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FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:33 PM Mar 2016

It is time for political pay back - Using the gift that Bernie has given us

The Clinton mafia cannot function without their bought and paid for Capo's, Soldier's and Associates. With each passing primary, after the election fraud-du-jour has been exposed, and the voters disenfranchised, we always find the fingerprints of the Clinton operatives. (I now understand the term "machine politics", and why Chicago is the way it is, and why Rahm is the Mayor)In many cases these are elected officials.

Bernie has already accomplished more in this race that I thought could be possible. An entire generation is plugged in to the voting process. The unbelievable skills of this generation with social media and telecommunications is changing the entire landscape of retail politics. And the pace at which this occurring is quite accelerated. Team Clinton, always fighting the previous battle, simply cannot get on the offensive, unless it is an attempt to slime.

These machine style operative are about to feel....oh, I don't know..the Bern? One such is Reverend Robert Vinson Brannum, Chairman Ward 5 Democratic committee. (202-256-8452).

With the local organizing expertise that the Bernie campaign has developed over the past year, (and who can argue with their results?), I imagine this is how we are going to flip seats in congress, (Canova WILL beat DWS), and flip out these machine operatives who are quite often world class sell outs hiding behind the fig leaf of public service.

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It is time for political pay back - Using the gift that Bernie has given us (Original Post) FlatBaroque Mar 2016 OP
And right on cue...The Rev turns out to be a career criminal as well. FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #1
He's a gadfly constantly working to be a big cog on a tiny D.C. wheel. JimDandy Mar 2016 #7
I don't like that kind of attacking. I won't participate. It's what they want. JimDandy Mar 2016 #2
They are taking away your ability to vote for your candidate FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #3
Robert Brannum is an opportunist-a self-promoter who grabbed an opportunity to insert himself JimDandy Apr 2016 #14
Did you read his twitters? You might if you didn't. snowy owl Mar 2016 #6
Yes. Have become way to familiar with his online presence JimDandy Mar 2016 #8
He'll get a nice donation for that I'm sure. snowy owl Mar 2016 #4
He might be looking for a pardon FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #5
Meltdown time !!!!!!!!!! cosmicone Mar 2016 #9
if i had as much money as you claim too Viva_La_Revolution Mar 2016 #10
They use the snark to hide their fear that their candidate may end up a lameduck candidate GeorgiaPeanuts Mar 2016 #11
again. i know Viva_La_Revolution Mar 2016 #12
The poster used the right word: "Meltdown" Hydra Mar 2016 #13
11 Governors, 13 Senators, 69 Reps, 913 state seats, and left with 26% of the electorate MisterP Apr 2016 #15
DWS was not party chair at the time of the 2010 election, Tim Kaine was. StevieM Apr 2016 #16
Do you understand that Obama made DWS party chair, not Hillary Clinton? StevieM Apr 2016 #17
Seriously? JSup Apr 2016 #18

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
1. And right on cue...The Rev turns out to be a career criminal as well.
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:40 PM
Mar 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frederick-butler/dc-ward-5_b_996661.html

Brannum is under investigation by the D.C. inspector general for financial irregularities while serving in his current position as the head of the Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council (5DCAC).

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
7. He's a gadfly constantly working to be a big cog on a tiny D.C. wheel.
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:50 PM
Mar 2016

He wants to be relevant and you are just feeding his desires.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
3. They are taking away your ability to vote for your candidate
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:44 PM
Mar 2016

you may remain on the sidelines, or in bed, but thankfully every night I see 10 or 30 thousand people who choose otherwise, and who will organize to boot these bums out of office. This the meaning of a political revolution. Peaceful and effective.

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
14. Robert Brannum is an opportunist-a self-promoter who grabbed an opportunity to insert himself
Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:29 AM
Apr 2016

in the current news cycle. Simply put, Brannum was just the useful 'idiot' in this scenario and is not worth any sort of effort at "retribution".

So who, if anyone, might have at least capitalized on, if not created, this situation? Well, the people involved with this in the D.C. Dem Party are, without a doubt, inept, whether you believe this was a case of corruption or "an administrative error". The error explanation means that those involved are so incredibly inept that they couldn't even get a simple email off in time to meet a well-known election deadline. That is their party's most basic function-getting Democrats, their members, elected to positions of power. Understanding the machinations of elections and following election rules to a 'T' are how it's done. They couldn't get it done. If it's corruption-someone in the tank for Clinton-it was of the most bumbling, discoverable kind. Again: inept. Either way, those involved need to be fired.

I am more interested in what happened behind the scenes at the D.C.B.O.E. It would have taken only one person there (not a conspiracy), a Clinton supporter most likely, to recognize an opportunity that fell in their lap and run with it. 'They' then dangled the bait and Brannum was simply the first fish to get to it--any fish would have done.

Are you in the D.C. area, Flat?

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
8. Yes. Have become way to familiar with his online presence
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:52 PM
Mar 2016

and am familiar with his type in real life. It is best to just deny them the attention they seek.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
5. He might be looking for a pardon
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:45 PM
Mar 2016

he is under investigation and has a history of questionable activity.

Viva_La_Revolution

(28,791 posts)
10. if i had as much money as you claim too
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:16 PM
Mar 2016

I wouldn't be spending my time posting snark to every single bernie thread on DU

Hydra

(14,459 posts)
13. The poster used the right word: "Meltdown"
Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:36 PM
Mar 2016

Hillary had one today with the Greenpeace Girl. I'm sure it will be one of many.

MisterP

(23,730 posts)
15. 11 Governors, 13 Senators, 69 Reps, 913 state seats, and left with 26% of the electorate
Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:25 PM
Apr 2016

the party's been hollowed out by carpet beetles; it's a yellow union with noisy militants and bucket drummers, but they're all outshouting people for the sake of lower wages

StevieM

(10,494 posts)
16. DWS was not party chair at the time of the 2010 election, Tim Kaine was.
Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:53 PM
Apr 2016

DWS became chair in April 2011.

StevieM

(10,494 posts)
17. Do you understand that Obama made DWS party chair, not Hillary Clinton?
Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:55 PM
Apr 2016

Nobody forced him to. He wasn't pressured into it. He appointed her because he wanted to.

As for Canova, I am not sure why you are so convinced that his win is assured. Putting aside that I don't even agree that all Bernie voters will automatically vote against DWS, Hillary won Debbie's congressional district in a landslide.

JSup

(740 posts)
18. Seriously?
Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:12 PM
Apr 2016

Mafia, "Capo's", "Soldier's"?

Where have I heard those words in association with the Clintons before? Oh yeah, places like Townhall, Free Republic and Stormfront.

It was lies 25 years ago and it is lies now.

I'm surprised you left out 'jack-booted thugs'.

Seriously, wtf?

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