Skip to comments.Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’
Posted on 05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT by dontreadthisEdited on 05/20/2017 9:19:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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 establishments 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.
During the first day of the convention, California Democratic Party chair John Burton yelled at protesting nurses to shut the [bleep] up and go outside. Burton condescendingly told the protesters, Theres [sic] some people who have been fighting for that issue before you guys were born.
The California Democratic establishment, like the national party leadership, has favored corporate and wealthy donors, undermining pushes for a single payer healthcare system that would provide Americans with healthcarenot just health insurance. Eric Bauman, the California Democratic Party vice chair and candidate to succeed Burton as the Partys chair, received $12,500 a month from the pharmaceutical industry to fight proposition 61, which would cap the price that any state agency or care program could spend on prescription drugs at what the federal Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Bauman received these payments while earning a six-figure salary as an adviser to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Proposition 61 failed to pass in November 2016 after the pharmaceutical industry spent millions of dollars opposing it.
During a rally at the state capitol, National Nurses United Director RoseAnn Demoro told supporters not to wait for establishment Democrats to take the lead on healthcare and making medicare for all a reality. They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them.
DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke at the California Democratic Party Convention, offering the same meaningless rhetoric and platitudes that have incited boos, protests, and criticisms of his ability to lead. We make sure that healthcare is a right for everyone, Perez claimed. And not a privilege for a few.
Despite his claim, Perez and the Democratic Party leadership refuse to support Medicare for All, insisting Obamacare just needs a few improvements. Obamacare does not ensure healthcare as a right, but rather serves to maximize benefits to the pharmaceutical and health industries. Perez claims the Democratic Party supports providing healthcare to all Americans, but is unwilling to support the policies that will actually do so. After pandering to protesters on the issue and jokingly comparing their presence to infighting at Thanksgiving dinnera stark change from his constant affirmations that the party is unitedPerez reverted to the Democratic go-to in lieu of championing stances on actual issues.
We have a president . I dont know who it is, Putin, or Trump, Perez said to an uninspired crowd. Theyre in a bromance. This is really weird. On May 20, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who also doesnt support single payer healthcare, focused her speech at the California Democratic Party Convention on Russia as well.
In contrast, at a rally for Bernie Sanders supporters at the State Convention hosted by the National Nurses United on May 19, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner explained the need for the Democratic Party to address the issues impacting working, middle class, and low income Americans. We need to deal with income inequality, racial justice, but Dems only want to talk about Russia! she said. We need a party that stands up for people & doesnt fake it. In the words of Janet Jackson What have you done for me lately?'
This is what we want, the Dems to be seen in real life as the buttholes of America!!!
and yes, dontreadthis, it does make you feel warm inside...ROFLMAO!!!
Train wreck. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group.
And what is he downside? ha ha ha
We need more of it.
These Dems are locking horns in every direction.
Perez should reduce the attempts to be funny, his delivery is apparently not working. Keep up the mayhem!
Wow, the Communist DNC wasn’t communist enough for the crowd.
I think some Democrats want to SURVIVE.
Heed carefully what the Lord says about gloating when your enemy falls.
God would even rather the fool learn wisdom through tragedy, than to die altogether.
Wow, what to do the Democrats have to be divided about here in California? They own the state. 60% of the voters are registered Democrats. The have every statewide elected office. The have both Senate seats. The have 75% of the US House seats. They have super majorities in both houses of the state legislature. Gavin Newsome is a lock for governor in 2018. 20 years ago no Democrat would ever win in Orange, san Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura counties. Now no Republican could ever win in those counties.
They have it made in California! I guess thy have to fight someone now that all the Republicans are gone.
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You won’t be seeing coverage of that on the Commie media..Commies gotta pretend everything is all nice and fuzzy within the Democrat sh*thole party. Dems want single payer healthcare, awesome..let’s see them go to Venezuela and see how awesome single payer health care is over there. Gee I dont remember ever hearing someone say “I got cancer, Im gonna go get treated in Venezuela their health care kicks butt”
This guy is an unhinged maniacal lunatic.
Basically the face of todays Democrat party. Antagonistic, worthless street thugs.
I live in SoCal and you are right..California is no longer California, its Mexico been that way for a while. Ronald Reagan wouldnt stand a chance in this state if he were alive today..he’d maybe get 20 percent of the vote..he loved this state so much but its pretty much gone. I heard a few weeks ago Communist Dems can come out and say “Yeah Im a Communist” and no longer have to hide it anymore
There is no rift in the CA “Democratic Party”: there are just totalitarian radicals of varying shades of degree.
Nurses want single payer health care because it will greatly increase demand for nurse practitioners.
I loved this remark: “former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner explained the need for the Democratic Party to address the issues impacting working, middle class, and low income Americans. We need to deal with income inequality, racial justice, but Dems only want to talk about Russia! she said.”
While I don’t think that “inequality and racial justice” are what we need to talk about, it’s interesting to see that the Dems’ Russia show is not that popular with party members outside of the media. They think their people care about this - but they don’t.
Given the do nothing GOPeers on "our side" I am not sure we have a lot to gloat about anyway. Two demented souls dropping through the circles of hell - one is not inclined to gloat because their guy is one circle ahead.
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