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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 10:39 AM

GOP commissioner sends Dems to mob their own county convention

Grant County NM republican commissioner Billy Billings emailed a group of supposedly "conservative" democrats a plea to mob their own convention. Some excerpts:

"Socialism has never worked! In the last century this failed ideology has led to the misery and even death of millions. The nationwide Socialist movement started at the grassroots level and is especially strong right here in Silver City and Grant County. We must push back! Socialism began at the grass roots level and it must be defeated at the grassroots level."


First, this guy is unable to differentiate between Communism and Social democracy. He needs to read Ernest Lesigne: most of what he wrote in 1887 still rings true today.
Second, Socialism does work. There's SOCIAL Security and Medicare, which he pays into or receives, he drives on public roads, etc. In Scandinavian countries, everyone has health care, education and retirement, while capitalism and entrepreneurship thrive under Social Democracy.

"Please contact as many common sense democrats as you can and commit them to go to the Local Democratic Convention at the Brown Derby in Santa Clara tomorrow - March 30th at 12:00 Noon. If you are a registered Democrat, please go! Many good common sense people that you know will be there and they need your help to wrestle control of the local Democratic Party away from the leftist so called Progressives. Your one vote may make the difference.

Imagine if socialists were not elected to party offices and the Democratic Platform was re-written to support jobs, life, and freedom! This would send a message to the Governor and other left leaning liberals that we no longer support what they are doing to Grant County and to New Mexico."


So what is an elected republican doing trying to influence the platform of the democratic party? If not unethical, it is, at the very least, in poor taste.

"Please go and vote for Sam Morales for Democratic Party Chair of GRANT County. He is pro-life, pro-business/mine jobs, pro 2nd amendment, and he recognizes the border CRISIS and believes in a secure border.

We need 200 conservative democrats to attend and take party control away from the Democratic Socialists. We will meet that goal if good people will just show up.

Thanks for your help!

Billy Billings"


The Morales platform is not Democratic, it is republican, and directly conflicts with the official platform of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

The email went out Friday afternoon, the day before the county convention. However, the message also reached a member of Mimbres Indivisible, and others who spread the word to progressives. Attendance was a record-breaker; 295 registered democrats signed in and voted for ward and precinct positions. (60 at the previous convention) When the newly elected precinct delegates voted, it came down to this:

A.J. Sandoval (progressive) - 74
Sam Morales - 15

Progressive Cindy Provencio was elected vice-chair.
Most of the ward and precinct positions were filled by progressives, and state party central committee delegates are a mix of progressive and moderate Democrats.

So Billings' conspiracy with "Conservative" Democrats backfired miserably, much to our delight!

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Reply GOP commissioner sends Dems to mob their own county convention (Original post)
El Mimbreno Mar 2019 OP
ck4829 Mar 2019 #1
mountain grammy Mar 2019 #2
calimary Mar 2019 #3
TygrBright Mar 2019 #4
Farmer-Rick Mar 2019 #5
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #6
Demovictory9 Mar 2019 #7
PatrickforO Mar 2019 #8
WA-03 Democrat Mar 2019 #9
scrutineer Mar 2019 #11
Wednesdays Mar 2019 #10
defacto7 Mar 2019 #12

Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 10:41 AM

1. K&R

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:41 AM

2. Good for New Mexico Dems

Taking their state back for the people.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:08 PM

3. Love it!

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:09 PM

4. This is SOOOOooooo New Mexico. Thank you, Grant County progressive Dems! n/t

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. Just another fool sacrificing other people

at the alter of capitalism.

Be afraid of socialism, be very afraid.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:44 PM

6. Scandinavia got really liberal after their capitalists immigrated to America

It seems like their business-minded people came here looking for economic opportunity and land. The ones who stayed behind built up a social democracy.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:45 PM

7. hee!

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:12 PM

8. EXCELLENT!

Progressivism is freedom.

It is freedom from having some Republican holy-roller impose his religion on you.
It is freedom from having to go bankrupt if you get sick.
It is freedom from losing your healthcare if you get laid off.
It is freedom from having to incur massive student debt just to get a decent job.
It is freedom from getting shot because of the color of your skin if you get stopped.

All those things and more!

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:37 PM

9. Great read

Thanks for posting. I am a lifelong Democratic Party member. I see no need to tape the word socialism over nor in front of our party’s name. I support progressive policies. 30 years plus of hate radio and now weaponized social media has infected about 35% of our country’s men and women. They will vote against their self interest. My requests is to let the policies be the focus not some deranged definition of what’s socialism. If they could not see Sec. Clinton as a far more qualified candidate than Donald “grab them by the pussy” Trump who had no experience other than being a D list celebrity then why debate socialism with then? We lose the moment we try. Like AOC said Friday night with Chris Hayes, “let’s first address the pensions of West Virginia coal miners” this is a policy that is much better than the buffoon with an ill-fitting hard hat pretending to dig rocks up at a rally.

Russians...sorry Republicans cannot govern nor craft policy. They hold all 3 branches of government and could not rewind ACA after 8 years of saying it needs to go.

The Democratic Party has been cleaning up Republican messes since FDR. It is our role. Let’s get out the vote and start the repairs and cleanup immediately.

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Response to WA-03 Democrat (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:12 PM

11. What you say

goes double for me.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:39 PM

10. Link?

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:22 PM

12. Great!

Education. We have to keep educating people about everything political and historical so they're not bamboozled by divisive false narratives.

Go NM

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