Midwestern Democrats Want The DNC To STFU About Trump-Russia

Democrats in midwestern battleground states want the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to back off the Trump-Russia rhetoric, as state-level leaders worry it's turning off voters. 

“The DNC is doing a good job of winning New York and California,” said Mahoning, OH Democratic county party chair David Betras.

“I’m not saying it’s not important — of course it’s important — but do they honestly think that people that were just laid off another shift at the car plant in my home county give a shit about Russia when they don’t have a frickin’ job?

Betras says that Trump and Russia is the "only piece they've been doing since 2016. [Trumpkeeps talking about jobs and the economy, and we talk about Russia.

Somehow we’ve made him into a blue-collar underdog billionaire,” said Betras, of Youngstown. “And people are rooting for him because he’s the underdog.”

The Democratic infighting comes on the heels of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the DNC against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks and several other parties including the Russian government, alleging an illegal conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 election in a "brazen attack on American Democracy." 

Many midwestern Democrats, however, are rolling their eyes. 

I’m going to be honest; I don’t understand why they’re doing it,” one Midwestern campaign strategist told BuzzFeed. “My sense was it was a move meant to gin up the donor base, not our voters. But it was the biggest news they’ve made in a while.”

The strategist added "I wouldn't want to see something like this coming out of the DNC in October.

Another Midwest strategist said that the suit was "politically unhelpful" and that they havent seen "a single piece of data that says voters want Democrats to relitigate 2016. ... The only ones who want to do this are Democratic activists who are already voting Democratic."

Perhaps Midwestern Democrats aren't idiots, and realize that a two-year counterintelligence operation against Donald Trump which appears to have been a coordinated "insurance policy" against a Trump win, might not be so great for optics, considering that criminal referrals have been submitted to the DOJ for individuals involved in the alleged scheme to rig the election in favor of Hillary Clinton

Senator Claire McCaskill, fighting a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won by almost 20 points, called the DNC’s Russia suit a “silly distraction” through a spokesperson.

In places like Minnesota, for instance, where Trump lost only narrowly and his approval numbers have stayed flat, the state party says it plans to steer clear of him altogether with two Senate seats and an open governor’s race on the ballot. Messaging on Trump doesn’t do anything to move the needle, strategists there say.

And the Democratic Party’s attacks on Trump, especially when it comes to Russia, could even backfire in states Trump won handily — like Ohio, where the focus on taking the president down has kept some voters on the president’s side. -BuzzFeed

Several of the parties being sued by the DNC have expressed their excitement over the discovery process, by which they may get their hands on even more evidence which might incriminate or exonerate various actors. President Trump, Roger Stone, and Wikileaks (which is countersuing the DNC) have all noted that they're looking forward to checking out the controversial "DNC Servers" which were allegedly hacked by Russia

In response to the DNC lawsuit, Trump tweeted that it could be good news that "we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI," along with the "Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents." 

Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018

The Trump campaign also says the lawsuit will provide an opportunity to "explore the DNC's now-secret records."

And as we reported on Monday, WikiLeaks is counter-suing the DNC - setting up a donation fund and noting "We've never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun."

The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and @JulianAssange for revealing how the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries. Help us counter-sue. We've never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun:https://t.co/E1QbYJL4bB

More options:https://t.co/MsNZhrTzTL pic.twitter.com/VbPp7FTNq3

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 20, 2018

DNC chair Tom Perez defended the lawsuit as "necessary," telling Meet the Press that they had to file before the statue of limitations ran out, and that "it's hard to put a price tag on preserving democracy." 

David Pepper, chair of the Ohio Democratic Party is totally cool with the DNC lawsuit. “I don’t think it hurts,” said  Pepper. “If you have credible claims, you have a responsibility to pursue legal action. I think you have a day or two where [the suit] is the story, but that’s different from your overall message.”

I wouldn’t have our candidates spending the fall talking about Russia or the suit or anything like that,” Pepper said.

“They should be focused on health care, education, student debt. We shouldn’t divert the message from those topics to talk about Russia.

And yet, that's exactly what's going to happen as the DNC lawsuit plays out in the six months and change before midterms.

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Cassandra.Hermes VWAndy Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

Democrats do not need to talk about Russia anymore, everyone connected to Trump is corrupt, Democrats just need to talk about Pussy-Grabber friends. 

 

F.e.: Hannity is linked in 805 deals, as an owner of shell companies that spent at least ninety million dollars in the past decade on more than eight hundred and seventy homes in seven states: some of them mansions, others low-income rentals purchased with support from the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development. He loves to talk about swamp, and he happens to be in the swamp. 

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techpriest Zorba's idea Tue, 04/24/2018 - 23:58 Permalink

I was involved in the GOP for about 4 years. I started to see that there are a few good people, but the party's power players will engage in all sorts of jerry-rigging of the rules, or even outright shutting the lights off and calling the cops during meetings, if those "few good people" become numerous enough to really challenge the status quo.

However, if you can get 1% of the local population out of bed and coordinated, you can engage in some very hilarious antics and make the putative power brokers scream as they are booted out of everything.

Also, the experience taught me that come November, all of the actual voting that mattered was already over. The internal party machinery is what determines who donates, who gets money, and who gets volunteer turnout and man-hours at the phone banks. Those votes, IMO are the pivotal ones for the election, and the final vote is just a stamp of approval on what happened before.

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nmewn francis scott … Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:05 Permalink

Kinda like I been sayin...progs are nothing else if not absolutely predictable. 

This entire thing hinged on Queen Hitlary being elected so any & all investigations could be shut down, quashed by the bureaucratic fiat of Comey, Clapper, Brennan & Rosenstein...its what they do best, its all they know.

Then Trump won and they just couldn't let it go...so totally invested in their own failure...they actually doubled down, again...lol...now they reap the whirlwind ;-)

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Son of Captain Nemo Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:39 Permalink

Can we give her an M-134D to take to work tomorrow morning to the floor of the Senate and House so that she can REMOVE all of her colleagues SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER CAN "START OVER"!...

P.S.

Save a full clip for that circumcised Israeli cocksucker Rand Paul for endorsing that motherfucker Pompeo!!!

CHoward Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

Take Democrats or liberals (whats the difference anyways) - it's obvious they have a fatal brain disease.  Don't waste one penny on trying to cure them.  Let them all die a slow, painful death - much deserved I might add.

NuYawkFrankie Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:43 Permalink

Apparently 'Midwestern Democrats' don't realise that the DNC is a gangster operation - a criminal cabal - that couldn't give a flying fck about 'fly-over country' and whether they have a job or not!

techpriest gregga777 Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:07 Permalink

Neither do most Repubs care about Church, family, your guns, or the right to keep what you earn.

Its a gigantic wealth extraction system, and the goal is to creatively lie and divide the people so that few realize the wealth extraction is going on. And those who do, blame the people on the other side of the divide.

Look at the black activist Kevin Dixie for example: https://tomwoods.com/ep-1138-black-guns-matter/

This guy is actively helping other blacks get off the Democrat Plantation and actually improving lives, and if he gets mentioned at all, its universal scorn in his community. We need to be backing guys like this so as to end the welfare-for-votes scheme, which would pull out the supports from under the Democrat Party. Once they collapse, the next step is to put energy into an anti-MIC party.

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PhilofOz Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:43 Permalink

How is it determined who will be the judge in this DNC/Russia crap? Aren't nearly all US judges on one side or the other of the political divide going by what I've seen with your Supreme Court?

Boxed Merlot PhilofOz Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:17 Permalink

...judges on one side or the other of the political divide going by what I've seen with your Supreme Court?...

Time was, (once upon a time), our, (the USA), had a bunch of "Christian" reformationalists that had to leave Europe and set out for the "Frontier" in order to establish what they thought might could become a government patterned after the then newly recommitted dedication to a commonly worded / understood / translated into the then spoken vernacular, "Word of God", which prior to their risking life and limb to make available was deemed too controversial by Rome to be allowed in the hands of those that may interpret the message clearly taught that persons were accountable to their "Creator" only directly, and did not need the mediation of a "Priesthood", "Bishopric" or "presbutary" to intercede with them as they sought the Deity for themselves.

It is no coincidence that the 3 "separate but equal" branches of the US government, i.e. the Judiciary, the Legislative and the Executive branch were established and assigned not only their compositions but their sphere of influence in the fashion they were initially constituted.

The "Triune" nature of God / Deity as understood by Reformation minded "Christians" fully accepted, understood and promoted the unifying notion of the Godhead* as comprising the 3 persons, i.e. the "Father", the "Son" and the "Spirit".

In addition, it was understood these three personages were not viewed as "checks and balances" as many seem to assume, but rather as any two of which were there to exalt, glorify, praise and bless the third of which the two themselves were not any part of.

When viewed from this perspective, it's an easy lesson to glean what these folks had in mind as they willingly gave their personal lives, liberty and "sacred" honour to in order to give us, their progeny, an opportunity to at least taste, at least once, before we ourselves leave this physical plane what glory awaits us.

* Check out the Westminster Confession of Faith's definition for what is likely the best definition, description and verbally constructed reasoning as was available at the time, (esp. Chapter 2, section 1)

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.pcaac.org/wp-content/uploads/20…

jmf.

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