Donald Trump is the President-elect — and the liberal blame game is on.To little surprise, you can take a wild guess at what liberals branding every single Trump supporter racist, sexist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, etc. blamed for the victory.
Other liberals blamed the Democrat National Committee for backing Hillary Clinton and conspiring against Bernie Sanders. When that was exposed, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down from her role as DNC chair amid ethics concerns — only to be replaced by Donna Brazile. Brazile, it turned out, also had some ethics issues, as we discovered she abused her position as a CNN contributor to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton to give her an advantage over Bernie Sanders during the primary.Should we take bets on what ethics violation the next DNC chair will make?
Via The Huffington Post: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 a 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 friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.
“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”
Asked for comment, Brazile said in an email, “As you can imagine, the individual involved is a member of the staff and I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings.”Do you think Brazile and Wasserman-Schultz deserve “blame” for getting Trump elected? If so, let us say, thank you Donna and Debbie!
Meanwhile, word is that Sanders supporters want Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to take the helm of the DNC. In other words, Bernie Sanders (Socialist-NH) backs Keith Ellison (Islam-MN) for DNC chair, saying the party must remake itself. [H/T Weasel Zippers] Though apparently they may have some competition in the likes of Howard Dean and Martin O’Malley.
This should be fun to watch.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]