Once again starting off with a couple Bernie related articles and then putting everything else in the comments.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee “absolutely” needs a major overhaul, responding Wednesday to a NBC News report that new chairman Tom Perez intends to shake up the party’s organizational structure and staffing.
The party “programmatically, in terms of how it does business, has failed,” Sanders said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The Democratic Party today, programmatically, in terms of how it does business, has failed,” Sanders said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I mean the evidence is obvious. It’s not just that we’ve lost the White House and the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. We’ve lost 900 legislative seats in the last 8 or 9 years.”
So clearly the Democratic Party needs a top-down overhaul. And that top-down overhaul means that instead of becoming dependent and being dependent on big money interests for campaign contributions, it has got to become a grassroots party,” he said, citing a groundswell of grassroots energy opposing the GOP health care plan.
“Perez has got to capitalize that and that’s the kind of party the Democrats have to create,” Sanders added.
Bernie On MSNBC’s Morning Joe: