Still steaming about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) being willing to fund anti-choice candidates, Lori Day offers this satirical piece to illustrate the innate absurdity of that position.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has gone on record stating that the DCCC will not withhold funding for anti-gay marriage or pro-segregation Democratic House candidates in 2018.
Luján said there would be no “litmus tests” on candidates, because the party must regain control of the House in the upcoming midterm election.
“As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America,” Luján said.
Luján also said the Democratic party must cast a wide net for candidates in 2018, and this must include people who are ok with stripping the rights of people of color and those who are not straight.
“To pick up 24 [seats] and get to 218, that is the job,” he said. “We’ll need a broad coalition to get that done. We are going to need all of that, we have to be a big family in order to win the House back.”
In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss, Democratic lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), have voiced support for all Democratic candidates. All Democratic candidates matter.
Lori Day, a feminist writer speaking from her living room in Newburyport, MA, responded, “Well okay then. I guess we’ll go with white nationalism and homophobia to get the votes. Makes sense.”
“The idea of jettisoning the human rights of some Democrats to win the votes of others is brilliant,” Day said. She bemoaned the lack of a sarcasm font for her quote.
The KKK and the Westboro Baptist Church applauded Luján’s remarks.
About The Author
Lori Day is an educational psychologist and consultant with Lori Day Consulting in Newburyport, MA. She is the author of Her Next Chapter, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. She is also a regular contributor to Women You Should Know.
Lead photo credits: Fibonacci Blue (left), Elvert Barnes (right), both images filed under the Creative Commons Attribution license