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Doubt it would happen but just watched this:


I don’t see this happening either. But what has not been discussed is that the new Slate proposed by Perez has not seen a vote yet and won’t until this weekend. I’m glad some of the news is breaking here, JPR, and WotB.

And crickets over at the orange purgatory.


I’d sure like another report on this though. Nearly all of the tweets and other secondary reporting is based on the NBC news which broke about the beginning of the CNN Sanders/Cruz debate.

I noticed each time Cruz brought up Bernie and the Democrats, Bernie avoid answering for the Dems and only spoke for himself. He also made note of his independent status (alluding to the DNC proposed amendment that he and Angus King should become Dems or else).


Concern of Progressive Purge as Bernie Wing ‘Left in the Cold’ at DNC

Sparking concerns that party leadership is making the same mistakes that have rendered them increasingly powerless and without an inspiring vision, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reportedly carrying out a massive staff shake-up in which veteran progressives are being purged and “left out in the cold.”

“This doesn’t bring the party together, it deepens the divide at a time we need all hands on deck,” James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders supporter who was ousted from the DNC Executive Committee, wrote on Twitter Thursday.

According to Alex Seitz-Wald of NBC News, Zogby is hardly alone.

“[S]everal key longtime officials have lost their posts” since the staff changes began,” Seitz-Wald writes, a fact that many have interpreted as “retaliation for their opposition to DNC Chairman Tom Perez.”

“The removal and demotion of a handful of veteran operatives stood out, as did what critics charge is the over-representation of Clinton-backed members on the Rules and Bylaws Committee, which helps set the terms for the party’s presidential primary, though other Sanders and Ellison backers remain represented,” Seitz-Wald added.

Some of the other prominent progressives who have been shifted to less influential positions or removed altogether include:

Barbra Casbar Siperstein, the first transgender DNC member who backed Rep. Keith Ellison over Perez in the race for DNC chair;
Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; and
Alice Germond, former DNC secretary.

Germond, who was removed from her role as at-large member, told NBC that she assumed her ouster “had something to do” with her support for Ellison.


D.N.C. Chair Purges Dissenters in Surprise Shake-Up

he Republican Party isn’t the only political establishment in shambles following the shock election of Donald Trump last fall. In a move that exacerbated the vast intra-party rift exposed during last year’s presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has stripped a number of longtime party officials of their “at-large” delegate status or leadership positions, while appointing a slate of 75 new members that include Clinton campaign veterans, lobbyists, and neophytes.

Perez revealed his picks this week, ahead of the D.N.C.’s first meeting since he was elected chairman. Upon perusing it, progressive party members were incensed to find that he had demoted a number of veteran delegates who’d backed either Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison in his bid for party chairman against Perez, or Sanders in 2016. (Ellison, who now serves as Perez’s deputy, was widely viewed as a proxy candidate for the more liberal, Sanders wing of the party.) Those ousted include Ray Buckley, James Zogby, Alice Germond, and Barbara Casbar Siperstein, NBC News reports. “I’m concerned about the optics, and I’m concerned about the impact,” Zogby said of the D.N.C. shake-up. “I want to heal the wound of 2016.”

To add insult to injury, Perez also tapped several individuals who have lobbying or corporate-interest backgrounds—a move that has sparked criticism in the past. The pack of new delegates includes Joanne Dowdell, a registered lobbyist for Fox News parent company News Corp; Harold Ickes, a veteran of the Clinton White House; and Manuel Ortiz, a lobbyist for CITGO Petroleum Corp and Puerto Rican interests. At least 10 additional Perez-tapped superdelegates have previously been registered as lobbyists, Bloomberg reports.


Guess they’ve decided that so many folks are so busy trying to survive that they’ll do anything to avoid another Trump, as long as they make pretty speeches about “single payer” and minimum wage.

May well be right.


The establishment dems are just hastening their own demise, but I am starting to wonder if thats the flaw or the plan. I have always believe the meme about dems snatching defeat from the hands of victory as being a hidden truth that they dont want to win the big games just pretend they are trying.

Now im starting to think they just want to end the charade completely and just collapse to the repubs with the establishment feeling they are entrenched enough to hold off any new party. They cant raise money, are losing members, have lost a huge amount of positions at all levels of government and yet still continue to follow the exact same path.

I never believed the dems are stupid or inept and most things they make unforced errors on are intentional, which is why i think the partys establishment core is intentionally self imploding, the game was only needed until other piece which are now in place were put there.

The oligarchs dont need politicians anymore they will just run things directly as Trump and his cabinet shows, but lucky for us they lack the subtle touch of the political class as well as being too factionalized, so in the end will be so heavy handed the game will be over.

We have reached the point that the only way to save the country at this point is to break it first, the corrupted bones are too melded and need to be rebroken to be reset and the only saving grace is those who wield the sledgehammer that first broke it are still swing away harder than ever.


Very thoughtful, excellent comment. I agree with the last paragraph. Climate Change/Nature will break the political corruption in this country if nothing else does. I know how I’m voting, and that I will vote, and it will be counted! T and R, humphrey!! 🙂


People like Brazile should not be super-delegates!

Primary Cheater Donna Brazile Among Those Nominated by Tom Perez to Become DNC Delegates

Finally, Brazile was also one of the campaign geniuses responsible for Clinton not campaigning hard enough in places like Michigan—she preferred instead to drive up the vote in inner-city locations like New Orleans and Chicago. Why? Because she thought it would be embarrassing if Clinton won the electoral college (which she thought was a given) but lost the popular vote.


And she gave Hill the questions pre-interview and/or debate, too. Perfect for the DNC.