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jolau
2.25.17, 4:58 PM
He also picked Keith Ellison as Deputy Chair.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/tom-perez-dnc-chair (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/tom-perez-dnc-chair)

Catstrack
2.27.17, 3:13 AM
Disappointing. The DNC needs someone dynamic and Perez doesn't tick that box for me.

jolau
2.27.17, 5:07 AM
I do believe the DNC is being a bit cautious, but at the same time making attempts to mend the rift between the establisment and the Bernie types. Lately I've been calling out Bernie types on Facebook and telling them how the Republicans operate and win elections, while ask why the Greens (for example) do the exact opposite and lose. Especially in their search for a "pure" candidate.
As I mentioned before, Republican purity means being Anti-Abortion, Pro-Gun, an Ayn Rand Capitalist, and a Christian Theocrat. They will vote for someone who is horribly rotten as long as they are a Republican.
I feel like the Democrats are being disabled from two ends. On the one end, Republican gerrymandering and imposing rules on the Democrats that forces them to "play nice". Meanwhile, the Republicans enjoy support from the church pulpit, the NRA, and much of the media. And one the other side, they are disabled even further as Sanders/Green party groups accuse the Democrats of being "the same" as the Republicans.

How can these Sanders/Stein types explain "they're all the same" while the Republicans spew conspiracy theory after consipiracy theory?

"Child prostitution ring behind a pizza parlor"?
"George Soros paying protesters"?
"Planned Parenthood paying people to have abortions"?
"Michelle Obama is a transgender and Obama is gay Muslim Socialist"?

Do these people not pay attention to this?

Catstrack
3.2.17, 1:58 AM
How can these Sanders/Stein types explain "they're all the same" while the Republicans spew conspiracy theory after consipiracy theory?

"Child prostitution ring behind a pizza parlor"?
"George Soros paying protesters"?
"Planned Parenthood paying people to have abortions"?
"Michelle Obama is a transgender and Obama is gay Muslim Socialist"?

Do these people not pay attention to this?

That is the question of this past election cycle, isn't it. There's nothing in your post that I disagree with and are all a pretty good analysis. I suspect that for years to come there will be a lot of speculation as to how and why all the events came together to end in the election of a terribly unqualified candidate. Along with why so many were so gullible that even those espousing religious conventions could decide a candidate who had a checkered and dubious background, a braggart and liar who used ridicule, racist remarks and all he rest....should lead this country.