Progressives Slam DCCC for Tapping Only Pro-Business Centrists for Leadership Roles
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Corporate Democrats have made it known that although progressive candidates represent the views of the majority of Democratic voters on a number of high-priority issues including healthcare and the climate crisis, the party leadership will continue to marginalize progressives in the 2020 congressional elections—angering groups including the Justice Democrats and Our Revolution.
Progressive organizations championing Medicare for All and a Green New Deal slammed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Thursday for selecting a leadership team consisting of seven representatives of the pro-business New Democrat Coalition.
Following her election as chairwoman of the DCCC, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) selected three so-called “centrist” Democrats to head the committee’s candidate recruitment team and three pro-corporate representatives to lead its Frontline panel, which will defend vulnerable incumbents in 2020.
None of the candidates the leadership team chooses and defends are expected to be progressive now that Reps. Pete Aguilar (Calif.), Val Demings (Fla.), Donald McEachin (Va.), Ami Bera (Calif.), Suzan DelBene (Wash.), and Brad Schneider (Ill.) will be overseeing the committees’ operations.
January 10, 2019 at 12:59 PM #10637Land of EnchantmentKeymaster
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From 2001 to 2007, she worked as senior director of corporate communications for Trinity Regional Health Systems. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as vice president of corporate communications for Iowa Health System; in her last full year, she received overall compensation of $306,295.
Let’s see what we can do to find one…..she is in Illinois’ 17th District and DID NOT have a primary challenger in 2018…..
“Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart.” ~ Emily Dickinson
January 10, 2019 at 1:14 PM #10647CharlesParticipant
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And they don’t try to hide it either…..
According to Larry Cohen, board chairman of Our Revolution, those who see the DCCC as merely a protection racket for incumbents are missing part of the picture. “The way they raise money is a disgrace,” said Cohen. “How can Democrats shout about what a disaster Citizens United was—and then use every tool that ruling provided?”…
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January 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM #10663chknltlParticipant
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Benito Mussolini’s stance was to hire to congress those who represented the needs of Italy’s industries.
This is a form of governance invented only slightly before Mussolini’s time by a fellow Italian, a professor named Giovanni Gentile(sp?).
It worked….well..sorta…Fascism as it was called did indeed help Italy’s industries, especially those industries associated with her Military Industrial Complex.
By implementing this new form of government that catered directly to Italy’s major industries, Mussolini helped create jobs for his countrymen who were still suffering from the ravages of the worldwide Great Depression.
Mussolini was wildly popular among his countrymen for that bit but…
History shows us how in the end why Fascism is a horrible form of self governance…because it is not self governance.
In the end, is it not better to have a government Of By and For it’s citizenry instead of one Of By and For it’s highest bidders?
Some would argue that a country’s means of production should never be in the hands of it’s citizenry.
I beg to differ. I believe that in a true democracy, the citizenry should in all cases be the final arbitor over it’s own fate.
If that means cracking the whip over an industry that is causing that citizenry harm then so be it!
Currently our citizenry still (barely) has the ability to exercise control over our own fate.
Speaker Pelosi, Hillary, DCCC, the Military Industrial Complex, Big Pharma, Wall Street and etc. think otherwise.
It seems fairly straight forward to me: the citizenry comes together as a unit to reestablish it’s control over it’s government….or it does not.
Just my opinion
January 10, 2019 at 2:23 PM #10683
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