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Meet the new Red Guard: ‘Justice Democrats’

Meet the new Red Guard: ‘Justice Democrats’

Revolution within and through the Democratic Party

https://twitter.com/justicedems/status/1088089668875419649

I don’t really know how far to the left Nancy Pelosi is, perhaps further than she lets on. But my guess is that she’s not very happy about the radical wing of the Democratic Party, the one whose members stayed seated when President Trump said in his SOTU address that the U.S. will never become a socialist country.

They have a name, too: Justice Democrats. It’s the latest euphemism for the radical left. The American public may have finally caught on to the previous euphemism, “progressive.”

Justice Democrats aren’t fooling around, and they’re not bothered by many of the considerations that dog their more moderate colleagues.  Justice Democrats must feel that the time is right to lay at least a few of their cards on the table and to oppose those party members they call “radical conservatives.”

We know the name of the photogenic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but some of the others are quite obscure so far—and by “others,” I include those behind her rise. From Politico:

“I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,” said Saikat Chakrabarti [AOC’s chief of staff]. “That’s who we need to counter. It’s the same across any number of issues—pay-as-you-go, free college, “Medicare for all.” These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don’t pass because of the radical conservatives who are holding the party hostage.”

Not long ago, this would have been an outlier position even among American liberals. Today, it’s the organizing principle of a newly empowered segment of the Democratic Party, one with a foothold in the new Congress…

Although it’s Ocasio-Cortez who gets all the headlines, she arguably wouldn’t be in Congress in the first place without the group Chakrabarti founded: Justice Democrats, a new, central player in the ongoing war for the soul of the Democratic Party. It was the Justice Democrats who recruited her in a quixotic campaign early on, providing a neophyte candidate with enough infrastructure to take down a party leader. And it is the Justice Democrats who see Ocasio-Cortez as just the opening act in an astonishingly ambitious plan to do nothing less than re-imagine liberal politics in America—and do it by whatever means necessary.

If that requires knocking out well-known elected officials and replacing them with more radical newcomers, so be it. And if it ends up ripping apart the Democratic Party in the process—well, that might be the idea.

“There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it,” said Waleed Shahid, the group’s spokesman.

Here’s an article by Shahid that maps out the plan. This group means business. I suggest you read it.

https://www.thenation.com/article/congress-needs-radicals-like-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

Will they overplay their hand? I hope so, but I am not the least bit sure that will be the case. The ground has been prepared for them in so many ways, particularly the Gramscian march through education.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quite popular in the Democratic Party, especially among the young.  See this poll, which indicates that 74% of Democrats and Democrat-leaners would at least consider voting for her for president, if she were eligible to run—although at 29 years of age, she can’t run yet.

[Neo is a writer with degrees in law and family therapy, who blogs at the new neo.]

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“Will they overplay their hand?”

They already have. They’ve declared war on the people who control the purse strings, not to mention committee assignments and votes. And they’re planning to push their war when the rest of the party is more focused on the upcoming presidential election.

They should have spent a few years laying the groundwork, building their power base. Instead, they’ve just made a lot of noise and painted targets on themselves. This is not an impressive plan.

    Ira in reply to irv. | February 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Irv wrote:

    “Will they overplay their hand?”

    They already have.

    I think you are being way too optimistic, Irv. Today’s youth and much of the younger middle-aged folks do not know the difference between science fiction and demagogic offers of bread and circuses.

      casualobserver in reply to Ira. | February 10, 2019 at 12:39 am

      It isn’t a distinction between fantasy (bread and circus) and reality. It’s that they’ve been essentially “trained” as to how to view their world. And it is a country filled with inequity, prejudice, and serving only the rich. Open only to those who are either connected or work 18 hours a day. Etc.

      And to many of the “youth” those words are not hyperbole. I’m not suggesting it was a perfectly orchestrated plan that took a generation or two. But it’s not far from that. It was deliberate. The “movement” as such has increasingly taken control of culture. For example, just go back and listen to or read “works” from academics at institutions that just a few decades ago were considered out of the mainstream hard left. Oddities. Like New School, among others. Now every bit of that can be found as fundamental texts on 99% of the campuses. And as this article notes, it has been written into a party’s platform, getting high approval.

        It’s that. They’ve been steeped in Maoist cultural revolutionary concepts. There’s no argument or appeal to logic we can make that will untrack them from their goals. Some of them see through the scam but don’t care because they can use the movement to their benefit; status, wealth and power and/or because they are just nasty psychopaths with a violent streak they can conceal beneath a veneer of social justice.

        Book: life and death in shanghai by nien chang

I don’t think democrats really have a sense of humor but maybe this is all just a really clever practical joke?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 9, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Oh. It’s the KKK celebrators.

Today’s Democrat KKK – It’s for all the Krazies!!!!!!!!!!

Pelosi is far left enough to legislate tyranny for you and me, but she’s also a multimillionaire and has plenty more millionaire and billionaire friends. These new Leninists want legislation that would affect her ability to fly on private jets and such. Either they will fall into line and promise to not really change the limousine left’s lifestyle, or they get primaried.

    “These new Leninists want legislation that would affect her ability to fly on private jets and such…”

    Lenin lived like a king. So did Stalin. So did the higher-ups in Soviet government. The top 10 percent of Soviets governed the remaining 90 percent – and murdered tens of millions of them. Maybe the likes of the Commie Gidget would send Pelosi to a FEMA camp to die. But be assured, Gidget would soon be flying around in the jet seized from Pelosi.

    Btw, Odumbo and his fake wife lived liked a queen and king (respectively). So did Castro.

      Bob Smith, former US Senator from NH, used to run, back in the 1990s, an annual seminar on Captured Nations. Based on the premise that people do not want to live under totalitarian rule the seminars provided information on how elites take over nations and use the machinations of government for their own personal, evil, and greedy ends. The USSR was considered the first captured nation under Communism. Now certainly the Soviet Russia wasn’t the first nation in the history of the world to be subjected to oligarchy (rule by few*) for their own benefit. Pharaohism, Caesarism have long been inflicted on the peoples of the world. But the USSR was the first in what we consider the modern era.

      The elites – we looking at you CFR and your biggest pet project the UN and its countless alphabet agencies aimed at crippling the independence of peoples throughout the world, most especially the USA – continue their quest to saddle the world with a system by which they rule and we submit. Trump is the ONLY president in my lifetime to buck this quest, and the hammers of hell have been unleashed against him for daring to upset the NWO.

      *Who live VERY well.

OneVoiceInAmerica | February 9, 2019 at 10:51 pm

May they be forever known as Just Us Democrats. JUDs for short.

legacyrepublican | February 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm

I was talking to my 16 year old son tonight about them.

I pointed out to him that their sick MO is …

“Death, with no redemption ever. Conviction, with no forgiveness forever. Judgement, with no mercy given to one’s youth indiscretions.”

With this group, in their hubris, they win and you lose everything.

“Justice Democrats” does sound a lot better than “Anti-Semitic Fascists”

Sociopaths will control you or they will destroy you. They love power over other people. Justice Democrats or Ministry of Truth or Climate Change or whatever lie works. Royalty will rule over the peasants as it is their “divine” right.

These people are dangerous to all free people.

I suspect Animal Farm, 1984, and Atlas Shrugged have been banned from Common Core curriculum.

“There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it,” said Waleed Shahid.
Does he honestly believe it will be contained to just the Democrat Party?

    Edward in reply to WillS68. | February 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

    They are likely planning for a quick knockout blow and takeover of the Socialist-Democrat party before an effective defense can be deployed.

    If there is, in fact, a war for the Socialist-Democrat Party, it is possible it will start a much wider conflagration within the country. I fear this eventuality because our enemies would be quick to take advantage of the sudden weakness of the US. I think at this point in time there is little doubt of the outcome internally IF the military can defeat the external forces.

Q: “Who’s that sneaking around the hen house?”

A: “Justice Democrats”.

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