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Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

Where is Walter Mondale now that the Dems need him?

The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: “things change.” So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for Republicans to gloat, rest on their laurels, or assume they’ll control both houses of congress for the foreseeable future.

That said, the current sorry state of the Democrat party was put into sharp focus by Elijah Cummings on today’s Morning Joe. Asked by Donny Deutsch to mention three “up-and-coming stars in our party,” Dem Congressman Cummings named Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine. Really?

Let’s consider those three “up-and-coming stars.”

Adam Schiff: He’s been getting considerable TV time lately in his role as ranking member of the House intelligence committee. And let’s grant that he projects a certain gravitas. But hard to see the California congressman having the charisma or cultural vibe to connect with the Middle American voters Hillary lost.

Barbara Lee: Is the Oakland congresswoman from the far-left reaches of American politics, who’s been in Congress for almost 20 years, a rising star capable of leading Dems back into power? Don’t think so.

Tim Kaine: Hillary’s losing running mate? Seriously? For that matter, if you asked 100 average Americans to name Hillary’s running mate, how many would remember Kaine? That’s how little of an impression he made.

So, back to the drawing boards for Dems in search of their rising stars. Say, I wonder what Walter Mondale is up to nowadays?


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He left out Maxine Waters, the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. (That’s what someone reported yesterday.) What? She isn’t nutty enough for Cummings?

buckeyeminuteman | April 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Me thinks Ashley Judd would be a good face of the Democrat Party.

You’re sh*tting me, right?

Whenever Tim Kaine’s name pops up I always think, “Oh yeah. I remember that guy.”

My bets are they trot out Michelle in 2020, kills two of the identity birds with one stone

casualobserver | April 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

What, not John Ossoff?

I give it another 6 months, or so, as the Obama’s start to retake the leadership mantel of the party. I expect we will see a growing number of unknown, charismatic, younger radicals in the Bernie mold will surface all of a sudden with help from them. And with help from all the practically untraceable dark money that feeds politics. And beyond democratic socialism, I expect they will be checking identity politics boxes, too.

There is no more Democrat Party. It’s now the POC Party. Consequently, the rising stars are people like Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. The back bench is deep too, with stars like Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Elijah Cummings and Jesse Jackson Jr.

Yes, you read me right. A resurrected Jesse Jr., would be a perfect POC Party all star. And let’s not forget the fabulous Sheila Jackson Lee.

AAMOF, anybody that’s a member of the CBC would be a fine Democrat standard bearer.

    bw222 in reply to 3525Tex. | April 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Don’t forget the Congresswoman from Florida with the wild hats. Then there’s John Conyers whose wife is a convicted felon.

    Old0311 in reply to 3525Tex. | April 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’m appalled that you nearly left out Sheila Jackson Lee! She is the pride of Texas and without a doubt the dumbest person in the House. California is trying to steal our glory with Maxine Waters, but they have a fight on their hands. Texas is the best at everything including having the best or the dumbest..

Tim Kaine was such a dynamic force in the 2016 election. He was literally able to energize dozens as the Dem VP candidate.

Without trying to be racisssst, most black members of Congress (including Elijah Cummings) remind me of the Kingfish on the old Amos & Andy show.

Damn, I miss that show.

    alaskabob in reply to Old0311. | April 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    The original radio show was two white guys…. when it made it to TV obvious changes had to be made…. still fun… VERY anti-PC shall we say.

Tim Kaine could help the Democrats go after that male middle aged Scottish-Irish corrupt political insider demographic.