Coons on Morning Joe to Delaware Dems “Go f&ck yourself”

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018

Kasey Hunt MSNBC: “Activists were on a call yesterday and some of them expressed anger with Amy Klobuchar…because they feel she betrayed progressive values and talked about potentially primarying her and said that this could spread across the map. Do you think Democrats are facing a potential insurrection like the one Republicans faced in 2010?”

Coons: “…I’ll say to Democrats, if you want to lose a guaranteed safe seat, have the kind of senseless devisive primary that happened here in Delaware…”

I call bullshit. The Dem primary in Delaware is the election. If Coons or Carper is knocked off, all we’ll get is a Democrat that actually represents the interests of his/her constituents.

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  1. jason330 says:

    Anyone else notice how Carper let Coons take the ball on this one? Coons gets the be the bold one because he doesn’t have to face voters for years.

  2. RE Vanella says:

    Ah, the old take-what-you-can-get-because-the-other-side-is-worse routine. I feel like I’ve heard that one before. Can’t put my finger on it…

    Luckily, hardly anyone scares as easily as you, Chris.

  3. bamboozer says:

    Coons remains a pathetic excuse for a Dem, and pray tell, what “divisive primary ” was that? I can’t seem to recall it. We all talk about a primary for out two favorite DINOS but I doubt I’ll live to see it. Finally the dynamic dino duo gets to repeat this performance in three weeks, wanna guess what they’ll do?

  4. RE Vanella says:

    I suspect he means the divisive Castle/O’Donnell primary. Otherwise know as the only reason Coons is a US Senator.

    Hold on, my man. I think help is coming. I had a very vivid dream last night.

  5. Jason330 says:

    That’s the one. It does not follow that because the GOP base nominated an unelectable idiot that the Dems would do the same thing. But that’s how Coons sees it.

  6. Alby says:

    Fear colors everything in his world. The seat he won was not “safe” for any Republican except Mike Castle.

    They live in constant fear that Delaware voters are no more committed to the Democratic Party’s ideals than they themselves are.

  7. puck says:

    Coons DINO-hood is the only thing keeping him in office. If he steps out of line he’ll find himself with a well funded Republican opponent fluffed by local media, and who will be tacitly supported by other big name DINOs. Solid blue DE will vote Republican in the flick of an eyelash.

  8. Jason330 says:

    Who? Simpler ? Give me a break. The primary is the election. The GOP can’t pull a bench out of a magic hat.

  9. Are You Kidding says:

    Simpler has no chance of winning statewide, none at all and never ever will.

    GOP bench? You don’t need a bench, you need a message and the DEGOP has ZIP.

    The only reason the Dems run the state is they are less stupid than the GOP.

  10. nathan arizona says:

    Puck: Aren’t you kind of making a case for Coons to keep doing what he does?

  11. Ben says:

    Simpler already won a statewide election, dude.

    But you’re right. the only reason they run the state is they are SLIGHTLY less stupid… but if we keep getting slightly-lesser clone after slightly-lesser clone of 1990 vintage Joe Biden, we might as well start electing moderate repukes. At least with them you know what you’re getting. With Shitpiles like Coons, you’re never sure when they are going to surrender out of nowhere.

  12. Ben says:

    Get popular in NCC and you have it. Eugene Young has a lot of promise. If it hadnt been for such a crowded field of dinosaurs, he would be Wilmington’s mayor today.
    My personal jury is still out on Matt Meyer. Not being Tom Gordon was enough to get my vote, but “not being Chris Coons” also counts for a lot. Bryan Townsend could also make a run at senate. Everyone is just so entrenched in this bullshit wait-in-line to be the next empty suit. I’d welcome a republican takeover of this state if for no other reason that to purge the bowels of the Dem party.

  13. Alby says:

    “I’d welcome a republican takeover of this state if for no other reason that to purge the bowels of the Dem party.”

    And that’s why Chris Coons won’t say shit even if he has a mouthful, unless AIPAC says it’s OK.

  14. mouse says:

    I would vote Republican to get rid of these corporate Democrats if they ran someone who wasn’t a nutcase obsessed with sexual issues, fear, hate and religious nuttery

  15. Alby says:

    A Republican who wasn’t a nutcase obsessed with sexual issues, fear, hate and religious nuttery would be a Delaware Democrat.

  16. jason330 says:

    “Get popular in NCC and you have it.”

    If by “it” you mean a Dem primary win vs Carper or Coons, you may be right. As with every election …turn out, turn out, turn out. Sitting Senators have a machine to fall back on, but a machine can be vulnerable in a primary.

  17. RE Vanella says:

    “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!” —Mario Savio, Sproul Hall, Berkeley, December 2, 1964

  18. Coons circulates his teevee appearance responses (only) as a ‘transcript and the video. Here is the quote he sent and a link to the video: Sen. Coons joins Morning Joe January 23, 2018

    “Sen. Coons on activists upset with Democrats: I certainly hope not, although when I look back at the division in the Republican Party in 2010, I’m grateful because it was a Tea Party primary here in Delaware that made it possible for me to be in the United States Senate. So, I’ll say to Democrats, if you want to lose a guaranteed safe seat, have the kind of senseless, divisive primaries that happened in Delaware and prevented beloved former Congressman and Governor Mike Castle from being the Republican nominee in 2010. I’ll also say Amy Klobuchar is firmly committed to making progress and making a difference. If that’s not advancing Progressive values, I don’t know what is. She pitched in and worked tirelessly, was one of the real leaders of this group, and I think is wholeheartedly behind solving these problems. That’s the kind of leader I think folks are looking for and I don’t think it’s a betrayal of Progressive values deserving of a primary to work tirelessly to advance one of the more divisive issues in our country which is addressing immigration. “

  19. Gerry W says:

    I’d prefer we consult the Pharmaceutical Industry and get their advice before we take any risks with a Senate Seat. No need to have our friends like Teva, Gideon, AstraZeneca, Incyte, and others sliding funds to Republicans, might need caution on our part. Sounds like this Coons fellow might have some inside info, maybe a small warning from those who want to help financially. Seems Coons and Carper know their place in the scheme of things, no waves, no problems.

  20. RE Vanella says:

    Gerry – I like your style.