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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:35 AM

Something seen today in the Corporate Supplicant group

"Two of three congressional candidates Sanders backed ystdy are running against gay Dems in primaries"

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/04/14/sanders-raising-funds-against-gay-congressional-candidates/
Sanders raising funds against gay congressional candidates


According to the Huffington Post, the fundraising email isnít the first time two of these three candidates have worked with the Sanders campaign. Both Flores and Jaypal introduced the presidential candidate during rallies in their respective home states of Nevada and Washington. Flores also appeared in an advertisement for Sanders that ran before the Nevada caucuses.

But two of these three candidates are seeking to defeat openly gay contenders seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Congress. As of right now, a total of seven lawmakers serving in the Congress are openly gay, lesbian or bisexual, or slightly more than 1 percent of the legislative body. Thatís short of the estimated 3.5 percent of the U.S. population as a whole who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, according to the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. (Transgender people make up an estimated one-third of one percent of the U.S. population, but no member of Congress, nor any member of a state legislature, is openly transgender.)

Teachout is running against Will Yandik, an openly gay farmer and Livingston deputy town supervisor who recently had a child with his same-sex spouse. Their primary is on June 28, weeks after the presidential contest on Tuesday.
Jayapal is competing against two openly gay candidates: Joe McDermott, a former member of the Washington legislature and now a member of the King County Council, and Brady Walkinshaw, a member of the Washington State House. Their primary is set for August 2, some time after the Washington presidential caucuses for Democrats, which took place on March 26, and the Republicans, which is set for May 24.

Both McDermott and Walkinshaw told the Washington Blade they objected to Sandersí endorsements of their opponents at a time LGBT people arenít proportionately represented in Congress.


Ok, so the fuck what? People don't deserve seats because of their orientation! If that was the case, I could cakewalk my pansexual mulatto ass up the steps of El Paso's town hall and just slip right into a seat. Maybe they should focus on running issues, and not identity politics.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:37 AM

1. Any way that the Hillary camp can divide is seen as a way to win. nt

 

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Response to revbones (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:41 AM

5. What was that tagline again? "Discredit, Disqualify, Unify later"?

They can kiss the darkest part of my unmentionables after this. Between the relentless identity politics and likening us to everything from the Tea Party to the goddamn National Socialist Party of Germany, yeah no. They can fuck right off.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:39 AM

2. For Clintons, sexual orientation is like race: it's there to be exploited and used, nothing more.

 

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:40 AM

3. If a candidate cannot run on the issues, distraction is a tactic. eom

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:40 AM

4. This is just an extension of the

Look Bernie is a racist/sexist tactic that the Hillary camp has been conducting. Outrage is her best strategy since she loses on her merits.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:41 AM

6. Bingo. It's more of their usual dogwhistling. n/t

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:44 AM

7. this is happening all over. all of a sudden we are supposed to support someone because ORIENTATION.

the veep must be ORIENTATION. The president must be ORIENTATION.

ISSUES and SUBSTANCE do not matter.

Just make sure the puppets are the right race, gender.

Don't look inside. Just judge the book by the cover.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:07 PM

9. Frank Underwood put it perfectly.

"You realize by now, politics isn't just theater anymore."

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:11 PM

10. and he is rignt. It is a sick.sick.joke. a fucking cancer. gah.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:44 AM

8. Oh God.

Every time I think I can't be more disgusted by Hillary, her supporters, and the DNC, they surprise me again.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:38 PM

11. I'm having trouble keeping up with the rules

I thought you were always supposed to support the female candidate. And wasn't there something about white guys being the wrong choice? Or is it some esoteric rule that two gay white men trump one immigrant woman? Is it a dealer's choice thing? They get to decide which minority is preferred in any given match?

This is harder than Bridge!

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Response to alcina (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:40 PM

12. That's why I stick to Hearts, Spades, and Poker.

Less people to work with, less rules to remember, and it's all meritocratic.

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Response to alcina (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:44 PM

13. it's like combination keno and 3-card monty mixed in with the pea under the shell...

only the dealer knows where are the winning things are...

there is a pyramid diagram that explains how all of this works but i can't locate it, and if i could you couldn't see it because you don't need to know...

just do what the leaders tell you and you'll be fine...

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Response to alcina (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:00 PM

14. The most important thing is to ignore their actual positions and vote only on appearances.

 

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