The Democratic National Committee is still reeling from getting their proverbial block knocked off in the 2016 election by Donald Trump — one of the most unlikely presidential candidates to ever run for office.
However, despite the licking, they keep on ticking. Seeking to regroup and put together an effort to go toe-to-toe with our new president, they’re proving they have learned absolutely nothing from their crushing defeat.
Though it’s the very thing that led to their downfall this cycle, it’s not stopping them from trying the same old thing while expecting different results.
According to CNN:
Over and over, the candidates to helm the Democratic National Committee stressed Saturday that they’re waging a new fight against Donald Trump — not re-fighting the old one between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.Their race is no proxy battle, and the party is now unified around the cause of stopping Trump as he prepares to take the oath of office, the seven contenders said. Now, they are asking the party to decide the type of resume and experience that can lift the party from 2016’s wreckage.
There’s the grassroots progressive organizer, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota. There’s the nuts-and-bolts “turnaround artist,” Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Then there’s Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who proudly boasts that — unlike Ellison, who endorsed Sanders in the Democratic primary, and Perez, who was close to Clinton — he had nothing to do with the 2016 race.
They and four other candidates to become the next Democratic National Committee chair officially kicked off the race with a forum here Saturday.
Buttigieg offered himself as a clean break from 2016 — and a voice from the heart of Trump country who could speak to the concerns of the working-class voters who have bolted from the Democratic Party.
“A lot of the people who live right down the street from me know he’s not a good guy. They voted for him anyway,” Buttigieg said of Trump.
It seems the 2016 election not only left a big gap in the Republican Party, but an even bigger hole exists in the DNC — something many would consider a clue as to what steps they need to take next to fix the blunders they made last year.
However, it still feels like the majority of Democrats are wildly out of touch with the average American, refusing to acknowledge normal folk are sick and tired of a crappy economy, political correctness, and weak foreign policy.
Rather than blame Trump, perhaps a careful examination of the reasons why so many voted for him would enlighten them as to what’s really going on in American culture.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]