Down State Dems Divided And Bill O’Reilly

donkey There is talk around Sussex County, all is not well within the Sussex Democrat machine.  It seems as though, since  the recent election of new officers within the Sussex Democrat Committee, there has been a bit of a divide growing. It seems as though, the spilt is almost geographical, east and west.

Following the exit of former Democrat Chair, Mitch Crane, to take a state paycheck, the committee held elections. The race for the Chair was between multi-time candidate for the 37th Representative District, Paulette Rappa and former candidate for the 19th Senate District., Jane Hovington. Well Ms. Hovington finally won an election, and Paulette Rappa lost another one, keep trying Paulette.

But instead of a new Chair bringing the party together in Sussex, it has exposed a fracture. Now this is not unusual for political parties, especially a party committee in such a diverse and small area. It seems as though the old Mitch Crane faction is still attempting to hold onto control, possibly with a little behind the curtain help from Mr. Crane himself. This faction would most likely be just a little further left on social issues than those who supported Ms. Hovington. Ms. Hovington is likely more progressive on fiscal issues.

Speaking of fiscal issues, this divide also seems to be having a monetary impact on the Committee. The old Crane guard looks like it holds the purse strings. I have also heard the Democrats will be losing their headquarters in Georgetown. Furthermore, the Committee has been told there will be no more financial support from elected officials like Senators, Coons and Carper, nor Governor Carney.

The same source told me, the Sussex Democrat Committee, will be holding a closed session, one can only assume to discuss how to pull the party in Sussex back together. Of course the person in Sussex who should be nervous, is Speaker of the House, Pete Schwartzkopf. As the only Democrat in Dover, from Sussex, a divided party leaves him vulnerable to a primary, and an under supported general election next time around.

o'reilly  By now most have heard Bill O’Reilly will not return to Fox News, following the exposure of his settlements with numerous women who had leveled charges of sexual harassment. Advertisers had pulled out of the O’Reilly Factor, and pressure was increasing for his termination. Instead the news release stated the two parties had come to an agreement, which found O’Reilly waving goodbye.

So the question is, what will O’Reilly do now. Well he has a decades long friendship with Donald Trump, yes that Donald Trump. Considering Bill O’Reilly’s political experience, and media savvy, and since President Trump is about the only person who could hire O’Reilly and have people go, “yeah, sounds about right”.

So what job would be a perfect fit for O’Reilly? Oh, I don’t know, maybe Press Secretary?

Why not, O’Reilly is the tough guy, bully type, the President likes to think he himself is, and, if there was ever, anyone, who needed to be replaced, it’s Sean Spicer.

34 Comments on "Down State Dems Divided And Bill O’Reilly"

  1. Meyer says:

    The new guard running the committee is the Claire Snyder-Hall faction, who primaried Pete last year and got their asses kicked. Claire is still smarting from the embarrassing loss to Ernie Lopez in 2014; she fared worst that Andy Staton did in 2012 in a Democratic-leaning district. This faction has a “my way or the highway” attitude. I was basically told to quit the 14th RD committee because I supported and was friends with John Atkins, and I couldn’t call myself a progressive/liberal because of that. What these folks don’t realize is that sometimes you have to run a candidate that fits the district. I progressive/liberal candidate is not going to come close to winning in District 41, just as a tRump-conservative will not win in the 14th or Senate District 6. Nope, these folks use a litmus test to see who they’ll let play in their sandbox.

    Snyder-Hall (you know she once claimed she was Jewish but couldn’t provide the name of the rabbi who did the conversion), Joanne Cabry, Peter Schott, et al, are true amateurs when it comes to Sussex County politics. They refuse to build bridges with the conservative Democrats who live in the Western part of the county, thus, Pete is the only Democrat from Sussex in Dover. Snyder-Hall blames Pete for her loss to Ernie, but she was a lousy candidate with no message, who went negative and didn’t connect with 6th SD voters.

    Pete would be wise to cut ties to this group and just keep running his campaigns without their input. He’ll continue to win because he knows who to work with everyone in the District, something the SCDC refuses to do.

  2. Rick says:

    ….if there was ever, anyone, who needed to be replaced, it’s Sean Spicer.

    Who told you that? Rachel Maddow or Rosie O’Donnell?

    I never could stand O’Reilly, mainly because of his know-it-all vapidity. I doubt that he ever read a book in his life- except his own. He probably thinks that GK Chesterton is a brand of generic cigarettes and that Ludwig von Mises is a dress designer. And he’s about as conservative as Frank.

    Good riddance.

  3. fightingbluehen says:

    Always associated Bill O’Relly with the beginning of the downfall of TV which was the tabloid program “A Current Affair”.

  4. Frank Knotts says:

    Rick, not sure what conservative or liberal has to do with whether or not what O’Reilly is accused of is wrong or not.
    And face it O’Reilly was working for Trump already, he used his show as a campaign platform and as an apologist for every issue which arose from Trump’s own bad behavior.
    It would be a perfect fit for him to be the official press secretary as opposed as a proxy press secretary.

  5. Honi Soit says:

    I don’t get what the fuss is about O’Reilly. I mean Trump said on April 5 that he doesn’t think O’Reilly did anything wrong. Of course, Trump also said:

    “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful —I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

  6. mouse says:

    Political parties are about control and power and the people who run them even more so. It’s why we get so little of substance

  7. mouse says:

    Nah ha, Ted Baxter got canned from the news room. Mary and Lou Ann are safe now lol. I mean really, what kind of person admires and listens to such a loud mouthed macho bellicose buffoon. The guy is a clown to people with normal moral and intellectual development.

  8. anonymous says:

    How about the whole quote, Honi: “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful” women. “I just start kissing them,” he says. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    Shocker!! Rappa loses ANOTHER election. Could it be because the curtain that divides the Public Rappa from the Private Rappa has slipped? Was involved with that organization just long enough to know if you did not cower to their rules and “tactics” they no longer had use for you. When it came time to support ALL the Democratic Candidates running for election as is their mission, they chose to only back THE WOMEN and were selective as to what Men they supported and I have never heard a kind word about John Atkins, even the President of the SCWDC plays favorites, and if you are of the LGBQT community, it worked in your favor. As the saying goes for the SCDC, “IF THE WALLS COULD TALK”

  10. mouse says:

    Wasn’t this an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies?

  11. Honi Soit says:

    Meanwhile over in Tallahassee, FL: Republican State Sen Frank Artiles resigned under pressure after hurling slurs at two fellow lawmakers a couple of days earlier: “bitch” and “pussy” and “niggas”. Normal discourse at Trump rallies.

  12. Rick says:

    Rick, not sure what conservative or liberal has to do with whether or not what O’Reilly is accused of is wrong or not.

    First, an accusation is just that. An accusation.

    Second, to our resident “liberals,” Bill Clinton was accused of rape. Actuall rape. And the accuser(s) were incessantly ridiculed and harassed by the press and Clinton operatives. He also settled a harassment claim for $800k. And he admitted having a sexual tryst with an intern- using his office as a means of intimidation and influence.

    Did O’Reilly rape anyone?

    But my point was that I don’t care about O’Reilly being cancelled because I didn’t like his show.

  13. delacrat says:

    Rick,

    O’Reilly was canned because Fox advertisers thought he was bad for business, liberals had nothing to do with that.

  14. Frank Knotts says:

    Rick, not sure what Clinton did has to do with what O’Reilly is accused of, and whether it was right or wrong. So far you have defended by deflection. Do you believe what O’Reilly is accused of is wrong? And should he have been let go?

  15. fightingbluehen says:

    “Rick, not sure what Clinton did has to do with what O’Reilly is accused of….”

    Only in that it points out the selective outrage, and gaping double standards of some people.

  16. fightingbluehen says:

    Anybody march for #science this weekend? Talk about a total sham, and it just happened to coincide with Obama’s triumphant return this week. I feel a crisis abrewing.

  17. mouse says:

    Empirical science has always been a crisis for conservatives

  18. fightingbluehen says:

    Rained out of work….Watching Obama round table on CNN….Subject in sleep study is reacting well to Obama…ZZZZZ….Now that’s some good science!

  19. Honi Soit says:

    @FBH: The march for science was a “sham”? It was bogus? False? Do tell.

  20. Frank Knotts says:

    FBH says, “Only in that it points out the selective outrage, and gaping double standards of some people.”
    Yes and you demonstrate it well. I’m sure you were outraged by Clinton’s actions, yet you use them to justify O’Reilly’s.
    And the you say this, “and it just happened to coincide with Obama’s triumphant return this week. I feel a crisis abrewing.”
    Still using Pres. Obama as the boogie man? This reminds me of the eight years of hearing how he would fabricate a crisis and declare a state of emergency and suspend the elections to stay in office.
    Time to come into the real world .

  21. fightingbluehen says:

    “@FBH: The march for science was a “sham”? It was bogus? False? Do tell.”
    Because it was the standard anti Trump/Republican political protest just labeled differently. I’m sure we will see it again soon under a new label.

    Frank:
    “I’m sure you were outraged by Clinton’s actions, yet you use them to justify O’Reilly’s.”

    Never justified O’Reilly’s behavior. Glad he’s gone actually. Don’t watch that much Fox News or any TV news for that matter….Have been watching a little CNN lately because I enjoy witnessing the unhingement.

    I stand by my statement that it shows selective outrage and a double standard based on people’s political bias.

  22. mouse says:

    And I was really hoping to move into one of those FEMA camps on the Gulf Coast

  23. Honi Soit says:

    @FBH: Trump’s not anti-science, as evidenced by his tweets:

    Not only are wind farms disgusting looking, but even worse they are bad for people’s health. 23 Apr 2012

    Remember, new “environment friendly” lightbulbs can cause cancer. Be careful– the idiots who came up with this stuff don’t care. 17 Oct 2012

    Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases! 28 Mar 2014

    The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. 6 Nov 2012

  24. Rick says:

    Do you believe what O’Reilly is accused of is wrong?

    Workplace intimidation (if it happened) is wrong.

    Rape is more wrong.

    The “mainstream” press enthusiastically sides with the O’Reilly accusers.

    The women who accused Clinton of rape were derided as disgruntled or insane.

    To the left, everything- even rape- is viewed through a political lens.

    Empirical science has always been a crisis for conservatives.

    At least we know that a human being with a penis is a male.

  25. Honi Soit says:

    @Rick: “At least we know that a human being with a penis is a male.”

    A hermaphrodite has a penis.

  26. mouse says:

    It always boils down to sexual issues with right wingers. I wonder if I could get grant funded for a Master’s degree to study this phenomena lol

  27. Rick says:

    It always boils down to sexual issues with right wingers

    What “sexual issues” got Trump elected? Border wall? Iran deal? Fair trade? Immigration?

    How about Hillary?

    Transgender bathrooms and “Johnny Has Two Daddys.” Strong platform.

  28. Frank Knotts says:

    Rick says, “Rape is more wrong.”
    No Rick, wrong is wrong. The women were not given a choice, “would you rather be raped or, to just be harassed?”
    Can you ever just answer a direct question with a direct answer without justifying it by giving an example of another wrong?
    FBH, when you deflect away from the issue at hand by, like Rick, deflecting by pointing out another wrong, you are justifying the actions of one with the other.

  29. Rick says:

    No Rick, wrong is wrong. The women were not given a choice, “would you rather be raped or, to just be harassed?”

    Are you for real? Are you telling us that being “harassed’ (“gee, I like your dress”) is he same as being physically raped. Really?

    You’re farther gone than I thought.

    Can you ever just answer a direct question with a direct answer without justifying it by giving an example of another wrong?

    The double-standard, vis-a-vis O’Reilly and Clinton cannot be ignored. If, according to the “mainstream” media, the Clinton accusers were “liars,” then why aren’t the O’Reilly accusers liars?

    Since I probably have to paint you a picture, the answer is that the “mainstream” media is the propaganda wing of the Socialist-Democrat Party, and thus, whatever potentially negatively affects conservatives is promoted, and whatever potentially negatively affects Democrats is whitewashed.

  30. Honi Soit says:

    I see that Chobani Yogurt is suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones at Infowars for defamation. It’s all over the mainstream media, so Rick doubtless will think it’s fake news.

  31. Frank Knotts says:

    Rick, my point is that wrong is wrong. Of course if you are given a choice between rape and harassment, who wouldn’t choose harassment. But that is not what happened. If the accusations are true, then O’Reilly was wrong, and your straw man argument about Clinton is irrelevant.
    it is your typical tactic to avoid answering a direct question.
    You attempt to draw the conversation into being about Clinton or the media, to avoid talking about the topic here, O’Reilly.

  32. mouse says:

    Fallacy of relative privation

  33. mouse says:

    Ted Baxter, nah ha !

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