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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:58 PM

Purple House District Goes Uncontested By Dems - Why DWS Must Resign

Yet another abject failure by the DNC establishment and the DCCC. VA CD02 may go uncontested with the filing deadline of Thursday. How can the party's leaders be excused from this abject failure?

http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-2nd-district-20160325-story.html

Virginia Politics: And the 2nd District Democrats are ...?


Suppose they held a primary and nobody came?

For all the sound and fury in the battle for the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District, which now ranges from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach, there's been hardly a whisper from the Democratic side.

But the Democrats are still planning a primary, state party spokeswoman Emily Bolton says.

And candidates have just four more business days, until March 31, to declare for office, submit petitions to be included on the ballot and pay their fees, according to the state Department of Elections.



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Reply Purple House District Goes Uncontested By Dems - Why DWS Must Resign (Original post)
corbettkroehler Mar 2016 OP
LibDemAlways Mar 2016 #1
Scuba Mar 2016 #8
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #2
Chakab Mar 2016 #3
Gman Mar 2016 #4
Chakab Mar 2016 #7
former9thward Mar 2016 #13
Chakab Mar 2016 #15
former9thward Mar 2016 #16
Chakab Mar 2016 #17
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #5
world wide wally Mar 2016 #6
Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #12
dembotoz Mar 2016 #9
Recursion Mar 2016 #11
Recursion Mar 2016 #10
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2016 #14

Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:53 AM

1. DWS is a disgrace, doing everything in her power to make sure

Republicans win elections.

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 07:49 AM

8. Based on the results, it would be hard to argue against your point.

 

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 01:09 AM

2. Debbie is a Republican claiming to be a Democrat.

I bet she is being bribed to keep those seats uncontested.

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 01:18 AM

3. We have to start including Obama's name in these DWS hate threads.

 

He has the power to force her out, yet he does and says nothing as the electoral losses continue to mount.

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 01:18 AM

4. You can't force somebody to run

Who the hell in their right mind would seriously want to run for Congress these days? Sounds like a bunch of sane people in the district.

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Response to Gman (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:24 AM

7. No, you can't force anybody to run. What you can do is recruit competent

 

candidates to bid for seats that are realistically attainable in moderate districts that have elected Democrats in the recent past.

There is no excuse whatsoever for the DNC failing to recruit candidates to run against vulnerable incumbents in a Presidential election cycle when Democrats typically have the best voter turnout and the best chances of winning.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:08 AM

13. Maybe they have tried.

You don't know they haven't. Maybe there is no one willing to run in that district.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:31 PM

15. I don't believe for a second that they could not find somebody who'd be willing to run for

 

a Congressional seat in a moderate district with the proper financial backing.


We're not talking about rural districts in deep red states where a Democratic candidate, even a conservative one, would have no chance whatsoever of winning. We're talking about seats that have been held by Democrats in the recent past.

The inability to see that this is a complete failure on the part of the DNC is either due to obtuseness of naivete.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:44 PM

16. The DNC does not finance candidates.

They have to do that largely on their own. If someone can't get proper financial backing its on them not he DNC.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:48 PM

17. Not directly, but support from the DNC leads to recognition from players who routinely contribute

 

to viable candidates. There are donor networks that only people with establishment approval have access to.

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:07 AM

5. FIRE DWS Donate to Tim Canova FL-23 here


Donate to Democratic Underground for Tim Canova FL-23 here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/du4timcanova




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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:13 AM

6. She proves that incompetence is no barrier to position

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:40 AM

12. She's a textbook example of Laurence Peter's observation that

"In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties"

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:01 AM

9. this is a state party failure not dws....i thnk she is awful but this lies with state party

in my state, unless your race is "targeted" you will not get party support.

seen it time and again...find someone to run and the state party turns him/her into the maytag repariman

who decides which race is targeted? sorry ...above my pay grade

part of a self fulfilling prophesy....reason red areas stay red cause they state party is not interested.
ask the state party why they are not interested? cause the area is red.....

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:09 AM

11. If the state party dropped the ball like this, D-triple-C should have stepped in

But, still, that's LujŠn, not Wasserman-Schultz.

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:08 AM

10. How is that DWS's problem? She's DNC, not DCCC

Isn't your issue with Ben Ray LujŠn?

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Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:33 PM

14. It's not a failure, it's the plan

 

The goal is maintain a tenuous balance. Our party may or may not take back either house, but even if we did it wouldn't be by a large enough majority to do anything. Same thing when the republicans are in charge. We will have the congress Wall Street wants. All the rest is Kabuki theater

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