Friday, February 17, 2017
Gaius Publius: Field Notes from the Battle Within the Democratic Party
Which is, itself, the next phase of the battle within the Party. The old guard, the Clinton and Obama factions, want unity — so long as they’re still in charge. Which sets the twin terms over which the next phase of the battle will be fought: the demand for “Party unity,” and the insistence on silence about fundamental, irreconcilable differences.
Here are two small instances to illustrate that battle and its terms, field notes if you will about how the Party split is being handled its leaders. Both are from the above interview by TYT reporter Nomiki Konst with Tom Perez, the Obama wing candidate for DNC Chair.
Posted by Michele Kearney at 10:40 AM