HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » Whaa? Congressional Demo... » Reply #11

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:53 AM

11. getting DWB out is a good start, but there needs to be a broad redoing of DNC hierarchy ...

What is needed is both a balance between the mainstream/neoliberal and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party throughout the organization, and plenty of folk in the structure who are fairminded towards both. DWS has packed the Convention with Hillary supporters and allows Bernie supporters only SOME access to certain areas, like the platform committee, while the rules and everything that happens at the Convention is firmly under the unilateral control of her anti-progressive/anti-Bernie allies.

In getting DWS out, which probably won't happen till AFTER the Convention and the full damage has been done (ie she has fully "done the job", but it is necessary to get her AND her appointees out BEFORE the Convention, while laying the groundwork so that the neolibs can never again rig every aspect of the campaign in favor of their faction

One detail: in allowing Hillary 6 people and Bernie 5 to the platform committee, in proportion to their numbers of votes, that seems eminently fair. But then DWS puts her thumb and both feet on the scale, by herself appointing 4 members, thus solidifying the real margin to 10-5, a completely one-sided and indefensible setup, with a cellophane fig leaf of disguise as fair

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 21 replies Author Time Post
99th_Monkey May 2016 OP
Silver_Witch May 2016 #1
elleng May 2016 #4
99th_Monkey May 2016 #6
elleng May 2016 #12
bvf May 2016 #7
Betty Karlson May 2016 #17
99th_Monkey May 2016 #5
Silver_Witch May 2016 #13
elleng May 2016 #2
highprincipleswork May 2016 #3
snot May 2016 #8
Skwmom May 2016 #9
Ash_F May 2016 #10
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #21
LineReply getting DWB out is a good start, but there needs to be a broad redoing of DNC hierarchy ...
cloudythescribbler May 2016 #11
zazen May 2016 #14
fun n serious May 2016 #15
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #16
Scuba May 2016 #18
LWolf May 2016 #19
MineralMan May 2016 #20
Please login to view edit histories.