"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you... and then you win."
TYT is clearly making great progress and the Establishment is starting to wake up to the fact that its days of media dominance are ending, and that even its political dominance is now threatened. So... The Establishment Strikes Back.
Which means, we're closer to winning than ever before.
Please consider adding your name to Justice Democrats. There is no charge, and no commitment. You don't need to agree with or support everything JD does (though if you read their Platform, we think you will like it).
The value of adding your name is that as the membership increases dramatically, JD is already sending shock-waves across the nation and rattling the cages in Washington DC.
Check out below Washington Post article, and Daily Kos is heralding JD, too.
Just a few weeks since JD was announced, it already has a hundred thousand members and raised nearly a HALF MILLION to support progressive candidates. This is UNPRECEDENTED and shows how energized Progressives have become, in this country. The purpose of Justice Democrats is to return the Democratic Party to THE PEOPLE.
Probably the biggest cage-rattling caused by JD is its unabashed intention to PRIMARY incumbant Democrats who serve their Corporate Donors instead of serving the people.
To the DNC elites, this is heresy.
In the past, no incumbant Democrat would ever be primaried (i.e. challenged) by another Democrat, which means that Dems elected to predominately-Democrat registered districts had a safe job for life. No matter if they abandon the people and instead serve Wall Street or the Corporate Oligarcy -- their seat was safe, because the DNC will not allow other Democrats to challenge them. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.
Justice Democrats is ready, willing and able to challenge ANY corporatist or Wall Street Democrat, and replace them with a true Progressive.
Think it can't happen? Just ask Eric Kantor, one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington... until he lost his seat in a primary to a local college professor running on an anti-Wall Street platform.
For better or worse, no one can contest that the Tea Party has transformed the GOP.
Now, Progressives will transform the DNC. (The Herbal Tea Party? :o)
16 February 2017
Dear Lake County Progressives,
Below is an email sent this week by Justice Democrats.
If you have not yet joined Justice Democrats, reading the below email may inspire you to add your name. By adding your name and swelling the numbers, you are sending a powerful message to washington.
Joe Manchin could be the Poster Child for Everything Wrong with the Democratic Party today. In addition to the information in below email, today we learned that he intends to vote in FAVOR of Trump's cabinet pick Pruit, an avowed climate change denier. Susan Collins, a Republican, has already said she will vote against Pruit, but her vote is already being cancelled out by the DINO Joe Manchin.
What makes Justice Democrats unique is its intention to PRIMARY people like Joe Manchin. As you know if you follow party politics, this is considered heresy among the DNC establishment. The rule is, Thou Shalt Not Challenge Incumbant Democrats.
Justice Democrats says take that rule and shove it where the sun don't shine. We need to do what the Tea Party did so effectively on the right -- get rid of the corporatist/centrists and start this party moving back in the right direction (in our case, the LEFT direction!)
The Democratic Establishment is worried because the numbers are "against us" in the 2018 race, because so many more Democratic seats are up for re-election than Republican ones. Establishment Dems spout the usual blah-blah about party unity so we can "keep our seats." (But what is the point of "keeping" a seat centrist/corporatist?)
Far from being worried about the fact that so many Dem seats are up for re-election, Justice Democrats LOOK FORWARD to the opportunity to throw out the bums (fake Democrats like Joe Manchin) and replace them with real representatives of The People.
In the few short weeks since Justice Democrats was announced, it already has over 100,000 members signed up, 2500 prospective candidates nominated, and a half-million dollars raised.
NOW IS THE TIME (if not now, when?)
Democrats need to get their own ship in order, before they are ready to engage the GOP in a battle that can actually produce good results for The People.
-----Original Message----- From: Justice Democrats [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 02:34 PM Subject: Bye bye, Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin first got elected to his West Virginia Senate seat with a TV ad in which he fired a rifle and shot a bullet through Barack Obama's climate change legislation. As a Democrat.
For reasons only known to Chuck Schumer, Manchin was awarded this year with a spot in the Senate Democratic Leadership.
Since then, as a leader of the Senate Democrats, Manchin proceeded to vote for more of Trump's cabinet than any other Democrat. He even voted for Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.
Now, according to the Washington Post, Manchin was part of a Senate leadership meeting where senators asked Bernie Sanders to stop activists from holding Democrats accountable at town halls. Manchin said:
"Bernie has a voice, and if [protesters] want to be active, then direct them to where the problem may be or where they anticipate a problem."
Joe: you ARE the problem. You voted for a racist to be our Attorney General. You voted for a Goldman Sachs executive to be Treasury Secretary. And you have no place as a member of Democratic leadership in the Senate.