DPVA Chair Brian Moran’s Group Has George W. Bush Speaking at Its Upcoming Convention

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    Man, do we ever need a change in “leadership” at the Democratic Party of Virginia. Check this out:

    In one life, Brian Moran leads the Democratic Party of Virginia, and will be at the DPVA State Convention in June. Two weeks later, he will flip to his other life as an executive for the for-profit college industry at their convention– and check out who he will be hanging out with there…

    Not a big surprise given the Politico article that said Brian was taking instructions on legislative strategy from Eric Cantor’s office.

    That’s right, Brian Moran will be hanging out with George W. Bush, whose “Administration’s deliberate actions made it easier for bad actors among for-profit schools to engage in a decade of waste, fraud, and abuse that has earned them billions in profits but has left many former students deep in debt and without job prospects.” As I’ve said before, just imagine the head of the Republican Party of Virginia simultaneously leading the AFL-CIO, Greenpeace, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, or NARAL? Right, it’s impossible to imagine, because it would never happen. But Democrats? Sure, we’re fine with our chair simultaneously heading up – now he’s back to being “only” Executive Vice President, Government Relations and General Counsel – a group that systematically scams the taxpayer, rips off the government, and harms the lives of veterans, minorities and poor people. Yeah, sure, it works for me! (snark) How about you?

    • Mike1987
    • kindler

      We need leaders who are in touch with the grassroots and appeal to the people — not inside-the-Beltway influence-peddlers hobnobbing with the 1%.

      A DPVA that is this clueless will hand the state on a silver platter to Governor Cuccinelli. We can’t let that happen.  

    • The Richmonder

      Can’t really do anything about it unless you are a member of a committee.

      How many will attend the DPVA convention?

    • blue bronc

      Will the guy bring along his undead friend?

    • commentator1

      There could be a demonstration at the convention (with signs, etc.). I know the Republicans would eat it up, but it might be worth it simply for the embarrassment factor. The only problem is I think Brian is far past the stage of being able to be embarrassed.

    • The Richmonder

      Like all other political parties in the United States, the DPVA is a private organization.  It is very difficult to alter the course of an organization like DPVA by just complaining from the outside (though I do my fair share of that as well).  

      To make lasting change we need to join our local committees and pack them with good progressives.  Most committees are dying for new members, so it would require recruiting a relatively small number of progressives per committee to install a “safety valve” to protect against another Brian Moran.