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    DNC Rewards Clinton Loyalists With New Jobs

    Hillary Clinton failed to defeat Donald Trump in the general election, but the Democratic Party is giving Clinton campaign staffers another chance by appointing several of them to a “war room” to take on President-elect Trump’s administration.

    The Washington Post reported, “The DNC’s new communications and research operation, to be staffed by former aides to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, will be one of several efforts from across the Democratic firmament to take on Trump, including the office of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Center for American Progress, and American Bridge.” Clinton campaign manager John Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, and Clinton surrogate and former aide Neera Tanden serves as its president. American Bridge, a super PAC, is run by controversial Clinton propagandist David Brock. Combined with the office of Schumer, the DNC couldn’t have created a less effective way to fight Trump.

    After losing an election they treated as a certain victory, the Clinton campaign staff is being rewarded for their loyalty with jobs at the DNC. The war room’s director will be Zac Petkanas, the Clinton campaign’s rapid-response director, who will also serve as a DNC senior adviser. Petkanas was vice president of Brock’s Media Matters. The DNC’s national press secretary will be Adrienne Watson, a Clinton campaign spokesperson. Additionally, just as former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz did before the primaries began, the organization is now being stacked with Clinton loyalists by interim chair Donna Brazile, who CNN severed ties with after WikiLeaks revealed she helped the Clinton campaign cheat before the primary debates. Despite violating the DNC charter, the Democratic Party is allowing Brazile to remain interim chair until a new one is elected in February.

    The idea of establishing a “war room” against Trump is a desperate attempt for the DNC to look relevant. Given its dramatic title, the “war room” was likely conjured up by David Brock. If the Democrats have any intention of ever winning an election again, Brock—who used over $1 million to hire internet trolls to “correct” online criticisms of Clinton during the primaries—is the last person they should have stringing together the party’s staff. In addition to participating in the “war room,” Brock is hosting a private retreat with billionaire donors in West Palm Beach during Trump’s inauguration. Brock told Politico, “what better way to spend inaugural weekend than talking about how to kick Donald Trump’s ass?”


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    • Purveyor (2365 posts)
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      1. There you have it. Stick a fork in 'em folks, the "democrat" is finished…eom

      • bemildred (1687 posts)
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        3. Well I expect they are unemployable outside the DNC anyway.

        I suppose the real question is whether anybody will continue to give them money.

        • Major Hogwash (1147 posts)
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          9. They could always get work as railroad engineers.

          There’s no sense in letting all of their experience at creating train wrecks go to waste.

          • NUGrrl (173 posts)
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            22. Some would have us believe they aren't railroad engineers but rather

            airline pilots —



            If the pilot was being arrogantly aloof while the rest of the aircrew and instrumentation were warning the plane was heading for a mountain I too would support removing the pilot.

            Yes,  I'm Progressive. Yes, I'm pro-2A. Yes, I'm the loyal opposition. Yes, that's my tattoo.
            • bemildred (1687 posts)
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              26. Google "drunk pilot" sometime.

              Brain surgery it is not.

        • NUGrrl (173 posts)
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          21. May I be so bold as to suggest an additional, albeit conspiratorial, theory?

          These are the people who carried out every instruction to engage in the dirty, underhanded dealings put forward by Brazille, Wasserman-Schultz and the rest.

          You are correct, those foot soldiers are unemployable outside their environs. Now that those schemes have fallen to ash those foot soldiers will be looking for a paycheck. Newspapers, networks and publishing house et al often pay quite well for a good insider’s story.

          Keep you friends close, your enemies closer and those who do your dirty work closest of all.

          Yes,  I'm Progressive. Yes, I'm pro-2A. Yes, I'm the loyal opposition. Yes, that's my tattoo.
          • bemildred (1687 posts)
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            25. Yes, you may.

            What was it, $17K per month they were paying for “Senior Web Gaslighters”?

    • Hobbit709 (1367 posts)
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      2. Putting the ones that had a hand in losing the war

      in a “war room” for the next next one makes sense-on a planet where there must be 10% nitrous oxide in the atmospheric mix.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
      • bemildred (1687 posts)
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        4. Neocons always double down.

        It’s all or nothing with them.  The only allowable outcomes are they rule they world or everybody is dead.

    • B Calm (600 posts)
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      5. DNC has destroyed the party. RIP

      “When I was a kid growing up, I think my instincts always were for the underdog.” – Bernie Sanders    
    • Land of Enchantment (4553 posts)
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      6. Pffft. Bollocks. The sweet silver lining is–Where the EFF is Loretta Lynch

      going to wind up? Retirement?

      Talk about karma….   :lol:

              "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • Abelenkpe (227 posts)
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      7. Because failures should be promoted. Nt

    • avaistheone1 (731 posts)
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      8. I see that Soros is still on board via the Center for American Progress

      What a shame!  What a fall for the Democratic Party!

      Most memorable wikileak so far: "On another matter....and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails so better to do so sooner than later."   John Podesta, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm        
    • daleanime (1564 posts)
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      10. Preparing the grounds……

      for another stunning defeat.

      When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
    • IdaBriggs (718 posts)
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      11. Trump wins AGAIN.

      With these tone deaf idiots in charge, the Democrats are doomed.


      • Colors of the Rainbow (833 posts)
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        18. They’re not tone deaf

        They’re in it for themselves.


        What could be the motivator?


        I think it may be…



    • NuttyFluffers (1744 posts)
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      12. the bed is now made. who now still wants to lie on it?

      even if Ellison wins the framework is set to null all his efforts.

      anyone else interested in wasting their time with this band of failures?

    • Scuba (1803 posts)
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      13. They have very different goals than the rank-and-file Democrats.

      Ergo, they define success very differently.

    • Rosa Luxemburg (1009 posts)
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      14. Donors can throw all the millions at the Democratic Party but

      it’s not much use.

      Here we go again….

      The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg.    
    • TRex (1570 posts)
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      15. It was just lateral promotions, there is no difference between the two.

      The DNC does not represent the working class, it represents the C-level class. This election proved it beyond any shadow of a doubt.

      I never promised you a rose garden.
    • washellofromreddit (58 posts)
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      16. Looking more like the party learned all the wrong lessons

      The single biggest factor in Clinton’s loss was her terrible habit of surrounding herself with proud yet inept people.  DNC insiders made her look like a cheat, Brock made her look like scum, and Podesta’s bull-headed, mismanaged campaign made her look utterly out of touch.  Now those same people are at the helm of the party.

      That’s a level of stupid few can ever achieve.

    • NVBirdlady (3701 posts)
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      17. They continually fail to understand the problem. Good luck in 2018.

      President Trump. Thanks DNC, HRC, DWS. #StillSanders. #NoDAPL  #NoKXL Giant Meteor 2020
      • Colors of the Rainbow (833 posts)
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        19. They understand two things…

        1) 💰


        2) Career

        • NVBirdlady (3701 posts)
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          20. Bingo! Winning thread!

          President Trump. Thanks DNC, HRC, DWS. #StillSanders. #NoDAPL  #NoKXL Giant Meteor 2020
        • closeupready (392 posts)
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          24. There we have it. That is all anyone needs to know.

          It’s not that they are stupid, tone deaf, or anything else.  They are very smart people who know EXACTLY what they are doing.

          The opinions and views expressed herein are solely those of the author.
    • bigwillq (241 posts)
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      23. Yuck

      i can’t stand the DNC

      “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” -TR
    • jerry611 (123 posts)
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      27. They've successfully blamed Russia for Trump's election

      Thus no one in charge of the DNC needs to lose their job.

      We will get the same old s*** 4 years from now. And then they will find another country to blame.