I was scanning Robert Stacy McCain Live at 5 list when a story jumped out at me.
Well not so much the story as the sentence below the headline.
Filner supporters hold rally yesterday
Supporters? Filner has supporters?
Here is the story:
His supporters, which include some labor unions and Latinos, claim Filner is being denied due process, and the recall effort is orchestrated by those who oppose his political agenda.
Morning Joe has video
the key quote:
I understand what’s going on in San Diego. i mean, Bob Filner is a democrat. he’s mayor of San Diego. that doesn’t happen. it hasn’t happened in a long time. i’m sure the democrats out there are distraught at the thought that the mayor may have to go away
And that’s what it all comes down to.
National party figures who have no say on if Filner stays or goes can denounce him all they want. The media can tease him and make him the butt of jokes, but as long as they have no power to remove him it doesn’t matter.
As long as Filner is on the right side of the issues and to some degree useful to the left in San Diego the hard-core foot soldiers of the left in San Diego the Unions, the Latino’s and the activists are going to back him because to them the ends always justify the means.
That might seem odd to you and me but if you start from the idea they are all Marxists it makes perfect sense.
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