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Sun May 29, 2016, 02:44 PM

Thousands Call on DNC to Oust 'Corporatist Tool' Wasserman Schultz

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Source: CommonDreams by Staff Writer Nadia Prupis

More than 40,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to remove embattled chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has faced increasing criticism over her leadership of the party in the 2016 election cycle. The petition, organized by the grassroots group RootsAction.org, castigates Wasserman Schultz for what the group describes as an attempt to "minimize competition for her candidate Hillary Clinton" and for her actions in U.S. Congress as "a pro-militarist and corporatist tool of the high bidders."

"The head of one of the two big political parties in the United States is trying to choose its nominee by reducing input from voters," the petition states, charging that Wasserman Schultz blocked the Bernie Sanders campaign from accessing its own voter files. RootsAction.org co-founder Norman Solomon said Sunday, "Wasserman Schultz has become a key operative and symbol of aversion to democracy at the top of the Democratic Party. Her removal as chair of the national party is necessary—though certainly insufficient—to shift the momentum in a positive direction."

Co-founder Jeff Cohen added, "The results, thus far, have been bad from the perspective of Wasserman Schultz's own party, including domination of the media's extensive election coverage by the other big party." Cohen also noted that as polls continue to show that Sanders is the most formidable candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, the DNC may only be hurting itself by tamping down the Vermont senator's campaign.

"Another result has been reduced exposure for the Democratic candidate polling strongest against Republican rivals, Bernie Sanders," Cohen said.The petition circulates as top Democratic Party insiders reportedly continue to discuss whether Wasserman Schultz has become "too toxic" to remain as DNC chair—and whether she should be removed before this summer's nominating convention in Philadelphia. "There's a strong sentiment that the current situation is untenable and can only be fixed by her leaving," a senior Democratic aide told The Hill last week. "There's too much water under the bridge for her to be a neutral arbiter."

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/29/thousands-call-dnc-oust-corporatist-tool-wasserman-schultz



Petition: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11885

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Reply Thousands Call on DNC to Oust 'Corporatist Tool' Wasserman Schultz (Original post)
kadaholo May 2016 OP
MADem May 2016 #1
eggplant May 2016 #5
MADem May 2016 #11
nini May 2016 #16
MADem May 2016 #19
nini May 2016 #21
SakonyaChen May 2016 #20
nini May 2016 #24
MADem May 2016 #43
LiberalFighter May 2016 #34
Gore1FL May 2016 #41
silvershadow May 2016 #26
Gore1FL May 2016 #6
mahannah May 2016 #10
MADem May 2016 #14
Cassiopeia May 2016 #47
MADem May 2016 #49
Fla Dem May 2016 #44
ish of the hammer May 2016 #2
Duval May 2016 #4
TrueDemVA May 2016 #18
SammyWinstonJack May 2016 #50
Duval May 2016 #3
stonecutter357 May 2016 #7
rhett o rick May 2016 #13
stonecutter357 May 2016 #25
Gore1FL May 2016 #31
ish of the hammer May 2016 #38
stonecutter357 May 2016 #45
ish of the hammer May 2016 #48
Hydra May 2016 #42
silvershadow May 2016 #27
Gore1FL May 2016 #22
silvershadow May 2016 #28
LiberalEsto May 2016 #8
Purveyor May 2016 #9
rhett o rick May 2016 #15
ananda May 2016 #12
bluestateguy May 2016 #17
still_one May 2016 #23
Gore1FL May 2016 #33
still_one May 2016 #36
Gore1FL May 2016 #39
floriduck May 2016 #35
nxylas May 2016 #29
LiberalFighter May 2016 #37
nxylas May 2016 #46
LiberalFighter May 2016 #52
MADem May 2016 #51
PatrickforO May 2016 #30
still_one May 2016 #32
Gore1FL May 2016 #40
tammywammy May 2016 #53

Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:47 PM

1. Millions disagree. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:56 PM

5. You could demonstate that by creating a petition for the other position. nt

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Response to eggplant (Reply #5)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:12 PM

11. You do understand what those stupid "petitions" are all about, don't you?

You think anyone cares about that crap? Really?

Here's how it rolls:

If you are outraged about Issue X, please fill out this form with your NAME and your EMAIL address, and your zip code, and your state, and I will add you to this massive database of suckers, errrrr...."concerned citizens" who have a strong feeling about Issue X. Oh, look--I see that this name/email address/geographic location is also registered as objecting to Issue Y, Z, and K, J, and T!!! How handy!

Now, let me aggregate this data I have collected, and sell this list to grasping, greedy marketers who will use this information to target the suckers ....errrrr "concerned citizens" with pleas for money, offers of crapola that is targeted to people in "concerned citizen's" demographic, and other pitches designed to separate "concerned citizen's" cash from his or her wallet.

smh!

The best cons happen when those who are conned WILLINGLY hand over the goods to the grifters.

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:20 PM

16. Exactly

those online 'petitions' do nothing but pad the marketing rolls of the creator of them.

Not to mention those targeted wouldn't even look at them.

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Response to nini (Reply #16)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:34 PM

19. Chuck Todd's wife might buy that list! LOL!

She'll be looking for marketing work as soon as the Sanders caravan grinds to a halt, and that will be quite soon.

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Response to MADem (Reply #19)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:39 PM

21. LOL

She probably already has it!

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:36 PM

20. I stopped signing them without knowing that

It just occurred to me that I would really accomplish nothing if I signed them. Turns out I was accomplishing putting myself on a list of people to try to grift. Never even looked at it that way when the emails poured in from places I had already unsubscribed from. They never got any money from me, but I feel incredibly dumb for missing that connection when it was right under my nose.

Mostly I just felt like e-activism was little more than Facebook likes for lazy activists.

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Response to SakonyaChen (Reply #20)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:47 PM

24. Calls to elected officials offices is much more productive

those are actually tracked.


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Response to SakonyaChen (Reply #20)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:18 PM

43. E-activism hasn't worked out so well for many.

When these click/reload/click polls had one candidate "winning" by idiotic and urealistic margins of 89 to 11, it was easy to see how pointless it all is.

The web is most certainly "a" source of information. But there are lots of people out there in the real world (and apparently, to the shock of those living in the web) who VOTE. The people glued to their keyboards forgot to do that, some of 'em!

Love the "facebook for lazy activists" comparison! Rather like "protesting in your underwear, from your sofa!" Ha!

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:02 PM

34. Who know? The petition might be set up by the DNC.

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:10 PM

41. I see you are at it again.

If you didn't care, why are you posting about it?

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:57 PM

6. Only people that like usury and electing Republicans. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:10 PM

10. That would be "minions disagree".

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Response to mahannah (Reply #10)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:18 PM

14. Yeah? Those "minions" live in her district.

And one minion, in particular, has endorsed her in the primary.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/274443-obama-endorses-wasserman-schultz-in-primary

...Obama doesn’t typically make endorsements in many House primaries, so the decision to wade into this one is noteworthy.

In his statement, he praised Wasserman Schultz's “unwavering commitment to her family, her constituents, and our shared goals of protecting seniors, supporting working families, and expanding economic opportunity for more people.”

Tim Canova, who is challenging Wasserman Schultz, has backed Sanders’s presidential campaign and was endorsed by the National Nurses United super-PAC, the group that has already spent more than $1 million to help Sanders.

Wasserman Schultz’s district leans Democratic so she’s unlikely to face a serious general election challenge.

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:35 PM

47. Debbie is rallying the few Dems Obama needs for the TPP.

It's no surprise at all he's looking for his Republican loving friend to keep her seat.

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Response to Cassiopeia (Reply #47)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:37 PM

49. Oh, now we're POTUS hating, too? Mmm hmm. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:26 PM

44. Yes, approximately 72 Million Democrats, while many of the ones signing the petiotion are

either unregistered or UD Independents, or even registered Republicans. Petition holds about as much water as a sieve.

http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_registered_Democrats_are_there_in_the_US

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:50 PM

2. how about ousting "Corporatist Tool" Hillary Rodham Clinton?

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Response to ish of the hammer (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:51 PM

4. Now that's an idea! nt

 

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Response to ish of the hammer (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:25 PM

18. Sounds like a great idea!

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Response to ish of the hammer (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:42 PM

50. Now! Before it's too late!

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:50 PM

3. Signed by two in this household.

 

Thanks for the post and the links! And, GO BERNIE GO!!



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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:01 PM

7. no way in hell and stop bullying DWS.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #7)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:16 PM

13. Maybe you don't understand democracy. She doesn't represent the Democrats but the

 

Oligarchy and we want her out. Maybe you approve of her support of Republicons and pay-day lenders. Shame

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #13)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:49 PM

25. bull shit it's revenge and it's discussing.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #25)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:57 PM

31. Revenge, huh?

In that case a guy I used to work with got fired out of revenge for him never coming to work or doing his job.

I never used the word "Revenge" like that before.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #25)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:07 PM

38. "revenge" implies an original act which may or may not warrant revenge .. so let's "discuss".

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Response to ish of the hammer (Reply #38)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:26 PM

45. the act was bernia loosing the Democrat nominations

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #45)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:37 PM

48. hasn't lost yet. and there's a lot of people who will write him in if he does lose the dem nom.

somehow, the dem establishment thinks that firing Schultz will mollify Sanders' supporters after the nom is stolen.
got news for ya. It won't.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #25)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:16 PM

42. Ya, revenge for what?

Bad service to the party? That's usually called being "reviewed" and "considering other options."

We're considering other options.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #13)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:52 PM

27. +1

 

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #7)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:42 PM

22. You consider firing someone for dong a shitty job "bullying?"

Really? Is that the story you are going with, or do you think supporting Republicans over Democrats in some races, supporting usury, sending people to prison for minor drug offenses, and losing seats in general is something we should have in a DNC chair?

Is there any other evil shit the DNC chair should do?

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:01 PM

8. K&R

 

Just signed it

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:07 PM

9. I could see this helping a bit with hillarys bid to unify Bernie supporters. No real downside here.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #9)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:18 PM

15. It won't happen even though it wouldn't hurt Clinton's chances at this point. She has done her

 

damage. But it's important for the non-democratic Elite that runs our Party to show they have the power. The leadership of the Democratic Party isn't very democratic is it. Thanks alot Obama.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:14 PM

12. Signed.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:25 PM

17. DWS is a bargaining chip at this point

Throw her under the bus? Fine, but the bus fare needs to be paid, as well.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:43 PM

23. A bunch of Sanders supporters, ask a bunch of other Sanders supporters if they would sign

a petition call for the Democratic Charis ouster

Guess what. Clinton’s winning because more Democrats want her to be the nominee.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-system-isnt-rigged-against-sanders/

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Response to still_one (Reply #23)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:00 PM

33. You realize DWS and HRC are different people right?

If so that would explain your very confused argument.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #33)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:03 PM

36. If an online petiton can be posted in LBN, than obviously anything goes

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Response to still_one (Reply #36)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:08 PM

39. So you do believe they are the same people?

Or are you all wrapped up in the overly simplistic "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach?

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Response to still_one (Reply #23)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:03 PM

35. Can you or any other Democrat say the election results for state and federal positions during DWS'

 

term as DNC chairperson is worthy of keeping her? Are you just SO bitter at anyone who disagrees with your candidate that you don't care about the other positions we have lost hand over fist since Debbie's been at the helm?

Take your I Hate Berners hat off and answer honestly. Please.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:54 PM

29. Now is not the time to get rid of DWS

That time was after the "Tea Party tsunami" of 2010.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #29)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:05 PM

37. And she became chair May 4, 2011.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #37)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:29 PM

46. Oops

How about 2014, then?

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Response to nxylas (Reply #46)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:44 PM

52. That would work better.

Keep in mind that sometimes it doesn't matter if you have the money if you don't have a credible candidate. In many respects it is the fault of the district and state parties that blow it.

In our congressional district we haven't had a credible candidate step forward in over 20 years.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #29)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:43 PM

51. Oh really? Well, she wasn't DNC chair back then.

You could at least PRETEND to know your subject by doing a quick wiki search.

Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 4, 2011


smdh. Good that you made it clear where you're coming from--now we know how much weight to give your pronouncements.

nxylas
29. Now is not the time to get rid of DWS
View profile
That time was after the "Tea Party tsunami" of 2010.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:57 PM

30. This is the first wave of Bernie's political revolution, which has needed to happen in the

Democratic Party since about 1980. We've got to get rid of the Third Way and get back to being the party of working class Americans (and YES they come in all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and genders).

Remember what Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address?

"...that a government of, by and for the people should not perish from the earth."

Wall Street isn't the people.
The Military Industrial Complex is not the people.
The National Security domestic spying apparatus is not the people.
Big pharma and health care insurance companies are not the people.
Multi-national corporations are not the people.

Hey, Third Way, have you forgotten us? Have you become so beholden to these greed-heads that you have forgotten that the main purpose of any government is to organize society around HUMAN NEED??? and not human greed???

Well, here we are. We have been here all along watching you get more and more corrupt. WE are the people. We who get up every morning and go to work and try real hard to get ahead on a playing field that got tilted against us many years ago. We want our tax money spent on stuff that actually makes our lives better. And we want corporations to PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE of taxes. We want healthcare as a basic right. We want higher education for our children as a basic right. We want more subsidies for child care, higher wages, better benefits and reasonable economic security. We want society organized around OUR needs, not the false corporate 'need' to eke out the uttermost farthing of profits on a pile of our bones.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:58 PM

32. Can someone please explain to me why this is LBN?

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Response to still_one (Reply #32)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:09 PM

40. When the person posted it they pressed that button.

If you feel that it should be locked alert the mods.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 04:54 PM

53. Locking

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.


Host consensus is this is not late breaking news. You can repost in General Discussion.

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