Tag Archives: Tom Perez

Keep It Going Tom

Earlier this year the Democratic National Committee (DNC) elected a new Chair in a hotly contested election pitting two factions of the Party against each other. The victor (by a small margin) was former Labor Secretary Tom Perez who represented the more establishment wing of the Party. His rival, who he wisely included in the new power structure, was Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison who represented the more progressive wing that thought policy first, feasibility and implementation second. It was to a great degree the Obama-Clintons people versus the Sanders people. Out of that bad start we appear to have gotten a good result. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Keep It Going Tom

Under The 2017 Xmas Tree

As has become a tradition at tellthetruthonthem.com, on Christmas Day we give out mythical gifts to several progressives. (It also makes for an easy “write ahead” article and gives me more time off to spend with family.) In no particular order here are this year’s recipients and their gifts. Continue reading Under The 2017 Xmas Tree

A Program Building Win

There are more similarities between politics and athletics than someone who hasn’t been involved in both would realize. A primary objective in both is to win. I believe in an old political axiom that the first obligation of a politician is to win because if you don’t you can’t do yourself, your Party or your cause(s) any good. The old coach in me knows that winning programs are built. Let’s explore the juxtaposition. Continue reading A Program Building Win

A Party Without A Face

Who is the current face of the Democratic Party? I can’t answer that question with a single name and neither can anyone else it appears. That may not be such a bad thing after all. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Party Without A Face