The Democratic party is being taken over by radicals. When that happens, the moderates simply walk away.
Nevada Democratic party staffers quit Saturday after all five important leadership roles were handed over to Democratic Socialists, Daily Caller reported. The mass exodus of the entire staff followed an upset victory that made Judith Whitmer the party’s chair.
Whitmer’s win over Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom was a shock to many in the party. As Clark County Democratic Party chair, Whitmer had supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and represented him at the 2020 Democratic convention in her state’s delegation, according to The Hill.
Alana Mounce, the party’s executive director, informed Whitmer of the top staffers’ resignations. Many of them had assumed the incoming chair would have ousted them anyway.
“She said many times while running her campaign that it was her intention to clean house, to remove all the staff,” an anonymous staffer told the media. The staffer would not give a name because colleagues had been attacked on social media by Sanders’ supporters.
The party leaders also moved $450,000 into the coffers of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee shortly after Whitmar’s victory. This will fund Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s re-election bid as sources claim she had backed Whitmer’s opponent. Meanwhile, Whitmer will be left with only about $100,000 in funding.
Political turmoil is usually the territory of the Republican committee in Nevada. The Democratic party had been fortified over the years by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s influence. “The fringes often take over the party, as the Paul folks did almost 10 years ago with the GOP and the Pat Roberston backers did more than 30 years ago,” The Nevada Independent publisher Jon Ralston said, comparing the situation to backers of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) taking over the Texas GOP years ago. “This is all cyclical. The only question is whether the party becomes an effective mechanism for fundraising and voter registration or if the Reid Machine essentially forms its own party.”
The national Democratic party is currently moving to the far left. Even as President Joe Biden gives the outward appearance of a garden variety Democrat, the policies he’s pushing are as radical as they come. This latest development from the party in Nevada is just a symptom of the cancer infecting the Democratic establishment better known as Democratic Socialism.