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  • Howard Dean quits DNC chairman race

    12/02/2016 7:15:51 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison are still vying for the chair. Dean told MSNBC on Wednesday that his generation shouldn't be "in the forefront anymore" when it comes to taking on leadership roles within the Democratic party.
  • Tired Dem Donors Feel Like Their Money Got Burned

    12/01/2016 5:51:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/01/16
    Democratic donors stung by Hillary Clinton’s upset loss in the presidential race feel like they just set their money on fire. The sore feelings are a huge problem for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is trying to rebuild its image and reinvigorate a defeated party in time for challenging midterm elections in 2018. It’s also a worry for top liberal activists as they prepare for war with President-elect Donald Trump and a GOP Congress that is hell-bent on rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments. Many Democratic donors still feel burned by the party’s 2016 election losses and what they see...
  • ADL: Ellison’s Racist Comments Disqualifies Him To Lead DNC

    12/01/2016 4:28:29 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | December 1, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    ADL: Ellison’s Racist Comments Disqualifies Him To Lead DNCBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, NY — December 1, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which only last month defended and described Rep. Keith Ellison as “a man of good character”, have now decided to expose Ellison for racist comments he has made against Jews. In 2010, Ellison stated that US foreign policy was directed by Israel. By making this comment Ellison reinforced age-old racist stereotypes about Jewish control of the US government. Ellison, a past member of the radical Nation of Islam and supporter of anti-semite advocate Louis Farrakhan,...
  • Any More Questions?

    12/01/2016 6:12:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-01-2016 | MOTUS
    And so we are to depart on the same false note on which we arrived:  pigeon-toed fashion icon.Coming…And going… First Lady Michelle Obama's style is the gift that keeps on giving!The First Lady has been a pillar of true style since 2008, so it's no surprise that she slayed in a look perfect for the occasion.Donning a super festive blue, silver and red floral printed dress with a bow detail, FLOTUS completed her ensemble with chic silver pumps and a sleek bob.To say that we'll miss Mrs. Obama's iconic fashion is an understatement, but this look is definitely a great...
  • Revealed: In Private Fundraiser, Keith Ellison Said Israel Controls US Policy

    11/30/2016 12:21:15 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11/30 | Steve Emerson
    Congressman Keith Ellison’s announcement earlier this month that he wants to be the Democratic National Committee’s next chairman drew quick support from several key lawmakers, including Jewish senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders. ... But a 2010 audio of Ellison speaking at a private fundraiser obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism calls such praise into question. In a fairly intimate setting, Ellison lashed out at what he sees as Israel’s disproportionate influence in American foreign policy. That will change, he promised: ".The United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through...
  • Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

    11/26/2016 1:17:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jason Caruso
    As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
  • Ex-Sanders aide: 'We don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now'

    11/25/2016 10:40:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-23-2016 | Eugene Scott
    The next Democratic National Committee leader needs to reflect the diversity of America, said Symone Sanders, former press secretary for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and a CNN contributor. "In my opinion, we don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now," she told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday on "Wolf." "The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC," Sanders added
  • Ex-Sanders spox ‘stands by’ her racial rhetoric: ‘We don’t need white people’ leading Dem Party

    11/25/2016 8:16:52 AM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 25, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    The former spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders doubled down on divisive comments she recently made that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now.” . . . During a panel discussion about the attack, former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie asked Sanders, “What do you say to the people who dragged a poor white guy out of a car and beat him?” Sanders quipped: “Oh my goodness, poor white people! Please!!”
  • Democrats and the Nazi Card

    11/24/2016 8:57:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee's chairman, had a long association with the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam. He compared then-President George W. Bush and 9/11 to Adolf Hitler and the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament building: "9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows ... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire," Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country (Hitler) in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."...
  • DNC chair candidate avoids NY Times for fear of being asked about his ties to Louis Farrakhan

    11/24/2016 8:48:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carmine Sabi
    Ellison cancelled an interview with the New York Times because he found out the paper was going to ask him about his ties to Louis Farrakhan. The first Muslim elected to Congress, Ellison wrote articles in defense of Farrakhan when he was a student at the University of Minnesota Law School and, by 1998, described himself as a member of the Nation of Islam and went by the name Keith Ellison-Muhammad, according to The Weekly Standard.
  • BREAKING: Family Spox Says There May be NEW Surveillance Tape in SETH RICH Murder Case (VIDEO)

    11/22/2016 9:17:41 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family. Seth Rich’s father Joel told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his...
  • Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’

    11/22/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | November 22, 2016 5:38pm | Ron Kampeas
    The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison, D-Minn., is a leading contender for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, despite a record of tough criticism of Israel that pro-Israel insiders say would easily have disqualified him a decade ago. A supporter of the two-state solution and a frequent visitor to Israel, he also voted against additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system in 2014. In 2009, Ellison spear-headed a letter from 54 Democrats to Presdient Obama urging him to...
  • Keith Ellison Supports BDS, Admires Louis Farrakhan. So Why Are Jewish Democrats Supporting Him

    11/22/2016 10:56:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Tablet ^ | 11-21-16 | Jeff Ballabon
    Keith Ellison Supports BDS, Admires Louis Farrakhan. So Why Are Jewish Democrats Supporting Him for Chairman of the DNC? In late 1993 and early 1994, Keith Ellison and I were both deeply involved in politics and policy, he as a civil rights lawyer and radio talk-show host in Minnesota, and I as legal counsel to a United States senator. During that time, Louis Farrakhan’s national adviser, Khalid Abdul Muhammad, gave a speech at Kean College in New Jersey in which he attacked Jews, Catholics, homosexuals, and others in the most shocking and violent way. Here’s a sample of what Muhammad...
  • 2016 for the DNC.

    11/20/2016 12:55:16 AM PST · by fella · 3 replies
    2016 for the DNC.
  • Tucker Carlson Eviscerates Journalist Smearing Jeff Sessions As Racist

    11/20/2016 4:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-19-16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Tucker Carlson eviscerated one of the journalists accusing Jeff Sessions of being racist on his new primetime show on Fox News Friday...
  • Democratic Party frontrunner's Israel record comes under scrutiny

    11/20/2016 1:55:01 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2016 | JTA
    The Zionist Organization of America, in a release this week, noted Ellison’s role in drafting a congressional letter following the 2009 Gaza War urging the Obama administration to press Israel to loosen its blockade on Gaza. (The letter also noted that security needs led to the blockade). The ZOA also noted that Ellison was among a handful of congressmen who voted against additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system during the 2014 Gaza War. (Ellison had previously backed Iron Dome, but said it made more sense during the 2014 war to press for a cease-fire.) “If he becomes DNC...
  • Rob Schneider Just Dropped A Downright VICIOUS Tweet On Democrats —

    11/19/2016 11:46:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/16 | Kaitlin Collins
    After Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election, the 53-year-old comedian addressed the outcry from the left over Hillary Clinton’s loss with a single tweet Friday. “I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves!” Schneider tweeted.
  • Donna Brazile Calls For Senate To Reject Sessions’ Confirmation As AG

    11/18/2016 9:47:58 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 123 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/18/2016
    Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions could face a tough time getting confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general, as Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile called on the senate Thursday to reject his nomination. “Mr. Trump’s choice of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General is deeply troubling,” Brazile said in a statement.
  • Wasserman Schultz: 'If I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have'

    11/18/2016 6:04:38 PM PST · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz pushed back against critiques of her tenure as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, insisting she did not rig the primary contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders and argued she could have if she wanted. "I will be frank with you — if I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have," Wasserman Schultz told VICE News' Shawna Thomas. "There are so many things that we — not I — we could have done to enhance the campaign of one candidate over another."
  • 5 Stunning Facts About the 2016 Election

    11/15/2016 11:21:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle, Twitter via ZeroHedge ^ | November 15, 2016 | posted by George Washington
    <p>Here are 5 stunning facts about the 2016 election ...</p> <p>Polls showed that Bernie Sanders might well have beat Trump. Not only did Sanders score much higher in likeability than Clinton, but many moderate voters actually preferred Sanders.</p> <p>Remember, Sanders (like Trump) created a tremendous amount of excitement, with massive turnout at his rallies. Clinton didn’t.</p>
  • THE MYTHS DEMOCRATS SWALLOWED THAT COST THEM THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    11/15/2016 5:45:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/14/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    On Friday, I almost assaulted a fan of my work. I was in the Philadelphia International Airport, and a man who recognized me from one of my appearances on a television news show approached. He thanked me for the investigative reporting I had done about Donald Trump before the election, expressed his outrage that the Republican nominee had won and then told me quite gruffly, “Get back to work.” Something about his arrogance struck me, so I asked, “Who did you vote for?” He replied, “Well, Stein, but—” I interrupted him and said, “You’re lucky it’s illegal for me to...
  • DNC Chair Favorite Keith Ellison Supports Bill To ‘Study Reparation Proposals’

    11/15/2016 9:48:57 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/15/2016 | Justin Caruso
    Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is making headlines after announcing his bid for chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison already has strong support from Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid. Some have said Ellison’s own identity as an African-American and a Muslim would be a strong statement for the Democratic Party under the upcoming Donald Trump administration. He previously advocated for, and is reportedly a “passionate supporter” of H.R. 40: Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, co-sponsored by Michigan Rep. John Coyners Jr.
  • Ellison announces bid to head DNC

    11/15/2016 8:45:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., formally announced his bid to run the Democratic National Committee on Monday, calling for the Democrats to "rebuild" the party after losing the White House and Congress in the elections last week. "This election cycle, we did not motivate enough people to the ballot box," Ellison said in his announcement. "We must champion the challenges of working families and give voters a reason to show up at the polls in 2018 and beyond. We must build a bench not just for federal candidates, but for state and local candidates across the nation." Ellison cited a "broad...
  • The Democrat Bench Is Shallow And Aging (My Hypothesis on Why)

    11/15/2016 7:44:30 AM PST · by angryoldfatman · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 18, 2015 | Dan McLaughlin
    The Democrats’ extensive losses in the 2010 and 2014 midterms (as well as other off-year elections in 2009, 2011, 2015 and the Governors races in 2012) have left their party hollowed out beneath the White House, which is one reason why the top two contenders in their presidential primary are a 68-year-old who arrived in Washington in 1993, and a 74-year-old who has never held a leadership position in Congress. But beyond the sheer numbers of losses in the Senate, House, Governorships, and state legislatures, there is also the fact that the GOP is building a strong, deep farm team...
  • Who is Keith Ellison? Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job

    11/14/2016 6:22:50 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    In an attempt to stave off a civil war in the ranks, Democratic leaders are scrambling to unite behind a candidate for the party's chairmanship – and have landed for now on a Louis Farrakhan-linked congressman who once called for Dick Cheney’s impeachment and compared George W. Bush to Hitler. ... Yet it isn’t the only controversy for Ellison. In 2007, Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. "9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire,” Ellison said, according to a Daily...
  • BIRD-DOGGING? Mentally Ill Guy Tackles Anti-Trumper Making Mall Speech

    11/14/2016 5:55:31 PM PST · by gaijin · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 14th, 2016 | Lantern TV youTube channel
    Anti-Trumper wearing Pali Kaffiyeh is giving an anti-Trump speech in a mall with a bull-horn. Mentally disturbed man rushes down staircase screaming, "You IDIOT..!", tackles lib speech-maker, knocking him down the stairs. Examination shows man pre-positioned on stairs, calmly filming as if he knows what is about to occur. Cops close in, taking away both. I believe this was a total SET-UP, might be a case of bird-dogging. VENUE LOCATION STILL UNKNOWN
  • LEAKED VIDEO: Candidate for DNC Chairman @keithellison: The Jews were behind 9/11.

    11/14/2016 4:19:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    LEAKED VIDEO: Candidate for DNC Chairman @keithellison: The Jews were behind 9/11.
  • Progressives Question Relevance of George Soros’s Democracy Alliance After Trump Victory

    11/14/2016 12:23:06 PM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump.
  • The future of the Democrat Party (Your thoughts)

    11/14/2016 11:55:53 AM PST · by TMA62 · 46 replies
    11/14/16 | TMA
    For years, the MSM has salivated over the health and demise of the Republican Party. While there are lots of things wrong with the RNC, my attention is shifted towards the DNC. Personally, I think it was and has been in worse shape than the RNC. For the longest time, the democrats were held together by loose alliances of fringe groups, many of them lunatic fringe groups. They ones with the most money had the most influence. Yet, many of these groups simply do not have much in common. And it has gotten worse over years. It could be said...
  • Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job

    11/14/2016 10:49:58 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-14-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Full Title - "Who is Keith Ellison? Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job" In an attempt to stave off a civil war in the ranks, Democratic leaders are scrambling to unite behind a candidate for the party's chairmanship – and have landed for now on a Louis Farrakhan-linked congressman who once called for Dick Cheney’s impeachment and compared George W. Bush to Hitler. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress and a leading progressive among House Democrats, already has picked up the backing of both the Democratic Party’s left – with...
  • Hundreds Of (Racist) Former Bernie Sanders DNC Delegates Launch Campaign For Donna Brazile To Resign

    11/14/2016 7:10:24 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-14-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden November 14, 2016 Now that the election is over, as are the fake pleasantries and pre-election alliances, the time for payback has arrived, and according to a press release issued moments ago by the Bernie Delegate Network, hundreds of former Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention have voted overwhelmingly in a straw poll to “call for the immediate resignation of Donna Brazile as chair of the Democratic National Committee.” As a reminder, Brazile was recently sacked by CNN following revelations in the leaked Podesta emails that she had forwarded questions to Hillary Clinton against policy. The...
  • Found Seattle Craigslist Ad Paying $15 An Hour For PAID PROTESTERS

    11/12/2016 11:00:54 AM PST · by gaggs · 23 replies
    More and more evidence is coming out that these Protests are not organic and are pre-planned, large-scale organized and 100% George Soros/DNC created. Here is an archived Seattle Craigslist ad offering $15 an hour for paid protesters. Students, women, and minorities are urged to apply.
  • Resistance and anger: progressives urge Democratic party to stand up and fight

    11/12/2016 10:08:40 AM PST · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    Guardian News ^ | Saturday 12 November 2016 | Lauren Gambino
    Keith Ellison emerges as a top contender to lead the DNC in the fight against Trump, while Howard Dean and Martin O’Malley say they are considering bidsThe morning after election day was supposed to be one of reckoning for Republicans battered by internal strife over their unpopular nominee, Donald Trump. Instead, it was the Democrats who awoke to a harrowing new world. Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat on Tuesday left the party leaderless and opened a struggle for control.“The Democratic establishment had their chance with this election,” Stephanie Taylor, a co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said in a statement....
  • Is a Muslim from the Midwest set to take over the Democratic National Committee?

    11/12/2016 9:59:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Kurtis Lee
    He's a Muslim from the heartland and he could be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is slowly raking up support from some key figures within the party, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who want him to be the next leader, following the party’s humbling presidential loss earlier this week. Citing more than 250,000 signatures in support of Ellison on a petition posted to his website, Sanders said the congressman is the future of the party. "The Democratic Party needs to look itself in the mirror...
  • DNC Staff: Arrogance Cost Clinton the Election

    11/11/2016 5:08:47 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 127 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 11, 2016 | David Catanese
    On Thursday, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, held a conference call with devastated staffers that put the rosiest possible frame on a calamitous picture. The message to the dozens of mostly young, sleep-deprived and shell-shocked aides: We did everything we could have. We wouldn't have changed a thing. You should still be proud. Inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which sits half a mile south of the U.S. Capitol, eyes rolled and heads shook in frustration and disbelief. Clinton's loss at the hands of Donald Trump amounted to the most surprising outcome in the history of modern electoral politics....
  • Why some Democrats think Minnesota's Keith Ellison is the answer to Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 3:42:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-11-16 | Amber Phillips
    Late Tuesday night, Democrats had one name to explain their defeat: James B. Comey. By Thursday, many had another to describe their comeback strategy: Keith Ellison. Ellison is a five-term congressman from Minnesota, and for a growing number of influential progressives, he's the answer to Democrats' failure to beat Donald Trump.
  • The Democratic Party Has Exploded

    11/11/2016 2:29:50 PM PST · by fuzzylogic · 80 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 11-9-2016 | Zach Carter
    The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently. But the shocking thoroughness of the defeat is plain.
  • The End of the Clinton Era of Democratic Politics

    11/10/2016 8:33:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/10 | Ed Kilgore
    The End of the Clinton Era of Democratic Politics By Ed Kilgore Share Tweet Share Share Email Comment Print The elections of 1992 and 2016 mark the beginning and the probable end of one of the great runs in political history. Photo: Cynthia Johnson/Liaison Agency; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The contrast in the bookend images of the beginning and end of the Clinton presidential campaigns could not be much starker. In 1992, Bill Clinton’s campaign broke a Republican Electoral College lock, and he took office as the leader of “different kind of Democratic Party” — one more in sync with both...
  • President Trump: How & Why...(This is a pretty good rant. warning strong language)

    11/10/2016 8:35:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/10/2016 | Jonathan Pie
    Pie thinks he knows who is to blame for the rise of Trump...and you're not going to like it! To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com
  • Howard Dean announces run for head of Democratic Party

    11/10/2016 6:04:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2016 9:02 PM EST | Lisa Lerer
    Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s election. “The dems need organization and focus on the young,” Dean tweeted Thursday. “Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again.” The party’s liberal wing has begun jockeying for power since Hillary Clinton’s defeat, arguing that her loss could be attributed to her reluctance to fully focus on economic inequality and tougher Wall Street regulations. …
  • Leaderless Democratic Party in dire straits after GOP sweeps

    11/10/2016 3:42:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2016 2:33 PM EST | Julie Bykowicz
    President Barack Obama hands over the White House to Republican Donald Trump in 70 days, leaving the Democratic Party leaderless and with few up-and-coming stars among its aging stalwarts. In what appeared to be a wave election, Republicans also secured majorities they already enjoyed in the Senate and the House and in governor’s mansions and state legislatures across the country. Democrats were all but wiped out in places like Iowa and Kentucky. […] The Democratic Party should remold itself in the image of Warren and Sanders “and offer a systemic critique of the rigged economy” that appeals to the same...
  • DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump

    11/10/2016 2:01:40 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/10/16 | Jennifer Bendery
    On Thursday, Democratic Party officials held their first staff meeting since Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the presidential race. It didn’t go well. Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question. “Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your...
  • Hillary Clinton's Loss Triggers Leadership Crisis for Democrats

    11/09/2016 8:28:47 AM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    NBC ^ | 9 Nov 2016 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    NEW YORK — The Democratic Party was decapitated overnight. Hillary Clinton's stunning loss to Donald Trump created a power vacuum at the top of the party and a crisis of confidence among its remaining standard bearers. Clinton was nowhere to be seen at her election night party early, held in a convention center in Manhattan whose glass ceiling was supposed to represent the metaphorical one she seemed so close to shattering just hours earlier. But the ceiling went unbroken and she conceded privately to Trump. Instead, the unenviable task of addressing Clinton's crestfallen supporters fell to John Podesta, Clinton's campaign...
  • Whom lost the most last night and why? (Vanity - post FR donation)

    11/09/2016 11:37:32 AM PST · by fuzzylogic · 58 replies
    11-9-2016 | fuzzylogic
    - Hillary, she'll be in jail - The DNC, they'll be in chaos - Campaign networks, 527, c4's, etc - funding will dry up - Some might even say the GOPe, shake-up coming - Media, exposed as liars - Pollsters, nobody will believe them again - Celebrities, having to move to Canada - Others?
  • Wikileaks: The DNC And Clinton Had A Pied Piper Strategy

    11/09/2016 4:18:13 AM PST · by gaggs · 8 replies
    Wikileaks reveals that the DNC and Hillary had a Pied Piper Strategy (use media contacts to promote Trump) for the 2016 election. Man did it backfired spectacularly! PDF of the leak.
  • Email: DNC Plotted to Stage Protests at Trump Meeting

    11/08/2016 11:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    An email published in recent days by Wikileaks shows the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in cahoots with controversial Democratic operative Robert Creamer to “get some folks out front” of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to protest Donald Trump at a meeting the presidential candidate held with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. The closed-door, May 12, 2016 meeting at the RNC’s headquarters in Washington between Trump and Ryan featured scores of supposed anti-Trump protesters outside being filmed by the mews media.
  • WikiLeaks releases more DNC emails on eve of election

    11/07/2016 2:15:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    fox59.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | CNN WIRE
    WASHINGTON — With just one day before the election, WikiLeaks late Sunday night released a new trove of emails apparently hacked from the Democratic Party, the latest dump from the website which has been targeting Democrats. The release of more than 8,000 emails came after WikiLeaks has, on a daily basis over four weeks, released more than 50,000 emails stolen from the private email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The emails from the Democratic National Committee were the first to have surfaced in some time, but not the first time stolen DNC email communications had the potential...
  • Donna Brazile is not sorry for leaking CNN debate questions to Hillary Clinton

    11/07/2016 10:56:10 AM PST · by Hadean · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 7, 2016; 1:07 PM | Callum Borchers
    Donna Brazile is not apologizing for leaking CNN debate questions and topics to the Hillary Clinton campaign during the Democratic primary. Her only regret, it seems, is that she got caught. “My conscience — as an activist, a strategist — is very clear,” the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee said Monday during a satellite radio interview with liberal activist Joe Madison. She added that “if I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity.” In other words, Brazile would have made sure that her improper disclosures — which...
  • WikiLeaks: Because they can’t tolerate even one dissenting voice, DNC wanted to silence Morning Joe

    11/07/2016 10:45:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    You WILL goose step along, or endure the wrath It’s no secret that MSNBC is the home of abject liberal lunacy. You can tune in morning, noon, or night, and it’s a safe bet that you’ll see virtually every flavor of left-wing craziness on display. Except - on rare occasions - during the “Morning Joe” show. There, sometimes, you will find people willing to buck the network’s obvious bias in favor of a few minutes of reality. ...And that was too much for the DNC.
  • WikiLeaks says email publication servers under targeted DoS attack since #DNCLeak2

    11/07/2016 4:48:49 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7 Nov, 2016
    WikiLeaks has come under a DoS attack since publishing a new tranche of DNC e-mails, the whistleblowing website has announced on Twitter. The announcement was made by WikiLeaks on its official Twitter account after the organization had released more than 8,000 emails from key figures in the Democratic National Committee.