Johnw11 5pts While Rep. Ellison does not have a perfect "progressive" record -- for example, supporting Clinton's 2011 war on Libya, which resulted in racial genocide against Blacks in that country costing thousands of Black lives at the hands of Arabs -- he at least is better than Perez on most other issues.What Perez's selection means is that Dems have no intention of changing, and that the right-wing, corporatist, faction of the Dem outfit is still in firm control. They have no intention of abolishing "super delegates," whose role is to ensure that only corporatist / "Third Way" Dems such as Clintons and Obama are nominated at the presidential level. Their talk of "diversity" and "inclusion" and other rhetoric, is just that -- rhetoric.What is not often discussed is that the current right-wing DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) derived dominant faction of the Dem outfit was itself brought about in the 1980s (led by the Clintons and funded by the Koch Brothers) to appeal to more conservative white voters at the expense of Black interests. That's why Blacks have only gotten "vapors" since then from Dems. The only tangible things Blacks have received from them are pain: mass incarceration, welfare and adoption reform, job off-shoring (NAFTA), increased poverty, wealth lost, and increased unemployment, privatizing of public assets, etc., resulting in at least two-thirds of Black communities being in ruins or near ruins. No one can rationally contradict that fact.One reason for Clinton's 2016 lost to Trump was her overly relying on attracting "disaffected" with Trump white GOP voters at the expense of concrete policy prescriptions for Blacks. The failure of that strategy "predicted" her lost. The GOP voters stayed with Trump, and the Blacks stayed home.The unwillingness of Dems to return to their FDR / LBJ policies that attracted Blacks from the GOP to Dems in the first place, is proof that they do not take Blacks seriously. While Bernie Sanders keeps telling them that they must change in order to meet todays voter aspirations, they arrogantly ignore him. They are trying to make a "one-trick" pony do two tricks. They delusively believe that if they can keep the 2016 campaign (one they already lost) going forward against Trump they can win come next mid-terms and in the 2020 presidential. That is why, unlike previous elections, the 2016 campaign is still ongoing. It has not ended. The idea is to continue using "useful idiots" to oppose Trump on frivolous things as distractions, while Dems quietly support him on corporatist polices. Meanwhile, no Dem is talking seriously about the existential economic crisis African Americans are in. In their view, they don't have to. Instead, they pay Black "leadership" and media to viscerally (emotionally and anti-intellectually) distract Blacks with the "ongoing" 2016 "boogieman" campaign rhetoric against Trump . They hope that it will last until next election. It will not. If so, to no avail. Although Trump has offered an economic plan for Blacks, the assigned role of the Dem employed Blacks is to keep Blacks away from Trump at all times. So when one hears these people talk obsessively about Trump, as if the election didn't end on Nov. 8, 2016, it is not so much that they are insane as it is that they are working. Their job = keep Blacks away from Trump and on the Dem plantation for future elections.However, they are out-of-touch: everywhere, many Blacks have begun to demand that the "unelected" leaders sit down, shut up, and find another hustle. And that the "elected" leaders meet with Trump, review the advantages and disadvantages of his plan, and end the economic sufferings or prepare their own resumes for future employment elsewhere.