Tuesday, February 28, 2017

If This Is Unity

The best news for Republicans is that Democrats are in such worse shape.

Ross Kaminsky February 27, 2017

Tales of supposed political unity abound in recent days, following the election of former Obama administration Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee and following President Donald Trump’s address at this year’s CPAC convention, the first time a president has addressed CPAC in his first year in office since Ronald Reagan 36 years ago.

Perez, supported by the Clinton/Obama wing of the Democratic establishment, won a second-ballot victory over the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren-backed socialist Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), a man who would have been an even better choice than Perez, though not by much, if the Democrats’ goal were to make themselves a party with even narrower appeal than it has now.

President Trump trolled Perez in a Saturday afternoon tweet: “Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!” Trump added, perhaps aiming to widen the fissure between the more radical progressives and the slightly less radical progressives – the only two groups with any current influence in the Democratic Party – that Ellison was the victim of the same shenanigans that killed Bernie Sanders’ presidential hopes: “The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally ‘rigged.’ Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!”..........his first act as chairman was to offer a motion, which passed by acclamation, to name Ellison deputy chairman of the party, and present him to the room with a hug. ..............To Read More....



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