ELDER PATRIOT – Five months after suffering a devastating and sobering defeat in the presidential election, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) presented his investigative report to a members-only meeting of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Maloney found nothing worth criticizing about the Democrats’ hard left turn to all-in socialism or all-out support of immigration in every imaginable form. Nor was the nomination of a miserably corrupt witch to head the party’s ticket blamed.
The report was described as thorough by those who were allowed to review it even though it ignored the political reasons America voted for Donald Trump.
Instead, the report focused on money. It focused on how much the DCCC brings in, from where and how those funds are spent.
According to Politico:
“The report provides recommendations on how the DCCC should modernize its data collection and overhaul its media operation, according to sources who were briefed on it. The document is also said to criticize the organization for the lack of diversity in consultants whom the DCCC employs.”
So let’s get this straight, the Dems think they lost because they weren’t diverse enough and didn’t raise enough money. No wonder members were not allowed to have copies of the report and were only allowed to view it while being monitored by DCCC staff.
It’s hard to fathom that this is the report Dems will rely on to fashion its 2018 platform, but it is. Hillary Clinton outspent Donald Trump by more than double and was supported by an estimated $1 Billion in free positive messaging by the mainstream media.
They were also so sensitive to their diverse constituent base that they didn’t even allow American flags into the DNC for fear of offending them.
The Democratic Party has many problems – both ideological and structural – money and diversity are not two of them.
Democrats have appealed to their base by telling them other people are responsible for their failures. Now they are relying on that excuse for the party’s failure. It just couldn’t be anything else.