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User Info: sedatedlife

sedatedlife
5 months ago#1
Democratic lawmaker apologized Monday after jokingly holding up a hammer-and-sickle image behind Del. Lee Carter, a freshman legislator who is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Del. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, later apologized on the House floor for using a tablet to hold the Communist symbol behind Carter, D-Prince William, at a meeting of the House of Delegates Finance Committee. But the episode could further strain relations between House Democrats and the anti-corporate left.

During a debate on legislation to offer tax breaks to companies that create jobs in economically depressed areas, Carter said the bill may be a “good-faith effort to help combat poverty” but it relies on a “deeply flawed mechanism.”

“That mechanism of racing to the bottom of cutting and hacking and slashing away at our tax code to try to fight over scraps and handouts from billionaires rather than trying to build the economy from the ground up that will actually help the people that are already here,” Carter said.

Sitting behind Carter, Keam can be seen shaking his head and laughing at the comments. After about a minute of looking at his tablet, Keam briefly lifted up the screen while smiling.

Keam apologized on the House floor shortly afterward, saying his conduct may have violated a House rule against using any “language or gesture calculated to wound, offend or insult another member.”

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Seeing more of this kind of crap from establishment democrats lately. Do they really want to chase out the progressives and the DSA. Lee Carter ran as Democrat without funding from the Democratic party and won a Previous very red district because of strong support from progressives and other leftist groups. Democrats seem to hate the left more then the right.
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Hyena 20
5 months ago#2
Lee Carter ran as Democrat without funding from the Democratic party


There is the problem right there. Basically, he was not the DNC candidate of choice. Also, you underestimate the number of corporate Democrats. Just look at the 12~13 who are voting for the repeal of Dodd-Frank.
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User Info: TundraKing87

TundraKing87
5 months ago#3
The Dems and GOP are owned by the same folks. Pelosi and Co. would rather lose than see their donor class masters put at risk.

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sedatedlife
5 months ago#4
Hyena 20 posted...
Lee Carter ran as Democrat without funding from the Democratic party


There is the problem right there. Basically, he was not the DNC candidate of choice. Also, you underestimate the number of corporate Democrats. Just look at the 12~13 who are voting for the repeal of Dodd-Frank.

They were originally going to fund him but pulled out because they decided he had no chance of winning they did not run there own candidate against him. So basically he gave them a seat they would not have had.
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Hyena 20
5 months ago#5
Here is a list of the Dodd-Frank-killing Dems, BTW.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
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TundraKing87
5 months ago#6
Money talks

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sedatedlife
5 months ago#7
Hyena 20 posted...
Here is a list of the Dodd-Frank-killing Dems, BTW.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
and hopefully they get a primary challenger from the left.
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AndreLeGeant
5 months ago#8
I will say based on what I’ve seen of the legislation it really doesn’t kill Dodd Frank. I was going to write Peters but then looking at discussions of the bill, I could not in good faith argue that it would cause harm to the economy.
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Genericgamer667
5 months ago#9
yes, give those seats to Republicans. Do you think a socialist will win West Virginia, North Dakota or Indiana?

and you guys are ALREADY turning against Jones? f*** off, you aren't going to win red states like this
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AndreLeGeant
5 months ago#10
Genericgamer667 posted...
yes, give those seats to Republicans

do you think a socialist will win West Virginia?


A Democrat will win the senate seat in Michigan, Delaware, Maine and likely Virginia going forward. Further, there’s no requirement that a primary challenger be to the left on issues red states care about. Weakening DFA isn’t one of those issues.

As I said though I’m actually not concerned with the legislation changes. My biggest complaint is changing one of Obama’s few major legislative wins and giving the GOP a victory for no good reaso.
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