The Associated Press said everything's fine.
Its story on the DNC in disarray was written to hide that truth:
Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.One man's "remains fluid" is another man's chaos. And they are not grappling with how to turn liberal protests into gain; they are trying to keep the protests from turning into loss.
Right now, the Democrats are the Party of No in a manner that Republicans were not eight years ago.
It took Republicans six rounds to elect Michael Steele as RNC chairman but they did so in January, not February. He was able to do a post-mortem on the devastating defeats of 2006 and 2008, and two years later when Steele turned the job over to Reince Priebus, Republicans had shocked the world by re-taking the House.
The AP glossed over the racial divisions:
A tight race between front-runners Tom Perez, a former labor secretary, and Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, marks the first heavily contested battle to run the organization in recent history. The contest comes with Democrats facing a power deficit in Washington and around the country after years of losses in Congress, governor's mansions and statehouses, while also having no unifying national leader since former President Barack Obama departed the White House.The words black or Hispanic do not appear in the 787-word piece, which is unusual for an essay on a party that built itself on racial identity. But without a white person to serve as a foil, racial identity is a hindrance to the party.
Party officials cringe at facing the prospect of choosing between Hispanic voters, who are the fastest-growing voting bloc in America, and black voters, who are the most loyal voting bloc among Democrats.
And so AP skated over the racial divisions, although they seem interesting. According to AP, Obama backs Perez, while Bernie Sanders back Keith Ellison.
Howard Dean backs Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, a white person.
Clinton? The name does not show up in the story. It's as if the party's most recent nominee does not exist. It's as if she collapsed in the heat, got thrown in a van, and was never seen again.
Frankly, I fear Ellison over Perez because who ever thought white bread Minnesota (literally as it is the flour mill of America) would elect a black Muslim to Congress and yet here he is.
If anyone can lead Democrats out of this racial identity, gender identity mess, it is a guy who won without it -- or shall I say, despite it.
Just remember, when it comes to Fake News, it is not just what the media reports, but what it does not report.
This report is missing the words Hispanic, black, and Clinton -- words that dominated Democratic Party politics for the last 25 years. Somehow, I do not think those words are really gone.
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