Cori Bush still has to defeat the local Republican before she’s officially given the congressional seat, but considering that the district is “safely Democratic,” Ms. Bush is already considered the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress. Anarchists are thrilled that the radical Black Lives Matter militant made the cut in the Missouri Democratic primary.
William Clay lost his seat in Congress
A St. Louis political dynasty ended Tuesday night when incumbent William Lacy Clay’s campaign went down in flames to his more radical rival. No matter who gets the seat after November, it won’t be him. Political correspondent Jason Rosenbaum calls this “one of the most significant moments in the history of St. Louis politics. It is enormous.”
Clay has represented St. Louis ever since he clawed his way into the House of Representatives in 2001. He took over for his father, “who had held the seat since 1969.” Thanks to Black Lives Matter, the “Age of Aquarius” is over. In the last cycle, 2018, Bush put up a good fight but ended up 20 points behind Clay. This year, Antifa helped push the radical reactionary over the edge.
The “Black, working-class, single mother” has been “fighting for Black lives since Ferguson.” Now she has a seat in Congress. “They counted us out. They called me just the protester. I’m just the activist. With no name, no title and no real money. That’s all they said that I was.” Thanks to George Soros, radical protesters are in vogue.
It started in Ferguson
Cori Bush first started making a splash in political activism in 2014. Inspired by the death of Michael Brown, which happened in the St. Louis neighborhood of Ferguson, Bush got involved in the riots. That’s when she decided to go pro and run for a congressional seat in her district. She lost her first try but came back for this cycle. Despite contracting Covid-19, her campaign was flooded with checks. She was recovered from the virus enough to be out marching in the streets following the George Floyd “incident.”
No Republican is ever going to hold a seat in this district so what’s interesting is the cannibalism that’s happening between liberal factions. Clay, the incumbent, was a proud dues paying member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and he supports Medicare for All. What could go wrong? He backs tanks to sequester cow farts and everything. He even had all the high profile endorsements. Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, even Planned Parenthood was behind him.
Cori Bush won the seat by tapping into the Socialist zeitgeist. Early on, Bernie Sanders helped her out in a big way with his endorsement. She made sure to thank him at the beginning of her victory speech. He’s rumored to be the one who quietly funded “an outside group” who “spent hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking Clay over his opposition to an Obama-era Wall Street reform.” Bush also got the attention of a group called “Justice Democrats” who “helped propel” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley into the hallowed halls of Congress.