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Two Socialists In Pennsylvania Just Won Victories Democrats Can’t Ignore

Two Socialists In Pennsylvania Just Won Victories Democrats Can’t Ignore

It's great that Democratic Socialists are exercising their political power and winning races. I hope they continue running candidates and that people continue to listen to them and elect them if they like what they have to say. But it isn't representative of some lesson that the Democrats, in the aggregate, need to learn. The point is, "different strokes for different folks." The Democratic party is already a coalition of coalitions. The Democratic socialists are welcome to the fold. They'll do very well some places and not very well others, and their influence within the greater party will wax and wane as they win and lose influence just like every other interest that Democrats represent.

That's all a great thing. Strength in diversity.

Two incumbent state representatives in PA (Paul and Dom Costa, cousins from a Pittsburgh political dynasty) have both lost in their Democratic primaries. Both races easily won by DSA challengers (Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato).

I'm from Pittsburgh and live in the district for one of these two races. We're a very progressive city in some parts. We're pretty conservative in other parts. The problem is that the county democratic party has no problem bending to back a candidate like Lamb, one who is more conservative than the establishment on some issues, but they always seem to balk at backing a progressive if there's a more conservative choice - even if that candidate's polling indicates that they aren't well-regarded. Even when the area is clearly more progressive than the party guy.

It's two-way street. The local party told us in 2016 to start organizing if we wanted a seat at the table, so we did and here we are. But neither of these candidates was endorsed by the local party, and there is a clear sense that the party isn't celebrating the fact that Pittsburgh is moving left.

Shouldn't that be 3? John Fetterman seems to have won Lt. Governor - he wasn't endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, but he, like Bernie Sanders, describes himself as a Democratic Socialist. I'd count it.

Reminder: days after Trump took office he was allegedly prepared to lift Russian sanctions for seemingly "nothing in exchange"

Reminder: days after Trump took office he was allegedly prepared to lift Russian sanctions for se...

This was a very dangerous tell.

Payment was made in advance.

Whoever believed the "nothing in exchange" part? Not even his supporter i guess.

Lol and it took Trump how many months to enforce them? If he's even doing so? Not to mention he gutted the Sanctions Office at SoS?

Also note that when he signed the Sanctions legislation he blasted Congress for passing it.

Michael Cohen’s Meetings With Michael Flynn and a Qatari Diplomat Might Be the Key to Unlocking the Steele Dossier

Michael Cohen’s Meetings With Michael Flynn and a Qatari Diplomat Might Be the Key to Unlocking t...

”When the truth is disclosed relating to this and the story surrounding it, it will redefine “ugly”! As in very. #BuckleUp #Basta”

Avenatti doesn’t let up.

Brought to you by a crazy mothafucka named ice cube

Unlocking it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but best I understand no substantive details of the Steele dossier have been disproven. Sure the Fox News crew, et. al. have tried their best to "discredit" it, but it's been pretty damn accurate thus far. Yes, it's a subset of the bigger picture, but I have no doubt Mueller and his team know far more than what exists within the dossier...

I'm an atheist but I'm praying to god (the regular god I guess) that Mueller will please do what the GOP is bitching about and wrap this up soon.

I can't take this much longer. Feels like the stress of this suspense is giving me heart disease and cancer. And a drinking problem.

And god forbid I get hit by a bus and die and never find out how it ends.

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