Tom Perez, the hypocrite who brought the word “s***” into the American political vocabulary and is now criticizing President Trump for doing the same, is admitting that the Democratic Party is facing some nearly insurmountable problems in 2018.
In an interview published in Politico, Perez even seems to say that they can’t raise 75% of the money needed to mount a full-fledged national midterm campaign!
And when Politico says anything bad about the DNC, you know it’s real!
What’s more, the Sanders and Clinton wings are still sniping at each other over voter data:
Weaver said, though, that there won’t ever be a point when Sanders gives the DNC access to his voter data.
“I don’t think you should expect that to happen. If people think the Sanders list is just an ATM, they’re sadly mistaken,” he said. “It’s a list of millions of people who are motivated by a certain policy agenda. If they think it can be easily transferred, I think it’s a fantasy.”
The fight boils down to one between people who say there’s no time for infighting as they confront an existential threat in Trump — and those who argue that the insistence on conformity with party leadership is exactly what led to the Democrats’ destruction.
Either way, the sniping is exhausting to many in the party.
Perez has spent the past year reaching out to disaffected outside allies, both committee officers that he’s been trying to keep united and key players in the Sanders axis. He has focused on fundraising, introducing himself to donors who didn’t know him or didn’t see the point in giving to the DNC.
Perez’s unlikely inspiration was Reince Priebus, who ran the RNC for six years before becoming Trump’s first chief of staff.
“To the extent that a person is tempted to say parties don’t matter anymore — it is a new world order, without a doubt — I would say, look at what the RNC did,” Perez said.
“If you want to write a story that says RNC outraises DNC, that is the quintessential dog bites man story, and has been for some time. They’ve got a lot more wealthy people,” Perez said. “Am I content with that? Absolutely not. We have a size 12 vision that can enable us to win everywhere, and we currently have a size 9 budget.”
Upon being given the job of DNC chair, Perez began insulting tens of millions of Americans by using the slogan, “Republicans don’t give a s*** about people.”