Justice Democrats are Just Demagogues
I'll begin at the beginning of my determination the JD are nothing but a sham and a scam. I watched the Jimmy Dore show which featured Rohit Khanna (D-CA Silicon Valley) on two of it's segments.
A little background is in order here. The issue arises because of Khanna's shady financing, cloaked in the guise of Berniecratic-like avoidance of PAC money:
This bit was not revealed on Jimmy's first video featuring RK. So Jimmy presented an apologia for RK's somewhat misleading statements about his campaign financing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kykXC9qCapQ
Here is an abbreviated excerpt of Jimmy's defense of RK's funding:
More comments about that illogical conclusion drawn by Jimmy (to which by the way I commented on his site about the odious inconsistency of such a stance) are found below.
Debbie, the Sane Progressive, given to rants but always factual had this analysis of RK, in a somewhat subdued tone for her (love the passion though!)
Now it appears that RK has joined forces with the Cenkosaurus's Justice Democrats (JD):
Pardon me if this essay loosely partakes of sonata form with themes A and B alternating, to be followed with a coda.
So more about the JDs main founder, Kyle culinsky Being another; taken from an above citation:
Cenk Uygur is a former republican (like Hillary Clinton for example). He went to Wharton business school (same as Donald Trump). He was pro-life, anti-affirmative action, opposed feminism and wrote repeatedly that the Armenian genocide didn’t constitute genocide. Some time after 1999 he claims he started turning “progressive” He later said it was the illegal invasion of Iraq that did it.
In 2014 a Republican politician and businessman gave Uygur $4,000,000 to expand his reach with his “progressive” YT network. In April of 2014, Buddy Roemer pumped that lump sum of cash into Cenk’s “progressive” network and promised he would give him another 4 mil if he needed it. That’s a whole bunch of cash for a Youtube and internet radio show network.
Buddy Roemer was a fake Democrat before he become a Republican. Did you know that? Once the gig was up and everyone was on to his trick, he had to switch party affiliation to Republican.
closeted Republicans [the 3 identified JDs so far] pretending to be Democrats like Cenk Uygur, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi et al would rather keep a corporate Democrat in power than see a real candidate with a real shot at beating them primary them in the next election.
So how does the real Cenk Uyghur really shape up for his allegedly progressive ideals? True, he was strongly pro-Bernie during almost the entire Dem primary, until it was so apparent that the fix was in, that Cenk began telling his viewers to fall in line, support Killary, and not promote divisiveness in the DemonRATic party. I found his policy as wretched but at least had some semblance of rationality: party unity. However my trust in him, along with the trust of many others, was severely shaken by this suck it up and go for Hillary "because Trump".
So I continued to watch TYT, primarily because I liked Jordan Chariton and his up-to-then excellent reporting--until the most horrendous and glaring betrayal of any semblance of Progressivism vaporized. This involved the show in which John Iadirrola, Michael Shure, and Mark Thomson poo-poo'd the hurt feelings of Bernie supporters who have been properly outraged by the revelation of DNC fraud. These three a-holes actually tried to justify this fraud.
Here is an unflinching review of the show, which contains the original TYT video in toto by the Hard Bastard. HD is an excellent analyst. He is not a self-styled progressive but his politics are straightforward. I recommend his YouTube channel for person who use that resource.
End of part B, reprise of part A:
As prelude to this reprise, think upon the rise of Barack Hussain Obama, who came from nowhere, became a Dem. Senator in illinois and two year's later was nominated for president, fortunately defeating Killary. Yes, yes, he made a speech at the 2004 convention, but so what?
Now coming down the road a la Obama comes this candidate of color who has a nice identity: he is of Indian descent. This makes him almost unique in Congress. He's thin, he's charming, he's articulate. Just could be the next Barry two-faced Obama.
Reviewing prior themes as all good codas do, let's start with former Republican Cenk Uyghur, who received massive funding from a Republican to strengthen his YouTube empire and who was an eager Quisling for the Berniecrat movement. Why the hell didn't he just say that the result of the DNC convention were so awful that people should either vote for Jill Stein, or someone not named Clinton, or just stay home? Then he sends 3 of his minions to smear the DNC lawsuit's lawyers, including Jared Beck as being "opportunists". Even Michael Tracey, one of Cenk's reporters, has more integrity by not falling for the Russia-Russia-Russia mantra and doing so on TYT. Amazingly he has not yet been exiled.
Then there is Ro Khanna, smooth, saying what we want to hear, just like BHO did in 2008. No he doesn't take PAC money--he takes HUGE INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS. This therefore qualifies him to be a JD! In fact, RK sucked up to Klinton in 2013 asking if she could come to his wedding in Cleveland, even if for only "10 minutes". Now this is a true
progressive bullshit artist. He also proffered a $50,000,000 bribe to the DNC if they (DNC and Killary) would play nice with him.
So now let us apply the same logic which is the One, the Only qualification to be a JD: accepting no PAC money. We see that RK has already raised $5 million for his campaigns. So, hypothetically let's assume that Hillary Rotten Clinton does the same, i.e. refuse to accept PAC money but while still accepting massive donations from individuals. Therefore, according to the One, the Only qualification to be a JD. Wouldn't that be peachy?! Sound far-fetched? Hell, she's already doing this!