If you were thinking what the Democrats need right now is more Howard Dean, he’s one step ahead of you.
The guy who recently accused our president-elect of sniffing cocaine, hit Twitter Thursday so explain what Democrats should do now, and volunteered to lead the charge. (We already know he’s great at making a “Heeeyeaahhhhh”-type noise.)
The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 10, 2016
“The dems need organization and focus on the young,” wrote the former Vermont governor, who took over the Democratic National Committee shortly after the last time the Democrats lost a presidential election in 2004. He led it from 2005 to 2009, then went on to work for a health care lobbying firm.
How did Democrats react? Well. Twitter isn’t a very reliable cross-section of national opinion, or at least Dean should hope not, because reactions, were, um, mixed.
Here are a few:
— Sean Grady (@sgrady85) November 10, 2016
@GovHowardDean You pushed and supported most of the same centrist, neo-liberal policies Sec Clinton failed with.
— Brillo Mitchell VII (@SwitchGlitchmon) November 10, 2016
@GovHowardDean what a joke! your centrist lobbyist crap got us here in the first place. please never come back to the Democratic party again
— Oedipa Maas (@bridgietherease) November 10, 2016
.@GovHowardDean Fuck off, lobbyist
— Donal Thoms-Cappello (@donaltc) November 10, 2016
Remember how much fun Democrats had watching Republicans spend most of 2016 fighting with each other? It looks like now Republicans get to do the same for a while.
The Washington Post reports that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison — the first Muslim ever elected to Congress — could also become the new head of the DNC. That would be a rebuke of Donald Trump’s calls during the campaign for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.