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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:09 AM

Will Ben Jealous pull Maryland Democrats together or apart?

(Sorry about the divisive/wedge headline; Guess the Sun needs drama.)

'The day after Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic nomination for governor, he appeared on a left-leaning MSNBC talk show and was asked the question roiling establishment Democrats.

Was he so liberal that he will help a Republican win? Break apart the Democratic Party?

Jealous largely dodged the premise of the question.

“Go ahead, call me a socialist,” Jealous answered, bringing up his latest job and most potent political antidote to the charge. “That doesn’t change the fact I’m a venture capitalist.” . .

Jealous supporters say the entire debate is overblown and ignores how the former NAACP chief won the primary in the first place: by building a coalition, unique in Maryland, of progressive organizations, labor unions and African-American support.'>>>


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-jealous-progressive-20180629-story.html

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Reply Will Ben Jealous pull Maryland Democrats together or apart? (Original post)
elleng Jul 2018 OP
Iliyah Jul 2018 #1
Wwcd Jul 2018 #2
elleng Jul 2018 #3
Iliyah Jul 2018 #4
Wwcd Jul 2018 #5
vi5 Jul 2018 #6
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #7
alarimer Aug 2018 #10
kwassa Jul 2018 #8
elleng Jul 2018 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:14 AM

1. My cousin lives in Maryland

And she like the present governor.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:20 AM

2. Ahh, Money & Media

 

Btw, it wasn't just "establishment" Democrats.
Democrats come in all ages, races, gender etc.
See how Media plays their divison game?
Its a pity Mr Jealous dodged the question.
His answer would be interesting.

Take note of the broadbrushed labels Media uses to 'identify' our Democratic Party.
Establishment. And that is the Lie being projected.
But Money & Media, ya know. $$$$$


Broadbrush Labels

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:30 AM

3. The Sun said he dodged the question.

Watch the interview and decide for yourself.

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:31 AM

4. Don't forget, Dems are in

disarray.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:37 AM

5. Lol. And who better to beat that drum than "Money & Media!

 

The Democratic Party was their cash cow in 2016.
They're already imagining what it'll will take to refill their deep pockets this time around.

All in for Money & Media!! $$$
Media moves the message.
Jump in! Whoo hoo!

Country be damned

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:51 AM

6. Funny how this is never asked about candidates who...

 

...are perceived as "moderate" or "centrist". Only of liberal ones.

When a liberal candidate doesn't win it's because they were too liberal and it's their fault for that. If a moderate or centrist (ie. conservative) candidate doesn't win then it's because liberal voters wanted ponies and threw tantrums or were being selfish.


Funny how that is.

Of course it won't matter because I'm sure all the very sensible folks who always implore liberals to vote Democrat always for the greater good will do that here, right?

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Response to vi5 (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

7. The only use the elites have for the Democratic Party

is to clean up the mess after an 8-12 year orgy of Republican corruption. Any hint of a serious reform movement emerging is a threat that needs to be nipped in the bud.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 05:53 PM

10. Exactly.

How many times are we told to vote for the D, no matter what. Well, I’m no longer going to. In fact I’m going to join the DSA. So, so, sick of the centrist scolds here and elsewhere. I’ve had it with this party and this website.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2018, 08:29 PM

8. Hogan has a 70% approval rating. Who can beat him?

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Response to kwassa (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 2, 2018, 08:44 PM

9. Dunno. Maybe these guys?Biden joins Maryland Democrats to rally behind Ben Jealous' campaign

for governor
Former Vice President Joe Biden joined Maryland Democrats Saturday night at Camden Yards to rally support for Ben Jealous as he mounts his campaign against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, just four days after winning his party’s contested primary.

The former Delaware senator said Democrats need to end inner-party bickering to take back Congress and win local and state elections to defeat a Republican Party that he said favors corporations and wealthy donors over middle-class, working families.

“We have to stop them,” Biden told a crowd of 250 at the Jealous fundraiser. “We can’t do it if we’re divided.”

Biden was joined by the Maryland Democratic Party’s biggest names and representatives of the campaigns that rivaled Jealous. Among the Democratic leaders were Sen. Ben Cardin, former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, and Reps. Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes and C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-joe-biden-democrats-20180630-story.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10562403

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