Ka-BOOM Harry Reid Gets NASTY! Insults EVERYONE!
Now that the dust is settling and the reality of the 2016 rebuke of all things Democrat is becoming perfectly clear, the party of the donkey is seeing a phenomenon usually reserved for Republicans. They are beginning to eat their own in a circular firing squad. As entertaining as the whole thing has been so far, the crowning quotes actually belong to Harry Reid, the dingy senator from Nevada who all but shut down the nation’s nuclear waste facility in that state, and saw to it that millions of acres there are now considered government property.
Reid, being both the former majority leader and minority leader in the U.S. Senate, knows a thing or two about being successful when it comes to politics, and in an interview with Las Vegas radio station KNPR, the little man let his fellow donkeys have it both barrels.
I believe one of the failures of Democratic Party has been the Democratic National Committee, the DNC, has been worthless. They do nothing to help state parties. That should be the main goal they have. I developed everything in Nevada on my own. Their help was relatively meaningless.
So, I would hope that they would choose a chair of the Democratic Party who is a full-time person. Not someone like we had with that congresswoman from Florida, who was a full-time congresswoman and a part time chair of the DNC.
We need a full time DNC chair and what they should do – they can take my model if they want – it’s not rocket science. It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to figure out what needs to be done. They should take a few states every election cycle, maybe three maybe four, and help them develop the infrastructure for good state party organization.
As Republicans essentially control 30-something state governments at this point, that would indicate another generation or two will pass before Democrats really put themselves back in the driver’s seat.
However, with this statement, Dingy Harry does give away that the DNC’s focus is not local, but national – and given the coronation of the worst candidate that party has put forth for president in recent memory, somebody had an agenda somewhere. It is interesting, though, that the long bench they have always had in the state houses is not a national mentoring effort currently, but a local one set up by the state operations themselves. That in and of itself is worth watching for the future. From the Daily Caller:
Democrats have seen their legislative power erode since Wasserman Schultz took over as DNC chair. Democrats lost five House seats and seven Senate seats from the 2010 elections through 2014, the last national election which Wasserman Schultz oversaw as party chair. Democrats also suffered net losses in governorships and seats on state legislatures across the U.S. during that time span.
At this time the leading contenders for DNC chair are Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Neither would be likely to lead the party back to the center where their key constituents are.