Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Psst! #DNC Chairman Tom Perez Please Let Our Party Go!

Tom Perez
DNC chairman Tom Perez showed up on Fox News Sunday to show the hypocrisy of the Democratic party when it comes to African-American issues while begging for the black vote to win elections.

EYE am posting this open letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez written by members of the Alabama State Democratic Party Executive Committee regarding the ongoing re-fighting of the Civil War and the Valentines Day Massacre in #SweetHomeAlabama and the battle between the DINO's and the Real Democrats.:

This whole saga started last August, when Jones led a failed coup of the Alabama Democratic Party during its election of officers, including an unsuccessful attempt to unseat Chairwoman Nancy Worley. Worley was the preferred choice of the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC), which is known as the “black political caucus” of the state party.
Since then, formal challenges about that election were filed with the DNC, which is now attempting to force the state party to hold a new election of officers and drastically change the structure of the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) in a manner which would include less African Americans.
And then there is this, this, and this.

EYE am beginning to think the #DNC is trying to depress the black vote in #SweetHomeAlabama.

Alabama Issues with Janet May
1 hr

September 13, 2019

Mr. Tom Perez, Chairman
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Mr. Perez:

The Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) Nancy Worley informed us recently that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has withheld State Partnership Program Funds from the ADP since August 2018. This seems very suspicious particularly since this occurred immediately following the re-election of the chairwoman and vice-chair of the ADP.

The record reflects that the ADP State Partnership Funds were allocated to us, like all other states, until the defeat of Senator Doug Jones’ candidates at the August 18, 2018 reorganization meeting of the State Democratic Executive Meeting (SDEC). The $120,000 that the DNC has deprived the ADP has prevented us from building an effective organization which could be very helpful in reelecting Senator Doug Jones and a good Democrat for president in 2020. It is abhorrent that we are compelled to write this letter on behalf of the Democratic voters in Alabama to get the DNC to release to us the same funds that all other states are receiving. Instead, however, there are those who want us to change our Bylaws to create a Diversity Caucus and manipulate the numbers to achieve unfair results because of a urinating contest between Senator Doug Jones and black Democratic leaders in Alabama over control of the ADP. You were drawn into this “shower,” by virtue of your position; this should not be. This demand on Alabama is not required of any other states. Except for the Vice President of Youth Affairs, Senator Doug Jones backed an all-white slate of officers for the SDEC when Blacks constitute 70% of the Democratic electorate in Alabama. They all lost. We should not be asked or expected to cooperate or accommodate racism to placate anyone. Your energy and influence should be focused on helping us increase the number of registered voters and voter turnout in the Democratic Party.

Blacks got their position in the ADP largely because whites left it. We should not be penalized for our loyalty. White voters should not resent blacks on the SDEC or disparage them publicly for insisting on fairness for everyone. It is incumbent upon all Democrats to recruit new Democrats daily, through their friends, their families, and common concerns.

In closing, we acknowledge your authority as DNC Chairman to achieve the outcome and results you desire through the committee system and perception. But the central question now must be is it fair? Please remember that the ADP, its officers and members are committed to carrying out the order of the Credentials Committee issued February 14, 2019. We are also equally steadfast in fulfilling our commitment to all minorities based on their strength in the Democratic electorate as the national rules require and our own bylaws respect. As members of the DNC, we appeal to you to insist that Alabama be treated the same way that all other states in the Democratic Party are treated. The Black voters in Alabama that you are challenging are Democrats too!

Be advised, the ADP is committed to ensuring that every minority group receives fair representation in all governing areas, but is not committed to any official, senator or otherwise, controlling the ADP. We believe that all states should recognize minorities based on their contribution to the Democratic Electorate.

The ADP is committed to carrying out the Credential Committee’s order issued February 14, 2019, but again, Alabama should not be judged by a different set of rules than other states. We are requesting you remit $120,000 to the Alabama Democratic Party immediately so we can move forward in building a strong Democratic Party in Alabama.


Janet May
DNC Committeewoman

Charlie Staten
DNC Committeeman

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An Open Letter to Nancy Worley

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SDEC Vice-Chair responds to the "Whining Whiners" with "factual information"

Dear Madame Chair,

It's me RedEye.  I am writing this letter today to let you know I recognize the tremendous pressure you are under to throw African Americans under the bus and to apologize for all the bashing and worse you endure for being an ally to Black Democrats in Alabama.  Our rich southern heritage tells us there is nothing worse in #SweetHomeAlabama than for a white person to align themselves with #TheBlacks.
A number of SDEC members, DNC officials and interested parties told me on Monday that tremendous pressure is being placed on ADP leaders, including Worley, to do the right things and stop standing in the way of the proper changes being made. Worley has privately agreed to cooperate with most actions, but it’s unclear how far her cooperation will extend, specifically when it comes to the rewrite of the bylaws.
The white male-dominated media pushes the #fake narrative that it's about incompetence but we know that's not true.  If you were incompetent and if you were really awful at your job you wouldn't have the support of the African American community.  And for that, you are vilified and crucified.

How can they claim their latest move to remove and replace you is not rooted in racism?  Are we supposed to ignore the fact they are accusing the minority caucus of cheating to win?  Are we supposed to ignore the fact the DNC is enabling them to Bully you?  Are we supposed to ignore the fact you are the only person standing in the way of limiting the power of vice -chairman for minority affairs Joe Reed who represents us?
In reality, Worley and Kelly are still very much in control of the party, and in those positions, they have the ability to stall, if not outright block, almost all efforts to remove them or rewrite the party’s bylaws in a manner that would limit the power of vice-chairman for minority affairs Joe Reed.
Although you have been successful in the past at keeping the angry white males and the women who love them at bay I sense a force that is bigger, meaner, powerful,  and more determined than ever before controlling this latest effort to take the ADP back to the Party of George Wallace.
In February, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, the DNC voted to invalidate the 2018 election of Worley as Chair over concerns with how the state Democratic Executive Committee is selected. The national Democratic Party wants more seats set aside for minorities other than Blacks and changes to the party’s bylaws, as well as new elections for chair and vice chair.
Quoting The Gambler Kenny Rodgers maybe it's time to fold our cards and let them have the ADP and us real democrats/progressives form our own darn party.  

Imagine an Alabama Democratic Party without black folks. Intentional or not, that's what you are asking for when you say it's time for Joe Reed to step aside. If the party is tired of one, the party is tired of all. United we stand. Divided we fall. That's the lesson Alabama democrats should heed.
Thank you for all you've done.  Thank you for all you have endured.  EYE will understand if you are tired of fighting with us and for us.  Job well done.
Your friend,

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Political Play of the Decade in #SweetHomeAlabama

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Doug Jones 

EYE have to give whoever developed the current political strategy in #SweetHomeAlabama for being a political mastermind the likes of which EYE haven't seen since the late Lee Atwater.  If only they used their political genius to unite instead of divide and conquer Alabama would be free at last from Republican domination.

Worley argued, in part, that the election last year was challenged only because she won. She characterized the DNC’s demands on the state party to change its bylaws as an effort to take from black party members the ability to elect blacks to the State Democratic Executive Committee.
 The Alabama Democratic Party is amid a Civil War between the traditional democratic base and their white allies and the DNC enabled Doug Jones wing of the Alabama Democratic Party for control of the Black Block Vote.

What's down is up, what's up is down. The republican party is reaching out to black voters while the Alabama Democratic Party is trying to figure out how to get rid of them. It seems the Alabama Democratic Party is doing more than its fair share to ensure that Alabama remains a defacto one-party state under GOP dominance for decades to come. Sigh
Here's the deal, Democrats in #SweetHome Alabama need the Black Block Vote to get elected but they need the White Republican vote to stay elected.  EYE used to get mad when Republicans said Black voters were on the Democratic Plantation but now I see their point.  Black voters are expected to be seen and not heard and vote for who whites decide is electable.

If there was ever a time to prove that electability is a myth based on nothing but white supremacy, it’s with a president like Donald Trump whom left-leaning, sensible moderates would never cast a ballot for. Otherwise, the myth of electability ensures a future of old moderate white candidates who throw empty promises at black voters and are unwilling to take the bold steps that are needed to fight discrimination.But that’s how white supremacy works.
Let's recap:
This whole saga started when African Americans elected Doug Jones to the United States Senate. To be fair Doug Jones didn't ask for or even want our help but we knew what was at stake with the alternative plus he was running on the fact he prosecuted the killer of the Four Little Girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL.  We honestly thought he was the real deal.  Little did we know after the election he was going to throw the people who bought him to the party to the back of the party bus faster than a New York minute and pander to the right for political gain.  #MissionAccomplished white voters who don't want to vote for any of the Republican candidates for obvious reasons have their candidate in Doug Jones. Time will tell if enough whites will vote for him to make up for the Black block vote he threw away but EYE am betting it will because this is #SweetHomeAlabama.

But here is the Political Play of the Decade: For Democrats to have any realistic hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate from Republicans they need to hold on to Jones seat. So control of the U.S. Senate is in the control of Alabama's Black block vote and we are damned if we vote for Doug Jones and damned if we don't.  

Ain't that a dip?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The DNC Credentials Committee Overturned the ADP Election because of alleged "voting irregularities"

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Fighting Voter Suppression
The Alabama Democratic Party has 90 days to hold an election for its chairman and vice chairman positions.
That’s according to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which has vacated the state party’s 2018 officer elections following a vote by the credentials committee on Thursday afternoon.
Current Party Chair Nancy Worley and her Vice Chair Randy Kelley will also be allowed to continue serving in their respective roles until the election, which will be overseen by the DNC, takes places.
The DNC’s decisions follows an evidentiary hearing held Monday regarding two complaints lodged against the 2018 officer elections.
“With (Worley) and (Kelley) presiding over the meeting,” one complaint read. “The elections were conducted in a sloppy and haphazard manner that was easily susceptible to manipulation. The elections were deliberately manipulated in order to favor Worley, Kelley and all other incumbent SDEC officers.”
Worley had won re-election in August by a narrow margin of 101-89 against a challenger who was backed by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. According to the AP, one challenge alleges that, while these 190 votes were recorded only 142 state committee members signed in to the meeting.
That's right (pun intended) the party that Booed Representative Maxine Waters and mocked members of the House of Representatives who were trying to tell them there were voting irregularities not once but twice, overturned an election over alleged voting irregularities
“Is there one United States senator who will join me in this letter of objection?” Waters said to boos from Republicans. None did.
As Waters began to speak, House Speaker Paul Ryan was seen seated behind Biden laughing at the overture.
After the vote, Biden told some of the House Democrats who tried to object why he had cut them off.
“Basically, it was the rules and we understand that,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who led the effort to object to Trump’s election.
Trump received 304 electoral votes, compared with the 227 won by his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, according to the official vote tally.
Although the white male dominated media claims the DNC (Democratic National Committee) overturned the ADP it was the DNC Credentials Committee who did the dirty deed.  There is just one problem...EYE can't find where the DNC Credential Committee has the authority to overturn and supervise a state party election.
Credentials Committee:
The Credentials Committee is responsible for resolving any questions regarding the seating of delegates and alternates to the Convention. This committee is expected to meet sometime prior to the Convention.
Assumes jurisdiction over any credentials challenges not resolved by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee 57 days before the Convention, or challenges filed after that date.
Recommends final resolution of any outstanding challenge or dispute related to the seating of delegates and alternates.
Issues a report that is considered as the first item of business at the National Convention.
The DNC Credentials Committee made a recommendation but the DNC has the final say so it's not over. 
DNC members often make proposals on national issues, Party policies, and procedures. Before a matter is considered by the full membership, it is reviewed by one of the DNC’s standing committees. Each of the DNC’s standing committees have about 30 members who represent a cross-section of the membership of the full committee. These committees report their recommendations on the matters before them to the full DNC, which in turn debates and votes on the recommendations.

The Credentials Committee is responsible for hearing disputes about the credentials of National Committee members, and making a recommendation about whom the DNC should seat.
So time will tell if the DNC is going to overthrow the election of Nancy Worley and Randy Kelly and supervise a new election.  And if they do vote to overturn the election, who is going to supervise the DNC Credentials Committee?   If the recommendation to overturn the election due to alleged voting irregularities is upheld by the DNC it will set the ADP on a course of no return.
And what do you have if you get rid of Reed and his bunch of people?

The Dixiecrats were a political party organized in the summer of 1948 by conservative white southern Democrats committed to states' rights and the maintenance of segregation and opposed to federal intervention into race, and to a lesser degree, labor relations. The Dixiecrats, formally known as the States' Rights Democratic Party, were disturbed by their region's declining influence within the national Democratic Party. The Dixiecrats held their one and only convention in Birmingham.
Be careful what you ask for. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

A DNC #ValentinesDayMassacre in #SweetHomeAlabama

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EYE know it's been a while but I felt compelled to get back in the saddle in light of the recent attempt to overthrow Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley and replace her with a white male after a coup engineered by Alabama Senator Doug (DINO) Jones failed.
Longtime incumbent Nancy Worley defeated Montgomery attorney Peck Fox as chair of the Alabama Democratic Party after Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) nominated and backed the challenger during the intraparty elections.
Minutes before the meeting, Jones shocked Alabama’s political world by announcing his backing of the leadership coup. Alabama’s junior senator signaled that he wanted change and lamented that the state’s Democratic Party had not helped him enough during his victory over Judge Roy Moore in 2017.
So after the latest "hostile takeover" failed the Sore Losers went whining to the DNC (Democratic National Committee). 
Two challenges were filed saying multiple rules were broken to "stack the deck" in favor of Worley and Vice Chairman Randy Kelley. One challenge notes that 190 votes were cast when only 142 state committee members signed in at the meeting.
What part of the candidate with the most votes wins don't they understand?  But let's be clear, this isn't about broken rules, it's about a segment of whites within the Alabama Democratic Party who don't want to share power with blacks.  They want to dilute what little power African Americans have by diluting the minority caucus.
While I disagree with Dr. Reed on many issues, I do think he has a valid point when he notes that including women in the definition of “minority” in this section would have arguably undesirable consequences. It would put white women – who, due to the racial composition of House districts and the Bylaws, constitute a large number of SDEC seats – in the minority caucus, which was historically designed to insure racial equity. I know most of the proponents of recent Bylaw amendments, and I do not think for an instant that any of them contemplate actions that would make the SDEC unrepresentatively white. But that would be the exact effect of the Shadoin Amendment, in the form in which it was submitted.
When what sounds right is not right (pun intended) 
Just because something sounds like the right thing to do doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. Voter ID laws sound like the right thing to do until you look at the motive behind them. The motive behind the so-calleddiversity amendment is to dilute the power of the Alabama Democratic Conference. Links inserted for emphasis.
The Alabama Democratic Conference, formerly known as theBlack Political Caucus of Alabama, was established in 1960. Its leaders were African Americans who wished to encourage all voters, but especially other African Americans, to vote for the democratic candidate, who at the time was John F. Kennedy with vice president Lyndon B. Johnson. The founders of this influential group include Arthur Shores, Rufus Lewis, .Dr. C.G. Gomillion, Q. D. Adams, Isom Clemon, and Beulah Johnson.All of these individuals held respectable positions in their communities and were looked up to by the people, especially by other African Americans.
Bloody Coup Accomplished! The sore losers get a do-over.

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
EYE say if they want a party that wants blacks to be seen and not heard, let them have at it.