Want to know why the blue party is suffering?
Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question.
“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”
Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.
“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”
Your official national party committee is full of people who think they’re going to die from climate change some time in the course of their reasonable life expectancy.
If “Zach” is supposed to be the alternative to Donna Brazile and DWStweets, then that whole gang might as well throw in the towel.
In the wreckage of Hillary Clinton’s unexpected loss, liberal lawmakers and advocacy groups have started plotting a major overhaul of the Democratic National Committee, with the aim of using the staid organization to reconnect the party with working-class voters it lost to President-elect Donald Trump.
Much of the talk since Tuesday’s election has focused on selecting a new chairman, with the most frequently mentioned successor being Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus who backed the primary bid of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Your great plan to get back WCWs is a black Muslim. Let me know how that works out for you.
There’s also this:
“The Democratic establishment had their chance with this election,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “It’s time for new leadership of the Democratic Party — younger, more diverse and more ideological — that is hungry to do things differently, like leading a movement instead of dragging people to the polls.”
Not enough strident forthright pure ideological liberalism in the Democrat Party, so it needs more.
Is that even physically possible?
The problem with most of this WaPo article is that many of the quoted people try to peddle the notion that there’s some necessary trade-off or dichotomy between crony corporatism and plutocratic shilling on one side and ideologically charged liberalism on the other side. In reality, they’re the same thing and they serve the same ends. Or the better way to put it is that the latter is a diversion and a foil for the former. Stroking and fueling identity group politics of various parts of the coalition of the fringes turned out really badly for you this year, so in the name of progressivism and economic empowerment and working class whites, you want to double down on it.
Forgot nothing, because learned nothing.