THIS is exactly why we cannot look to the Dem Party as any real option.
The Dem Party has just as big a wall against liberal candidates being welcome
in the party as the GOP has.
You can set them up, you can fund them, but they will not be supported by the party.
We just had this happen at very local levels here in our town where the GOP’s long
time hold on the town was overturned and control (including a female Dem Mayor)
has passed into Dem hands. HOWEVER, four Dem candidates challenging Rep.
Leonard Lance/NJ for the USHR have been side-lined to move another corporate
candidate into place.
Our TOWN newspaper reports on "Democrats Clearing Field in 7th In Effort to
Unseat Lance" and comments that … “But in order to do so the establishment is
doing its best to clear out the competition in primaries to ensure the party’s choices –
usually those with lots of campaign cash – are the ones facing Republican
incumbents in November.”
Referring specifically to the Lance race, they add: "Over the last two months two
female candidates and two male candidates from our local towns have dropped out
of the race, leaving Tom Malinowski/Rocky Hill the clear front runner to face five
term Rep. Lance… They also say that: "In our view, it looks like both of the women
were pushed to suspend their campaigns as the party wanted Mr. Malinowski, a
former assistant secretary of state in the Obama Administration, to face Rep. Lance."
They then quote a statement by David Pringle/Cranford one of the male candidates
at the time of his exit announcement from the race …
"At a time when the nation is clamoring for new voices, for women, for environmentalists,
for people of color, they are the first people the system casts aside …
Candidates are viewed almost exclusively through a fund-raising prism.
Whoever raises the most money is seen as the best candidate. Fundraising consumes
up to seven hours of a candidate’s day. We need public financing for campaigns and
competitive races. Organizational politics confines candidate selection decisions to too
few people in an opaque process. Our big D Democratic Party needs to be more small d
Calling the process unfair to candidates, Mr. Pringle told newjerseyglobe.com in March:
“Democrats should’ve learned by now the more unfair the process the harder it is to unite.”
“Primaries are for vetting candidates, giving regular voters not just the party insiders the
chance to decide and prepping for the fall,” Mr. Pringle said.
A female spokesperson for the GOP Senate Campaign representing a male candidate who
is running against the establishment candidate (another male) had a similar statement:
"time and time and time again the New Jersey establishment tells us who to vote for."
Very much like what Pringle said of the situation, except that I don’t think he was hard enough
on the system. When the “establishment” is owned by people like Koch Bros./John Birch
Society we’re talking about a very extreme amount of bribery going on with Koch Bros. now
promising to increase their investment from $40 million in 2016 to $400 million this time
around. We can expect the Koch Bros. wish list to increase by tenfold as well.
We already have suicidal systems in place leading the nation . . .
Elitism, Capitalism, Christianity and all of it controlling our MIC and Intelligence networks
which are spying on the American public — spying on the American public!!
We’re seeing in Trump where they are leading us and Trump is showing us today where
he will lead us in his threats to use missiles to attack Syria in a challenge to Russia.
Is this enough insanity for us yet?
Nothing could be clearer than that our voting/elections are rigged and that we need to
work outside of government to change it.
PS: There was an unbelievable movement created to ensure that Bannon would be gone …
We need the same kind of action to prevent Pompeo and Haspel from being affirmed and
to catapult John Bolton out of the White House and out of the administration totally.