Now before I begin, not one but two confessions! First, I am all too well aware that most of my American visitors here at D&N, Bob is the exception that proves the rule, are Republican supporters and they will not be the slightest bit interested in any news concerning the Dems. Second, I'm not too interested either but I am concerned that there have not been eruptions within the Democratic party to find out how and why they lost an election to a fairground barker like 'The Donald'. As far as I can judge, the Dem apparatchiks believe they fought a superb election and the only reason they lost was because so many of the redneck rubes were too thick to appreciate the, er, 'very fine qualities' of the dumpy, little crook they ran as a candidate - yeeeees, quite! Ever since they have not ceased to offload offal onto what they call the 'deplorables' whilst seeming to forget that those very same 'deplorables' are actually voters - again, yeeees, quite! In other words, rather like the less-than-delectable 'HillBilly', they seem to be suffering with mega-entitlement syndrome!
I worry about that because whilst I am a Right-winger by instinct there are aspects of the current Republican party I find quite worrying and they do not rest solely on the 'yuuuuge' shoulders of 'The Donald' and no democratic country can run properly without a sensible, functioning opposition party - as we are finding out 'over here'! So it was with some relief that I read that the new boss of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has fired every single staff member whilst he vets them all and recruits new people. His name is Tom Perez, although perhaps he should be renamed as Hercules because the top of the Democratic party resembles the Augean stables of mythology. I have no idea whether or not Mr. Perez is up to the job, in fact, I have no idea about almost any aspect of American politics these days, but if he succeeds in rooting out the Clinton crime family and the swivel-eyed 'Obama fanatics then I will be pleased withal!