The Democrats just finished a unity tour but apparently it did’t do much good. DNC chairman Tom Perez was recently in California and got a somewhat hostile reception from members of his own party!
Town Hall reported:
DNC Chair Perez Booed, F-Bombs Fly At California Democratic Convention
The heckling of DNC Chair Tom Perez and state party chair lobbing f-bombs at protesters marked the California Democratic Convention. A nurses’ union booed Mr. Perez for his lack of support for a universal health care agenda, warning corporate Democrats that they are ready to primary them (via Sacramento Bee):
State Democrats’ three-day convention had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.
The leader of the nurses’ union that opposed Perez’s recent election had just warned California Democrats that they would put up primary election challengers against lawmakers if they don’t support a bill to create public-funded, universal healthcare.
“They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them,” RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, told hundreds of nurses and health care advocates gathered for a rally at the Capitol.
It looks like the party might need a few more “unity” workshops.
The media keeps trying to portray Democrats as unified but that’s not reality.