If U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette was ungracious to her opponent in victory, we’re not sure what to call a recent blog post from a lefty blog that dances on the political grave of recent loser Levi Tillemann (Dick), who lost to establishment pick Jason Crow in the Democratic primary for the Sixth Congressional District. It’s just a major jerk move, we guess.
This lefty establishment blog, once and maybe still funded by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis, couldn’t just let Tillemann (Dick) ride off into the sunset. It had to issue words of warning to any other upstart candidate that dared to take on the Democratic establishment.
From the blog:
“Levi Tillemann was never a viable contender to take on Rep. Mike Coffman, whose survival skills against career-ending political odds have become legendary in his decade in office. Tillemann couldn’t raise money, didn’t have a coherent message, and was reliant almost entirely on intraparty discontent (not to mention ridiculous stunts) to cultivate support. No matter how much you chafe against the party brass, there’s no winning in one of the nation’s most competitive races without them–especially when you don’t have anything else to work with. And Tillemann didn’t.”
Well, isn’t that a circular argument. The establishment refused to help Tillemann (Dick), thus, he was not a viable candidate and the establishment only supports viable candidates, so Democratic U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer couldn’t possibly support him. See, all the complaints levied against Tillemann likely are due to him being an inexperienced candidate – something the DCCC could have fixed pretty easily.
We’d argue that Jason Crow also is not a viable candidate to take on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, but that’s irrelevant here. What’s important is that Levi Tillemann (Dick)’s loss is meant to set an example to all upstart Democratic candidates – comply, conform, and get out of the way…or else.