The Democratic party is at a crossroads. The Wall Street Democrats were resoundingly rejected, Hillary Clinton and her sycophants were trounced, the Democratic rank-and-file want the party to change directions. Bernie Sanders and his progressives were the winners in the general election debacle.
But the party is still controlled by elected Democrats in the House and Senate. The Chuck Schumers and Nancy Pelosis are not going anywhere for the time being. And they are not going to change their spots. Regressive Democrats are owned by their donors. They are willing to appear enlightened, but they are not to be trusted.
The race for Chair of the Democratic National Committee is merely a skirmish in the fight to take over the Democratic party. The DNC will end up being staffed by progressives and regressives alike. Some measure of reassurance to Berners will result if his candidate, Keith Ellison, is elected.
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