Tag Archives: Democratic Party

Calm down, Democrats — your troubles aren't over

Source: spiked
by Sean Collins

"The conventional wisdom has been that Trump is such a unique figure that voters would not necessarily apply their dissatisfaction with Trump to other Republican candidates. Virginia shows this is not going to be the case. The Democrats’ candidate for governor, Ralph Northam, easily linked Gillespie with Trump, and it seems that other Republicans’ fortunes will also be tied to Trump’s success, or lack of success. And yet, while Republicans took a thorough beating on Tuesday, it would be wrong to draw far-reaching conclusions from this 'off-year' election cycle, where relatively few seats for national or state-level roles were contested. Democrats may no longer be feeling doom and gloom, but Tuesday shouldn’t have them celebrating, as the results didn’t show the Democrats overcoming their fundamental shortcomings." (11/09/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/calm-down-democrats-your-troubles-arent-over-virginia-northam/

Election 2017: Dems notch wins from coast to coast

Source: The Hill

"Democrats roared back on Tuesday a year after suffering perhaps the most demoralizing defeat in modern political history, claiming big victories in races up and down the ballot and across the country. … Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) won the Virginia governorship by a wider-than-expected margin, even with Democrats fretting about his late campaign strategy. Democrat Justin Fairfax won the lieutenant governor's office, becoming only the second African American to win a statewide post in Virginia since Reconstruction, while Attorney General Mark Herring (D) won re-election. In New Jersey, former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy (D) easily won the right to replace deeply unpopular Gov. Chris Christie (R) …. In Washington, Democrat Manka Dhingra (D) appeared headed for victory in a special election to fill an open state Senate seat …. Georgia Democrats celebrated winning two deep red districts in special state House elections." [editor's note: Unmentioned in this account is that Bill de Blasio was also re-elected mayor of NYC – TLK] (11/08/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359310-dems-win-from-coast-to-coast

Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee

Source: Washington Post

"Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in a new book that she seriously contemplated setting in motion a process to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell, in part because Clinton’s campaign was 'anemic' and had taken on 'the odor of failure.' In an explosive new memoir, Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the process of removing Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City." (11/04/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/brazile-i-considered-replacing-clinton-with-biden-as-2016-democratic-nominee/2017/11/04/f0b75418-bf4c-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html

Brazile: "Proof" that Clinton rigged nomination process "broke my heart"

Source: The Hill

"Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile writes in a new book that it 'broke [her] heart' when she discovered evidence that she said showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign fixed the Democratic nomination system in her favor. … Brazile described an agreement between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and Clinton’s joint fundraising committee that said the campaign would 'control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.' The arrangement was made to financially help the party, which was in significant debt following the 2012 reelection campaign of former President Barack Obama, she added. 'The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house,' Brazile wrote. Brazile noted that the agreement was signed in August of 2015, effectively giving Clinton control of the party almost one year before she secured the nomination." (11/02/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/358390-brazile-proof-that-clinton-rigged-nomination-process-broke-my-heart

WV: State's top gangster switches factional affiliation

Source: ABC News

"Democratic Governor of West Virginia Jim Justice announced he is switching to the Republican Party at President Donald Trump’s rally in his state on Thursday evening. 'Today, I tell you as West Virginians, I can't help you anymore being a Democrat governor,' said Justice. 'So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.' Earlier in the day, Trump teased a 'big announcement' at the event in Huntington, West Virginia. Thursday night, he praised the 6-foot-7-inch governor he nicknamed 'Big Jim' for 'show[ing] the country our agenda rises above left or right.' News of Justice's plans, which were first reported by The New York Times, surprised Republicans and Democrats alike in West Virginia." (08/03/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/west-virginia-governor-expected-switch-parties-trump-rally/story?id=49021943

O'Donnell: Women are robots who all have the same opinion on abortion

Source: Fox News

"Rosie O'Donnell urged her female fans to start their own party if the Democratic Party backs candidates who don’t support abortion rights. 'WOMEN SHOULD FORM OUR OWN PARTY IF DEMS DO THIS #dontYOUdare' she tweeted Tuesday. … The 55-year-old's Twitter rants are usually saved for her tirades against Trump." (08/02/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/02/rosie-odonnell-women-should-form-their-own-party-if-democrats-dont-defend-abortion-rights.html

Why the Democratic Party is doomed

Julian Assange

Source: TwitLonger
by Julian Assange

"The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is a political dead end. Despite vast resources, enormous incentives and a year of investigation, Democratic senators who have seen the classified intelligence at CIA HQ such as Senator Feinstein (as recently as March) are forced to admit that there is no evidence of collusion. Without collusion, we are left with the Democratic establishment blaming the public for not liking the truth about what Hillary Clinton said to Goldman Sachs and blaming their own base for not liking what they said in their own emails about about fixing the DNC primaries." (06/24/17)

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spvqcj

Democrats to Clinton: Don't go away mad, just go away

Source: The Hill

"Democrats say they’d like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight. They say her string of remarks explaining her stunning loss in November coupled with the public remarks blaming the Democratic National Committee for the defeat — which many took as also critical of Obama — are hurting the party and making the 2016 candidate look bitter. The Hill interviewed more a dozen Democrats about Clinton’s remarks, including many staunch Clinton supporters and former aides. They said they understood the need for Clinton to explain what happened in the election, and many also empathized with Clinton’s anger over former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of a probe into her private email server. But they also unanimously said Clinton needs to rethink her public blaming tour." (06/05/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/336172-dems-want-hillary-clinton-to-leave-spotlight

Democrats weigh using debt ceiling debate to thwart GOP tax cuts

Source: Bloomberg

"Congressional Democrats might abandon their calls for raising the nation’s debt limit without any conditions, with House and Senate party leaders now discussing whether to use their leverage to try to prevent Republicans from enacting tax cuts for wealthy Americans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled the shift Friday, telling reporters that 'we’re not there to raise the debt ceiling to throw a few crumbs to the middle class' and provide big cuts for the wealthy. It’s unclear how this would work in practice, but Democratic aides in both chambers said they are discussing possible strategies to tie the debt ceiling to blocking tax cuts. Such an approach would be a significant change for Democrats, who have spent the past eight years arguing that debt ceiling increases should be free from conditions, and could further complicate efforts to raise the government’s borrowing authority when the current limit is reached later this year." [editor's note: Whatever the motive, anything that gets in the way of a debt ceiling increase is good news – TLK] (06/03/17)

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-03/democrats-weigh-using-debt-ceiling-debate-to-thwart-gop-tax-cuts

Biden fuels 2020 speculation with remarks, schedule

Source: The Hill

"[Former US vice president Joe] Biden, who passed on running for president last year after a lengthy period of indecision, has promised to remain involved in rebuilding the party. When it comes to a White House bid in 2020, though, he has sent mixed signals, noting that he currently has no plans to mount a campaign. And Biden’s age — he’ll be 78 by Inauguration Day in 2021 — would make him by far the oldest president ever. Still, Biden’s busy recent schedule of events and appearances suggests he hasn’t entirely ruled out another bid." (05/22/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/334324-biden-fuels-2020-speculation-with-remarks-schedule