Give up the ghost
Not content to spend his final days in office allowing the police to crack the heads of Native American protestors (and see Min's post below), continuing to push the TPP, and, of course, bombing the Middle East, Obama is fighting the appointment of Keith Ellison to the DNC. The cover story is that they've suddenly decided - after being fine with Debbie Wasserman Schultz for five years - that the head of the DNC ought to be "full time". It's a curious definition of full time that excludes people who have a safe seat in the party that they will be running but is ok with people like Howard Dean, who is a lobbyist for the health care industry (but if you read the article, you'll see they'll take just about anyone instead of Ellison).
Schultz was forced out only because Wikileaks revealed that she was colluding to help Clinton in the primaries, not because anyone (in power) thought that she was doing a bad job or wasn't able to devote enough time to her job.
The real reason is this:
Some Democrats [who?], in Mr. Obama's orbit and beyond [seriously, go on the record you cowards], say that elevating Mr. Ellison would amount to handing the party to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Mrs. Clinton's primary race opponent, and his liberal followers.
You guys lost the presidency to a reality show host and you haven't controlled congress since 2008. Maybe it's time to admit that you're a failure and fade away already.
By fnord12 | November 23, 2016, 7:31 AM | Liberal Outrage