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Implosion at the DNC as Longtime Officials Lose Top Positions

Implosion at the DNC as Longtime Officials Lose Top Positions

The Democrat National Committee (DNC) continues on its downward spiral as many longtime officials have lost their jobs on top committees.

However, it doesn’t appear it will help things since reports suggest that the progressives within the party view it as “retaliation” since they opposed DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

Everything went downhill in the summer of 2016 when leaks showed collusion within the DNC to push Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the primaries. The news led to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to resign as chairwoman.

Hillary ended up receiving the nomination only to fail big time against President Donald Trump.

NBC News listed the ousted officials:

  • Ray Buckley, the New Hampshire Democratic chairman and longtime DNC official who ran against Perez for chair before backing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Buckley lost his spots on the Executive Committee and DNC Rules Committee.
  • James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders backer, is no longer co-chair of the Resolutions Committee and is off the Executive Committee, a spot he has held since 2001.
  • Alice Germond, the party’s longtime former secretary and a vocal Ellison backer, who was removed from her at-large appointment to the DNC.
  • Barbra Casbar Siperstein, who supported Ellison and Buckley, was tossed from the Executive Committee.

Zogby said he’s “concerned about the optics” and “impact” of the moves and that all he wants to do is “heal the wound of 2016.” Buckley said the move is “all just very disappointing.”

Germond expanded on her feelings:

“It is quite unusual for a former party officer who has been serving on the DNC for forever to just be left out in the cold without even a call from the chairman,” Germond said. “So I assumed it had something to do with myself support for Keith.”

“I understand that I fought very hard for Keith Ellison. And I understand that to the winners go the spoils,” she added.

Of course the DNC denied retaliating against these members. Instead, the moves happened because officials want “to diversify and freshen the party’s leadership.” Some names that came up included black transgender activist Marisa Richmond and Dreamer Ellie Perez:

“This year’s slate of at-large DNC member nominees reflects the unprecedented diversity of our party’s coalition,” said DNC spokesperson Michael Tyler.

“This slate doubles millennial and Native American at-large representation, provides unprecedented representation for our allies in the labor community, and increases the presence of Puerto Rican at-large members at a time when the Trump administration refuses to take responsibility for the millions of Americans who are still suffering through a major humanitarian crisis.”

Collapse of the DNC

Or the DNC is ignoring a good portion of its party. During the convention in July 2016, tons of Sanders supporters stormed out once Hillary officially received the nomination.

The next day, those and more supporters protested outside the DNC as President Barack Obama delivered a fear-mongering speech about Trump. As Leslie pointed out, the people appeared more angry about the rigged primary and Hillary as their candidate than they were about Trump or the Republicans.

A few days later, Kemberlee blogged about the lengths the DNC went to in order to make sure Hillary had a full house during her acceptance speech and drown out Sanders supporters. This included hiring paid seat-fillers, especially for states that showed the most support for Sanders like California and Vermont. The DNC even installed white noise machines “above areas in which swaths of sanders delegates were likely to be found.”

After the election, the DNC held a meeting with then-interim chairwoman Donna Brazile and things got a little heated between her and a staffer named Zach. From HuffPo:

“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.”

No, they did not learn. Things remained heated once the DNC elected Clinton loyalist Perez as chairman. Then in May the DNC formed its Voting Commission that consists of only Clinton surrogates and no Sanders supporters.

Also, the RNC has been raising way more money the DNC since the election. In all, the RNC received $86.5 million in the first seven months of 2017 while the DNC only made $42 million. The RNC also has zero debt while the DNC has $3.4 million.

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Comments

Well… They still have Jeb! Bush. And now even George W:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/19/george-w-bush-trumpism-243945

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush CRUSHES Donald Trump In A Long Interview (2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hUOUNZrbBg

George W. Bush, a swamp creature after all…

BEST. ELECTION. EVER.

This is hilarious – although it was clear the fix was in for Hillary during the 2016 campaign, it was arguably true that the most of the Dem electorate supported her.

But now – this looks almost exactly like the kind of thing the GOP was doing early on to try and guarantee that Jeb would get the nomination, even though everyone who actually listened to what the voters were saying knew that almost NONE of the GOP’s primary voters wanted to see a 3rd Bush in the oval office.

I strongly suspect that the Clinton’s are going to clear out all opposition inside the Dem Party, in order for Hillary to run again – but then the primary voters are going to rebel wildly, and all hell will break loose.

Dem convention in 2020 could be setting up to be a replay of Chicago, 1968.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
LI, why don’t we call a spade a spade here and call Bernie what he is a Socialist?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (Soc-VT)

    pwaldoch in reply to pwaldoch. | October 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Hit Submit too soon…
    He’s a party of one officially but as more progs come out of their closet and tack to hard left he’ll get more with him. 😛

    Bernie isn’t a socialist, he’s a communist. Report out today his senate campaign spent almost $40,000 for private jets the last quarter.
    Bernie will steal your money and kill you in a heartbeat for his power and glory.

Weinstein was or is the canary in the mine, which reveals the progressive toxicity of Pro-Choice (i.e. selective, unprincipled, and opportunistic) philosophy and other religious/moral, legal, and scientific doctrines that avoid reconciliation with principles.

May all of these DNC morons carry a “Long Knife”.

I sometimes wonder if the timing of the Weinstein revelation wasn’t meant to damage the Hillary/Obama establishment wing of the Democrat Party.

    PrincetonAl in reply to Matt_SE. | October 20, 2017 at 6:09 am

    There was a discussion of this in the comments section of one of the Weinstein posts. I for one think it’s absolutely true. They all knew about this for years – so why now?

    It was a takedown of a key sponsor and a warning to the Hillary wing of the party. Run again and more skeletons come out.

    Apparently the Clinton has an “Empire Strikes Back” moment at DNC HQ – people had to go because of fundraising issues. Just not Clinton’s people.

    I say pass the popcorn and let these people eat each other up. Just watch out for who survives. It is usually only the most ruthless and it will not be a pretty sight.

    C. Lashown in reply to Matt_SE. | October 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Could it be that the ‘Weinstein’ play was a multi-function move to shake up the Democrats, expose the uber-liberal Hollywood followers and to deflect attention from Los Vegas?

Zach – “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.”
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C’mon Zach, just consider it retroactive abortion. You are all for abortion aren’t you Zach?

amatuerwrangler | October 19, 2017 at 8:26 pm

“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.” So sayeth Seth.

How do you respond to such nonsense? That’s the opposition?

Great news…the DNC needs more socialists, gays, blacks and muslims, daca people…

looks like a winning group

buckeyeminuteman | October 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm

The RNC has no debt? It would sure be nice if Congressional Republicans worked on leaving our country with no debt as well. Sadly, spending control isn’t even an afterthought, even among “Conservatives”.

They will just be recycled into academia or some think tank and continue their evil doings.

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