The Democrats find themselves in a tough spot. Like a ship stranded at sea, the DNC has few choices but to sit tight and hope to emerge alright. The DNC remains in debt as they go forward in the 2016 presidential election and their choices are limited.
Hillary Clinton remains embroiled in scandal after scandal and frequently registers with Democrat voters as untrustworthy and cold.
Bernie Sanders is a wild-eyed socialist who may strike a chord with the out-of-touch, Birkenstock-wearing, Prius-driving hippies, but even the staunchest liberal must admit that his “everything’s free” economic platform is ludicrous.
And Martin O’Malley? Let’s just say that support has been lacking…
With so much troubling the DNC, it’s natural that shotcallers are clinging to Hillary. However, according to emerging reports, progressives are putting pressure on the DNC to remove chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
Amid charges that she is blatantly tipping the presidential primary scales in favor of Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is coming under fresh fire from progressives who want her removed from her post immediately.
The progressive advocacy group RootsAction said Tuesday that a 4-day-old petition calling for Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s ouster had received 23,000 signatures. Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s detractors argue that she has wounded the Democratic Party’s credibility by essentially rigging the presidential primary process in favor of Mrs. Clinton.
“The head of one of the two big political parties in the United States is trying to manipulate the presidential election process by limiting direct debate and tilting the national party apparatus in favor of one candidate. This is unacceptable,” RootsAction.org co-founder Norman Solomon said in a statement.
For months, the DNC — and Ms. Wasserman Schultz in particular — has faced charges that it wants to make the primary process as smooth as possible for Mrs. Clinton while limiting opportunities for other candidates such as Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a liberal favorite.
RootsAction and other critics say specifically that Ms. Wasserman Schultz has used the party’s primary debate schedule to reduce media exposure for Mr. Sanders and the party’s other presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The DNC is holding six official debates this primary season. Several of those have been held over weekends, when TV viewership typically is lower. The next debate is scheduled for Jan. 17, a Sunday.
One of the strongest attributes of the modern Democrat Party is their complete unwillingness to break ranks and turn on each other.
That the left is turning on each other is not only a good sign for conservatives, but coupled with the lackluster candidates and the financial problems facing the DNC, it appears that November may be very kind to Republicans.