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  • The DNC Had Another Awful Fundraising Month

    09/21/2017 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 21, 2017 | Brent Scher
    The Democratic National Committee's already dire financial standing worsened during the month of August, according to its Wednesday night filing to the FEC. The DNC raised just $4.4 million last month, the second lowest August fundraising figure for the party in the past decade. The party had less cash on hand at the end of the month than it did at the beginning, as its spending outpaced its fundraising by $44,575. And it gets worse. The DNC's debt substantially increased ... Party officials predicted in August that DNC fundraising figures would start to turn around, explaining that its fundraising staff...
  • Busy Summer’s Over, but Fall Means More Heat for Democrats’ Tom Perez

    09/05/2017 2:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Susan Gamboa
    RICHMOND, Va. — Tom Perez arrived early last month at a cramped Democratic campaign field office here, where a large chalkboard on a back wall blared the urgency of his visit: "Countdown to the Vote: 88." That's how many days Perez had to get Democrats riled up for Virginia's state elections. Perez delivered the sort of rousing, preacher-like speech he's known for, getting responses from volunteer phone bankers of "Amen" and "Yes." He spoke of the McCarthy era and how the country beat it back because of its "gyroscope." "Just when you think that gyroscope is spinning out of control,...
  • The DNC: America's Most Notorious Hate Group-some racism and supremacism is perfectly okay.

    08/24/2017 5:42:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 24, 2017 | John Perazzo
    Now we're told that some racism and supremacism is perfectly okay. Nor is the DNC troubled by the fact that its own National Chairman, Thomas Perez, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division during President Obama's first term, has repeatedly shown himself to be a profoundly ugly racialist. Under the rubric of “disparate impact” theory, for instance, Perez believes that bankers and mortgage lenders who reject the loan applications of blacks at a higher rate than the loan applications of whites — regardless of the reason — are akin to Klansmen. While such lenders discriminate...
  • Why Does the DNC Keep (Bleepng) Up?

    08/24/2017 2:04:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vice ^ | August 22, 2017 | Eve Peyser
    The Democratic National Committee could be leading the resistance against Trump, but it can't get out of its own way. In theory, the Democrats should be in a great position. Donald Trump has a 35 percent approval rating. The president's disdain for his Republican in the House and the Senate is making it difficult for him to pass major legislation and causing a rift within the GOP. There are more Democratic candidates preparing to run for House seats than any time in recent memory. And though Democrats have lost some high-profile special elections in 2017, they've done well in lesser...
  • Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

    08/11/2017 9:11:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 8-11-17 | Video by Veuer
    Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a "delicate dance" that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president's fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes. He is likely to...
  • Obama Faulted the Bush Administration for Failing Nuclear Workers in 2008

    07/24/2017 7:38:01 AM PDT · by ptsal · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24,2017 | Susan Crabtree
    A whistleblower is making some of the same complaints against the Obama administration over its record of providing congressionally mandated payouts to nuclear workers as Barack Obama did about the George W. Bush administration's. Obama, when he was a senator in the middle of his White House bid, admonished the Bush Labor Department over complaints of bureaucratic bungling and intentional efforts to deny or drag out payouts to workers who lost their health building the nation's Cold War nuclear arsenal. [snip] Obama went on to say in the interview that he found it "deeply troubling" that the Bush administration would...
  • Labor Dept Whistleblower Agency Officials Intentionally Denied...[snip]

    07/21/2017 12:01:14 PM PDT · by ptsal · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    full title "Labor Department Whistleblower: Agency Officials Intentionally Denied or Delayed Pay-Outs to Nuclear Workers in Hopes They Would Die" [snip]...The attorney, Stephen Silbiger, says Labor Department leadership under former Labor Secretary Tom Perez ignored years of his complaints about the "open hostility" he said some officials exhibited toward claimants, many of whom are too poor and sick to fight the agency's denials and red tape in federal court.[snip]Government attorney who raised red flags said Perez, other Obama officials ignored his complaints about hostility toward nuclear-worker claims.Under the law, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), qualified workers...
  • Is Anybody Really Listening: Pizza with Perez in Youngstown

    07/15/2017 7:18:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    New Geography ^ | 7-14-2017 | John Russo
    Ohio has long been seen as a battleground state, up for grabs in most Presidential elections. ..... In years when Republicans won, the Mahoning Valley still voted for the Democrats, but with less enthusiasm. Not this time. In the 2016 primaries, a number of Mahoning Valley Democrats changed their party affiliation to vote for Donald J. Trump. Last year’s big shift came from people who had sat out the past few elections but showed up to vote this year. In November, Hillary Clinton won Mahoning County but received less than 50% of the vote. She actually lost in neighboring Trumbull...
  • 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker (tr)

    06/14/2017 8:17:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/14/2017 | Jessica Chia
    Full title: 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker who shared a screen shot with 'teen' and 'MILF' porn open in his web browser apologizes and claims it was a FRIEND who sent him the image Democratic Rep. Ramon Perez, of Providence, Rhode Island shared a screen grab of a Wikipedia page to the House Finance Committee last Wednesday But the screen shot, time stamped at 2:07am, showed multiple browser tabs with 'teen' 'young,' and 'MILF' in the titles. No pornographic images could be seen Perez claimed someone else who was helping him with research took screenshot He apologized...
  • Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’

    05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    observer.com ^ | 05/20/17 | Michael Sainato
    <p>The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.</p>
  • The 1 stance you can't have to be a Democrat

    04/25/2017 3:42:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 04/24/2017 | Greg Corombos
    'There's a huge disconnect here'! Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says all Democrats should line up in favor of abortion, and he calls the position “not negotiable,” a clarification for which pro-life groups are exceedingly grateful. The issue arose after Perez publicly backed the pro-life Democratic Party nominee in the race for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. After criticism from pro-choice forces, Perez released a statement insisting he and the party were not straying from their stance on abortion. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,”...
  • Democrats to Catholics: Get Lost

    04/25/2017 2:46:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 25, 2017 | BRIAN BURCH
    The Democratic Party charade on abortion is finally over.Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has declared that every Democrat must be 100% pro-abortion. And according to an official statement: “that is not negotiable.”What does this mean?Tolerance, diversity, and ‘choice’ be damned. Every Democrat must now support the party platform which includes abortion on demand, for any reason, during any month of pregnancy, up to and including partial-birth abortion. And of course, taxpayers must pay for it.The game is up: Fall in line, or get out.The Democratic Party has told Catholics who believe in the sanctity of life that...
  • Women Made The DNC & Bernie Sanders Realize Reproductive Rights Are Non-Negotiable

    04/24/2017 7:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bustle ^ | April 24, 2017 | Natasha Guzmán
    Over the past few days, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez have faced criticism for endorsing anti-abortion lawmaker Heath Mello and for suggesting that Democratic legislators don't all need to hold pro-choice views in order to be embraced by their party. And it looks like the backlash from (mostly) women made Perez and Sanders backtrack on reproductive rights being negotiable. On Friday, Perez insisted that all Democratic lawmakers should support pro-choice legislation, and on Saturday, Sanders was joined by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at a rally in Las Vegas to discuss reproductive rights. Last week,...
  • DNC Chair declares there is no place for pro-life Democrats in today’s party

    04/23/2017 6:55:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    We went through a lengthy period where the former chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, provided nearly endless amusement with her frequently unhinged antics. It made for some great television and she provided a convenient foil for Republicans who wanted to demonstrate the unserious nature of some Democratic positions. After the brief, but embarrassing tenure of disgraced interim chair Donna Brazile, I’m sure that the Democrats were hoping for some significantly more “stable” leadership under Tom Perez. That really doesn’t seem to be working out, though. In the latest of his many odd statements, the new boss let all of...
  • I never want to hear from Bernie Sanders again

    04/22/2017 2:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    deathandtaxes ^ | April 22, 2017 | Steve King
    I was always a big Bernie Sanders fan. In the darkest days of the Bush administration, he was a big deal. I still remember in 2006 when he won his U.S. Senate seat and thinking it was just the beginning; democratic-socialism was finally blowing up the way it should and that he was a legend in the making. Last year I learned some things that made me question why I always loved Bernie Sanders. He was playing dumb about knowing or helping up-and-coming populist Democrats such as himself, and was instead letting the DSCC and the Obama administration pick safe,...
  • DNC chair: Heck yes, we’re pouring more money into Ossoff

    04/19/2017 10:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Heck? Darned? Tom Perez doesn’t work blue on cable TV, especially in the early hours, apparently. “I’d rather be Jon Ossoff right now than Karen Handel,” the DNC chair told Morning Joe earlier today after $8.3 million and a fractured Republican field failed to keep their special-election candidate from a runoff in June. “He’s already at 49% of the vote, and there’s a heck of a lot of energy out there,” Perez bragged after Joe Scarborough questioned the strategy of Democrats in investing heavily in TV spots. Perez pledged full Democratic Party support, saying that they had a “darned good...
  • Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

    04/18/2017 9:37:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 18, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The mainstream media is obsessed with how Trump is changing the GOP. But the real transformation in American politics is happening in the Democratic Party. This week, newly minted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will travel cross-country with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison on a Democratic Party “unity tour” that will take them to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada—mostly red states that Trump won. The purpose of their road trip, dubbed the “Come Together And Fight Back Tour,” is to shore up a badly fractured Democratic Party and present some semblance of a...
  • Budowsky: Sanders-Perez in 2017

    04/18/2017 7:49:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2017 | Brent Budowsky
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez are the leading Democratic power couple in 2017, joining together in a multistate unity tour aiming to end the one-party rule of Trump Republicans in the House and Senate and White House. The Sanders-Perez unity tour began this week in Maine and is lifting party spirits through Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Kentucky, Utah and Nebraska. As The Hill recently reported, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will join the Sanders-Perez tour to offer a rousing reply to the latest GOP war on women through its all-out attack against an organization...
  • Watch Crowd Boo New DNC Chair Tom Perez at DNC 'Unity Tour

    04/18/2017 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    New Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez picked up where his profanity-laced tirade left off last month at the DNC’s “Come Together Fight Back” tour in Portland, Maine Monday. Perez again went on a rant against Republicans, slamming their new “sh**ty” budget" and dismissing their health care plan, insisting the GOP "does not give a sh*t about the people they are trying to hurt."His appearance was doomed from the start, judging by the reaction he got during the introductions.The leader of the Maine Young Democrats opened the rally by asking the audience who or what brought them out. When she mentioned Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the...
  • Obama fingerprints at DNC? (tax-exempt Obama Foundation CEO a DNC player)

    04/11/2017 5:14:56 PM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | The Hill
    Obama’s White House political director is informally providing strategic advice to leaders at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). David Simas, who is now CEO of the Obama Foundation, is close with DNC Chairman Tom Perez and has been in regular contact with Sam Cornale, a top adviser to Perez. A source who has been involved in the transition said Simas has provided strategic advice on hiring decisions. The new chairman has asked for resignation letters from most DNC staff as he begins the process of building his own team, although so far the DNC has only unveiled its communications team....