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Another socialist upset in a Democratic primary

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/05/18, 11:42 am

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts after Tuesday’s primary elections. The 44-year-old scored an upset victory over 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano. She’ll run in the same heavily Democratic area once represented by Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill and President John F. Kennedy. Pressley was endorsed by fellow congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who knocked out veteran Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in June. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley supports a single-payer healthcare proposal similar to the one championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Also in Massachusetts, the only state to hold a primary Tuesday, Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl won a spot on the November ballot against incumbent Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren, who ran unopposed in the primary, is rumored to be gearing up for a White House bid in 2020, though she has said she is not running for president.


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Comments

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 09/05/2018 02:38 pm

    I am totally 100% in favor of the socialists getting the Dem party nominations. These people need to be out where the public can hear their radical plans. Shining light into darkness has disinfectant properties. 

  • JerryM
    Posted: Wed, 09/05/2018 06:33 pm

    Not sure about this strategy.  The younger generation, in particular, do not recall the fall of the soviet union.  Many, I think, do not understand the connection between these candidates and communism.  Instead, what concerns me is that many may vote for these people simply on the basis of "more free stuff" being offered to them.

  • Vista48
    Posted: Thu, 09/06/2018 04:56 am

    These socialists, if and when they take the oath of office, will be lying. All members of Congress take an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same". 

    Perhaps it is time for citizens to demand prosecution of those who take this oath and then violate it, becoming the very domestic enemy that it speaks of. 

  • KIMBERLY REAVIS
    Posted: Wed, 09/12/2018 04:59 pm

    OK I UNDERSTAND. lol

     

  • ichthus7
    Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 02:01 pm

    Medicare for all?  Medicare is broken.  Medicare currently often pays 10-25% of the amount billed.  Increasingly, providers are refusing to take Medicare patients, due both to low reimbursement by Medicare and due to the paperwork required.  Private payers and insurance companies of other patients offset the cost for Medicare patients.  Medicare for all results in no private payers and no insurance companies to offset the costs.  Medicare for all at 10-25% of the amount billed will result in low pay for medical personnel and staff reductions and fewer doctors and inadequate supplies, and, and, and.  

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