Thomas Perez was recently voted in as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His election was a controversial one, as was his near-immediate jab at President Donald Trump, where Perez threatened the Democrats would become the President’s “worst nightmare.”
Same Old, Same Old
This type of rhetoric is what lost Democrats the election in the first place. Americans are tired of the fight. They want a functional government with lawmakers willing to “work across the aisle” to enact laws that benefit American workers and families. Simply put, the petty schoolyard bickering has to stop.
Us Against Them
Just imagine if law enforcement leaders — responding to recent attacks on police officers — were to publicly state that police would now become the public’s “worst nightmare.” The very notion is absurd!
Yet Perez wasted no time in drawing the battle lines against Republicans and, by default, against a large swath of the American people.
Hindsight is 20/20
If Democrats have any hope of winning the Presidency in 2020, they need to abandon the militant and exclusive tactics that lost them the 2016 election. Instead, both sides need to put their collective energies into brokering mutually-beneficial political solutions for the good of the country and its citizens.
by Frank Calling