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Cynthia Nixon Endorsed by Far Left New York Working Families Party for NY Gov

Cynthia Nixon Endorsed by Far Left New York Working Families Party for NY Gov

“an influential coalition of labor unions and progressive activist groups”

This news is not entirely surprising. Cynthia Nixon is running as a Bernie Sanders Democrat, and the Working Families Party is just as far left, if not more. Remember the corrupt political organization known as ACORN? They were involved in the creation of the WFP.

Is it any wonder they’re endorsing Nixon?

CNN is clearly excited about this development:

Nixon gets big progressive endorsement as NY Democrats face rupture

The New York Working Families Party, an influential coalition of labor unions and progressive activist groups, voted on Saturday to endorse Cynthia Nixon in her primary challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

After hours of discussion, and in defiance of pleas from state committee members pushing to delay the decision, the party formally broke its uneasy alliance with Cuomo, the two-term governor leading Nixon in one early poll by a 3-to-1 margin.

Nixon arrived at the Albany Hilton as debate over the endorsement pinged back and forth in a basement ballroom, only entering to applause after the results of ballot — which she ultimately carried with 91.5% of the vote — were confirmed and trumpeted by party leaders.

Taking the podium, Nixon thanked the committee members for their “courage” and called the WFP, which has come under assault this week from inside and out — with two major unions leaving the fold in protest after it became clear Nixon was all but locked into the endorsement — the “political home for progressives in New York State, and a source of grassroots muscle for the movement.”

“Muscle” is a rather interesting choice of words, isn’t it?

It’s also fascinating that WFP’s endorsement of Nixon caused a rift with union leaders.

Also from CNN’s report:

Earlier in the day, two unions crucial to the WFP’s organization and financing announced that they would leave the party rather than support Nixon.

“Endorsing Governor Cuomo is the most effective way to put the interest of working families first,” said Figueroa and Dennis Trainor, vice president of Communication Workers of America District 1, in a statement. “The latest developments show that the current leadership of the WFP disagrees with that approach, and we have been unable to convince them otherwise. For that reason, we are not attending tomorrow’s state committee meeting and will be pulling out of the New York State Working Families Party.”

If you want to know just how radical the Working Families Party is, don’t take my word for it. Just listen to Bernie Sanders in this 2016 article from the Observer:

Bernie Sanders Calls the Working Families Party ‘the Closest Thing’ to Socialism

In an email sent this afternoon, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urged his New York supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton on the left-wing Working Families Party line—asserting the third party comes nearest to his “vision of democratic socialism.”

“I ask that you not only vote for Hillary Clinton, but that you vote for her on the Working Families Party line,” wrote Sanders, who backed Clinton himself in July. “Why? Because the WFP is the closest thing there is to a political party that believes in my vision of democratic socialism. The WFP shares my view of a society and an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”

This is where the Democrats are headed, folks. 2018 and 2020 are going to be a far left Bernie-fest for the party, due to the demands of the base.

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“an influential coalition of labor unions and progressive activist groups”…aka Reds.

Methinks Cynthia Nixon is rapidly approaching that moment when Cuomo sends one of his capos to tell her “Maybe you should get out.”

Now that the CWA (Communications Workers of America) have left WFP, are there any private sector unions remaining in the coalition?

I wonder if she would push it so far that she would run independent, which probably wouldn’t defeat Godfather Cuomo and his voting machine, but it could shake him up just squeaking by with another term.

I feel uneasy about Nixon. NYC is a strange place, they could bring her enough support to push NY even further to the left which sucks for us residents.

How are NY’s working families going to benefit from Nixon’s desire to make NY a “real sanctuary state” and allow unlimited numbers of illegal aliens to live in NY?

Since more than 50% of “immigrants” (of both the legal and illegal variety) receive some form of taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, how are NY’s working families planning to pay for all the new foreign welfare beneficiaries that Nixon wants to welcome?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Observer. | April 15, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    This is New York. Either the non-Leftist rich will be forced to pay for it because JUSTICE; or the rest of the country will be forced to pay for it because the rest of the country cannot survive if New York is not given everything it wants.

When you’re washed up and too old to appear on HBO anymore …. run for governor.

NYC deserves her…

the rest of the state? maybe not so much.

I’m becoming more convinced I need to change my voter registration to Democrat before the primary just so I can help make her the Democrat candidate.

It’s NY- the Democrat is going to win even as I cast my vote in the general for the Republican using the Conservative line. But maybe if some working class Democrats watch batshit crazy in charge for a few years they’ll come to their senses.

    Milhouse in reply to gospace. | April 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I’m becoming more convinced I need to change my voter registration to Democrat before the primary just so I can help make her the Democrat candidate.

    You can’t. All applications to change parties submitted between 14-Oct-2017 and 12-Oct-2018 will be processed on 13-Nov-2018.

      gospace in reply to Milhouse. | April 15, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Fake news alert!

        Milhouse in reply to gospace. | April 15, 2018 at 8:49 pm

        Um, what? You can frown at facts all you like but they won’t change. Reality doesn’t care about your feelings, and neither does the law. If you apply now to change your party registration it will be processed on Nov 13, too late to help Nixon. And if you then apply to change back, that won’t be processed until 11-Nov-2019.

        tphillip in reply to gospace. | April 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

        And again Milhouse lies:
        http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html

        Let me quote the relevant part for Milhouse:

        September 13, 2018 State and Local Primary Deadlines

        MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
        Application must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2018 and received by a board of elections no later than August 24, 2018 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.

        Using Google…It’s hard work.

          Milhouse in reply to tphillip. | April 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

          Wrong, wrong, wrong, tphillip. How dare you accuse me of lying? I am telling the exact facts, and you are full of sh*t. What the ***** do you imagine your link has to do with changing parties?

          August 19 is the deadline to register to vote. If you are not registered, and you get your form in before then, you can vote in the primary. But gospace is already registered to vote, as a Republican. If he wants to vote in Democrat primaries he must apply to change his party, and those applications are only processed once a year, on the Tuesday after November 8. And the deadline for it to be processed then is about a month earlier; if the application comes in after mid-October, it waits until November of the following year.

          Now pay attention: I never post anything without knowing what I’m talking about. Information from me is completely trustworthy, because if I don’t know I don’t post. If you’d followed a similar policy you would not now have egg all over your face.

      tphillip in reply to Milhouse. | April 16, 2018 at 11:02 am

      That’s a lie Milhouse. Go look up the NYS voter registration deadlines.

        Milhouse in reply to tphillip. | April 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        No, tphillip, you are the one not telling the truth. The only thing saving you from being a liar is that you’re an idiot.

Jack Klompus | April 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm

She looks like “Chelsea” Manning.

Another entitled Hollywood star … thinks they know how to lead and what’s best for the rest of us. No clue … no experience … no votes from me.

Remember the corrupt political organization known as ACORN? They were involved in the creation of the WFP.

Yes, but here’s a twist: ACORN was pretty much a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SEIU, and that is one of the two unions that have now left the WFP because they’re committed to supporting Cuomo no matter what. So all the ACORN thugs will be on Cuomo’s side, not Nixon’s.

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