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Dems Are Done With David Brock’s ‘Bulls**t’

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Katie Frates Editor-in-chief of The Daily Walkthrough
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Democrats are really tired of political operative David Brock’s “bullshit.”

The Media Matters founder has not “been helpful to the [Democratic] party to date,” and has produced “nonexistent” wins, Democratic insiders told The Daily Beast.

Instead of trying to help, they’d rather he just go away, reports Asawin Suebsaeng, who compiled a list of quotes that are nothing short of scathing toward Brock.

Former Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver: “His ability to produce wins for Democrats is nonexistent … He does not have the kind of understanding of what kind of coalition you have to bring together to win national races—that’s his fundamental problem.”

One senior Hillary Clinton campaign official said, “I don’t think David Brock has been helpful to the party to date, and I don’t think he will be a big part of its future … And it’s surprising that many other people don’t see it that way.”

A 2016 Clinton aide who went unnamed because they didn’t “want to deal with Brock’s bullshit” told The Daily Beast Brock is, “useless—you might as well have thrown those [tens of] millions of dollars down a well, and then set the well on fire.”

Another said that “no one wants anything to do with him.”

Former President Barack Obama’s officials were not any nicer: “I met with I’m [sic] a couple times—he’s fucking weird. I felt like I was meeting Mugatu from Zoolander… I don’t know what the fuck [Brock’s network] did besides raise a ton of money, and I don’t think the after-action report on 2016 says we need more David Brock. Probably the opposite is true.”

Even Brock’s own people don’t like him: “He has a tendency to overstate his level of impact and importance.”

A Brock operative said he harmed Clinton’s campaign: “There’s no question that his groups were the least effective of 2016. If anything they did harm.”

Brock has said he wants to create a “Breitbart” of the left and a Twitter-style platform free of pesky “conservative trolls.” (RELATED: David Brock Wants To Launch His Own Breitbart And Twitter)

He also attempted to “kick Donald Trump’s ass” by hosting a Democratic fundraiser the weekend of the president’s inauguration. The fundraiser ended up putting some attendees in a tight spot when they skipped out on the Women’s March on Washington.

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