The title of the worst Democrat in the nation may be disputed.
Some readers around the country may be reading this and saying, “No, mine. Mine!”
Like the Democrats in California who attended the state party convention this weekend and refused to endorse Dianne Feinstein.
Dianne has been the senior senator from California for a very long time. You may recall that her response to the killing of students and teachers at Marjory Douglas High School was to propose raising the age someone could by an assault rifle by three years.
But I claim Dan Lipinski as the worst.
Dan inherited the Illinois 3rd Congressional seat from his daddy, Bill Lipinski.
Like his daddy, Dan is what is known as a Blue Dog Democrat, the conservative wing of the Democratic Party with roots in the old Dixiecrat, segregationist wing of the Democratic Party
Dan is opposed to women’s reproductive rights, anti-immigrant and opposed to the fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage.
The Republicans have nominated a Nazi.
I’m not being rhetorical. He’s a Nazi.
It’s all messy.
In the picture at the top of this post is Dan Lipinski hanging with campaign workers for the wing-nut Republican Jeanne Ives.
Ives is running to the right of the current Illinois Republican Governor, Bruce Rauner. And could win.
Dan and Ives have much in common politically.
And they seem to share campaign workers.
I could make a similar point about the Nazi in the race. But I will let you draw your own conclusions.
Here is the good news.
Marie is challenging Dan Lipinski and is making a hell of a go at it.
All the polls show that voters in the Illinois 3rd agree with Marie Newman on most of the issues.
Which means they don’t agree with Dan.
Voter turn out and getting the word out are the key things.
We are doing our part.
Marie Newman will join us on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers on Friday, 11am. 105.5fm CST. Streaming on Lumpenradio.com. And on podcast.