Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, a radical progressive, is stepping in and undermining efforts by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to get moderate Democrats elected. The DNC chairman is essentially telling his party that candidates can drift as far left as they’d like — even if it means they might not win office.
In a bit of election intrigue that conservatives should pay attention to, Perez criticized the DCCC for sandbagging a candidate in Texas.
Here’s the short recap: A Democrat named Laura Moser is running for Congress in Texas’ 7th congressional district. A few days ago, the DCCC released a statement on its website saying, “Democratic voters need to hear that Laura Moser is not going to change Washington,” and criticizing her as a “Washington insider.”
Naturally, Moser’s campaign is upset. Her people think the party thinks Moser is “too liberal to win a general election campaign” against Republican incumbent John Culberson, R-Texas. They’re furious that the DCCC stepped into the primary.
Here’s where it gets interesting. On Friday, DNC chair Perez rebuked the DCCC’s hit, saying “I wouldn’t have done it.”
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So, the DCCC thinks a Democratic candidate is “too liberal” to win in Texas and releases an opposition hit in favor of a moderate Democrat to win the congressional primary. The DCCC is doing this to win, obviously. But given a choice between a moderate Democrat who could win and a radical progressive who may not, DNC chairman Tom Perez is showing he would rather the Democratic party slide off a cliff — as long as it slides leftward.
Tom Perez has done something like this before. Last year, when he was running to be DNC chairman, he pledged to push out pro-life Democrats in favor of progressives who toe the party line on killing babies.
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”
“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”
This is the Democratic establishment. Their party pushes everyone as far Left as possible.
Now, compare that with Republican Party leadership. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declares that tea-party conservative candidates cannot win. His establishment resources are devoted to actively opposing conservative candidates in primaries. And then, after Republicans elect liberal Republicans, they wonder why they can’t repeal Obamacare, surrender on amnesty, and talk about surrendering the Second Amendment liberties of Americans.
The Democratic Party is not going to stop moving Left. It’s up to Republican primary voters to ensure the GOP becomes more conservative to counter them.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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