Bad Timing


I’m all for better senators, and Manchin is the worst,  but this is bad timing, guys:

Progressive PAC kick-starts search for challengers to Manchin, Sinema

A trio of progressives who helped launch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 upsetcampaign are now setting their sights on Senate Democrats.

The co-founders of No Excuses PAC — Saikat Chakrabarti, Corbin Trent and Zack Exley — are starting a search for candidates to challenge incumbent Democrats they say are standing in the way of ambitious action to end the coronavirus pandemic and revive the economy.

The answer to Manchin and Sinema is to elect more Democrats in 2022, not to You’re Fired’ed the ones we already have and return the gavel to amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell; also, both these Senators are not up for reelection until 2024. So put your energy into step 1:  WORK ON ELECTING DEMOCRATS IN 2022.

Wait until we have a super-majority of the Senate in 2022 and then primary the eff out of the  Blue Dogs in 2024; I’m all for it.

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5 Responses to Bad Timing

  1. I can guaran-damn-TEE not ONE of these people have ever worked in red states like AZ and WV (and no matter how well we did, AZ is a red state. The R’s have held the house and senate for over 45 years, and the last Democratic Governor we had got taken away by Obama …Thanks Obama! 😦

    AOC’s ‘upset’ campaign was run in a D+29 district. This is no diss of the woman herself, she ran an old fashioned shoe leather campaign against an incumbent who was too busy to show up in his own fucking district to run.

    Sinema won by by just over 2% in 2018, which was a mounumental Blue Wave election over a thoroughly unliked candidate (Martha “McLoser” McSally) and had a long career in the state lege before that. She’s most def a Blue Dog conservadem, (and has been sent a sternly worded letter from a certain constituent outlining how the filibuster is simply McConnel’s scythe to block anything her party wants to do ), but no ProgBros from New York City have the slightest understanding of on-the-ground politics here.

    In 2022, the Senate race is going to be (most likely) Ducey versus Kelly. Ducey’s term limited and he’s kept largely to the ‘non bugfuck crazy’ wing of the GOP, so if he survives his primary, he’s gonna pull a lot of R’s back into the fold. Sinema runs in ’24.

    Also, Jim Justice just gave Manchin perfect cover to change his position on the relief bill. (“The great governor of my state made a powerful case that we need this!” )

    (Sending VP Harris to WV to praise Justice was a fucking masterstroke of retail politics on the part of the Biden administration, imo)

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  2. laura says:

    This is the Joe Leiberman of Al Frankens ever to have Jeff Van Drew’d.

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  3. Scottie says:

    Hello TG. It makes sense to primary lazy or conservative Democrats in very blue districts / states. Why should Democrats in deep blue areas put up with Republican lite when we can do better. There is no loss of the seat because a Democrat is going to win anyway. However that doesn’t apply to red areas / states. I think you have to really know and understand the area. From what I heard from the governor of WV the state seems more left than Manchin is. The Governor is all in for Biden’s relief bill and he wouldn’t be if the people in the state were not. I think we have to look very carefully at what really is going on there before any talk of outing Machin is talked about. However that said he sure is loving the limelight. He has gone from not really being important to thinking he was the most important vote in the Senate. He was shocked that the VP would address people in his state without talking to him first, how dare she he fumed. I worry he is getting to big for his britches as they use to say when I was growing up. Hugs


    • tengrain says:

      Scottie –

      When we have 60 Democratic Senators, then primary Manchin. As we only have 50, then we have to put up with him.

      West Virginia is blood red. Manchin is a son-of-the soil, former governor and former WV Secretary of State, and the sentimental favorite. The people of WV know him well and have voted for him for DECADES (since 1982 his first run for office when he was 35), and so being a blue dog dem is what they want. Believe me, if for some reason any other name with a (D) following it were on the ballot, the (R) will win.



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