- Mar 2, 2018
Gotta love this party unity coming from the Dem party. Better not hear crying from establishment Dems when they get primaried by progressives for being terrible at their job.
Whataboutism. What is driving this view that made you think of the argument that this primary challenge is ok because the justice dems do the same to those who are as bad as republicans. Would love to hear your view
There were many Democrats who won last year. Can you name a single one that ran and won on a message of "hey, at least I'm not a Republican"?It really, truly sucks that the Democrats are the only viable non-Republican party, because as an organization they're staggeringly incompetent. "At least we're not the GOP" is not enough anymore, and if they're going to rip one of their own to shreds over a comment they didn't even understand, then they're no good to any of us.
So we get mad when the national party squashes some primary challenges and are ok with it some other times? If someone wants to primary Omar, let them.
Nobody is actually reading the article.
Evil establishment at it again.
I think intent is always a important factor, but considering Omar has the support of DFL and her constituents she'll be fine.
That, some non-political affiliate quotes, and a few sprinkled quotes from associates to candidates that ran against her.
Primary her all you want but the whole basis for them to do it is because they say she's an antisemite, disengenous as hell. Also I'm all for progressives to primary the fuck out of center Democrats in blue districts.Are you all forgetting the Justice Dems have been threatening establishment Dems with getting primaried since they were elected? Of course they were going to fight back eventually. The whole reason the Dems criticised primarying in the first place is so this doesn't escalate into situations like this. What did you honestly expect to happen here?
Omar's latest scandals may have been the last straw as AIPAC put a target on her back.
Again, this isn’t the DCCC or the DFL doing this. It’s in the article!This is why the Democrats can't accomplish anything. This is why the average person thinks both sides are the same. This is why progressives will have to fight Democrats to keep them from doing the easy thing over the right thing. This is why younger people lose hope. So much stupidity and privilege in the Democrat leadership.
You'd think if Pelosi really wanted to silence Omar she'd strip her of her committee post, or formally censure her, or specifically call out Omar in an anti-Semitism resolution rather than broaden it to distance Omar from it. All things she has the power to do.
The point is the complaints about the establishment primarying her are hypocritical.
It's why "Dems in disarray" sticks so well.You'd think if Pelosi really wanted to silence Omar she'd strip her of her committee post, or formally censure her, or specifically call out Omar in an anti-Semitism resolution rather than broaden it to distance Omar from it. All things she has the power to do.
Can you guys, like, fucking read the article? So many jumping in here to get their 'Dems in disarray' takes in and paint this as an establishment hit job reflective of how terrible the party is...when the only Dems even attached to this story are just a couple state figures, one of whom already supported a challenger against Omar last year.
Probably cause she doesn't want it to look too blatant. Like pretending the bill wasn't really about her is laughable.