That Sounds Right

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January 24, 2017 5:50 p.m.

Another candidate for DNC Chair was just on MSNBC making his case for himself, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. I’ve never heard of him before. But he closed out with this ….

Look, we’ve got a fight. We’ve also got to be fighting for our values. For far too long, Democratic strategy and policy has been organized completely around Republican strategy and policy.

And all we do is take the yardstick of what have they’re doing and then fight over how ferociously to oppose it or how many parts of it to take up. That is not a strategy that is derived from our own values and our own principles. And if we’re talking about our values before we even bother talking about the republicans, then we can do things like talk about what’s right for the country. And dare Donald Trump to either do it or fail to do it.

Running the DNC is about a lot more than a few good turns of phrase. But this resonated with me.

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