North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, left, and Union City Mayor Brian Stack, both state senators, talk on an athletic field in Washington County Park on the border of Union City and Jersey City prior to both endorsing county Executive Tom DeGise on May 21, 2013. It was also a phony public display of Democratic Party unity.Courtesy of Agustin C. Torres What's a day without reading about the Hudson County Democratic Party's civil war? Well, it's like realizing there's no half & half in your Starbucks decanter. Or they ran out of that to-die-for almond, raspberry croissant at your local patisserie. Sorry, no caldo gallego today. Cheer up because there's no end to Cirque la Politique Hudson des Noisettes. It's a three-ring event every day. We have the constant flood of vitriol in the battle for chairmanship of the county political party that will be decided in a couple of weeks. This will be followed by the use of barbwire and landmines for next year's county government election. … [Read more...] about What’s HC Democratic Party hubbub really about?
Piecing a political party back together after a contentious primary is no easy task. Just look at the 2016 feud between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clout is pretty sure it’ll be reporting on the reverberations of that race until the sun burns out. A brawl that has been happening in the Philadelphia suburbs is not quite as bad, but it’s close — and it cracks along some familiar fault lines. You may recall this year’s messy primary among Democrats for Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District: It was a passionate, bruising, 10-way fight that pitted Delaware County Democrats against Philly Democrats, men against women, labor groups against law firms. Unsurprisingly, that battle is bleeding into this weekend’s race for leader of the Delaware County Democratic Party. David Landau, a Duane Morris attorney who has commanded the party for the last eight years, has … [Read more...] about Inside the messy fight to lead Delco’s Democratic Party
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist May 29, 2018 Addressing the New York State Democratic convention last week, Joe Biden endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo for reelection and delivered some blistering criticism of the party that controls Congress and the White House.“This is not your father’s Republican Party,” declared the former vice president. With its “phony populism” and “fake nationalism,” he said, the GOP is “sending a vision of America around the world that is distorted, that’s damaging.” Biden is reportedly considering another run for president in 2020, so attacks on Republicans and their leader are to be expected. But he’s not wrong: The GOP under Donald Trump manifestly isn’t the Republican Party of a generation ago. The turn against free trade, the harshness on immigration, the rising … [Read more...] about Your father’s Republican Party has vanished. His Democratic Party has, too
CLARKE TUCKER: His first campaign advertising pushed preserving health coverage for working people. I've written about my skepticism about media herd reporting that Democratic primaries — including for 2nd District Congress in Arkansas -- were somehow battles for the "soul of the Democratic Party" between Bernie Bros. and similar idealists and calcified party establishment types. I couldn't see 37-year-old Clarke Tucker, with decidedly progressive credentials, lumped into the stodgy status quo category. Voters didn't think so, giving him a resounding win over three attractive,progressive opponents to run against Republican Rep. French Hill. Talk about status quo: Hill and his familiar billionaire backers and angry Tom Cotton are already pouring jillions into that age-old Republican attack line that Tucker is a tool of Nancy Pelosi, whose leadership he's specifically rejected. (Rational people should at least respect her for her skills, which is probably why old Fox … [Read more...] about The battle is for the people, not within the Democratic Party
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Tackett May 28, 2018 ADEL, Iowa — The assembled at the Country Lane Lodge looked a lot like the typical Iowa voter: old and white. But the Democrats of Dallas County who had gathered for their spring fund-raiser were brought to their feet by a lean man from Missouri dressed in standard-issue millennial garb: suit jacket, bluejeans, narrow tie and two-tone half boots. The speaker, Jason Kander, 37, talked about his experience volunteering for deployment in Afghanistan after graduating from Georgetown Law School, how Democrats needed to reclaim the ideals of patriotism and courage, and his new job leading Let America Vote, an organization that fights voter suppression and gerrymandering. The work just happens to take him to states like Iowa and New Hampshire. He also has a popular podcast and a book … [Read more...] about Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party