DNC Fires all staff

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Herdfan, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    It's not that unusual for the letters to be asked for but it's unusual for so many to be accepted which will be the case. They either have to suck the progressives back into the party or else worry about being primaried by them.

    It's easier to try to manage primary races when an internal "opposition" at least stays in the fold as a caucus or wing. Otherwise they get out there as third party spoilers, which the Dems sure don't need at the moment. But the party has to move a little left or that's what will happen. Perez had to do something to show that picking Ellison as his deputy was not going to be the only sop to progressives after that contest for the chair. This probably struck him as the logical first step.
     
  2. sorcery macrumors regular

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    Perhaps it is time to split the party? Do the populists really want to belong to the same gang as the third way guys? A charismatic younger version of Bernie should be able to take The Donald's fan base fairly easily, after the disillusionment. The Arab world did not do well with the Arab Spring but USA could fare better.
     
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    The problem is that a spin off party would lose three way elections for years until it built itself up. That would give republicans carte blanche.
     
  4. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    Is 3 election cycles enough? I was reading an article about Labour in the UK that said they won't be able to recover from Corbyn until the mid 2030s.
     
  5. sorcery macrumors regular

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    Sure, but would that make much difference, long term. It is practically a single party government now, with the Robber Barons owning both teams and the populace deprived of a centrist option. Perhaps it would be wise to avoid a future socialist government - or a revolution, of some sort.
    The UK Liberal party used to be in a commanding position. Didn't last.
    Of course, every government since Plato's republic have struggled with the problem of how to have a fair democracy.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I think the Republicans will be splitting soon, The hard righties and the moderates don't meet eye to eye. Add Trump splitting the party even further will make for a rough next 4 years. The Democrats will find their way as they have more agreements than differences.
     
  7. HEK Suspended

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    Like they have now? The Republicans are so dysfunctional they can't govern with majority in both houses of congress and the presidency.
     
  8. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Why not fire them so they can collect unemployment?
     
  9. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I sort of like this. On one hand, it sucks for the people who relied on those jobs and will take a financial hit. On the other hand, there was definitely some negligent mismanagement, favoritism towards Clinton, and anti-outsider (anti Sanders, anti Lessig) influences at the DNC. If they can get these poisons out, I'm all for it.
     

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