backed progressive, Marie Newman. She was wonderful and totally deserved to win.
January 12, 2019 at 6:20 AM #11432EnthusiastParticipant
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Kicked and recommended!
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