Dem Bums: 50 Shades of Blue.

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Published Apr 30, 2022, 4:01 AM

You can’t do the big things if you can’t do the little things. A friend of mine used to say this all the time. And it reminds me of the Democratic Party - a party that can’t seem to move the needle on the big, meaningful stuff because they’re always fighting about procedural issues that prevent the nation from moving forward. Has the right wing lost its fucking mind in this country? Sure. But they’re not the reason democrats are so dysfunctional. The Democratic Party is riddled with self-inflicted wounds, some of which we expose in today’s episode including a profile of one of the party’s worst actors: Josh Gottheimer.

Chapters

Intro: 00:02:17

Chapter One: Meet Josh: 00:06:40

Chapter Two: No Labels: 00:15:28

Chapter Three: Caucus, meet money. Money, meet caucus: 00:20:34

Chapter Four: Bring it home, Max: 00:26:30

Post Show Musings: 00:31:52

Outro: 00:34:39

Resources

Visual Capitalist: All of the World’s Wealth in One Visualization

United Nations Development Programme: Latest Human Development Index Ranking

Open Secrets: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Open Secrets: Election objectors are among the GOP’s highest fundraisers ahead of Jan. 6 anniversary

GovTrack: Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Jacobin: By Backing a Huge Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Democrats Are Giving the GOP a Perfect Midterm Gift

The Orange County Register: Porter-backed bill seeks to restore SALT deductions capped under 2017 tax act

Politico: Josh Gottheimer is taunting the ‘far left.’ He’s still unlikely to face a serious primary.

The New York Times: Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

Commercial Observer: How Blackstone Became the Biggest Private Landlord — And What That Means

Open Secretes: Contributors to Josh Gottheimer 2021 - 2022

LancasterOnline: Problem Solvers Caucus parent group was behind $277K in super-PAC spending for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker and $3 million for others

HuffPost: 'No Labels' Needs A Warning Label

The Intercept: No Labels Offered Conservative Democrats Hundreds of Thousands to Spurn Nancy Pelosi Fundraiser

No Labels Youtube: An Antidote to the Extremes

The Washington Post: Trump accepts No Labels prize, as O’Malley calls him ‘racist,’ ‘fascist’

The Intercept: Who’s the mystery man behind the latest Pelosi putsch? It’s Mark Penn.

Blue Doc PAC

New Democrat Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Vote “No” on The FIRST STEP Act

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Support Positive Solutions to Keep Children Safe in Schools, Oppose Criminalization of Our Youth

U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Willamette Week: Cryptocurrency-Backed Democratic Congressional Candidate Carrick Flynn Leads Race, Opposing Campaign Poll Found

Protect Our Future PAC Report of Receipts and Disbursements

Politico: This super PAC is spending almost $1 million in a contentious Democratic primary. They don’t want you to know who is funding them.

UNFTR Episode Resources

The Itsfuckedforsure Bill: And the Ghosts of Spending Bills Past.

Midterms, Primaries and Get Out the Vote: Send the Blue Dogs to the Pound.

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