Blog Opinion: On DNC chair, DNC should research to answer some basic questions with facts

The Resistance News

February 21,, 2017

The race for the new DNC chair is entering the last phase, & on social network there is a great deal of mud slinging, as the two main contenders are vastly different and have vastly different backers and ally in the Democratic Party.

There is a place for philosophy and a place for pragmatism & the first step is research for the facts.

Hillary lost the election to the electorate but not popular vote, and the left is debating and debating and debating, as to what should they do now. The split is between those who want to be more like Trump, meaning build a popular movement or a revolution or something along that line, to take his White Working Class (WWC) base away & those who want to continue what Hillary did.

Philosophy, tend to support those who wants a popular movement, yet pragmatism, says Hillary’s direction works. So what is the situation?

There are many credible media, not of the right or the left, that subscribe to the theory that “Race” & “Economics” meaning White Working Class (WWC) , is the reason Trump won, ye other, also not of the left of the right, cautious that theory, with the fact that the FBI hit & Putin hack, play a decisive role in why Trump won. Then there are also those who argue gerrymandering and voter suppression, along with the media biased against Hilary and soft on Trump, all contributed heaviy, also, to Trump winning the electorate.

So what is going on, as those on the left, are divided on this issue & so how they should move ahead.

I have said it before & will again, that all issues relating to Trump win, should be studied and lesson learned, including White Working Class Male & also issues such as FBI hit & Putin hack, and the rest.

But seriously, what should the Dems learn, well, 1st, like it or not, a majority of those White Working Class, is not just motivated by economics, but clearly by racism & misogynist tendencies, leaving them open to Trump & GOP who are in the position to play that race & misogynist card. This means it would be difficult for Dems to play this card.

Then again, there are issues such as Harvard study, that found that America’s media, was biased against Hillary & soft on Trump. Then there is the long put into place, GOP’s gerrymandering that makes it difficult for Dems, on top of various voters disfranchisement rules & laws. Soo Dems should resolve these issues.

So here what is the Dems plan for the future?

Then incidents such as FBI turning political and hitting Hillary a week before the election & the constant flow of Putin hacking the election and releasing the wikileaks. These are events that could occur again, if not stopped and those responsible pay a price. But likely, they will not occur again.

What I am trying to say is, if the argument is, Dems needs to lock-down for sure, what are the causes for Trump to win, they should look at all factors, not just factors that suit their particular philosophical views, or the way they plan to wage their future campaign.

And here, clearly, all of the about applies as aspect that should be studied and taken cared of, before the next election round in 2018.

Relating to this, the question if Trump Presidency is “Legitimate” or not have come up, & so far, a few have said it is not legitimate, based on briefings they got. We have not gotten similar briefings, but clearly, the FBI hit & Putin hack, does point to the normal running of America’s Democracy had been compromised, meaning election phase of the American election compromised.

Does this mean the Trump’s Presidency is not legitimate? To me the facts does lead to the conclusion that Trump’s election win is not legitimate.

What is occurring at DNC leadership race?

Whatever is going on, in a poll of those who support Democratic Party, the majority said they want Trump stop at all cost. This likely means no cooperation with Trump or GOP.

The 2017 Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairmanship election will be held during the weekend of February 23–26, 2017, to determine the next chairperson of the DNC.[1]

Tom Perez, lately, is raking in the endorsement. He is an American politician, consumer advocate, and civil rights lawyer who was the United States Secretary of Labor from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Perez has also served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. March 2013, Perez was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Secretary of Labor, replacing outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis.

During the 2016 presidential election, Perez was mentioned as a possible running mate on the Democratic ticket with Hillary Clinton [157] but was ultimately not selected. Perez later campaigned for the Clinton-Kaine Ticket. Perez announced his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee on December 15, 2016.[158] He believes the party needs to go to suburb, and exburb and rural America, and talk to people.[159]

Perez promised not to take money from federal lobbyists, foreign nationals, or current Labor Department employees on his webpage.[160] Perez gave the Keynote Speech for the Maryland Democratic Party annual legislative luncheon January 10 in Annapolis.[161] If elected to the Chair, Perez will become the first Latino to chair the Democratic National Committee[162]

Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have publicly supported Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[3][25][26][27] MoveOn.org, led by Ilya Sheyman, has also expressed support for Ellison.[3]

Keith Maurice Ellison has been the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), the Minnesota state Democratic Party affiliate. The district centers on Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Chief Deputy Whip, and also serves on the House Committee on Financial Services.

Ellison was the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

And latest, for Keith Ellison is endorsement from Gloria Steinem. In statement obtained the famed feminist and liberal activist said:

“His understanding that issues like a living wage and universal health care should be national goals — and his support for the ideas and energy of the Women’s Marches around the world — make clear that he can and will lead the Democratic Party to a principled and populist victory.

“As both a strong advocate for feminism and a Muslim, he knows that, as Hillary Clinton said, ‘human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.’

Ellison being a Muslim, has been a target of many questions. For example, The New York Times reported that one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, Haim Saban, said in his 2016 foreign policy forum that Ellison is “clearly an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel person.”[32]

Also, opposition arose from Democrats concerned that Ellison, a sitting Congressman, would not be able to devote full-time to the position. In response, Ellison pledged that he would resign from Congress if he won the election.[29] Others opposed him on ideological grounds, characterized by National Public Radio as representing the party’s division in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary between centrist supporters of Hillary Clinton and the party’s left wing, which backed Bernie Sanders.[26][30]

But Ed Rendell is backing Pete Buttigieg for DNC chair.

“After a year of historic division within the Democratic Party, I believe we need a fresh face at the helm of the DNC. We need someone who understands the needs and values of middle class Americans and what that means in different parts of the country. Someone who will be an innovative thinker not wedded to solutions proffered only inside the Beltway. We also need someone who can bring the party together and lead us to victory at all levels. I believe that person is Mayor Pete Buttigieg.”

Following the 2016 DNC email leak, in which DNC leadership appeared to favor Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primary, Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC Chairwoman, and was succeeded on an interim basis by Donna Brazile.[2] Brazile announced that she would not run for a full term.[3] A DNC executive committee meeting will take place in December to provide further procedural clarity into the race, though the election is tentatively scheduled to be held at the DNC’s Winter Meeting in late February 2017.[1] There are 447 DNC members, who are the sole voting members of the DNC, a quarter of the members are state level chairs and vice chairs, the remainder are elected at the state level. To be elected as chair, a simple majority of 224 votes is required.[4]

Calling for a return to the fifty-state strategy, Howard Dean, a former Governor of Vermont who served as chairman of the DNC from 2005 to 2009, announced his candidacy on November 10.[5] Citing the potential for a divisive race, Dean withdrew himself from consideration on December 2.[6]

Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, announced his candidacy on November 14.[7] That day, South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison also declared himself a candidate.[8] New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Raymond Buckley declared his candidacy on November 29.[9]

On December 16th, 2016, Sally Boynton Brown, Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party, announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party. Sally gained infamy among the Democratic base with her comment that her job ” is to shut other white people down who interrupt.”

After meeting with DNC members, Ellison announced on December 7 that he would resign his seat in the House of Representatives if elected DNC chair, so that he could focus his full attention on the job.[10] One week later, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced his candidacy.[11] On February 1, former Vice President Joe Biden publicly offered his support for Perez.[12] South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his candidacy on January 5, 2017.[13] Fox News analyst Jehmu Greene announced her candidacy on January 12, 2017.[14]

Another possible candidate is Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona.[15] Former California Assembly Speaker John Pérez contemplated a run,[16] but first decided instead to run for Congress,[17] then withdrew from that for health reasons.[18] Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, once considered a potential candidate, took herself out of consideration.[3] Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said that he was “taking a hard look” at running for DNC chairman,[19] but decided not to run.[20] Ilyse Hogue, the President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Representative Steve Israel of New York announced that they would not run.[21][22][23] DNC Vice-Chair R. T. Rybak considered a run, but was listed as an endorser of Ellison, when he announced his candidacy.[24]

Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have publicly supported Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[3][25][26][27] MoveOn.org, led by Ilya Sheyman, has also expressed support for Ellison.[3]

The following are some recent news

Democratic National Committee chairmanship election, 2017 – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Democratic_National_Committee_chairmansh…

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The 2017 Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairmanship election will be held during the … procedural clarity into the race, though the election is tentatively scheduled to be held at the DNC’s Winter Meeting in late February 2017.

DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison – NBC …

http://www.nbcnews.com/…/dncrace-shakeup-ray-buckley-exit-endorse-keith…

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3 วันที่ผ่านมา – In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop …

DNC Chair Race: Progressives’ Aggressive Tactics to Elect Keith …

http://www.breitbart.com/…/dnc-chair-race-progressives-aggressive-tactics-to-…

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3 วันที่ผ่านมา – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic party leaders are reportedly concerned with the extreme and aggressive approach radical progressives …

Buckley exits DNC chair race, backs Ellison – CNNPolitics.com

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/18/politics/buckley-exits-dnc-chair-race/

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2 วันที่ผ่านมา – (CNN) New Hampshire Democratic State Party Chairman Ray Buckley announced Saturday that he is exiting the race to lead the Democratic …

Perez claims to be 44 votes away from victory in DNC race – The …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/perez-claims-to-be-44-votes-away-fr…แปลหน้านี้

7 วันที่ผ่านมา – “With many strong candidates in the race, we believe that DNC members deserve the respect to make this hard decision without unverifiable …

Keith Ellison endorsed by former rival in DNC race – The Washington …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/ellison-endorsed-by-rival-in-dncracแปลหน้านี้

3 วันที่ผ่านมา – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley has quit the race.

Race to head DNC tightens as New Hampshire state chair drops out …

abcnews.go.com/Politics/race-head-dnc-tightens-hampshire…/story?id…แปลหน้านี้

3 วันที่ผ่านมา – Keith Ellison one week before the DNC election. New Hampshire party chair Raymond Buckley’s withdrawal from the race Saturday leaves 10 …

Indiana Democrat getting buzz in DNC race – The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/19/indiana…dncrace/97944656/

2 วันที่ผ่านมา – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has gotten buzz as someone who could become head of the Democratic National Committee.

Russian hacks loom over race to lead Democratic Party – POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/dncrace-russia-cybersecurity-235154

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3 วันที่ผ่านมา – Buckley shakes up DNC race with Ellison endorsement … Tom Perez, one of the leading contenders in the race for the DNC chairmanship.

Ray Buckley Drops Out Of DNC Chair Race And Endorses Keith …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/ray-buckley-endorses-keith-ellison_us_58a…

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3 วันที่ผ่านมา – WASHINGTON ― New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley is ending his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee and …

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