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Introducing Operation Backbone, a petition to let Democrats in congress know we want them to stand up to corporate interests. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Leading Democrats on Capitol Hill don’t think their party is in a state of crisis. In an interview with Politico published Thursday, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid brushed off questions about whether the Republican Party had reduced the Democratic Party to a smoking pile of rubble in the 2016 elections.
“They have Trump, I understand that. But I don’t think the Democratic Party is in that big of trouble,” Reid said. “I mean, if (FBI Director James) Comey kept his mouth shut, we would have picked up a couple more Senate seats and we probably would have elected Hillary.”
Reid’s comments mirror those of some other powerful Democrats. Earlier this month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also downplayed the extent to which Democrats would have to change in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“I don’t think people want a new direction,” Pelosi said of her party. Asked after the election why Democrats hadn’t retaken the House, Pelosi also pointed to Comey’s letter and said, "He became the leading Republican political operative in the country — wittingly or unwittingly.””*
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