Our endorsements for state party delegates in Assembly Districts 17 and 19 The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated by the Clinton wing, not the Sanders wing. And as we saw in November, that’s not a recipe for success. Moving the state party is a slow process, but it needs to start now. And one of the ways it can begin is with cities like San Francisco sending reformers to the state convention. The delegates aren’t selected on the ballot. It’s a much more old-fashioned process that involves showing up on Sunday, waiting in line, and casting a ballot. But it’s worth the effort. We strongly support the … [Read more...] about VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!
Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMichelle Obama on 2016 election: 'What is going on in our heads where we let that happen?' FBI not requesting personal accounts from agents who exchanged text messages Carl Bernstein: Giuliani's goal is to 'throw bombs' into the Mueller probe MORE can’t stop living in the past. On her latest stop in her “it’s not me, it’s you” multi-nation pity party blaming American voters for being too racist, misogynistic and gullible to alleged Russian mind tricks, it feels like she's stopped just short of blaming reptilian aliens for her loss in 2016. But, this past week, the former First Lady and failed presidential candidate took a new line of excuse. While in New York City at the horribly inaccurately named Shared Value Leadership Summit, Clinton made a stunning admission: Calling herself a “capitalist” during the Iowa caucuses hurt her election chances because “41 percent of Democrats are socialists or … [Read more...] about The Democrat party and its leftward drift
Aside from Kim, Democrats hope the beneficiary of the ads is Gil Cisneros, a Democrat and Navy veteran whom the DCCC recently elevated to its "Red to Blue" program, which gives his campaign more strategic and fundraising support. The move was short of a formal endorsement, but was meant to signal to donors and supporters which campaign it thinks is strongest. Veteran political operatives are also being courted by the DCCC to join Cisneros' campaign before the primary. … [Read more...] about Democrats are using a new strategy to prevent a primary shutout in California
Time at the podium, or waxing intellectual with other panelists on the white leather couch behind it, was sought after, but also fraught this year. Those who took the stage, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Sen.Elizabeth Warren, wrestled with the question of how far the left's anger can go to win back the country for Democrats, and how far the party should go in moving its focus to a different message, perhaps an optimistic one. They jockeyed to offer a vision the kingmakers in the audience could embrace. … [Read more...] about Democrats vie to impress the party’s elite, and audition for the 2020 presidential race
Poll workers help with drive-thru voting at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters on Election Day 2014. / Photo by Dustin Michelson “Democrats don’t vote in primaries.” This is what everyone down to my friend’s 5-year-old son (which was particularly disconcerting) told me when I decided to run for San Diego County assessor-recorder-clerk, an office that was decided on June 5. But I figured things might be different in 2018, given that Donald Trump is in the White House and the electorate seemed anxious to send a message, so I resolved to find out for myself the hard way. Spoiler: Everyone was largely right, but with a caveat. Democrats, even down-ballot ones like me without the benefit of party identification next to our names, actually did well in San Diego County where turnout was highest and where media coverage was thickest — specifically, in the 49th Congressional District and in the County Board of Supervisors’ 4th District. But they … [Read more...] about What Democrats Can Learn From the Primary Results
POLITICS 07/06/2018 04:59 pm ET Updated 39 minutes ago Trump's foes could give greater weight to the high court in this year's elections, a new poll suggests. By Ariel Edwards-Levy Democrats’ opinion of the Supreme Court has cratered in the past three years, even as Republicans’ respect for the institution has risen, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Overall, 41 percent of Americans approve of the Supreme Court’s job performance, while 36 percent disapprove. The share of the public that approves is identical to poll results in June 2015, just after the court upheld President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But underneath that steady topline number is a significant partisan shift. Just 24 percent of Democrats now approve of the court, down from 64 percent in 2015. At the same time, Republican support has jumped to 73 percent, up from 23 percent three years ago. Fifty-two percent of Democrats now say they view the Supreme Court as too … [Read more...] about Republicans And Democrats Flip Views On The Supreme Court