Last week DSA member and Jefferson County School Board Vice Chair Chris Kolb published a provocative proposal in the Courier-Journal:
After the annihilation of Kentucky Democrats in this week’s election, we will inevitably hear that the state party has some “soul searching” to do. There’s only one problem: You can’t engage in soul searching if there’s no soul to search.
No one has any idea what Democrats stand for. Democrats don’t seem to be fighting for anything in particular. Democrats offer no vision of a better Kentucky. But according to the Democrats, it’s always the voters who fail them as opposed to the other way around.
An organization this ineffectual and obtuse cannot be salvaged. The Kentucky Democratic Party should simply disband, and anyone who cares about our state should line up to give their money and volunteer time to Rep. Attica Scott, Rep. Charles Booker and anyone they invite to work with them to build a truly grassroots organization. Wealthy Democrats should write them blank checks with no strings attached.
You can read the whole op-ed here.