Starting with this part of President Obama’s legacy . . .
Beginning in 2017, Republicans will hold 33 governorships and fully control legislatures in 25 states, as well as the Congress and presidency. During Obama’s two terms in office, the party lost more than 1,000 seats at the state and national level.
“I love President Obama, but he and his administration allowed for the deterioration, the terrible deterioration, of the state parties over the last eight years,” said Mark Brewer, who led the Michigan Democratic Party for 18 years.
The job at hand now is to pick a new leader for the Democratic National Committee. You will remember that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz stepped down after being caught tipping the scale in favor of Hillary over Bernie, and Donna (CNN debate cheat) Brazile took over temporarily, until a permanent Chair could be found.
You have to look for news about the party because their media isn’t talking about it. Too busy hyping ‘the resistance’ to President-elect Trump.
Most people know that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) wants the to be DNC Chair. But most people don’t know that he isn’t the only one “running” for the position to lead the Democrat Party. There are six. Besides Ellison, former Vermont governor and DNC chair Howard Dean, South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison have formally declared their candidacies; NARAL Pro-Choice America chair Ilyse Hogue is interested, as is New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley, and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Also missing in the media is the feeling among democrats that the candidates should debate, in public, for the position. But this would be counterproductive to the feeling among establishment democrats that Ellison is the one. Like Hillary Clinton was supposed to be ‘the one.’
Aside from there being nothing going on in the media about a successor for Donna Brazile, there’s really nothing going on from those six wannabes over what President Obama did to Israel at the United Nations. They’re not saying, and the media is not asking. The leaderless party seems to be emulating Hillary Clinton’s campaign, avoid press conference and stay home.
Links: The Candidates for DNC Chair Should Debate Each Other in Public | Leading DNC Candidates Duck Debate Over Obama’s Handling Of UN Israel Resolution | Out of Power, State Dems Frustrated With National Committee