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Former Obama Campaign Manager Slams AOC for Endorsing Primary Challenge to DCCC Chair

Former Obama Campaign Manager Slams AOC for Endorsing Primary Challenge to DCCC Chair

“If we lose house it’s because of dumb sh*t like this”

Redistricting in New York has redrawn the state’s 17th congressional district and the battle over who should run there is causing all kinds of infighting on the left.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the chair of the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee), wants to run in the district, but progressives don’t want him to run there, so now Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing a primary challenge to Maloney.

Obama’s former campaign manager Jim Messina is now calling out AOC for creating problems for the party.

Lindsay Kornick reports at FOX News:

Former Obama campaign manager calls AOC backing challenger to DCCC chair ‘dumb sh—’

Former Barack Obama campaign manager Jim Messina attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), D-N.Y., Tuesday for her recent endorsement of a candidate against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair.

AOC made headlines this week for endorsing New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi who is primarying current DCCC head Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for New York district 17 in the U.S. House. Although Maloney is considered a well-connected Democrat, some, including Ocasio-Cortez, consider Biaggi a progressive alternative.

Messina criticized AOC’s decision shortly afterwards, claiming that this kind of infighting could lead to Democrats losing control of Congress.

“This is so counter-productive. The Supreme Court is about to outlaw abortion. We could lose both houses. So we are going to focus our time running against each other? Now we’re primarying commited [sic] progressives because. . .why? If we lose house it’s because of dumb sh*t like this,” Messina tweeted.

He sounds pretty annoyed, doesn’t he?

AOC and the primary challenger she’s backing are taking a pretty harsh stance on Maloney, especially considering his role in the party.

The Hill reports:

A recent internal poll conducted by Global Strategy Group on behalf of the Maloney campaign, which was shared with The Hill, reported a 30-point lead for Maloney in the race among likely Democratic primary voters in the district.

The poll also indicated Maloney maintained a 23-point lead after respondents heard balanced, positive messages about both candidates. Seventy-six percent of voters were not familiar with Biaggi or could not rate her, compared to 41 percent when asked about Maloney.

“We want a champion in Congress that will fight for all of us — not a corporate Democrat like Sean Patrick Maloney who puts his donors’ interests ahead of ours,” Biaggi said in a statement. “Representative Ocasio-Cortez and I know our party will be strongest when Democrats stop letting corporate donors set the political agenda and start fighting for working people — and that’s why I am thrilled she is backing our campaign.”

It’s the return of the Democrat circular firing squad.

You love to see it.


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taurus the judge | June 9, 2022 at 11:10 am

Well, this is the Liberal “Frankenstein’ which will likely rise up and devour them from within.

There is the ravenous truly socialist extremist ( the squad and their ilk) which cant see past the socialist ideological utopia their enlightened minds create and there is no barrier they wont breach to accomplish it.

Their frustration is that most people and many of the DNC don’t hold that far left view.

But the far left cannot and will not compromise and this is the result.

My advice to AOC is carry on.

    CommoChief in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 11:19 am

    AOC is taking advantage of the opportunity created by NY redistricting to flex her position and power with the extreme left. She’s been stiff armed to an extent by Pelosi and the d/prog establishment power brokers, or at least she believes that. This increases her profile and potentially her influence in NY State d/prog circles as well as nationally, particularly if her endorsement turns out to have any heft or confer advantage.

      taurus the judge in reply to CommoChief. | June 9, 2022 at 11:22 am

      I see the beginnings of that myself and fear that at a point in the future, she is going to be the next Hillary but lot more dangerous.

      I do NOT recommend underestimating this one.

        She’s going to be a combination of Hillary, Bernie and Bonzo the clown

          Martin in reply to geronl. | June 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

          AOC will never be as dangerous as Hillary. She is not nearly as intelligent. Also, like Hillary she is not Bill Clinton. Bill is effortlessly charming a lot of the time. AOC like Hillary is not. He main advantage over Hillary is she is better looking but that is rapidly coming up against time.

          Paul in reply to geronl. | June 9, 2022 at 4:37 pm

          If she hadn’t married Bill Clinton, Hillary would be a washed up whore guzzling Chardonnay out of a box.

          Oh wait, she IS a washed up whore guzzling Chardonnay out of box.

        CommoChief in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 11:36 am

        Her reach is likely (hopefully) limited to deep blue bastions where the Overton window of the center is skewed far left. Still I agree that we make a mistake in underestimating or ignoring her influence. She’s smart enough to recognize both tactical and strategic political opportunities and bold enough to use them to her benefit. That makes her dangerous.

        Just as this years midterms will return a larger number of candidates to office who have a populist right stance from Red States and CD the same will be true for the blue States in that the more off center or anti establishment leftist candidates will be elected to Congress. If AOC becomes the pied piper for fifteen or twenty additional members she vastly increases her influence in the HoR and in d/prog circles.

          taurus the judge in reply to CommoChief. | June 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

          I disagree for the following reasons (my personal threat assessment based on observations and comparisons along the path of the left)

          First, I believe AOC was “chosen” as was Obama. She has all the tools and checks all the boxes important today as was Obama back then. She is smart in the sense of a witty street type comeback and enjoys media overhead protection.

          She is simply following her instructions from her masters and her personal ideology makes it a comfortable walk. ( she is an actual believer, not a paid actor)

          Right now, she is simply going up the belt ranks ( maybe at green belt now) and learning the ropes.

          Do not be surprised when she leaves her “district” for bigger pastures when the time is right.

          I would like to see her get too much too fast and burn out but I fear she has been put on the Manchurian path for later use and I fear she will be well trained and supported when the time is right.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | June 9, 2022 at 3:55 pm


          Could be. Those are fair observations.

        “I do NOT recommend underestimating this one.”

        You are very perceptive. She is a bad omen for sure.

          jb4 in reply to Peabody. | June 9, 2022 at 4:43 pm

          She will be 35 and eligible to run in 2024. Given the state of their potential candidates, Biden is out and she could beat Harris for the nomination. Hopefully, it would be another George McGovern blowout and set a course correction for the Democratic Party and country, but who knows. I have believed for a while that 2024 is the year for younger folks and the party that ignores that does so at its peril. In particular, AOC with the Black vote and much of the Hispanic – first Hispanic president – might not be so easy to beat.

    Go! Go! Go AO!

I don’t think AOC is on firm enough electoral ground herself to be taking a poke at people who can destroy her.

Hope they crush her for this unforced error.

She can endorse anyone she wants. Same way Republicans don’t have to endorse an incumbent they don’t like. Seems like in NY people don’t even live in the districts they run in, what is with that?

    Milhouse in reply to geronl. | June 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Generally they do live in their districts. But of course there is no requirement for them to do so, anywhere in the USA. Such a requirement would be unconstitutional.

      stevewhitemd in reply to Milhouse. | June 9, 2022 at 12:32 pm

      Wrong: Article I, 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.”

      So they aren’t required to live in the district, but must be an inhabitant of the state. Subsequent election law establishes that to be an ‘inhabitant’ one must qualify for the usual rules for residency within the state.

        buck61 in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 9, 2022 at 3:51 pm

        since district lines are redrawn every ten years it could force a candidate to relocate just because the boundary lines changed. having just a state resident requirement makes reasonable sense.

        Milhouse in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 9, 2022 at 5:47 pm

        You just wrote exactly what I did, so how was it wrong?! The topic is “seems like in NY people don’t even live in the districts they run in, what is with that?”, and the answer is exactly as I wrote. Members do not have to live in their districts. Not in NY and not in any other state.

        I never suggested there were no qualifications at all for office; of course there are, but other requirements are irrelevant to the topic, since none of the contenders for any of these seats have a problem with any of them.

        AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 10, 2022 at 6:06 am

        As always, Milhouse jumps in with his cock sure pronouncements, and when challenged, his supporters arrive to downvote.

          AF_Chief_Master_Sgt, are you questioning my so-called “pronouncement”?! Are you claiming it is anything more or less than the actual provable fact?! Stevewhitemd just proved that I was 100% correct! He cited the text that shows that I was 100% correct. His so-called “challenge” contradicts his own citation! So how can you call it a “cocksure pronouncement”?

SeymourButz | June 9, 2022 at 11:56 am

Maybe if you have such a schism in your ideology you shouldn’t be considered one party.

healthguyfsu | June 9, 2022 at 11:57 am

I know this will piss a lot of people off here but Trump is doing the EXACT SAME THING on the right. Many of his endorsements aren’t even good candidates…makes me wonder if his endorsement is for sale.

    Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 9, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Yes. He’s saddled us with Dr Oz and J.D. Vance, and may yet land us with Britt in Alabama, not by endorsing her but by unendorsing Brooks.

    taurus the judge in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 9, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    Maybe not. I share your question myself to a point, but…

    First, let me say I do NOT agree with many of his endorsements and am not an apologetic or yes man for him or anyone. I think he is disastrously wrong on Oz, McCarthy, Brooks and a few others.

    That all being said, I had to study his book for a PD class and did work on 2 of his projects and had limited dealing with him personally.

    First, we have to put aside that media created false image that Trump is allegedly blessed with some “supernatural power” to “pick people” and had the “gift” of 34,875 D chess with all his opponents at levels mortals cannot comprehend. He is a man and human with the same intelligence/attributes/strengths/weaknesses we all do.

    He evaluates on his knowledge and experience and makes a decision. Many are excellent and many are disastrously wrong.

    I would like to believe he has knowledge and information we do not and is making informed choices but freely admit he could simply have screwed the pooch on a few. Time will tell.

    I do totally disregard the “bought off” part because if Trump were “for sale”, he would not have suffered and withstood what he has. I firmly believe he is attacked as he is because he is NOT for sale. (the puppet masters never had to deal with that before)

    So, I personally am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt based on his overall performance knowing full well I may wind up regretting every bit of it. Same could be said of Patton, Macarthur, Halsey. Nimitz and a few others.

      healthguyfsu in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm

      That’s fair…I don’t have evidence. I just know that all of his leftist lawfare troubles are pretty expensive, and there are more ways to pay than with just money (i.e. I endorse you and you are in my pocket when you are elected).

      I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt too on most things based on how badly the media behaved during his time in office, but he is continually divisive to the right. I don’t think it is necessarily him as much as his blind followers that think he can do no wrong and anyone who stands against him is automatically wrong. As you said, he’s one man.

        taurus the judge in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 9, 2022 at 1:44 pm

        You touched on some very relevant and true points we as conservatives better address and rectify before we fall victim to our own doing.

        We don’t need “blind’ anything and we best not be so inflexible in our thinking that we sacrifice practical or workable for some theoretical “perfect’ solution.

        We also have to realize there are no free lunches, no do-overs, no resetting the clock or instant fixes- analogize this with D-Day. We are hitting a beach under fire and have to have a mulberry- THEN its a long hard fight to Berlin. There is no wonder weapon, magic bullet or “super candidate” that’s going to kiss the boo boo and make it all better.

        We also need to realize we are dealing with an enemy that is relentless and has no boundary on the type and number of evils and attacks they will initiate- they will show no mercy and give no quarter and they specialize in :”divide and conquer” tactics.

        We also need to realize that the enemy ALSO has trojan, sleeper and sheeple skin wearing spies and allies at all levels in OUR camp ready to strike as needed.

        So, lets don’t hold Trump to some mythical standard of all knowing perfection and accept the reality that he may have to “play dirty”, make choices which are bad because of the constraints he is facing and yes- expect him to SCREW UP a few.

        That said, we better start policing OUR OWN RANKS because a lot of this “alleged division” is carefully orchestrated by the enemy and has nothing to do with Trump.

          CommoChief in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 4:07 pm

          That is well stated. Stick to the first principle of politics; win the election. Refusing to vote because we view our candidates in the general election as imperfect is foolish. Holding a grudge because our candidates throw a few elbows and it upsets our sense of fair play is equally foolish.

          The primary contests select the nominee for the general. After that we back the nominee. Even rino are better than d/prog. No matter how distasteful we find a candidate and wish another was running we have to back the nominee otherwise we risk a repetition of the GA Senate run off; lose both seats because 200k r who voted in Nov didn’t show up in Jan.

          healthguyfsu in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 7:14 pm

          Hear here to both of you

    geronl in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 9, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Trump is doing his own thing. Trump isn’t championing an ideology or coherent movement, he is doing this for himself only.

      Milhouse in reply to geronl. | June 9, 2022 at 8:35 pm

      Trump is not a conservative. He governed as one only because the Dems went insane and attacked him like wild animals, so he was driven into the conservatives’ hands. Had the Dems kept what shreds of sanity they previously had, and responded graciously to his post-election overtures (and yes, he did make them), they could have played a major role in his administration and achieved a lot of their agenda. But they didn’t, so he reacted to their rejection by being the best president since Coolidge. Lucky for us.

    Roll of the dice? Oz flips a D to R senate seat. Trump is re-elected in 2024 and names Oz ambassador to Rino-i-stan. Gov Wolf is term limited and replaced by a R gov who names a replacement to Oz with better MAGA creds.

    In team-building terms, it takes years to build a championship team. Plugging a D hole with an R might be the first move in a series of moves.

      healthguyfsu in reply to MrE. | June 9, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      It’s an R hole that could have been filled by better candidates than the Wizard of Oz. We’ll see if he wins it first.

      As for roll of the dice? I don’t know where you got that from because I didn’t say it.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 10, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Thou hast blasphemed!!!!

    Trump is infallible! To the rack with you, infidel!

It’s not AOC, it’s aoc, because she hates capitalism.

E Howard Hunt | June 9, 2022 at 2:06 pm

It shows how utterly controlled we all are. This very stupid (and even more stupid looking) woman becomes a representative and then is elevated by the media to national mouthpiece.

Fox News and and MSNBC both lover her because they can queue up whole segments about some trash talk her office delivers. Everyone takes the bait.

Just start ignoring her!

    healthguyfsu in reply to E Howard Hunt. | June 9, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    I sorta anti-love her too…whenever we need someone to drop bombs right in the middle of the Dem party or give regular ordinary people a WTF moment, she’s always handy!

    taurus the judge in reply to E Howard Hunt. | June 9, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    NO, we “ignore” her at our own peril.

    I grant you she has the IQ of a deep freeze but that’s exactly why she was chosen. She is like the perfect putty. She is a true believer and has that young “passion” so she will do her masters bidding with a determined smile on her face. ( much more dangerous than the typical paid for politician we all know and love)

    The puppet masters ARE going to use her, groom her and eventually POSITION her. She is going to take (or be handed) a major leadership role eventually.

    I recommend keeping this enemy close to the vest

      healthguyfsu in reply to taurus the judge. | June 9, 2022 at 7:18 pm

      I’m optimistic cooler heads will prevail. People like her always get exposed…her dress scandal put her down a huge peg and she is recently only skating on stupid crap like her trying to appropriate Native Americans (look it up…recent self-own of hers, Crowder nailed her but he doesn’t want to date her) because of the way the lib news cycle works.

        taurus the judge in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 10, 2022 at 7:51 am

        On the one hand, I HOPE ( and pray) you are right but on the other I do not believe you are.

        You are making the same mistake I have seen other conservatives make and it has cost us dearly. (I say that as one making the same mistake until it was pointed out to me and I corrected it so I am guilty of doing it too)

        You ( we, conservatives in general) cannot view the left and their acts though our “lens” of normality/ right/wrong and think they will act accordingly.

        Socialism is fueled by fanaticism ( cooler heads don’t riot or overthrow governments or enslave people) so there should be no expectation or even hope of level headed thinking any more than there can be an expectation of them being truthful ( even amongst themselves)

        Those “cooler heads” would be “slow to anger” and want the “facts” to make the “right” decision then act accordingly.

        That concept doesn’t even exist on the left. The end justifies the means and values shift according to the need. That way they are never stupid, wrong or even accountable because whatever they do is “justified” by the acts of the other side ( so they are not even accountable to their own rules)

        In regard to AOC, she is already “exposed’ ( just like Obama was) and it didn’t matter then- it doesn’t matter now as she is being groomed and trust me- it aint gonna matter when she walks the aisle when its her time to do whatever she is being prepared for.

        Liberals in general don’t fear being exposed, called out, proven wrong because they go in knowing they will not be held accountable for anything any more than the average pig fears getting muddy.

        Exposing these people accomplishes nothing- they must not only be soundly and affirmatively defeated, we need a coffin patrol to make sure the stake stays in the heart after the fact.

I liked Jim Messina better when he was collaborating with Kenny Loggins.

henrybowman | June 9, 2022 at 10:24 pm

Out of all the people mentioned in this article, I’m still confused about which of them want to date AOC.