DNC Reform Commission: RNC has "less funny business"

Remember last spring's DNC Unity Tour? You know, the one where people booed the DNC chair?
Well, things are going in a similar direction with the DNC unity Commission, including protestors.

Nomiki Konst's takedown of the DNC's handling of the budget went viral, but it would be wrong to think that that was the only unscripted event.

"I hate to admit this but there is a lot of scholarship backing this up," Kamarck said. "The management of the Republican National Committee has differed substantially from the management of the Democratic National Committee. There has been less funny business. It is more of a professional staff. They control their vendors. They put limits – I mean it's just embarrassing that I have to say this, and as a consequence, all I will do is refer you to all those silly news stories in September of 2016 that said, 'Oh, Hillary Clinton has 77 field offices in Pennsylvania and Donald Trump only has two.' Well, Donald Trump didn't need 77 because he had a fully-fledged, very professional Republican Party that has been operating for decades now. We are constantly beat by these guys. We need experience. We need a professional staff."

Ouch!
If you are Republican, you can't buy better publicity.

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They won't get my vote or my money. Their mere existence is a slap in the face of voters. How can you call yourself a democrat when one vote counts more than thousands of others?

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The real SparkyGump has passed. It was an honor being your human.

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Women are speaking up and not about sex. Is that allowed? Nomiki Konst was awesome to watch. Her almost five minute take down was epic and long overdue! There's a bunch of men (Perez, Podesta, Mook, the usual suspects) running the show and they might not like what these women are saying. I guess we'll see if anything changes.

I'm for revolution. I don't think there is any hope without complete upheaval. I sincerely hope I'm wrong.

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

@Raggedy Ann

Women are speaking up and not about sex. Is that allowed?

According to Identity Politics, women should only be concerned with Lady Parts Issues.
Blacks should only be concerned with Skin Color Issues.
And gays should only be concerned with Wedding Cake/Bathroom Issues.
Whites should only be, I guess, opposing all those things.

According to these rules, Nomiki was talking about things that shouldn't be "bothering her pretty little head".
No one should be concerned with issues of political corruption and money.

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@gjohnsit
These women are way out of line - way out of their league. Thanks for the clarification gj.

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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@Raggedy Ann
Well, some of the women are, that is. Why they allowed Brazile back in the DNC is beyond my ability to comprehend. I assume somewhere in the background pulling puppet strings is HRC, DWS, and other Big Money interests. Otherwise the superdelegates would have been out immediately after the rigged primaries and the 2016 convention were done.

Presumably Nomiki Konst will be booted out of the committee soon. She was a Bernie supporter, after all.

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@NonnyO
Apologies ~ I was being snarky. I love their willingness to speak up. I know what a risk it is. I can only imagine how furious the dnc muckity-mucks are. Wink

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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@Raggedy Ann @Raggedy Ann
Predictably, the frightened participants on the Daily Kos have widely condemned Nomiki Konst's statements and performance at this event. You have probably all seen that tape, eh? The DKs also disdain TYT in general. They seem to feel threatened by any reminder that Bernie Sanders is actually popular, and their synthetic version of progressivism, embodied by Hillary, is not.

I have a mental picture of those Daily Kook devotees as being wealthy upper-middle class (~100,000 USD/yr....e.g., university administrators), who know that they have much because their excess loot was swindled from employees who earned the money but were never paid fairly. They dislike opposition to neo-liberalism because they are scared that they would lose a portion of their fabulous wealth if other employees were paid honestly, and deep-down, they know that. Does anybody else have a similar guess about those angry, rabid squirrels?

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@Little Bill
Don't go upsetting that precious cart of apples they have carefully gathered and stacked. It has room for more and telling a bunch of truths might jeopardize all that hard work tricking the people into thinking they were on their side and every single apple might come tumbling out! Whew! Can't let that happen. Shut them up before a movement starts! Diablo

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

The democratic party was forged out of machine politics in which they learned and perfected methods to cheat each other. Whoever won the primaries won the spoils of the patronage system. Look at how the money from the DNC was used--to fund only five consulting companies--straight out patronage (at minor level, city jobs to lackies).

Republicans have learned to cheat in the general election, and left the party un-corrupted during the primary process. They are devious and advanced in their methods far outstripping the democrats. In this way they could focus and hire professional staff as they were not consumed with inter-tribal fighting for the spoils of the system.

It is no wonder that the gop was the first at manipulating voter databases and mass mailings.

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@MrWebster
and it is one reason i'm loathe to talk about "the democrats" or about "reforming the democratic party". the democratic party cannot be reformed, it can only be seized. it cannot be reformed because the people currently controlling it are racketeers first, and statespeople second (or 31st, for all i know).

and a very, very profitable racket it is. collect gabillions of donated dollars, and then feed them to the consulting firms of your cronies, who will "spend" them on your behalf -- and by spend them, i mean pay them to themselves as salaries, perks, per diems, and commissions on ad buys.

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@MrWebster

Republicans have learned to cheat in the general election, and left the party un-corrupted during the primary process.

In heavy democratic voting areas people have to wait in up to 8-10 hour lines to vote because there are not enough voting machines. For years I was questioning why this was never addressed. It finally dawned on me that this was a feature, not a bug. Making it difficult for people to be able to take a day off of work means that there are less people willing or able to do that. Less people means less votes for the democrats.

How many campaigns do the republicans not field their candidates or not fully fund them like what happens with the democrats? How many races do republicans not even bother to have their candidates run in them like the number of times where republicans run unopposed?

There are quite a few candidates now who are getting no support for the DP. Republicans have been gerrymandering districts for how many years? I am not very knowledgeable about this, but isn't there something that the democrats could do about this?

It is no wonder that the gop was the first at manipulating voter databases and mass mailings

The democrats not only bring knives to gunfights, they often don't even bother to show up to the fights.

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Self-censorship actually silences exponentially more anti-establishment opinions. For every one voice you crack down on overtly, a thousand more silence themselves out of self-preservation

@snoopydawg Oops, did I say that? Could not resist.

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@lizzyh7

That never gets old. This should be Pelosi's epitaph Smile

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Self-censorship actually silences exponentially more anti-establishment opinions. For every one voice you crack down on overtly, a thousand more silence themselves out of self-preservation

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Wink's picture

Hillary wing can only shrink. rank & file Dems catching on, and many didn't vote for her anyway , so... no loss.

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