I'm Uncomfortable With This
For far too long now, I have noticed the Democratic Party shooting itself in the head and ending whatever they are trying to accomplish by exposing their plans in the media long before they actually achieve anything.
The latest example is this: 'We don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now' -Symone Sanders, former press secretary for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and a CNN contributor.
Many White Democrats voted for Trump because they are feeling the loss of their race-based societal dominance and a decline in their personal economic well-being. It isn't hard to find examples of this if one really wants to see, because Michael Moore found them without looking too hard. To now have a Black woman essentially tell White people to stand aside and let the Republican Party's most overtly disdained opponents act to solidify and strengthen GOP opposition injects race into an already divided Democratic Party at a very bad time, and makes it even more likely that the Democratic Party will split.
When Republicans form a plan, they tend to not let the media in on the knowledge until they have something to brag about. Then we can't get them to shut up. In contrast, the Democrats brag about what they are going to try to do before they even get started, and are so very surprised to discover that the Republicans are already thwarting their pitiful efforts when they do.
I doubt anyone here at c99 would argue against a change in the Democratic Party hierarchy. The incompetence and arrogance of these incumbent Party officials alone screams the need for such a change. But how about these changes not be exclusively based on race? How about the Democrats display some intelligence and capability and select people with a track record of successful political management? I'd much rather support someone who managed to elect a slate of education-supporting local residents to a school board than to be expected to follow along with someone whose divisive opinions get expressed nationally and create additional problems, making it more difficult to organize a viable opposition to the Band of Billionaire Bandits now taking power.
The Democrats have earned this new dilemma. The GOP were on the floor in 2009, and Obama could have left them there. The GOP were helped up off the floor, dusted off, and then Obama turned around and begged them to kick him and not stop. They kept Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination and leading a huge popular movement toward victory. So if the Democrats split, the only real loss to America would be in that there would be no realistic chance to stopping the revived corporatists from establishing a one-party authoritarian state.
If that happens, even New Zealand isn't far enough away.