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Rep Ellison Blames This Former President for the Current State of the Democrat Party

The democrat party has been struggling for over a year now.

Possibly the largest casualty of the party was Hillary Clinton – the former Secretary of State cited WikiLeaks as one of the main reasons why she was unable to win the November election.

In late February, the DNC held a special election to fill their top spot — and the competition got a little dicey. Hillary Clinton’s loyal supporters rallied for former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, while Senator Sanders and a number of his supporters coalesced around Keith Ellison (D-MN).

When Perez came out on top, he tried to make amends by naming Ellison as his deputy chair – and then he asked for the resignation of the committee.

Perez is now touring with Sanders, trying to fill empty spots on the committee and bring the party back together, a task he likened to “repairing a plane at 20,000 feet.”

And Deputy Chair Keith Ellison may have just may have made Perez’s job harder.

Speaking at the University of Minnesota, Ellison blamed many of the Democratic Party’s failure at the feet of former President Obama:

“Barack Obama could have been a better party leader, and I think the fact that he wasn’t put his legacy in jeopardy.

Your legacy is not a building that he’s going to construct in Chicago housing his presidential papers. His legacy is the work he’s done, which I believe is tremendous. But given we lost a lot of statehouse seats, governorships, secretary of states, his true legacy is in danger, and I think he can’t say that he wasn’t part of those losses. Who else, right?”

Ellison argued that Obama failed to help his party campaign in state races:

“He should have been far more out there in 2010, which was a year when we were going to be doing redistricting. He should’ve been campaigning like he was on the ballot and should have been very visible.

He’s great at getting himself elected but should’ve worked much more closely with Congress, and I think in 2014 we had record low voter turnout … and I think that too really was a time when he needed to be visible and present and very engaged. He needed to raise money for state legislative races.”

Ellison may have had a point: former President Obama claimed in late December 2016 that he could have won a third term as president in a race against Donald Trump – but Democrats across the nation lost 1,042 seats during Obama’s eight years.