If the Democratic Party really admires "mavericks" so much—why don't they have one? Since a brain tumor claimed Sen. John McCain's life, Democrats have been effusive in their praise of his "maverick" style of politics. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called him one of the "few truly great people….a truth teller, never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare."Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said "America is in tears over the loss of a great man." Hillary Clinton praised him for his "example of working across the aisle," while former President Barack Obama urged grieving Americans to "aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own." If we've learned anything this week, it's that America's Democrats loved John McCain. So why don't any of them want to be him?Who is the John McCain of the Democratic Party? The "maverick" who disagrees with his or her party's orthodoxy and is willing to confront it? Is there such a … [Read more...] about Commentary: Where are the mavericks in the Democratic Party?
WASHINGTON: Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez has claimed that there are reports of violence, torture and blockage of medical aid and communication in Jammu and Kashmir ever since the region was stripped of its special status by the Indian government in August. She also retweeted a video of herself posted by a user, which shows her participating in a so-called "solidarity march" on Kashmir and scribbling a message on a huge coloured chart paper. "We stand for the basic human dignity of Kashmiris & support democracy , equality, and human rights for all - including the most vulnerable. Reports of violence & torture are extremely concerning, and the blockade from communication and life-saving medical care must end," Ocasio - Cortez wrote on her handle after retweeting the Twitterer's video. Taking a closer look, the user who was retweeted by the rising star in the Democratic Party, has a history of retweeting a plethora of anti-India posts on Kashmir. … [Read more...] about US Democratic Party Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims medical aid blocked in Kashmir, retweets Pakistan propaganda
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: Associated Press U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: Associated Press Opinion: Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where has the Democratic Party gone? That was a recent cry from Donald Trump. The basis for this comment was another press conference held … [Read more...] about Opinion: Where has the Democratic Party gone?
On Tuesday, New Times reported on a mysterious, probably illegal mailer sent to Republican voters last week that featured state Sen. Daphne Campbell's name on a list of GOP candidates for office, all paid for by "Your Republican Neighbor," a group that doesn't exist in any state records. That was weird, because Campbell is a Democrat.Or is she? In an extraordinary letter sent last night to her campaign, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party questions Campbell's ties to Republicans, her oddly conservative voting record, and her history of less-than-stellar ethics. The not-so-subtle question in the letter is clear: Is Campbell secretly a Republican?The letter also says the party suspects Campbell's campaign is behind the mystery mailer listing her on a slate of other local GOP figures. "There is suspicion that your campaign was associated with this mail piece because of your past links to the Republican Party and history of questionable ethics," wrote Miami-Dade Democrats … [Read more...] about Miami-Dade Democratic Party Suggests Sen. Daphne Campbell Might Secretly Be Republican
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