So apparently Jaime Harrison is Joe’s pick for DNC chairman

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    • #394849
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      Back in 2010, I didn’t think the DNC could do any worse than Tim Kaine. Then they put Debbie Scatterbrained-Lush in there and she got a full decade to lose some 1200 or so Democratic elected seats nationwide. When she finally got fired in 2016, I thought they surely could do better than her. But then they brought in SHAFTA Tommy Perez. A complete piece of shit whose party – after 4 years of a complete failure of a pResidency that left over a quarter million American mortals dead – only managed to win the White House by a relatively slim margin, actually LOST seats in the House, and despite predictions of a solid win in the Senate, only came away with a 50-50 tie that wasn’t decided until 2 months later.

      So anything would have to be an improvement after that, right?? Well, admittedly I know very little about Jaime Harrison. But I know he lost to Lindsey Graham. In an election year where Miss Lindsey was one of the WORST Cheeto ass kissers, and an obnoxious whiny little bitch in his own right. And if Harrison couldn’t win THAT election, how in Hell’s name would anybody think he’s the guy to help them win the next round of elections??

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      He worked for Jim Clyburn.

      He was vice chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

      • He served as a lobbyist for the Podesta Group. His clients at the Podesta Group included banks, such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo, Berkshire Hathaway, pharmaceutical companies, casinos, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, and Walmart, among others.
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      From Thomas Jefferson to William Jefferson Clinton, the Democratic Party has been an integral part of the US political landscape. The DNC Services Corporation (better known as the Democratic National Committee, or DNC) is the organizational and fundraising power behind the party.

      vote for nobody

    • #394859
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      From :

      But Harrison left Clyburn’s office, where he was earning a six-figure salary, in December 2008 to join the now-defunct Podesta Group, where he went on to represent the interests of a who’s who of corporate giants—Walmart, BP, Bank of America, Boeing, Merck, and Google.

      The work paid off, according to a new required financial disclosure Harrison submitted Monday night. Harrison, who left the Podesta Group at the end of 2016, now reports assets of up to $3.45 million.

      In addition to a large and diverse portfolio consisting of stocks, bonds, and mutual fund investments, Harrison’s family has significant money held in checking and savings accounts, and a sizable investment of between $100,000 and $250,000 in a Virginia residential property he earns rental income from.

    • #394871
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      Private corporation, only interested in money, lost my vote forever, no matter who the chair is.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #394877
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      This guy is all about fundraising & corporate connections. But that doesn’t win elections. Harrison should know that better than anybody, since he spent a lot more money than Miss Lindsey did in his Senate race, at least the last I heard.

      Going back a few years, I remember when Howard Dean was DNC chair, and within a matter of months, the Clinton cult types were whining about how he wasn’t raising enough money for them.

      On the other horn, he DID get both houses of Congress back in 2006 with his 50 state strategy. And he did play a huge role in getting Obama elected in 2008. After which the Obama administration “thanked” him by showing him the door, and offering cabinet positions to the very people who stole the 2004 Iowa caucus away from Dr. Dean (Gibbs, Vilsack, etc.)

      And it’s been all downhill for the DNC since then.

      So I guess the question is, do you want money for the sake of money, or do you want strategies that can actually win fucking elections?

      And if it’s just the money, then how the HELL are you any use as a political party at all?

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #394933
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      From what I’ve seen his one skill is endlessly begging people for money, without shame.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      From Sludge:

      With the Podesta Group, Harrison specifically lobbied his former colleagues in the House Majority Whip’s office for each of those large corporate clients:

      • Boeing, when the company was lobbying on the defense funding bill.
      • Lockheed, when the contractor was also lobbying on defense appropriations.
      • Wells Fargo, when the bank was lobbying on the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.
      • BP America, when the oil giant was lobbying on a clean energy bill that aimed to reduce global warming.
      • Bank of America, when the company was lobbying on patent reform and derivatives market transparency.
      • American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy, when the group was lobbying on renewables and other clean energy topics.

      Pharmaceutical industry clients include Amgen, Novo Nordisk, and Genzyme, around the crafting of the March 2010 Affordable Care Act, which had little effect on restructuring pricing in the prescription drug industry.

      Other clients of Harrison’s after heading through the revolving door include:

      Defense contractor General Dynamics, trade association the Council Of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers, hedge fund Fortress Investment Group, Google, General Motors, and Wal-Mart, according to lobbying records.

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