Fuck Justice Democrats

Credit: Debbie Lusignan.

Look, I agree with almost everything in the PAC’s platform, so I really would like to come on board, but I think its current strategy model just isn’t going to get us there.

First of all, Justice Democrats co-founder Kyle Kulinski recently claimed that the DNC did not rig the 2016 Democratic primary:

“The idea that, you know, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC, despite how corrupt and grotesque they are, that they’ve directly hacked into voting machines and directly turned it over to Hillary Clinton and it was flat-out rigged as opposed to biased, well, that’s just not true.”

The problem with that is: if the establishment flat-out rigs elections, and Justice Democrats doesn’t focus on coming up with a plan to secure them…

Kulinski not only claimed that the DNC didn’t rig the primary but also neither provided evidence to support his claim (how would he even know?) nor explained away the evidence that suggests it was rigged:

As far as I know, he hasn’t even addressed this TYT Politics video:

Update

Around half a year after I published this story, this happened:

Then there’s Ro Khanna, the first member of Congress who joined Justice Democrats.

Like Hillary Clinton, whom he supported from 2000 to December 2015, Khanna claims to be a progressive, but, like with Clinton, there are more than a few things pointing out that he actually isn’t, and Justice Democrats doesn’t really seem to mind.

Then, in an interview with Tim Black, Khanna was given the chance to address all of the things I just referred to. After he only addressed a few of them, he was asked, “Is there anything that we left out that you wanted to mention?” but, instead of actually clearing things up, he decided to mention random progressive talking points:

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There’s also the question of whether or not Justice Democrats’s existence makes sense in the first place.

Since Justice Democrats’s opinion of a candidate may be different from yours, I think it makes more sense to just directly donate to a candidate you like instead. Plus, this way your donation won’t be used to pay Justice Democrats’s staff.

And since Cenk Uygur is the co-founder of The Young Turks, you can even argue that it’s hypocritical of him to also be the co-founder of a PAC, as he frequently criticizes the mainstream media for being biased towards certain politicians.

How does Justice Democrats handle the situation?

Instead of welcoming the free constructive criticism, Justice Democrats called it “rooting for our failure” and “arming the enemy”:

As of May 18, 2017, Justice Democrats hasn’t explained away all of the things pointing out that Khanna is not actually a progressive, and Justice Democrats’s platform, website, Facebook page, and Twitter profile haven’t even mentioned the dangers of electronic voting.

To be fair, when I asked the PAC where it addresses the corruption and election rigging within the Democratic Party, I did get an answer:

That was over three months ago.

Whoever runs the profile decided to at least mention election fraud in one single Tweet:

The thing is, I think getting rid of electronic voting machines is basically the most important thing to do if you want to vote in anti-establishment candidates, but, so far, Justice Democrats hasn’t really tried to inform people about the need for hand-counted paper ballots, so I’m basically left with three possible explanations for the behavior of the people running the PAC: they’re uninformed about the issue, they’re willfully ignorant about it, or they’re controlled opposition.

Now aside from the fact that Justice Democrats tweeted “we are quite aware of election fraud,” Kulinski tweeted that he read the Election Justice USA report that suggests voting machines were manipulated in favor of Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary:

Uygur too knows that electronic voting machines are vulnerable to tampering, yet his coverage of this, you know, extremely important issue has been quite sparse.

Taking into account that Justice Democrats co-founder Zack Exley has worked as a computer programmer and has also been in politics for a long time, I think it’s safe to assume that he knows electronic voting machines can be manipulated. But, oddly enough, I couldn’t find a single instance where he talked about this, and that’s not the only thing I find suspicious about him.

The Tweet was deleted on or around May 15, 2017 — it’s archived here. No explanation was given by The Young Turks.

So, since I really don’t think that the people running Justice Democrats are uninformed about the problem of electronic voting, I’m left with the two remaining explanations for their behavior: they’re either willfully ignorant or controlled opposition. Both explanations leave me with the same conclusion: fuck Justice Democrats.

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Update

Update

Uygur and Kulinski have left Justice Democrats: