Let's start with an obvious given- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the single worst Democratic National Committee Chairman ever. She is directly responsible for the devastating defeats of 2012 and 2014 (What? You say 2012 wasn't a defeat? Look down ticket dope.). She has supported Republicans, Republicans for goodness sake, against Democrats in her home state of Florida, and has sabotaged liberal and progressive Democrats at every turn in favor of corporatist Third Way/Blue Dog/DLC/New Democrat conservative refugees from the rapidly imploding Republican Party who are merely Democrats of convenience.
A less obvious given, but a given none the less, is that she is totally in the tank for Hillary. She makes barely a pretense of neutrality, her support is naked and blatant.
Oh yes, there's more. Read more about Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Must Be Fired- Now!
From behind the Orange Kos Kurtain, embedded in a Rahmbash thread, is this gem from Words In Action:
The DLC does not want to learn from history.
They don't even necessarily want Democrats to win. They just want to serve the oligarchs for personal gain. In THIS sense, they really are no different than Republics.
Yes, that's obvious by now, but it bears repeating until everyone understands. Read more about Comment of the morning (in case a better one comes along):
Frankly, I don't find all that much to get upset about in the Chris Bowers Open Left post to which Lambert refers here. Okay, the post has a slightly condescending tinge to its tone, but why shouldn't Democrats be proud that now more than ever the Democratic base looks like America? Bill Clinton himself once noted the same, and pledged that his administration would too, one pledge among many, many that Clinton kept. Read more about Upset At Bowers? Here's A Better Awful Scarey Post To Be Upset About
The problem with the DLC
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 2008-05-03 21:45.
Is that it’s an institution that the Obama Movement doesn’t control. Period. That’s all it is. That’s why Kos has a problem with it too.
DLC loses tax exempt status
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 2006-09-16 20:09.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer crowd of Bush enablers. Although silly Forbes still thinks the DLC are Democrats:
The slightly verbose Mr. Newberry has put up a charmingly romantic response to a new and bold declaration by a group of unabashed liberals, and the short version is, â€œweâ€™re liberal, weâ€™re angry, and weâ€™re going to save Constitutional Democracy whether our conservative detractors like it or not!â€ Read more about On Being Liberal
It couldn't happen to a nicer crowd of Bush enablers. Although silly Forbes still thinks the DLC are Democrats:
In a previously unreported action, the Internal Revenue Service has revoked the DLC's tax exemption on the grounds that it primarily benefited a private group--Democrats, and particularly "New Democrats" running for or holding office--rather than the community at large. The DLC has sued in federal court to overturn the decision;