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Dem Election-Year Infighting Escalates as Rashida Tlaib Faces Pro-Israel Primary Challenger

Dem Election-Year Infighting Escalates as Rashida Tlaib Faces Pro-Israel Primary Challenger

“We are hoping that we can have a candidate that doesn’t have varying distractions,” said frequent CNN contributor and former Kamala for President backer Bakari Sellers.

With the final New York court-approved redistricting maps “cementing chaos for Democrats,” the election-year infighting has already started with powerful New York leftists turning on each other and yelling “racism” after DCCC chair Sean Patrick Maloney “abandon[ed] his old congressional seat . . . running instead in the newly drawn 17th district,” which is currently represented by “woke” freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones.

Jones is reportedly now mulling over whether to stay in his district or run against 16th Congressional District Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Unfortunately for Democrats, the Spiderman finger-pointing at one another hasn’t been confined to the Empire State. Radical anti-Israel Congressional Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is facing a primary challenge in the redrawn 12th Congressional District (Tlaib currently represents the 13th) from Democrat Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, who just received the backing of a well-funded PAC that plans to put $1,000,000 behind her in advance of the August 2nd primary.

From Politico Recast:

A new PAC endorsed by Bakari Sellers says it’s going to spend upward of $1 million to support one of the candidates trying to unseat progressive firebrand Rashida Tlaib.

The stated mission of the group, Urban Empowerment Action PAC, is to back candidates who are “dedicated to the educational empowerment and economic uplift of Black communities,” according to a release first shared with POLITICO’s The Recast. The PAC adds that its support of Janice Winfrey, the Detroit City Clerk, is meant to boost “her campaign to restore infrastructure, improve educational opportunities in the district and support the Biden-Harris agenda in D.C.”

The group is made up of a coalition of Black and Jewish business leaders.

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Sellers, the television pundit who is a former South Carolina state representative, is fundraising for the PAC. He says he wants to see the size of the Congressional Black Caucus increase in the next Congress and explains the PAC’s endorsement of Winfrey this way:

“We are hoping that we can have a candidate that doesn’t have varying distractions,” he tells The Recast.

Sellers was also the South Carolina state co-chair of then-Sen. Kamala Harris’ failed presidential campaign and is a frequent contributor to CNN in his role as a political/legal analyst.

Though he wasn’t specific, Sellers’ pointing to Tlaib’s “varying distractions” is likely an indirect reference to the accusations from Republicans and even some Democrats (including Winfrey) that Tlaib is anti-Semitic, something Tlaib has seemed hell-bent on proving true at every opportunity, including very recently.

Tlaib responded to the news of the left-wing PAC’s endorsement of Winfrey by portraying herself as a champion of the little people and a victim of “Wall Street billionaires” who she says are “pushing a pro-corporate agenda”:

Winfrey touted the PAC’s endorsement in a tweet last week, stating that she would be happy to represent the “ENTIRE 12th District,” a clear dig at Tlaib whom Winfrey has said in so many words is in Congress only to benefit herself and those in the Islamic communities contained within the district:

In an April interview with Jewish Insider, Winfrey expanded on her view that Tlaib is not representing the “entire” district, and specifically called her out for her Israel-bashing:

Winfrey told Jewish Insider in a recent interview that she had not been planning to run for Congress but felt the district — which includes parts of her home city of Detroit as well as a number of outlying areas — “is not being represented,” describing Tlaib’s vote last year against the bipartisan infrastructure package as “the last straw.” Winfrey entered the race in February and has since raised $200,000, she told JI.

“It appears to me that my opponent is more interested in political gain than she is in serving our constituents,” Winfrey said. “For me, that just makes my teeth itch… For you to run as a Democrat in that district and then don’t support our Democratic president, and don’t support some of the benefits that would directly benefit our community, I feel like you have another agenda. When you don’t support the one ally that we have in the Middle East, then I feel you have another agenda, and that agenda is not conducive to the citizens of the 12th Congressional District.”

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Winfrey also addressed antisemitic elements within the Democratic Party.

“You cannot hate a group of people and expect to serve a community or a nation or people period if you’re anti-anything,” she noted. “As an African American woman, it angers me to my soul that you hate another group of people just because they are… It grieves my soul and I will work against it, and I have always worked against it all my life.”

In addition to the support of the Urban Empowerment Action PAC, last month Winfrey won the endorsement of the Pro-Israel America PAC, which has endorses Republicans and Democrats alike. They will be hosting a webinar with Winfrey on June 1st:

Other Democrats who are tired of what one progressive Twitter account calls the Squad’s “attempted hostile takeover of the Democratic Party” have cheered Winfrey’s candidacy:

Consider putting this one on your “one to watch” list, not just for the infighting but also for the possibility that the district might just decide to pick a Democrat who appears to be a lot less hostile to Israel than Tlaib. Stay tuned.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Subotai Bahadur | May 29, 2022 at 8:44 pm

Just keep in mind while watching this race that while one claims to hate Israel more than the other, both hate this country.

Subotai Bahadur

    And they focus on blaming “billionaires” for their current predicament. There are billionaires and there are billionaires but it is encouraging to know that a lot of them haven’t yet signed on to the Fourth Reich being foisted onto the world by the Davos billionaires. And to see blacks and Jews are organizing much of the resistance? Finally!

    The return to the “glory” of the past Reichs doesn’t bode well for any of us but especially for blacks and Jews. The WEF is not just an economic idea. It also intends to resolve plenty of long-standing issues with a new “final solution”. And it could be that a pharmaceutical solution is a big part of it again.

    Peabody in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | May 30, 2022 at 11:58 am

    You can add that to a laundry list ten miles long of activists in senate and congress whose sole aim is to destroy America. By the way, one was just recently added to the Supreme Court.

JohnSmith100 | May 29, 2022 at 10:04 pm

Sooner or later, it will be necessary to expell Rashida Tlaib and her ilk. By and large, they are stupid and psychic.

Like RINOS, these DINOS lie. They are not in favor of democracy, or even America. All of them hate the USA, Israel and anything to do with actual civilization. They imagine themselves as queens or kings of some slave state in their imaginations, where they dictate favors and riches.

DCCC chair Sean Patrick Maloney “abandon[ed] his old congressional seat . . . running instead in the newly drawn 17th district,” which is currently represented by “woke” freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones.

Jones is reportedly now mulling over whether to stay in his district or run against 16th Congressional District Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Last I heard he’s doing neither, and coming all the way down into NYC to contest the 10th district, where I live.

    geronl in reply to Milhouse. | May 30, 2022 at 9:49 am

    They don’t have to live in their districts?

      Milhouse in reply to geronl. | May 30, 2022 at 9:57 am

      No, US congressmen do not have to live in their districts. That’s in the US constitution, so states have no power to impose such a requirement.

      stevewhitemd in reply to geronl. | May 30, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Article 1, Section 2, clause 2: “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.”

      A representative must be an inhabitant of the state but not necessarily of the district.

      Milhouse in reply to geronl. | May 30, 2022 at 3:54 pm

      Also note that they only need to be a resident of the state on election day. Once the election is over they can move to DC and don’t have to reestablish residency until the next election.

      Whereas the age and length of citizenship requirements apply not on election day but on the day they’re sworn in. A 24-year-old can be elected, but can’t take office until she turns 25. If her birthday is after Jan 3, the seat will remain vacant from that date until her birthday.

Rashida is one classy dame.

    Peabody in reply to User-Name. | May 30, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    You mean fat assy.

    gran2ten in reply to User-Name. | May 31, 2022 at 12:14 am

    also unattractive behavior and see her large teeth when she spews forth her rhetoric

    JohnSmith100 in reply to User-Name. | June 6, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Rashida is a POS, she and all others who share her views should be expelled from all western countries. Jews are a tremendous asset to humanity, the same cannot be said for the dredges of the Middle East who claim to be Palestinian’s.

Sometimes the crazy Democrat act makes the Republicans look normal. Other times the crazy is just too much. With Rashida the crazy is too much. I hope she loses.

For anyone here who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal, the following op-ed was a “must read” to end all “must reads” last week.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/stakeholder-capitalism-enlightenment-blackrock-esg-index-fund-passive-invest-elizabeth-warren-bernie-sanders-retirement-11653313715?mod=Searchresults_pos2&page=1

Anyone here who doesn’t grasp the historical enormity of how the “Enlightment” is being reversed, please read this. The authors are not obscure kooks. This is an excellent academic piece.

It focuses on how ESG is destroying capitalism but leaves out where ESG comes from and who is behind it, Fuhrer Klaus Schwab’s Davos crowd. ESG is how private ownership is being eliminated for the benefit of a miniscule lucky few who will survive the process. “You will own nothing and you will be happy.”

healthguyfsu | May 30, 2022 at 7:29 am

Is it possible they can both duel and shoot each other at the same time?

The Gentle Grizzly | May 30, 2022 at 7:35 am

I’m looking at that picture and wonder: who is she screaming at?

Having Tlaib in office is like starring in a Pallywood production.

Get her out!

“…the district might just decide to pick a Democrat who appears to be a lot less hostile to Israel than Tlaib. ”

Or avoid reelecting someone whose hatred of America is only dwarfed by her hatred of Israel and Jews.

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