Progressive activists who tried unsuccessfully to sink Hillary Clinton's nomination at last year's convention are pestering national party members ahead of next week's vote on a new chairman. While eager to tap into the energy of lemming progressives who buoyed Sen. Bernard Sanders' presidential campaign, DNC leadership is less enthusiastic about the activists' sharp elbows. They say the phone calls to lobby for Rep. Keith Ellison, the choice of progressives, over Tom Perez, viewed as the establishment choice, are out of control.
Interestingly, both Ellison and Perez are toady Progressives, so the "annoyance" is a quandary...or, perhaps, a deflection.
The election of the next DNC chairman will be significant. The nation is exhausted with Progressive man-handling; a bullying that spent eight years on hyper-overdrive during the Obama Administration. So, a continuation of the Democrat Party's lurch to the caustic Left isn't the smartest move.
Now would be the best time for real Democrats - remember, Progressives are not Democrats - to take back their party. Alas, it seems that they are in full-blown Stockholm syndrome to their Progressives captors.
The party of Kennedy is dead if either one of these radical Leftists gets elected DNC chairman.