The Huffington Post reports that interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile got quite an earful when she tried to rally the troops on Thursday. As Brazile gave a speech to 150 staffers she was interrupted by someone identified only as Zach who refused to be mollified:
“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”
Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.
“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”
After that outburst, which was confirmed to HuffPost by two people in the room, Zach walked out. That’s sort of cool. Certainly his rant about Brazile not being trustworthy and backing a flawed candidate is priceless. It sounds as if he was reading some of those Wikileaks stories in his off-hours. It also makes me wonder how many other disillusioned DNC staffers were listening to Brazile drone on and thinking about finding a new job.
So Zach gets some points for courage but he really went overboard claiming he’s going to “die from climate change.” Here’s a little word problem that could appear on the next DNC job application:
Zach would have lived to 80 but is now going to die 40 years earlier because of climate change. If Zach is 20 now, when does the world end?
Answer: 2036 is the date when at least one former DNC staffer thinks human life on earth will cease to exist. That seems a bit extreme even for a disgruntled former DNC staffer.