By: Steve Dellar | 07-13-2018 | News
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New York - Dems Keep Crowley On Ballot, Try To Block Progressive Ocasio-Cortez

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Whilst being stabbed in the back by his adoptive sun Brutus, the most famous Roman emperor Julius Caesar is historically reported to have stated “Et tu, Brute?” surprised that those nearest to him had left him first.

This must have been the feeling of progressives in the Democratic party of New York when former DNC Chairman Mr Howard Dean confirmed in a tweet that congressman Mr Joe Crowley, defeated by progressive Ms Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, would indeed be on a list in New York come fall elections.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There are many ways for <a href="">@JoeCrowleyNY</a> to remove himself from the November ballot. It&#39;s outrageous that he refuses to show <a href="">@Ocasio2018</a> the basic respect of doing so. Either way, we know who we&#39;re supporting, and we know who the next member of Congress from <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NY14</a> will be. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; NY Working Families (@NYWFP) <a href="">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Dean stated: “Joe Crowley will be on the ballot this fall as the nominee of the Working Families party, I believe. He is their endorsed candidate.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="">@repjoecrowley</a> stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy.<br><br>Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.<br><br>Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of <a href="">@NYWFP</a>.<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) <a href="">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In other words, the Democrats will rather let their preferred candidate be on another list instead of peacefully yielding to what the general public in their congressional district voted for. If the progressive left ever wanted to know whether the Democratic party changed ever since stealing the presidential nomination from Mr Bernie Sanders and handed it to Ms Hillary Clinton, your answer is right there.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Crowley is still on the ballot in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants him off. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Vox (@voxdotcom) <a href="">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Bill Lipton, who is the state director of the Working Families Party, claims that the progressive side had reached out to Mr. Crowley’s campaign and that they told him their party leader would remain on the ballot in November. “You’d think that given the moment we’re in, that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite.”

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A campaign spokeswoman for Mr Crowley said only: “Joe Crowley is a Democrat. He’s made clear he is not running for Congress and supports the Democratic nominee in NY-14.”

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The feeling on the Republican side in New York meanwhile was this on many message boards: “Tempted to make a bunch of social media accounts located within New York's 14th Congressional District, and try to get liberals to vote for Crowley to split the vote.”

The Dems have opened quite the can of worms with this one.


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Anonymous No. 31126 2018-07-13 : 09:59

I am OK with this.

Dividing the vote means the Conservative stands a better chance of winning.

eg. Bernie vs Hillary against Trump.

Anonymous No. 31127 2018-07-13 : 10:09

If the progressives think the Dems are ready to give up…. keep on dreaming!!!

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