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Democratic Leaders are a Craven Bunch of Idiots Bent on Self-Destruction

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  • A party that is that detached from the wishes and demands of the electorate, and of its own discouraged and angry base, is not a party that’s going to be around much longer.
  • At least one can hope.
  • Related: Establishment Democrats Beg for Party Unity, (but) Progressives Aren't Buying It

Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch

http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/3953/large/goposaur_upsidedown.jpeg?1345564410 March 3, 2017 | The Democratic Party leadership, both in the Democratic National Committee and in Congress, is full of bad ideas these days, and they’re risking disaster because of it.

After the November election fiasco, you’d think a party that left controlling the governments of just 13 states of the 50 states, compared to 32 for Republicans, and that has just lost every lever of power in Washington — the White House, the Senate, the House and the Supreme Court — would be rethinking its whole approach to reaching American voters and trying to figure out where it went wrong over the last several decades.

Instead we’re hearing a whole lot of the same old bad ideas, and some new ones that are even worse than bad.

Dave Lindorff is a founding member of ThisCantBeHappening!, an online newspaper collective, and is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion.

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Establishment Democrats Beg for Party Unity, (but) Progressives Aren't Buying It, Julian Drury, Progressive Spring

  • If the establishment wanted party unity, they shouldn't have ran Perez in the first place.
  • Related: Progressives Need A New Party, Not A New DNC Chair