Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC and placed blame on President Obama for his dereliction of duty over the Democratic National Committee as he discussed Donna Brazile revelation in her book about Hillary Clinton's complete takeover of the DNC during the Democratic primaries.
Martin did not pull any punches as he said Democrats must stop relitigating the Bernie - Hillary primary and fix the problems as the GOP are doing their job.
Roland Martin blames Obama for DNC Failures
Roland Martin: Blame Obama for DNC - Democrats better stop infighting & fix pic.twitter.com/IDeky562dq
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) November 3, 2017
Donna Brazile threw a grenade into the Democratic Party. It is long overdue as a catharsis that extricates Clinton's triangulation modal is necessary to move a Progressive Agenda. While Roland Martin is correct that Obama did nothing to build the DNC, it is clear there was a reason. The DNC remained the tool of the Clintons as evidenced from Donna Brazile's book excerpt. Notice Obama kept the Clintons close -- keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This is politics, and one can read the tea leaves.
Roland Martin pointed out that Obama shifted his governing organizing to Obama for America, subsequently Organizing for America. It is clear why he did it. That is the only way he could get some separation from being a quasi Clinton president.
The failure in doing that, however, is that while Obama succeeded for the most part in getting elected and in getting his signature accomplishments early on, it decimated the Democratic Party at all levels.
As Roland Martin said, Democrats better leave the past in the past, and start rebuilding for 2018 now. Republicans control the entire political structure in the country. While they are fighting now, they always come together to win elections. They can forego feeling good long enough to win. Democrats would do well to learn that and perform accordingly.
Absent Democrats growing up, stopping infighting, and keeping their eyes on the ball, 2018 and 2020 will be lost.
Also published on Medium.