View Full Version : DCCC at it again

04-27-2018, 03:02 PM
My political thread for the month, ready to move like an anchor.

But this could be interesting reading for the blue team and what the wave may look like, and why it sucks.

Not for the easily offended, but I know a few who are not afraid of wonkette.


The synopsis is the house minority whip or any part of the DCCC shouldn't tell prospective candidates on the left not to run against centrist candidates self identifying as democrats in primaries.

Keith Wilson
04-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Umm - not anywhere NEAR as clear as all that. First , the policy differences between Tillemann and Crow aren't nearly as big as she claims; quite small, in fact. And second, that's exactly the sort of thing political parties have always done, for better or worse - in fact , it's what they ought to do, if they do it reasonably well. Winning elections is the point.

You can read what I think is a somewhat more balanced take on it here (https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/04/26/the-dcccs-finger-on-the-scales/).

04-27-2018, 03:40 PM
I read it, most of it sounds like an apology. Lying to win elections is why the blue ripple isn't going to have much of an impact. What isn't in the article you posted is that Tillermann is more of a Sanders progressive than Crow. That said best of luck to the DCCC (not Colorado) approved candidate i n getting Mike Coffman out.

"Levi Tillemann is justifiably incensed that his campaign for office is being opposed by the DCCC and that they are supporting one of his opponents. He has a right to be angry that he’s been denied resources that were offered to Mr. Crow. Most of all, however, he was lied to and misled for months and months as party operatives assured him of their neutrality."

"In other words, the DCCC was doing their job of trying to build a team of candidates that can win a majority. They can defend most of what they’ve done here, but they should not have lied about it. If they make a decision to back a candidate in a primary, they should announce their decision. And if they have some reason why they’re afraid to announce it, then they should stay neutral."

Keith Wilson
04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
I agree with that. Supporting and helping one candidate is standard procedure. Lying abut it is dumb and counterproductive. But Tillemann isn't very far to the left of Crow; the 'Sanders progressives vs. Clinton establishment' dichotomy may not apply here, and often does more harm than good. Too simple and binary.

Jim Bow
04-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Snooping around Wonkette's site I found this WTF?