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George II

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26. Who exactly is Nina Turner, and what are the electoral accomplishments that make her so....
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 10:43 AM
Dec 2021

....important that she can dictate to the President of the United States?

Let's look at her electoral history:

Ran for Cleveland City Council in 2001, lost
Ran for Cleveland City Council in 2004 for a vacated seat, won
Appointed to State Senate in 2008
"Re-elected" (ran unopposed) in 2010
Announced her candidacy against Marcia Fudge in 2012, dropped out
Ran for Ohio Secretary of State, lost
Ran for OH-11, lost the primary to Shontel Brown

She hasn't defeated a single opponent in a primary or election since 2004.

Along the way she supported Sanders in the 2016 primary, he lost
She supported Jill Stein in the General Election, she lost
She was co-chair of Sanders' campaign in the 2020 primary, he lost
After the nomination, she refused to support Joe Biden in the General Election, he won

And as noted, she called Joe Biden a "half bowl of shit" during the General Election campaign, and when asked a few weeks later about it she doubled down by calling him just a "bowl of shit" (no longer half) - that's "playing nice"? And what exactly are these "gloves" she's taking off.

In addition, in late 2020 she co-founded and was her intention to run in the OH-11 primary as a candidate of the "People's Party". But she didn't properly register it in Ohio so she couldn't. As they put it when she announced her candidacy, inasmuch as the People's Party wasn't properly registered in Ohio, she "had" to run as a Democrat, presumably reluctantly.

Soon after she lost the August primary she founded a lobbying firm, "Amare Public Affairs", with the financial backing of right wing Mercury Public Affairs, one of whose clients was a foreign nonprofit connected to Paul Manafort.

A month after announcing her new lobbying firm, her financial benefactor, Mercury, became mired in scandal.

So again, who is she to tell the DEMOCRATIC President of the United States what to do?

Finally, what is this so-called "movement" of which she always speaks? From all appearances her anti-Democratic Party "movement" is standing still.

I lulz'd KG Dec 2021 #1
Yeah. Whatever, Nina. GoCubsGo Dec 2021 #2
That's exactly why they give her attention padah513 Dec 2021 #3
Nina hates not being the center of attention PatSeg Dec 2021 #20
She blew a 25% lead in her last race LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2021 #30
I remember it was "35%" but Cha Dec 2021 #36
Oh PLease Me. Dec 2021 #4
That's not the word Cha Dec 2021 #37
How About...As If Me. Dec 2021 #50
Yes, that's a nice Cha Dec 2021 #52
Ugh. Can't stand her Just_Vote_Dem Dec 2021 #5
Hmm... Mike Nelson Dec 2021 #6
She's a joke. Scrivener7 Dec 2021 #7
Wonder if she'll eventually commit to that third party they can't get going. Hortensis Dec 2021 #8
"The movement is going to cry out"? Walleye Dec 2021 #9
How pathetic! What's sad is that I think Katie Porter Nixie Dec 2021 #10
Yep. CrackityJones75 Dec 2021 #12
Yes. That was disappointing... NurseJackie Dec 2021 #17
You remember correctly Cha Dec 2021 #40
Katie, Aoc, Bernie, & more...endorsed & fundraised for her.. Budi Dec 2021 #49
Trump in heels Shellback Squid Dec 2021 #11
But considerably less charming, and much less viable. Maru Kitteh Dec 2021 #78
If she does it right it could be OK TheFarseer Dec 2021 #13
No, it would not help if it shifts the Democratic party to the left in either 2022 or 2024 karynnj Dec 2021 #31
How could they have achieved these goals? betsuni Dec 2021 #71
:) +100. Although, what enlarges the expectations and ambitions of our Hortensis Dec 2021 #72
Turner would run on a lot of things TheFarseer Dec 2021 #73
She is a terrible messenger JustAnotherGen Dec 2021 #76
She never does anything right. LiberalFighter Dec 2021 #32
People are getting tired of the abrasive... 2naSalit Dec 2021 #14
I know that I certainly am. However, she did have a big cheering section here... NurseJackie Dec 2021 #15
I think we need... 2naSalit Dec 2021 #16
I approve! NurseJackie Dec 2021 #22
Everytime she opens her mouth she is toxic. LiberalFighter Dec 2021 #33
Oh, Sure, Nina! You Go for It! MineralMan Dec 2021 #18
Her New Political Party - "Just Us, Democrats!" MineralMan Dec 2021 #19
LULULULZZZZ BradAllison Dec 2021 #21
Haaa! That's so funny! 😂😆🤣😆😂 NurseJackie Dec 2021 #24
No inthewind21 Dec 2021 #35
Touche' With your Reality Check!! Cha Dec 2021 #41
Reccing this + a million. Budi Dec 2021 #48
What does that have to do with Nina Turner toying with the idea of primarying Biden? Has.... George II Dec 2021 #46
Sorry to interrupt George BradAllison Dec 2021 #56
You're claiming that Turner is a "completely irrelevant private citizen"? She's already.... George II Dec 2021 #62
Because Nina Turner doesn't stand between America and BBB BradAllison Dec 2021 #63
So now you're dragging yet someone else in, too. This is about Nina Turner, who is not a "fringe.... George II Dec 2021 #65
LOL BradAllison Dec 2021 #67
How do you know who I "can't stand" and who I "hate" (as you said in another post)? I wouldn't.... George II Dec 2021 #70
She is one wretched, wretched excuse for a human being. hlthe2b Dec 2021 #23
The affinity for her is strange indeed. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #25
It's really surprising that the name of Manchin comes into this discussion..... George II Dec 2021 #47
Who exactly is Nina Turner, and what are the electoral accomplishments that make her so.... George II Dec 2021 #26
Excellent post. (Quoting this in full, so that I can add it to my DU-Journal.) NurseJackie Dec 2021 #27
God this is damning. Until she's held to account for RW Mercury, Budi Dec 2021 #53
She is very pathetic. On another note... LiberalFighter Dec 2021 #34
K & R . Nina's Movement. Budi Dec 2021 #51
It's what she's having for lunch. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #61
Yes. Half a bowl for lunch Budi Dec 2021 #64
I am so sick of narcissistic politicians FelineOverlord Dec 2021 #28
Apparently, it can be quite profitable. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #29
To primary Joe Biden, you have to do it from within the Democratic Partyi DFW Dec 2021 #38
Nina Turner, endlessly seeking relevance... Wounded Bear Dec 2021 #39
She found it here, briefly. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #42
Yeah, but that was the vocal minority of extremists from the far left... Wounded Bear Dec 2021 #43
She has been successful at marginalizing herself... and for that I'm grateful. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #44
Happy Holidays, Indeed! nt Wounded Bear Dec 2021 #45
Katie Porter is an extremist from the far left? Cuthbert Allgood Dec 2021 #55
Don't interrupt..... BradAllison Dec 2021 #59
... Cuthbert Allgood Dec 2021 #66
.... BradAllison Dec 2021 #68
Nobody said that. NurseJackie Dec 2021 #69
Why would any media outlet have this mcar Dec 2021 #54
Why would any establishment politician associate with her so closely? NurseJackie Dec 2021 #57
Another good question. Nt mcar Dec 2021 #58
The baggage she carries, and her toxic style would not benefit anyone... NurseJackie Dec 2021 #60
I really do not care what Nina thinks on this or any other issue LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2021 #74
That's a great tweet! NurseJackie Dec 2021 #77
I can't stand her JustAnotherGen Dec 2021 #75
This message was self-deleted by its author fleabiscuit Dec 2021 #79
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