If Tom Perez is very progressive and shares basic ideology with Keith Ellison why alienate the anti-corporate, younger, wing by demanding Perez run against Ellison? I’m not the first person to ask this question…
How is the Democratic Party going to fight corruption, end Citizen’s United, and become the party of the 99% (people) when the old guard of paid consultants and lobbyists dilute and contaminate the message by remaining shills for Wall Street?
They have to hedge their rhetoric by being “all inclusive” – meaning they will continue to represent non-human corporate banks -- against the people's interest.
Hypocrisy is an instant, non-starting, loser.
It immediately robs the Party of any true hope or passion. We didn't get the "Hope and Change" when we were fooled into thinking Mr. Obama was a pure candidate for US. We found out, for example, he wouldn't advocate for us against the destructive banks which devastated our country. We refuse to be suckers again. No one is going to the polls to vote FOR a lukewarm, better-than-nothing, message.
We require an unequivocal commitment -- like the unwavering, candidacy of Bernie Sanders that brought out such pride and devotion among his followers. Even Republicans admire and respect Senator Sanders. How many Democrats are truly respected today?
A hypocritical message is why Democrats lost (or, actually, couldn’t win by enough to overcome Republican dirty tricks) last time. Not Russia or eMails.
It’s the Hypocrisy, stupid.
You can smell it miles away.
What I found so disheartening is the same old tired, wishy-washy, message of corporate appeasement.
In a rambling, superficial, tone-deaf, speech equating the distinctions between participants as no different than which ball team one supports, Perez went on to speak of how we win when we lead with “our values”.
What kind of corrupt Wall Street appeasing, “values” are those, Tom, and how are we going to “win” with a half-ass, Republican-lite, message? Give me a break.
Those are the Lack of Values that continue to plague and weigh down the Party causing Democrats to lose.
It’s called: Hypocrisy.
Rather than illuminating the distinction between (FDR/LBJ) Democrats and the wholly Corrupt, Corporate PAC owned, Republican Party of Reagan; Perez’s focus was on “beating Trump”. Again proof of their inept, short-sighted, hypocritical strategy.
Democrats know they can’t speak out against Republican corruption because they, too, are taking money from the same hog trough. So they talk about Trump and Russia.
It’s the hypocrisy, Stupid.
You can’t pretend to support “the people” while you support the top 10% “liberal” elite.
That’s the glaring Lie that will always make US losers.
I’m not totally naïve but I would love to be part of an honest Democratic Party. At least as honest as FDR or LBJ and everyone knows they were far from perfect or free from corruption. But they served the American People, not the Banks.
The stinking taint of hypocrisy cannot be covered up with sweet, empty, rhetoric.
You can’t serve two masters.
Until the Democratic Party makes a Complete and Total Break from big money they will continue to be a hedge party, who has to lie and calibrate their speech in order to ride both sides of the fence.
Pick a side. Be socially-liberal, corporately corrupted, Republicans, or be the (FDR/LBJ) party of the new American people.
But choose quickly because you can’t have it both ways and we don’t have any more time – to LOSE.