This morning on MSNBC, the left aired just a little dirty laundry – that the meddling by Democratic Party leadership in contentious Democratic primaries is backfiring. Oh, and, also that Democratic establishment elites are worried that their field is unelectable because they are so far left. This might just be the first time ever we agree with Democrats.
The best example of this interference is happening right here in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District where House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tried to pressure Democrat Levi Tillemann (Dick) to drop out of the Democratic primary in favor of carpetbagger and establishment hack Jason Crow.
MSNBC/NBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald reported on the phenomenon here:
Kasie Hunt: “…I’ve picked up on a level of frustration that kind of reflects the difficulties younger Democrats are having with Nancy Pelosi and others refusing to budge from posts that they’ve held for a long time. There’s a suggestion that their recruiting efforts may be making some of those same mistakes. They’re picking candidates who might have been part of the party apparatus for a long time, but don’t necessarily represent a new generation. Are you picking this up as you are reporting?
Alex Seitz-Wald: “Absolutely. There are a lot of districts with first-time candidates with interesting biographies, who are motivated by Donald Trump. Maybe they marched in a women’s march, who are running only to then have the candidate who the DCCC has been trying to recruit for years finally come off the bench because it’s such a good-looking year for Democrats. Everybody wants to run and they’re all smashing into each other. The risk for the DNC, they have to tread lightly and know that any intervention will likely back-fire and it’s already happened. There was a really competitive district in Colorado where one Democrat has accused Steny Hoyer and the DCCC of trying to push him out of the race. Interestingly, in my reporting, some local groups are taking a more active role in trying to winnow the fields because they have more credibility on the ground and they can do a little without being seen as the big heavies from Washington trying to keep people out of the race.”
Ouch. That certainly isn’t good for optics, especially after the Colorado Democratic Party basically robbed Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of delegates in 2016 in favor of establishment darling Hillary Clinton.
But, you just be you, Democrats. Don’t let the grassroots get in the way of a primary victory.