NLC president Mark Riddle: Cancel the Circular Firing Squad
As we near President Donald Trump's 100th day, the Democratic party has risen to the occasion – by forming a circular firing squad aimed at itself and its future.
Last week made clear that the internecine bloodletting has not been put to rest. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, blamed President Barack Obama for the historically weak position the party is now in. Meanwhile, new DNC Chairman Tom Perez was booed while traveling across the country on his party unity tour. (The irony there needs no pointing out). Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – who despite asserting he is not a Democrat, is now a leading voice of the party – nevertheless questioned the bona fides of Jon Ossoff just days after that candidate's impressive showing in Georgia's deep-red 6th district. Add to this the ongoing recriminations about the recent past – whether it's the new Hillary Clinton campaign autopsy, "Shattered," or the hand-wringing over the party's lack of investment in the Kansas special election.