Posted: 02/21/17 17:23
by Dave Mindeman
Ladies and gentleman...I do not care who comes out of the meeting this weekend as DNC chair. Doesn't matter. Just want somebody coming out of there, fired up and ready to go.
I don't want to hear about factions or divisions or purity or even principle. I want somebody that will work hard for the entire party and focus on the other party and not have to deal with internal strife.
Democrats got cheated in the last election. And for some of it, we only have ourselves to blame. The consequences have been severe, but maybe the lesson learned here is that, yes, we are the majority party, but we have let the Republicans manipulate the vote, manipulate the mechanics, and then manipulate us away from what is important.
NO MORE OF THAT.
Whoever emerges from the DNC meeting as the Party Chair has my 100% full support. They don't have to ask for it. They have it. We have to make the next two years our hardest effort...ever. I don't want to hear about an enthusiasm gap anymore. I don't want to hear about our candidates not being good enough. I don't want to hear about this issue being more important than that issue.
It is about taking back the reigns of power. Getting Republicans out of the driver's seat and back to what they are good at...whining in the minority.
Pledge to yourself, that you will fight for candidates and beliefs but when the final election showdown comes, that you will support Democrats, and only Democrats. That is the only way we can take back our government. It is the only way we can have meaningful debates about our own differences.
This next election is a fight like no other. It is now not only about our Party, it is about saving our country from one party, one person rule.
Pledge to be ready. Pledge to get on board. And good luck to the next DNC Chairperson - we are with you.