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Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:48 PM

Bernie Sanders isnt backing Tim Canova in his second bid against Wasserman Schultz

Source: McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON
In the summer of 2016, Tim Canova was the South Florida proxy for the dying embers of Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid.

After Sanders endorsed — on national television — Canova’s bid to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her congressional seat, the Nova Southeastern University law professor raked in millions from disaffected liberal Democrats around the country upset with her leadership of the Democratic National Committee and her perceived favoritism toward Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.

“Clearly I favor her opponent, his views are much closer to mine than to Wasserman Schultz’s,” Sanders said in May 2016.

Last week, Canova announced he will challenge Wasserman Schultz again in 2018 despite a 14-point loss in the Democratic primary to the longtime congresswoman from Weston.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article157374229.html



This Canova is becoming toxic. We don't need any elected Democrats from the Alex Jones wing of the party.

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Reply Bernie Sanders isnt backing Tim Canova in his second bid against Wasserman Schultz (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 OP
napi21 Jun 2017 #1
GulfCoast66 Jun 2017 #9
athena Jun 2017 #18
David__77 Jun 2017 #22
obamanut2012 Jun 2017 #14
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 #27
left-of-center2012 Jun 2017 #2
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 #4
hrmjustin Jun 2017 #5
Bradical79 Jun 2017 #20
obamanut2012 Jun 2017 #15
David__77 Jun 2017 #23
hrmjustin Jun 2017 #3
Thinkingabout Jun 2017 #6
delisen Jun 2017 #7
obamanut2012 Jun 2017 #16
JI7 Jun 2017 #8
GulfCoast66 Jun 2017 #10
geek tragedy Jun 2017 #11
GulfCoast66 Jun 2017 #30
geek tragedy Jun 2017 #31
GulfCoast66 Jun 2017 #33
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 #17
JustAnotherGen Jun 2017 #12
obamanut2012 Jun 2017 #13
NurseJackie Jun 2017 #19
joshcryer Jun 2017 #21
David__77 Jun 2017 #24
Grins Jun 2017 #25
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 #26
snooper2 Jun 2017 #28
Bradical79 Jun 2017 #29
JCanete Jun 2017 #32
Blue_Tires Jun 2017 #34

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:54 PM

1. Why wouldn't it be better to get a new Dem to run against her in 2018? I'm not saying

that because of Bernie, but if he lost by 14 pts it seems to me we should at least see if there's a better candidate available.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:36 PM

9. Or maybe leave it to the Democratic voters in her district

Let's focus on beating republicans not our fellow democrats.

And Bernie created this guy and owns him. Without his endorsement we would have never heard of him.

Too bad Bernie is not a member of our party. We would not have to worry about him encouraging people to run against democrats in 2018.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:58 AM

18. Some people want to make the Democratic party an all-male party.

They couldn't care less about throwing the Republicans out. They just want to throw the women out of the Democratic Party.

We Democrats need to start confronting the sexism in our own ranks. Sexism gave us Donald Trump. We will continue to ignore it at our peril.

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Response to athena (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:27 AM

22. I'm not aware of anyone who wants to make the Democratic Party all-male.

That isn't to say that there isn't a phenomenon of sexism to confront.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:04 AM

14. Because her constutuents love her

They can decide if they want a new person repping them, not outsiders. I'm not a DWS fan, but she is a DEMOCRAT, and my friends in her district, who are very, very liberal, like her, because she is very responsive to her constituents.

We need to get out GOP pols, not Dem ones.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:25 AM

27. DWS because she is a strong incumbent, not becasue Canova was a weak opponent

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:01 PM

2. From the O.P. ...

"We don't need any elected Democrats from the Alex Jones wing of the party."

Who?
What?
Huh?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:03 PM

4. He has been pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy theory:

Canova has also spread conspiracy theories about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, and implied that Wasserman Schultz tried to hack his computer after announcing his reelection bid last week.

In January, Canova wrote on Facebook that Rich “may have been the Wikileaks source of the leaked DNC emails. He was gunned down, assassinated under suspicious circumstances just days after publication of those leaked emails.”

And last week he tweeted, “Announced last night 8 p.m. run vs. @DWSTweets again. At 2 a.m. my computer was attacked & surge protector fried. Same happened last campaign.”

Canova deleted the Facebook post and tweet.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article157374229.html

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:06 PM

5. Wow, just wow!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 08:07 AM

20. He also thinks DWS fried his surge protector

 

I liked him initially despite him having little chance of winning, but turns out he's crazy.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:06 AM

15. He is a wingnut and goes on wingnut radio down here

He is a CT, bigoted jerk.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:28 AM

23. Actually, the Democrats might benefit from a few kooks.

They might at times play a useful role.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:03 PM

3. I doubt DWS is going to lose her district anyway.

 

She is still popular there with Democrats.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:07 PM

6. K & R, good for her

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:08 PM

7. Canova is a stealth right-wing conspiracy theorist?

He need to apologize to the Seth rich family.

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Response to delisen (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:08 AM

16. He is a stealth wingnut, period, like Gabbard

His love for going on RW radio, and his love for RW buddies, kinda shows that. The only reason he did as well as he did last time (ie not losing by 40 points), is because of the anti-HRC hysteria by some on the left.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:09 PM

8. good for him. he actually didn't campaign for him last year either

He probably there was something wrong with him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:36 PM

10. Then why did he endorse him?

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:54 PM

11. Politics--Canova supported him.

 

Also, DWS was despised (with a fair amount of good cause) by Team Bernie.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:47 PM

30. Team Bernie are only pleased with 2 types of people

Bernie and those loyal to him above everything else, including the Democratic Party.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:57 PM

31. DWS was awful, and was unfair to the Sanders campaign nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:15 PM

33. Cry me a river

I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that a life long member of the Democratic Party would favor a fellow Democrat rather than a lifetime Democratic Socialist who has continually cast aspersions on the party. And who all but his faithful know has no chance to win. Shocked I tell you.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:37 AM

17. Revenge

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 03:50 AM

12. From the link

This is odd:

“I have no idea about Tim Canova, I honestly don’t,” Sanders said when asked if he plans to support Canova’s second bid against Wasserman Schultz. “I know nothing about Tim Canova.”

Is he saying he has no idea about Canova's new bid? Or no idea about him in general?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:01 AM

13. Good -- he is a terrible candidate

He hangs out with wingnuts and goes on wingnut radio shows, etc. I am close to DWS district and have friends who are in DWS district, and her constituents LOVE her -- she does a lot for them. And, my friends are good lefties.

I am not the biggest DWS fan, but I would never even think of voting for a Gabbardesque, inexperienced guy over DWS.

Bernie just backed Canova the first time out of spite.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 08:04 AM

19. THAT ... is a correct analysis.

Your last sentence sums up everything perfectly.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:18 AM

21. Good, Canova was a nutter.

Appealed to the lowest common denominator on the left.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:32 AM

24. It seems to me like I'd support someone other than either Schultz or Canova.

Of course it's up to the voters of that district.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:47 AM

25. "Canova is becoming toxic...from the Alex Jones wing of the party"?

That's a leading line and a cheap shot at that! I read that article and there is NOTHING in there that hints to that.

But there is this from that link:

“I have no idea about Tim Canova, I honestly don’t. I know nothing about Tim Canova.” - Bernie Sanders.

If that line is true, and he really said that, then I regret my voting for Bernie in the primary.

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Response to Grins (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:15 AM

26. He has been pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy theory:

Canova has also spread conspiracy theories about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, and implied that Wasserman Schultz tried to hack his computer after announcing his reelection bid last week.

In January, Canova wrote on Facebook that Rich “may have been the Wikileaks source of the leaked DNC emails. He was gunned down, assassinated under suspicious circumstances just days after publication of those leaked emails.”

And last week he tweeted, “Announced last night 8 p.m. run vs. @DWSTweets again. At 2 a.m. my computer was attacked & surge protector fried. Same happened last campaign.”

Canova deleted the Facebook post and tweet.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article157374229.html

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Response to Grins (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:26 AM

28. Canova is a douchebag

 

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Response to Grins (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:47 AM

29. The Seth Rich conspiracy and DWS frying his computer?

 

That more than hints at him engaging in Alex Jones level paranoid conspiracies.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:34 PM

32. this is often the problem with outsiders. They don't have the same political life vetting. That may

 


also be a plus because there are some costs to succeeding within the Washington apparatus, but I can see why Sanders isn't supporting him this time around. He's saying some stupid shit.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:02 PM

34. I LOL'd when Bernie acted like he'd never heard the name before...

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