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Will Democrats Self-Destruct?

Posted on | March 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Will Democrats Self-Destruct?


When former Sex in the City actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she would challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democrat Party primary, I was delighted. What could be more perfect, in a year when Republicans are defending their House majority in the midterm elections, than for a left-wing Democrat to attack an otherwise safe incumbent in an expensive primary battle in a deep “blue” state like New York? This couldn’t be more perfect for Republicans than if Paul Ryan, the Koch Brothers and a squad of Russian hackers had planned it.

In case you didn’t know it, Cynthia Nixon is a lesbian, and so is former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Are there any women in the New York Democrat Party who aren’t lesbians? Never mind. The point, from the Koch Brothers/Russian-hacker perspective, is for Democrats to tear each other apart over this primary in New York, and I’m happy to report that our plan is working perfectly:

Former Democratic New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D.) Democratic challenger is a “unqualified lesbian.”
The remark from Quinn, an openly-gay supporter of Cuomo, came one day after former “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon announced she would challenge Cuomo in the 2018 Democratic primary. Quinn told the New York Post in an interview that Nixon was an “unqualified lesbian” before taking a shot at Nixon for endorsing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor.
“I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part,” Quinn said of Nixon’s campaign announcement.
“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City,” Quinn said. “Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.”
Quinn, who is also a CNN contributor, admitted she and the “Sex and the City” actress are both supporters of progressive positions, but she said there is more to running the state of New York than being a liberal celebrity.
“She’s an accomplished actress, a supporter of political causes and that’s a good thing. Participating in rallies is important,” Quinn said. “But she’s never run an organization. Being an actress and celebrity doesn’t make you qualified for public office. This is a time to move away from celebrity and toward progressive leadership.”

It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Now what we need to happen:

  1. Cynthia Nixon must raise millions of dollars for her campaign, draining the pockets of liberal donors who might otherwise contribute to Democrat congressional campaigns.
  2. Every progressive kook in the country must give their 100% support to Nixon. It is especially important that feminists and the LGBT coalition must see Nixon’s campaign as a do-or-die grassroots effort to take control of their party away from corrupt corporate-funded “moderates” personified by Cuomo.
  3. Cuomo must defeat Nixon decisively, thus demoralizing her grassroots supporters and spreading the belief throughout the progressive community that the Democrats are not only a bunch of corrupt corporate-controlled stooges, but also patriarchal betrayers of gays and women.

You might be wondering, though: “What if Cynthia Nixon actually wins?” That would be even better — imagine the impact in blue-collar Midwestern “swing” districts of having a celebrity lesbian score a historic victory in the New York Democrat primary. Nothing could better serve to inspire a homophobic right-wing backlash in the Heartland.

Trust me, the Russian hackers and Koch operatives have thought of every possible scenario here. It’s a total win-win for the GOP.



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