3 Ways the Donna Brazile Dust-Up Makes it Harder for Democrats to Win Elections

By NTK Staff | 11.06.2017 @8:58am
3 Ways the Donna Brazile Dust-Up Makes it Harder for Democrats to Win Elections

Ex-DNC Chair Donna Brazile blew a hole in the bridge between establishment Democrats and ‘Bernie bros’ last week with an explosive op-ed accusing the Clinton campaign of rigging the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during Hillary Clinton’s primary with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Since Brazile’s op-ed, Democrats have relaunched the on-again/off-again fight between the Clinton and […]

Ex-DNC Chair Donna Brazile blew a hole in the bridge between establishment Democrats and ‘Bernie bros’ last week with an explosive op-ed accusing the Clinton campaign of rigging the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during Hillary Clinton’s primary with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Since Brazile’s op-ed, Democrats have relaunched the on-again/off-again fight between the Clinton and Sanders wings of the party. Dozens of Clinton operatives co-signed a letter denying Brazile’s claims, and Brazile doubled down.

The longer the feud runs on, the more it risks plaguing the Democrats in this year’s elections and beyond. Here are three ways that could happen:

2017

The marquee race of this off year is the Virginia gubernatorial election, which will happen on Tuesday. The ‘establishment vs. liberal’ fight recently touched this race, though, when the progressive Democracy For America group pulled its support for Democratic nominee Ralph Northam over Northam’s support for banning sanctuary cities.

…after seeing Northam play directly into the hands of Republicans’ racist anti-immigrant rhetoric on sanctuary cities, we refuse to be silent any longer and even remotely complicit in the disastrous, racist, and voter-turnout-depressing campaign Ralph Northam appears intent on running.

…Let’s be really clear: If Ralph Northam wins next Tuesday, it won’t be because he publicly backtracked on his commitment to protecting immigrant families, but in spite of it.

Support for sanctuary cities is apparently a litmus test for some liberals, one that could factor into the next round of races in 2018.

2018

The midterm elections are difficult enough for Democrats, who will be defending several incumbents in states Donald Trump won in 2016. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and allied groups will need every penny to get the likes of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) over the finish line.

However, they may have to spend money defending another incumbent … in California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has a primary challenger in liberal State Sen. Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles).

Though de Leόn has declined to attack Feinstein so far, California’s unique “jungle primary” law, which could keep Feinstein and de Leon locked in a battle through November 2018, could help divert millions of dollars away from Trump-state incumbents next year.

2020

This one is no surprise. The three biggest names discussed for Democrats’ presidential challenge to Trump in 2020 represent opposite wings of the party: ex-VP Joe Biden on one end, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the other.

Besides the problem that all three are old enough to be receiving Social Security benfits, the sheer number of Democrats planning to run in 2020 – from both wings of the party – all but assures a nasty fight over the party’s ideological direction for years to come.

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Anita Hill Slams Joe Biden
By NTK Staff | 11.22.2017 @2:30pm

Anita Hill Slams Joe Biden

The sexual harassment accuser criticized the former senator and vice president for his role in her Senate Judiciary Committee.

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