SCDP Chairman Van Tuner
I felt this comment called for its own post.
12:07 P.M. in “What Happened?” said...
..."Chairman Turner has not controlled the Party and had no real knowledge of what a consolidated campaign was like. The co-chairs were amatuerish and relied on an ineffective "ballot" and attending meaningless events."
I do not agree with your assessment of Chairman Turner’s effort or skills. Van reminds me of President Obama. They both stepped into a difficult situation and instead of pointing a finger they put out a hand welcoming any and all who wanted to work together and get the job done. The fact is that there are some who don’t want to work together; they are bitter, divisive and ineffective.
Lexie Carter said it so well this morning on "Eyes on Memphis" when she alluded to the fact that it is time the Party aired it's dirty laundry and start addressing the problem. That problem, in my view, is dead weight in the Party. I stepped down as SCDP Secretary, as I stated, to deal with some family issues and my campaign, but I also became tired of what I saw. Sitting elevated, up front, and facing the members gave me a unique view. What I saw at every meeting were faces of people who were constantly angry, and bitter. I just got sick of it.
As a Community Organizer I spend my life trying to make the lives of others better. By doing so I find inner peace and joy. I can’t imagine spending my time backstabbing and spewing venom. There are some who can’t wait to tear into their fellow human being. Who would never let an opportunity to belittle someone pass him or her by. It has nothing to do with saving the Party or helping the average citizen improve their lives, it’s about self. To these people if you don’t want to help, if you aren’t happy with the leadership that has been working so hard to move us forward why don’t you just leave?
Van made countless calls for help from the members, only a few came forward. If you were one of the few thank you. If you did not step forward I’m forced to ask why? Why join a political party and not productively participate? Now I know that some members were busy actively working for a particular candidate. That I understand but still some time could have been found to lend a hand. No one person can save this Party. If it was not for Van I fear our situation would be far worse.
I am proud to be a Democrat and I am proud of our Chairman Van Turner.
That’s my view, what’s yours.