Democratic Leadership Council
Nearly a quarter century later there are still political kernels of wisdom to be harvested from Bill Clinton's improbable, history-making 1992 presidential campaign.
A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.
PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.
Bernie Sanders' supporters must come to understand that the only way he can make good on his promise of single payer healthcare, more social security and repairing America's broken infrastructure is to adopt this pragmatic foreign policy position as his own.
The internal sniping and bickering has already begun among Democratic ranks but it's their own damn fault. The internal debates following the 2014 midterm elections highlight the ideological schizophrenia that continues to plague the Democratic Party.
Bauer detailed his experience as part of the political law group at Perkins Coie in defending the Democratic Leadership Council
• For thirty year, both parties have slowly, but surely, picked apart a progressive taxation system, shifting the burden
Hillary's actual policy proposals are more likely to pad corporate bottom lines than better the lives of those at whom she lobs her populist campaign rhetoric.
Hillary Clinton's recent resurgent popularity increases the DLC's faith in a possible unprecedented failure this Fall. Despite the polls, the Council still believes she gives Democrats the best chance to lose.