The three Democrats vying to replace retiring Congressman Jim McDermott in the 7th Congressional District agree on quite a lot (each starts, after all, to the left of far-Left). They do, however, disagree on which lefty talking point they believe is the biggest problem facing America today.
The candidates voiced their twisted opinions at a recent King County Labor Council forum in Seattle, each trying to out-pander the others to get the Labor Council’s endorsement. So here is the biggest problem facing our country, in their words, via the Seattle PI:
“‘Income inequality,’ answered state Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, a Bernie Sanders supporter who backed re-election of socialist Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant last year.
“‘Racism,’ replied two-term state Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, D-Seattle, a former program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
“‘Campaign finance,’ said King County Council President Joe McDermott, a veteran of 10 years in the Washington Legislature and five years as West Seattle’s representative on the county council.”
Notice, the threat of international terrorism, the ever-growing national debt, or even Jay Inslee’s own favorite of climate change do not make the list of what these ultra-lefties are most concerned about.
So, which answer managed to win the Labor Council’s endorsement?
At the end of the forum, the Labor Council decided to endorse state Sen. Pramila Jayapal. Apparently, like the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 21, United Auto Workers 4121, Ironworkers 86, Sailors Union of the Pacific, and the American Federation of Government Employees, the Labor Council doesn’t mind that Jayapal doesn’t actually live in the 7th congressional district.
Let the (McDermott) Hunger Games continue.