A progressive political action committee (PAC) hit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Tuesday, calling it "out-of-touch" on gun control laws and criticizing its lack of support for single-payer healthcare. The Justice Democrats -- founded by The Young Turks creator, progressive activist Cenk Uygur -- shared its criticism of the DCCC in response to reports that the DCCC told lawmakers not to support single-payer healthcare and to refrain from talking about gun-control policies in the wake of a mass shooting last year. "It's becoming evident that the DCCC -- and the billionaire donors and revolving door consultants that make up the Democratic Party's establishment -- believe Democrats can only take back Congress running on a watered-down message," the Justice Democrats said in a statement.
HuffPost on Tuesday had reported that the DCCC, which supports Democrats running in the House, told lawmakers not to "politicize" the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October that left nearly 60 dead and hundreds more injured. According to the report, the DCCC urged lawmakers to offer "thoughts and prayers" rather than discuss gun policy in the days immediately following the shooting.
The Huffington Post report came on the heels of a report by The Intercept, which claimed the DCCC urged members against supporting single-payer healthcare proposals ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
In a statement to HuffPost, DCCC communications director Meredith Kelly said regional press secretary Evan Lukaske, who sent the email regarding gun violence after the Vegas shooting, was only advising candidates against "hasty responses" to the shooting.
House Democrats embrace pro-gun candidate Jeff Van Drew for Jersey Shore seat
For a district that covers part of Ocean County, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it will start giving fundraising and organizational support to a midterm candidate who voted against gay marriage and gun control measures backed by fellow Democrats.
Democratic state Sen. Jeff Van Drew is among four potential contenders in the party's primary
I agree, the DCCC is going to help Democrats pull defeat out of the jaws of victory. Supporting Van Drew is no different than supporting a Republican, why bother? The Progressive Caucus should push the DCCC out of the way and take over the party.
I hope so too, Danni.
And you liberal, progressive loonies wont win another election for a generation.
"And you liberal, progressive loonies wont win another election for a generation."
We'll see about that Boaz, with your president's poll numbers in the toilet it is sort of funny that you even continue to post. Progressiveism is the future, conservatism is the failed past.
Vote for the best candidate that can win or stay home until you can vote for the perfect candidate that doesn't stand a chance? I say Democrats should stick by your principles and stay home.
"I say Democrats should stick by your principles and stay home."
Fortunately no one cares what you say.
"How many pro-life Democrats are left?" - #8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-28 10:20 AM
Probably the exact same number of pro-choice Republicans left.
That might be why the Republican Party's tent is getting smaller and smaller.
#3 actually it's the "progressives" and people like you who'll snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when you insist on every single progressive idea be implemented everywhere all at once the moment you have even a sense that victory is possible.
I feel like the standard is too high. I personally, am too centrist to support many of the far-left ideas.
#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-
You mean like gay rights gun control and single payer? those far far left ideas. those ideas are just so shocking I tell you!
"Dems are more center-right than people pretend they are."
Polling actually shows that the American people are more left leaning, not just the Democratic Party. On things like SS expansion, Medicare for all, Medicaid expansion, DACA, gun control, many other issues, the general population is far ahead of the foolish centrist Dems who want to run as Republican-lite candidates.
"If a voter has a choice between a Republican and a Democrat who acts like a Republican, he'll vote for the Republican every time."
--Harry S. Truman, former U.S. President
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