This congressional race encapsulates all that is wrong with the Democratic Party. Here you have a Nazi (his denial is laughable) who got the GOP nomination only because this is Deep Blue district no legitimate GOP politician wanted any part of. Dan Lipinski, yet another Republican in Democratic clothing–being pro gun and anti-abortion–won election to this seat only because it used to belong to his dear departed daddy for 12 years. Daddy had the same views so maybe voters in that district are Democrats only because they still fear if they register as Republicans they may find themselves accidentally falling out of a 20-story window five or 6 times.
The thing is, Lipinski is proudly a Blue Dog Democrat and those guys worked hand in hand with the Republicans to block almost anything Obama tried to do that was good and even faintly liberal. Lipinski’s opponent is a true liberal Democrat named Marie Newman who has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and a bunch of liberal groups. The word on the Chicago street is that she doesn’t stand a chance. The DNC should be stuffing her campaign with enough funds to drown Lipinski’s reelection changes in a very large bathtub. But I don’t think they are. If Lipinski wins again, the Democratic Party loses again. And, so do we.