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    Michael Tracey UNCOVERS Memo That Shows How Corpo-Dems Intend 2 RIG the Primary

    Michael Tracey UNCOVERS Memo That Shows How Corpo-Dems Intend to RIG the Primary

     

     

     

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making several demands of candidates preparing for the 2018 House elections, according to an internal memo obtained by TYT. The memo dictates policies on campaign spending and sexual harassment, and outlines requirements for Democratic Party “unity.” An email accompanying the memo gives campaigns until Thursday, December 8, to respond. The memo was sent by DCCC Executive Director Dan Sena on December 1 to candidates and campaign managers. Sena did not respond to a request for comment, nor did DCCC Communications Director Meredith Kelly.

     

    Although the memo does not mention the highly contentious 2016 presidential primary, it includes a requirement that the campaigns must agree “not to engage in tactics that do harm to our chances of winning a General Election.” The memo does not identify what tactics it is prohibiting. Candidates also must “hold a unity event with their primary opponents following a primary,” the memo says. What would constitute a “unity event” is also not made explicit.

     

    With a wave of left-wing primary challengers seeking office, the memo’s dictates are being seen by some campaign staff as discouraging intraparty debate. One strategist working on a Democratic congressional campaign, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that barring primary candidates from using tactics that might disadvantage the winner in the general election gives the edge to “corporatist candidates who have super PAC backing.” Those super PACs could carry out such attacks while smaller, grassroots campaigns without super PACs would be unable to respond. “This is systematically designed to disadvantage progressives,” enrich DCCC “cronies,” and discourage the hiring of “progressive campaign staff,” the strategist said.

     

    cont’

    https://tytnetwork.com/2017/12/05/leaked-memo-democratic-campaign-committee-demands-unity-of-2018-candidates/

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    • Katashi (1052 posts)
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      1. Looks like I will be voting for whatever RW wacko that will do the most damage

      in my region.

      “He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.” -Paul Atreides, DUNE
    • Enthusiast (10636 posts)
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      2. Now why do you suppose they are doing this? This is sure to alienate

      hundreds of thousands if not millions of potential voters.

      They are doing it because they have a goal to cut Social Security and Medicare just like the Republicans. Or rather their mega donors have the goal.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
      • Haikugal (6385 posts)
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        3. So sleazy and so true Enthusiast. Thanks for this!

          In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. Czeslaw Milosz
      • Abelenkpe (498 posts)
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        4. When did this conversation take place?

        Is congress currently talking about cutting medicare and social security?

        I’ll be okay with cuts to social security and medicare after every person with over a million has their income and capitol gains taxed at 92 percent and we cut our yearly defense spending down by half and not until then. F the constant BS that saves corporations and the rich while further burdening the working class.

         

        • Enthusiast (10636 posts)
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          5. The most recent discussion of Social Security cuts was when then

          President Obama offered cuts as a way to reach a settlement to the (contrived) budget impasse.

          "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
          • Abelenkpe (498 posts)
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            6. OK Thanks!

            Was seriously worried they were going for that now too. I feel we’re being hit on all sides really between the warmongering, tax cuts, and net neutrality issues. Keep reading that the markets are getting scary with margin debt high. If the stock market takes a hit government will use it as an excuse to push more austerity and cuts to social programs.

            • Coldmountaintrail (3633 posts)
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              10. ryan just said they'd be cutting in the new year: ss, medicare, medicaid.

            • BillZBubb (2851 posts)
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              13. They are going for it soon.

              Republicans like Rubio and Ryan have been out pushing the “need” to cut SS and Medicare. Corporate Dems also see this “need”, but they won’t talk about it publicly until it is a fait accompli.

              DemExit! Don't give the Democrats a dime. Don't identify as a Democrat. Drop Democratic identification below 20%. Only then will they support true progressive policy. Until then, corporate money rules.
            • HeartoftheMidwest (289 posts)
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              17. Evil personified.

              House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that congressional Republicans will aim next year to reduce spending on both federal health care and anti-poverty programs, citing the need to reduce America’s deficit.

              “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” Ryan said during an appearance on Ross Kaminsky’s talk radio show. “… Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements — because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”

              https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/?utm_term=.4fe9ec5b024e

              • Pacco Fransisco (4128 posts)
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                19. Run up the debt with the tax bill and then gut SS and Medicare.

                I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
                • HeartoftheMidwest (289 posts)
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                  21. It's so obvious a child could see the ruse…….

                  …which means Dems, the wealthy Dems who benefit from the tax cut, will be clutching their pearls through 2020.

                  Screw them.

                • retired liberal (1862 posts)
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                  31. Run up the debt with the war budget and then gut SS and Medicare.

                  Yeah, this too.
                  Why is no one mentioning our war budget, that is larger than the rest of the world combined?
                  Don’t call it a Defense Budget, because we are using it to be the worlds bully, not to defend outselves.

                  No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. Lily Tomlin
          • Mnpaul (1564 posts)
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            26. And he chose Alan Fuckin' Simpson to do it

            Gee, I wonder why Democrats keep losing?

            If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything - Hamilton
      • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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        11. I'll never forget this

        And if hadn’t been for (omd I forget what) Obama would have done it too

        Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
    • Betty Karlson (4149 posts)
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      7. K& R because to be forewarned is to be fore-armed.

      "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
      • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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        9. What shall we call this?

        More than joyreiding I think

        Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
        • Betty Karlson (4149 posts)
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          12. They're doing a Debbie.

          "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
          • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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            16. Fantastic!

            Debbie Does the entire country. One huge fuck. :rofl:

            Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
            • HIP56948 (3087 posts)
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              23. LOL!! Good one.

              • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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                29. Thanks!

                I cracked myself up. But it was Betty that really said it

                Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
            • Art from Ark (3145 posts)
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              25. Unfortunately she's doing it with an electric cattle prod

              that’s set to “FULL BLAST”

              The last time America was run like a business, we ended up with a Great Depression.
              • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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                30. Yes, that's exactly what she's doing

                Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
          • Pacco Fransisco (4128 posts)
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            20. Dirty Debbie does the DNC …goes national.

            I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
    • Marym625 (27221 posts)
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      8. The whole thing needs to crash

      Sadly

      Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
    • BillZBubb (2851 posts)
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      14. And people still think we need to "work within the party for change".

      Good luck with that.

      DemExit! Don't give the Democrats a dime. Don't identify as a Democrat. Drop Democratic identification below 20%. Only then will they support true progressive policy. Until then, corporate money rules.
    • Stockholmer (2533 posts)
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      15. expect more beatings until morale improves, based off the 2016/17 template

    • Pacco Fransisco (4128 posts)
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      18. They are going to lose again.

      I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
      • Enthusiast (10636 posts)
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        24. They aren't going to receive a vote from me.

        I truly believe that is their objective, to lose.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
      • glinda (2241 posts)
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        32. WE are going to loose again. Something has to happen…out of time.

        Animals know more than we do. - Native American proverb
    • ChiciB1 (665 posts)
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      22. I've Had To Step Away From Politics For The Sake Of My Sanity…

      Although I’ve lost HOPE on almost everything when it comes to both Parties, it didn’t seem it could get this much worse!  Guess I’ll NEVER learn my lesson because it now seems worse than ever!!!  Due to some medical set backs I decided to watch so many documentaries about American history from it’s founding and everything in-between as I recuperate.  They say Christmas time has been known to be one holiday that causes more despondency and suicides than any other.  Wonder what kind of figures there will be after THIS one!

      I’m getting ready to read Bobby Kennedy –A Raging Spirit– even though Matthews isn’t someone I particularly care for. However, I DO recall how I felt so, so long ago on the day I heard he was shot.  It was Bobby’s death that broke my heart more than the death of John Kennedy.  I was so young and full of hope (and naive) that even today knowing all that I do now I DID have HOPE and I DID BELIEVE America was a bright shining star!

      Now so many decades later and after reading more books than I can count and/or watching documentaries and movies about what upheavals we’ve endured, I wonder if we’re finally looking at The Fall Of A Once Great Nation.  I’m aware that we’ve done many corruptible deeds in our history but at least on the surface it seemed we were able to correct some wrongs and pick ourselves up and move forward.  Have we finally reached the point of no return?

      Might be having just another depressive down day, but it seems I’m feeling more of them than now than ever before.  Or maybe I’m lost and don’t want to be found anymore.  Still I do have much to be grateful for at this moment in time but it breaks my heart to see so many who are suffering now and may very well always be suffering.  I have my immediate family close by and we’re keeping our heads above water (for now) but I wonder how many storm clouds I’ll soon be seeing.

      Not one to pray, having long left religious beliefs behind… but I want so much for those who are much younger and stronger to FIGHT like those of us in the past have because the alternative is something I’m not sure I can accept.

      I wasn’t sure I should even post my feelings because they’re much too negative.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll think happier thoughts.

       

       

       

      • 99Forever (3619 posts)
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        27. An awesome post, ChiciB1.

        It says a lot of what I’m feeling these days. I also remember when Bobby was killed, like it just happened. It’s comforting in a different sort of way to find I’m not alone in such thoughts.

        • ChiciB1 (665 posts)
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          28. Thank You… I Don't Think We're Alone With These Thoughts…

          Many of us lived through so much history before today.  We were part of that history and became activists because of it.  I know I felt my voice was heard so much more on some level back then.

          I recently watched the whole Viet Nam Series by Ken Burns and it was an “eye opener” to say the least.  His work is really superb IMO because his documentaries incorporate details that you can’t envision by just reading the written words.

          I could go on and on about so very much, but I think you already know much of what I would have to say.  I love talking to the very intelligent octogenarians because they’ve lived much of the history we never did.  Now at my age I understand fully that with age comes wisdom, but sometimes that wisdom and remembering can make you feel fear about what’s to come.

          As the saying goes… Time Will Tell.