Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
BREAKING: Democratic Socialists are taking over in Nevada and it’s got true Democrats running scared.
The entire staff of the state’s Democratic Party has just resigned because progressive candidates (who were endorsed by Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America) swept the state’s leadership positions in Saturday’s elections.
The party’s operations director, research director, communications director and finance director all resigned after the left-wing candidates of the “NV Dems Progressive Slate,” which was run by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Left Caucus, beat out the Democratic Party’s “Progressive Unity Slate” on Saturday. (yahoo news)
These Sanders-backers are taking over Nevada and even those on the Left are terrified.
This news comes just weeks after several key Democrats in Congress made a point of stating that they’re not socialists and don’t care to be aligned with socialism. (Let’s face it, the word “socialism” scares anyone with common sense.)
In days gone by, the Nevada Democratic Party has been run by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s allies. Apparently, those days are gone.
Nevada has long been a swing state. With the help of Henry Reid, they were able to chalk up wins since 2016. But now? Not so much.
According to The Intercept:
On Saturday afternoon, the Nevada Democratic Party leadership was thrown out of office by a coalition that had come together organizing for Bernie Sanders in the state’s caucuses in 2016 and 2020. What happened next was both shocking and, if you’re cynical enough, expected.
To back up — a group of five candidates calling themselves the progressive slate, running in coalition with the local Democratic Socialists of America, swept four of the five races Saturday against the establishment slate, which dubbed itself “Progressive Unity.” After a fight over who was eligible to vote and whose vote hadn’t been counted, the one race they lost flipped, meaning the DSA-backed slate had won all five party leadership positions.
This takeover by progressives will certainly affect the overall power of the state’s Democratic party. It will also make it harder for them in the presidential election in 2024.
The new chair of the state party, Judith Whitmer, expressed surprise at the resignations. This, amid allegations that she had threatened to fire the staff, (an allegation she denies).
“The goal obviously is still to elect Democrats,” Whitmer told the Associated Press. “That will always be our goal, but it’s also our goal to bring more progressives into the fold and bring those progressive voices into the party.”
The only thing good that can be said of this (and it’s a bit of a stretch) is that perhaps conservatives will stand a better chance in 2022 and 2024 because people, even those who usually vote solely for Democrats, will be so nervous about Socialists taking over.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a little nervous about that, myself.