They push candidates that have nothing to recommend them but money (see Cisneros, Gil) then they boost these candidates, who, having no clue, run poor campaigns where they overspend on expensive media on the advice of consultants, and those consultants get a percentage of the media buy, and walk away with their pockets full, win or lose.
It is the Upton Sinclair quote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it,” made manifest.
This explains the latest shenanigans in Minnesota. It’s looting by the political consultant class:
Jeff Erdmann of Eagan is a football coach at Rosemount High School who wants to add a term in Congress to his resume.
He hopes to run against first term Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s 2nd District.
But Erdmann said he faces an obstacle in gaining the DFL Party endorsement in the form of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
DCCC officials made it clear money drove their choice to back Craig, he added.
“We didn’t talk anything about my background, my success as a teacher, as a coach any of the values that I hold. All they wanted to talk about was where we thought we could get money-wise.”
In Minnesota’s 3rd District in the western suburbs, another wealthy Democrat, Dean Phillips, also won early DCCC backing.
Democrat Adam Jennings is also in the race and hoping for the chance to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen. Jennings said the DCCC wouldn’t even speak with him.
“There is kind of an establishment big-money component to all of this, and the more I think about it the more motivated I get to run.”
The folks at the DNC and the DCCC hang out with the political consultants, they break bread with them, and in many cases, they marry them, and in a few years, the do a tour as political consultants themselves, and get rich giving bad advice to candidates.
They are deciding this on the basis of what butters their bread best, and not winning elections or getting good people into office.
They are parasites, and you cannot negotiate with a parasite, you can only remove it.