Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid offered some self-serving criticism of former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman Schultzduring an interview with Nevada Public Radio on December 21.
“I believe one of the failures of the Democratic Party has been the Democratic National Committee, the DNC, has been worthless,” Reid said, noting that under Wasserman Schultz, the DNC did nothing to help state parties. Reid neglected to explain why he failed to speak up about the DNC’s worthlessness until Wasserman Schultz emerged as a reliable scapegoat upon which to blame the Democratic Party’s demise over the past few years, ignoring that the party’s overall ties to corporate and wealthy donors is what has been rotting it from within.
The DNC has been worthless, and if the race for the new DNC chair is any indication, it will continue to be worthless. Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison for the position. However, Clinton campaign surrogate and former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been cozying up the Democratic Party establishment in hopes of winning the most votes from the establishment members in February. – READ MORE