Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

DNC Chair Election: Tom Perez Wins

1101112131416»

Posts

  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Clinton's political spectrum is off topic.

    smCQ5WE.jpg
  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    The Democrats do not want election reform. They do not want to fix things. They want to say "It was Russia. They won because they cheated." and continue on their merry way.

    Patently false, given Obama's stated interest in redistricting and people like Jason Kander starting groups to directly address voter suppression (https://www.letamericavote.org/).

    Obama is not the Democratic Party. If it was, 2018 would be a done deal.

  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    The Democrats do not want election reform. They do not want to fix things. They want to say "It was Russia. They won because they cheated." and continue on their merry way.

    Patently false, given Obama's stated interest in redistricting and people like Jason Kander starting groups to directly address voter suppression (https://www.letamericavote.org/).

    Obama is not the Democratic Party. If it was, 2018 would be a done deal.

    You don't get to claim that Democrats aren't interested in election reform and then just dismiss an example of that exact thing out of hand.

    Obama is a significant part of the Democratic Party and he has a goal for after his term to work against voter suppression.

    shrykeQuidCouscousArdolCptKemzikMan in the MistslonelyahavaKamarZomroMatevBucketmanLoisLaneMvrckToxKing RiptorMegaMekGiggles_Funsworth
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Marathon wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    The Democrats do not want election reform. They do not want to fix things. They want to say "It was Russia. They won because they cheated." and continue on their merry way.

    Patently false, given Obama's stated interest in redistricting and people like Jason Kander starting groups to directly address voter suppression (https://www.letamericavote.org/).

    Obama is not the Democratic Party. If it was, 2018 would be a done deal.

    You don't get to claim that Democrats aren't interested in election reform and then just dismiss an example of that exact thing out of hand.

    Obama is a significant part of the Democratic Party and he has a goal for after his term to work against voter suppression.
    I think the point was more of Obama is no longer an elected official. He can speak to garner support or help get information out, but he doesn't actually write law or vote on it anymore.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Marathon wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    The Democrats do not want election reform. They do not want to fix things. They want to say "It was Russia. They won because they cheated." and continue on their merry way.

    Patently false, given Obama's stated interest in redistricting and people like Jason Kander starting groups to directly address voter suppression (https://www.letamericavote.org/).

    Obama is not the Democratic Party. If it was, 2018 would be a done deal.

    You don't get to claim that Democrats aren't interested in election reform and then just dismiss an example of that exact thing out of hand.

    Obama is a significant part of the Democratic Party and he has a goal for after his term to work against voter suppression.

    Search your email for OFA emails. Are any of them blood drives you can go to in your political shirts?

    I don't think Perez is going to fix the email problem.

    Edith Upwards on
  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Marathon wrote: »
    So It Goes wrote: »
    The Democrats do not want election reform. They do not want to fix things. They want to say "It was Russia. They won because they cheated." and continue on their merry way.

    Patently false, given Obama's stated interest in redistricting and people like Jason Kander starting groups to directly address voter suppression (https://www.letamericavote.org/).

    Obama is not the Democratic Party. If it was, 2018 would be a done deal.

    You don't get to claim that Democrats aren't interested in election reform and then just dismiss an example of that exact thing out of hand.

    Obama is a significant part of the Democratic Party and he has a goal for after his term to work against voter suppression.

    Search your email for OFA emails.

    Are any of them blood drives you can go to in your political shirts?
    One, I don't even understand what this post means. Two, we are done with this tangent.

    QuidMarathonMan in the MistsLoisLaneHarry Dresden
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Obama just got the guy he wanted elected as chair. He's not exactly an insignificant presence.

    smCQ5WE.jpg
    shrykeSleepCptKemzikKamarZomroBucketmanLoisLaneToxKing RiptorMegaMek
  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Clinton's political spectrum is off topic.

    Given the race is over, what is the topic now? We can't talk too broadly about its ramifications without going outside the narrow confines of the race itself.

  • AbsalonAbsalon Registered User regular
    "Obama cost democrats tons of seats which is why Perez is bad", says people who always try to discourage voting for any D they disapprove of but couldn't get Teachout elected.

    Giggles_Funsworth
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Obama is effectively still the leader of the Democratic Party and the only person the whole party seems to mostly trust.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    RchanenPreacherlonelyahavaProhassRozFencingsaxLoisLaneMvrckToxMegaMekGiggles_Funsworth
  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    I'm honestly amazed that Democrats have the most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states to rail against and we're still punching ourselves in the face.

    it is quite an incredible talent really, when all is said and done.

    Knight_ on
    aeNqQM9.jpg
    ZibblsnrtPreacherArdolRedTideLoisLaneFencingsaxAistanHarry DresdenEvigilantMr RayMvrckToxPLAJusticeforPlutoMegaMekGiggles_FunsworthNartwakschussKamar
  • skyknytskyknyt Registered User, ClubPA regular
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.

    Tycho wrote:
    [skyknyt's writing] is like come kind of code that, when comprehended, unfolds into madness in the mind of the reader.
    PSN: skyknyt, Steam: skyknyt, Blizz: skyknyt#1160
    Edith UpwardsGiggles_Funsworth
  • No-QuarterNo-Quarter Nothing to Fear But Fear ItselfRegistered User regular
    :(

    Can't we all just get along.

    Giggles_Funsworth
  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    skyknyt wrote: »
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.

    They weren't that yet, racism and xenophobia are sadly effective, and 3 letter agencies going rogue are rarely good for your presidential campaign.

    aeNqQM9.jpg
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    skyknyt wrote: »
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.
    The past year has been a question of "do people want the DNC to continue as it has, or do people want it to take the gloves off and pursue things with more vigor?" There's a lot to be said about inability to capitalize on enthusiasm when it shows up, about how quickly an issue is dropped or details sacrificed while getting nothing in return from the opposition party. And, more to the point, there's things to be said about the established DNC leaders calling for unity, meanwhile there are Democrat Senators and Congressmen siding with Trump on things happening. People want accountability when things like that happen.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    skyknyt wrote: »
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.

    They weren't that yet, racism and xenophobia are sadly effective, and 3 letter agencies going rogue are rarely good for your presidential campaign.

    For the Democratic Party to be utterly destroyed piece by piece at every level over the course of eight years, rendered weaker than it has been in a century, and to see people keep trotting out the idea that this is because of external factors, not to internal failings or a weakness of ideology, is galling.

    Trump is a buffoon, the least popular candidate in generations, championing a party whose political agenda has polls squarely in the toilet. To lose to him should be an enormous shame for the Democrats, encouraging soul-searching of the deepest level possible. But, no, it was somebody else's fault. They cheated. They didn't follow the rules.

    Good God, if we keep going like this 2018 is going to be a massacre.

    skyknytNobodyEdith Upwards
  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    This is not a thread to rehash the election in.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    People always vote against the President's party, at all levels. It's a stupid fact of American democracy.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    shrykeQanamilKamar
  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Fakefaux wrote: »
    Knight_ wrote: »
    skyknyt wrote: »
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.

    They weren't that yet, racism and xenophobia are sadly effective, and 3 letter agencies going rogue are rarely good for your presidential campaign.

    For the Democratic Party to be utterly destroyed piece by piece at every level over the course of eight years, rendered weaker than it has been in a century, and to see people keep trotting out the idea that this is because of external factors, not to internal failings or a weakness of ideology, is galling.

    Trump is a buffoon, the least popular candidate in generations, championing a party whose political agenda has polls squarely in the toilet. To lose to him should be an enormous shame for the Democrats, encouraging soul-searching of the deepest level possible. But, no, it was somebody else's fault. They cheated. They didn't follow the rules.

    Good God, if we keep going like this 2018 is going to be a massacre.

    What would you have the DNC do going forward. They are crippled until reapportionment due to racist backlash to the first black president combined with citizens united letting in untold billions of dollars into the political system in a census year. We can soul search and write a billion articles about how we "don't understand middle america" or whatever fluff you want. None of it matters compared to dollar bills and bad lines on a map.

    aeNqQM9.jpg
    Giggles_Funsworth
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Fakefaux wrote: »
    Knight_ wrote: »
    skyknyt wrote: »
    It's a pretty good time to talk about how the previous DNC managed to lose against the "most evil and incompetent administration in the history of the united states" then, and how to avoid doing that in the future.

    They weren't that yet, racism and xenophobia are sadly effective, and 3 letter agencies going rogue are rarely good for your presidential campaign.

    For the Democratic Party to be utterly destroyed piece by piece at every level over the course of eight years, rendered weaker than it has been in a century, and to see people keep trotting out the idea that this is because of external factors, not to internal failings or a weakness of ideology, is galling.

    Trump is a buffoon, the least popular candidate in generations, championing a party whose political agenda has polls squarely in the toilet. To lose to him should be an enormous shame for the Democrats, encouraging soul-searching of the deepest level possible. But, no, it was somebody else's fault. They cheated. They didn't follow the rules.

    Good God, if we keep going like this 2018 is going to be a massacre.

    What would you have the DNC do going forward. They are crippled until reapportionment due to racist backlash to the first black president combined with citizens united letting in untold billions of dollars into the political system in a census year. We can soul search and write a billion articles about how we "don't understand middle america" or whatever fluff you want. None of it matters compared to dollar bills and bad lines on a map.

    The problem for the Democratic party is entirely organizational. The idea that it's ideological is just silly imo. Ideologically the party has been shifting for years now and there's no major forces that matter pushing back against it's gradual movement.

    The issue is that the party has long been shit at doing anything below the federal level and even alot of places at the federal level. The party ceded local races and state races to the GOP. This election was just yet another example of that and other then losing the Presidency was practically business as usual.

    But like with the ideological issue, the organizational issue does not at this moment seem to be in contention. None of the major candidates as far as I saw were arguing about what needed to be done. All of them were on board with some bottom up focus on races to try and take back local and state seats and to try and harness the wave that Trump's inauguration has unleashed.

    FeralHarry DresdenKamar
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    shrykeAngelHedgieKnight_rockrngerCptKemzikHarry DresdenDarkewolfeMegaMekGiggles_FunsworthKamar
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Before he was Secretary of Labor he was Obama's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. And he was real aggressive about it. So yes.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Before he was Secretary of Labor he was Obama's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. And he was real aggressive about it. So yes.
    I've got my fingers crossed, on the real, that a lot of that aggression was organic on Perez's part and not a product of working with Obama. He's gonna be on his own on the job now that's he's chair of the party and... I hope, cautiously, he lives up to that aggression.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Before he was Secretary of Labor he was Obama's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. And he was real aggressive about it. So yes.
    I've got my fingers crossed, on the real, that a lot of that aggression was organic on Perez's part and not a product of working with Obama. He's gonna be on his own on the job now that's he's chair of the party and... I hope, cautiously, he lives up to that aggression.

    Obama didn't just appoint randos for the most part. His whole career alternates between civil rights lawyering and labor lawyering.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    shrykeFencingsaxHarry DresdenKnight_ArdolLabelAngelHedgieKing RiptorMegaMekGiggles_FunsworthKamar
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Before he was Secretary of Labor he was Obama's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. And he was real aggressive about it. So yes.
    I've got my fingers crossed, on the real, that a lot of that aggression was organic on Perez's part and not a product of working with Obama. He's gonna be on his own on the job now that's he's chair of the party and... I hope, cautiously, he lives up to that aggression.

    You realize that the Attorney General's office and the White House are independent of one another, right?

    torchlight-sig-80.jpg
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    The major ideological issue is that white supremacy is really popular with white people, as it has been for the entire history of America.
    This isn't a joke, but has Tom Perez been on record in any way about that? Especially when it comes to passively benefiting from that supremacy and how it affects law.

    Before he was Secretary of Labor he was Obama's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. And he was real aggressive about it. So yes.
    I've got my fingers crossed, on the real, that a lot of that aggression was organic on Perez's part and not a product of working with Obama. He's gonna be on his own on the job now that's he's chair of the party and... I hope, cautiously, he lives up to that aggression.

    You realize that the Attorney General's office and the White House are independent of one another, right?
    Yeah, but what I'm getting at is positive influence and goal compatibility can still cross over and embolden people on the job. Essentially what I'm saying is I'm reserving hopes for Perez and the party individually, and in both cases it will be contingent on getting results for the better.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    DNC chair has very little influence on combating such things. Except symbolically, where the Dems are doing pretty well. Latino chair, black Muslim runner up, just nominated the first woman ever, runner up was the first Jewish person to win any primary contest, etc.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    DNC chair has very little influence on combating such things. Except symbolically, where the Dems are doing pretty well. Latino chair, black Muslim runner up, just nominated the first woman ever, runner up was the first Jewish person to win any primary contest, etc.
    So then people thinking this new chairman will solve the party's problems are wrong to think so?

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    DNC chair has very little influence on combating such things. Except symbolically, where the Dems are doing pretty well. Latino chair, black Muslim runner up, just nominated the first woman ever, runner up was the first Jewish person to win any primary contest, etc.
    So then people thinking this new chairman will solve the party's problems are wrong to think so?

    That's how it appears. Too many people think the Democrats run their organization like the GOP when they don't.

  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Good luck to Perez and the Dems.

    This thread has run its course.

    Geth, close the thread.

  • GethGeth Legion Perseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    Affirmative So It Goes. Closing thread...

This discussion has been closed.