Unity: DCCC Chair Urges Endangered Democrats to Stay Away From Democratic Convention

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

But remember, it’s the extreme right wing that’s costing Republicans or something. Let’s ignore the fact extreme left-winger Barack Obama is radioactive to Democrats.

The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Congress this fall has a message for his party’s candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention in September.

“If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday.

Israel emphasized that Democratic President Barack Obama’s poll ratings – which have hovered around 50 percent – have little to do with his stance.

“I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now,” he said. “I think (candidates) should be in their districts,” rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.

“A trip to Charlotte may be interesting,” Israel said, “but why leave your districts?”

Um, because you’re a member of the party and they’re holding the national convention? Funny, but I don’t recall Democrats fleeing their convention four years ago. And just imagine the flood of stories about how extreme the GOP is if RINOs were staying away from the GOP convention in droves.

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