Instead, the party insiders went with the candidate both Obama and Hillary backed.
Now that is funny.
Barack Obama -- who took a filibuster-proof Senate and turned it into a pumpkin -- and Hillary Clinton -- whose debacle on 8 NOV 16 made her a cosmic joke -- chose the new DNC chairman.
Barely. 235-200 on the second ballot.
Expect more money to be raised and wasted on technocratic nonsense than ever before.
Bernie raged against the machine and almost beat it. Trump beat it-- bloody.
Here is what Democrats could have had.
From the Washington Times:
The Kansas Democratic Party was searching for a big name to headline its annual dinner and asked the candidates running to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee for help landing a guest.
Rep. Keith Ellison responded with the sexiest of offers: He could get them Sen. Bernard Sanders, the Vermont independent who lit the party on fire with his presidential bid last year.
Mr. Sanders has gone all in for Mr. Ellison, even changing his travel plans to make the Kansas dinner, state party officials said.Got that? They love Bernie in the heartland.
Here is what Democrats have.
From the Washington Post:
Inside Hillary Clinton's campaign, she was known as Ada. Like the candidate herself, she had a penchant for secrecy and a private server. As blame gets parceled out Wednesday for the Democrat's stunning loss to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, Ada is likely to get a lot of second-guessing.
Ada is a complex computer algorithm that the campaign was prepared to publicly unveil after the election as its invisible guiding hand. Named for a female 19th-century mathematician — Ada, Countess of Lovelace — the algorithm was said to play a role in virtually every strategic decision Clinton aides made, including where and when to deploy the candidate and her battalion of surrogates and where to air television ads — as well as when it was safe to stay dark.
The campaign's deployment of other resources — including county-level campaign offices and the staging of high-profile concerts with stars like Jay Z and Beyoncé — was largely dependent on Ada's work, as well.Jay Z and Beyoncé could not fill a hall in Cleveland for Hillary. Not only did this super-duper computer blow the election but it gave Jay Z and Beyoncé something they had not seen in years.
The Hillary-Obama wing is doing political science.
President Trump and Bernie are doing politics.
Perez is the Hispanic and male version of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
From Michelle Malkin in 2013:
The Beltway is buzzing over President Obama’s likely nomination of Thomas E. Perez as the next head of the U.S. Department of Labor. But when Americans find out whom Perez has lobbied for most aggressively over the course of his extremist leftwing social justice career, they’ll be wondering which country Obama’s pick really plans to serve.
Press accounts describe Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil rights division, as a “tireless advocate of worker and civil rights.” The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez was a former special counsel for the late illegal alien amnesty champion Sen. Ted Kennedy.
During the Clinton years, Perez worked at the Justice Department to establish a “Worker Exploitation Task Force” to enhance working conditions for … illegal alien workers. While holding down his government position, Perez volunteered for Casa de Maryland. This notorious illegal alien advocacy group is funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants (totaling $5 million in 2010 alone from Maryland and local governments) and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
That’s in addition to more than $1 million showered on the group by freshly departed Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO.Try not to laugh too much. Just sip your Lipton tea like Kermit the Frog and watch them raise -- and burn -- another billion bucks.
The party has no message that resonates with voters in most states.
Keep listening to the experts in Washington, Democrats.
The breathless coverage of the DNC chair race is pretty funny. It simply isn't that important.— Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) February 25, 2017
Yes the person who organizes nationally and raises money is unimportant— DeplorableDonSurber (@donsurber) February 25, 2017
Now I know why you blew the 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections https://t.co/gO4rSSQsLw
If new #DNCChair Tom Perez jabber-shouts & flappy-flails like this for the next 4 years, Trump 2020 is a shoo-in. https://t.co/LHNOF5niex— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 25, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
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