Cenk Uygur, who was the first and the loudest to shriek for the blood of former Minnesota senator Al Franken, is no longer a Justice Democrat. His own people ousted him after blogs surfaced in which Uygur and a crony are making some truly repugnant comments about women.
In the posts, Uygur claimed that he was “done” dating any woman if he hadn’t felt their breasts by the third date. There was talk regarding three teenage girls whom he described as “whores in training” and “literally looking for boys to pick them up.”
When the news first broke of the Justice Democrats attacking Al Franken, and Cenk leading the charge, I couldn’t help feeling a bit puzzled. It didn’t quite jive with what I remembered of the Young Turks.
Isn’t this the same organization that featured a reoccurring 2009 segment called “Guess The Camel Toe, with Ana Kasparian”? How pure is that?
The whole concept of the organization was an idiotic joke from the start. The organization purported to help the causes of the Democratic Party by getting rid of our best leaders, who invariably are those who refused to line up behind Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Their plan is the administration of “purity tests“(see the Brand New Congress website) to our elected Democratic leaders. Only by way of this, Cenk and his cronies said, can we force the Democratic Party to comply with our directives.
Anyone who wasn’t “progressive” enough for the former conservative is to get in line or face primary challenges from the left, in this most crucial year of midterms.
They know full well it’ll take us all working together to unify and beat back the wave of Trumpism washing over the country. They know we want our country back on its feet more than anything, and that there’s nothing we won’t sacrifice to get it there.
So they used our fervent patriotism to try and strong-arm us into handing them over the reins of power.
This will never happen, as they have proven themselves unfit in every way. Irascibility and an exclusionary attitude will not win you the love of the people. Nor will it win you any elections. But the simple fact remains, that’s what they want.
“It is time for them to step aside and let us lead. If you want unity, we’re ready to lead,” Uygur said on his internet TV show, The Young Turks.
The sheer brazen insolence! How many Presidents have you helped get elected, Cenk? Worthless as can be. Good for nothing but hurting real Democrats.
What kind of sense does it make, to throw primary challenges at Democrats already holding office? None, of course. But that’s what they’re doing.
The Justice Democrats formally came together with the Brand New Congress back in March, with the intent of getting rid of every Democratic candidate everywhere who will not line up behind Bernie. They are the biggest, the wealthiest, and the best organized of the fake-left organizations we will have to fight this year. Of all the splintered fragments of Bernie or Bust, this one is the most dangerous.
Or at least, was the most dangerous.
So the real question now is, how long will the body live on without the head?
The famous French chemist Antoine Lavoisier is often said to have arranged an experiment before his execution by guillotine where he would try and blink as many times as possible before his head finally died. It is said he managed 15-20.
Maybe Cenk ought to hit the medical journals on the subject. He’ll have a lot of time on his hands coming up.
Although it is satisfying to watch a jerk get jerked around, it’s also important to make one thing clear. It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that a few lewd comments made in one’s youth should not be enough, by themselves, to make a person unfit to lead.
The whole incident also provides a sad commentary on the hypocrisy of the entire organization. It is not showing signs of developing adult principles like maturity or forgiveness, or even the makings of their own progressive values which would require believing people can change.
It’s childish to cut down your own leaders over imperfections in their values so you don’t look “hypocritical.”
Liberal activist Carl Benjamin, who previously endorsed Justice Democrats, said such actions ring of a “power play” over the founder they “knocked off.”
The Democratic Party that Millennial Democrats have been fighting for has always valued due process and due diligence, rather than hasty and emotional throwing of our own to the wolves.
The great thing about being a Democrat is knowing that other Democrats can be counted on to take your back when the enemy throws a low blow at you. If we lose that, we lose everything.
This is exactly what Senator Al Franken was not able to count on recently. As a result, there has been a massive backlash against the people responsible, like our good buddy Cenk, whose own past is obviously less than admirable.
At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that all of us are people. We all said and did stupid things when we were younger. If that’s enough to disqualify you as a leader later in life, then no one can have the job. The Justice Democrats and Cenk Uygur are learning this the hard way. And too late.