Tom Perez is likely a better DNC Chairman than Keith Ellison would’ve been. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been terrible. Thus far, Perez has been terrible at fundraising, corrupt at following the rules for the Democrats’ debates. For Democrat troublemakers like Tulsi Gabbard and Corey Booker, the rules are etched in stone. They can’t be changed. Period. For Democrat saviors like Mike Bloomberg, the debate rules are written in quicksand. They’re as meaningful as President Obama’s red lines in Syria.

MSDNC’s Ari Melber, perhaps the only anchor at that network with a spine, didn’t hesitate in criticizing the DNC:

After pointing out Perez’s explanation of the donor rule last year, which was to empower “grassroots” movements for more unknown candidates, and his defense of the debate rules after they were criticized by former 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J, Melber asked his viewers if it’s “fair” for the DNC to change the rules “in the middle of the game.”

“No,” Melber answered the question. “It’s not fair to change the rules in the middle. That would be true if it was the government changing the voting laws in the middle or either political party or any political party in the middle of a primary. And I think that’s obvious from a position of fairness.”

This isn’t surprising. Few Democrats have the character required to be people of integrity. People my age remember J.C. Watts’ definition of character from the 1996 Republican National Convention from San Diego. That’s when he said that “Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”

Tom Perez falls far short of that definition. He hasn’t done the right thing even when the whole world is watching. This is what happens when a political party wants the voters but doesn’t want those voters’ agenda. It’s obvious that the DNC wants Bernie’s voters but they don’t want Bernie’s socialist agenda, at least not in the in-your-face way that Bernie preaches to his choir. They don’t have a problem with his agenda once the election is over. They just don’t want to admit it in public before the election.

If Tom Perez thinks that Bloomberg is the DNC’s savior, he’s a blithering idiot. I’m betting that Perez giving special privileges to Bloomberg will motivate Bernie’s voters in ways that Bernie alone couldn’t do. The only transparency left within the DNC is the transparency being shown that they’re frightened of Bernie being at the top of their ticket.

This isn’t the way to build a party. It’s the way to piss off tons of potential voters. The thing that Democrats need to learn is that this isn’t a nation in need of radical transformation. It’s a nation in need of people of integrity. I won’t insult people by saying that Republicans are a bottomless pit of integrity. I’ll say that there’s more people of integrity in the GOP than there are in the Democratic Party by far. The other thing that President Trump is teaching the GOP is that he’s teaching them how to make rallies fun again. He’s teaching the GOP how to make rallies productive again, too.

The article finishes strongly:

Melber then posed the same fairness question to Perez and pointed out the chairman’s conflicting stances on the debate rules. “We are living through a time when our democracy is being tested. No party is immune from scrutiny and vetting for fairness. And as for Democratic Party Chairman Perez, the question is simple: Is it fair and transparent to change the rules midstream? No. Just ask Tom Perez,” Melber concluded before playing a clip of the chairman in January saying, “We made the rules, they were very transparent, they’re very inclusive, and we can’t change the rules midstream because there’s a candidate I wish were on but didn’t make the debate stage.”

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