First Published in DelawareLiberal on November 9, 2014 by Progressive Populist
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the DNC, you need to move on.
Thanks for your efforts on behalf of us bruised and bloodied Democrats
but we need ideas and real work from the DNC to pull us out of the
ditch. I was going to say "fresh" ideas, but frankly, I've seen nothing
resembling any kind of idea coming out of DNC leadership lately. So I
repeat, ideas and solutions.
We've got the best Presidential
record in modern history on so many measures yet you and your
lackluster communications team allowed the Republicans to command the
narrative and dominate a lap dog media. Obama bad; Obama not so
white. America not producing for everyman.
We have so many
success stories with this administration. They never got told. No
solutions to the economic malaise most of us are living. What we got
from the DNC was mostly the sound of silence. Our base was thirsty for
red meat from our Party. They were waiting. The meal never came. Just
a bowl of gruel. They wanted a fighting spirit and a powerful message
that rocked them to their core. They wanted ideas for change to make
their lives better. They heard heavy breathing, but no words. We
became apathetic and hopeless.
With all due respect, Debbie, it is
a really bad idea for a sitting officeholder to lead the DNC. Your
perspective is tainted by the environment you live in every day there in
So, thank you. By all means, let's bring on more women
in DNC leadership. We have a proud legacy with our brand. It is time
for the DNC and its leadership to clearly and artfully tell your Party
faithful and those open to listening what we stand for.
Then, aggressive, constant, coordinated (with our electeds and state party leaders) repetitive messaging.
made the decision and announced that there would be no national
Democratic campaign or message. That was your idea. It failed us. It
didn't work. Doing nothing (but demanding money) didn't work. So
grateful for your efforts. You apparently gave it your best shot. Now
it's time move forward with a new program.
Onward with new Party leadership.