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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:05 AM

"There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it"

This article is about Justice Dems, founded by Chakrabarti their plans for the Democratic Party.

“Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin.

Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats.

“I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,” said Saikat Chakrabarti. “That’s who we need to counter. It’s the same across any number of issues—pay-as-you-go, free college, “Medicare for all.” These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don’t pass because of the radical conservatives who are holding the party hostage.”

“There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it,” said Waleed Shahid, the group’s spokesman.”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/04/the-insurgents-behind-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-224542

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Reply "There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it" (Original post)
Me. Feb 6 OP
mcar Feb 6 #1
DURHAM D Feb 6 #2
redstatebluegirl Feb 6 #6
Squinch Feb 6 #3
Gothmog Feb 6 #4
manor321 Feb 6 #5
Me. Feb 6 #7
redstatebluegirl Feb 6 #8
Me. Feb 6 #9
SidDithers Feb 6 #10
Me. Feb 6 #11
SidDithers Feb 6 #12
Docreed2003 Feb 6 #13

Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:06 AM

1. Oh for God's sake

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:09 AM

2. He is AOC's Chief of Staff and should not

be out getting press. He seems to think he is the elected official. She needs to fire him immediately.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:15 AM

3. What a great idea. Individual 1 is in the oval office, so let's fight each other. SMH at the

idiocy of this from beginning to end.

For the last time: if we want control of the committees, we HAVE to tolerate some conservative Democrats in our tent. These people who would "wage war" within the party need to grow the hell up, learn math, and cut this crap out.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:24 AM

4. I remember the Brand New Congress silliness

Cenk and the Just Us Democrats started with this silly concept that fell apart From the article cited in the OP

The group started meeting up even before the 2016 primary was over, and its members began looking ahead to the 2018 midterms—figuring that any Democratic president would need a very different Congress to get anything done. Along with Cenk Uygur, the progressive activist and founder of the liberal media company The Young Turks, they started a group called Brand New Congress.

The original idea was thrilling in its ambition, if absurdly unworkable: They would create a slate to replace Congress entirely, recruiting 435 people across both parties to run for the House, while BNC would serve as the back office for all of them, handling mail, digital, and press.

Chakrabarti, Uygur and others saw the effort begin to founder under its own weight. And in the wake of Trump’s shocking win, the notion of a nonpartisan effort to replace every member of Congress with some nonpolitical person didn’t seem as important as creating the sharpest possible counterweight on the left. And so after the election, Chakrabarti, Trent, Rojas, Uygur and others split off to found Justice Democrats.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:33 AM

5. Politico has an agenda of stirring up Democrats

But there is no war. The left part the party has the constituency and the votes. The tiny conservative side does not.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:43 AM

7. You're Right About Politico

but the quote is the quote.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:45 AM

8. They sound like the tea party did back when they hijacked the repug party.

Nothing good comes out of splitting a party in two, you lose, bottom line. We can't win with these litmus tests of whether we are really democrats or not. I have walked 1000's of miles, made 1000's of calls, stuffed envelopes, worked events etc in support of democratic candidates and now because I don't go full left, I am not a democrat. Fine, I'll stay home the next time they call me to work. I certainly hope the "Justice Democrats" show up to fill my shoes because we can't win without people who work like I do.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:47 AM

9. And Who Put Them In Charge?

How many of them are there exactly?

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:56 AM

10. Justice Dems. LOL...

Waleed Shahid posted this then deleted. Too cowardly to let it stand.



That's what you get with Cenk's Justice Dems.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:59 AM

11. Wait/What?

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Response to Me. (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:04 AM

12. Yup. Nice,eh?...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:23 AM

13. Wow...he seems classy

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