I think the problem runs deeper and is more prevalent with the “not Republican” brand in the wholesale adoption of messaging experts that force (culturally) self-censorship on the movers and shakers in any governmental organization. I watched this fascination inside governmental agencies (at all levels, local, state and federal) which tend to have something akin to the corporate Democratic culture.
Yes, the brand is “sh$t”. It took nearly 25 years (since Clinton’s first term) to get this low point. In my opinion, it’s all about the insiders controlling the message 24/7. Open and frank discussions within these organizations are strictly forbidden. Those with the courage to pursue these discussions anyway are swiftly ostracized and punished (mostly lack of access to the inner circle) for extended periods of time.
The shenanigans of the DNC during the 2016 presidential primaries (coupled with Hillary’s private backyard meetings fundraisers with wealthy elites) formed the icing for the cake. We felt they couldn’t get much lower or mendacious. But we were wrong. The post election manufactured outrage directed at Russian “hacking” of the election was designed to distract and misdirect attention away from the manifest corruption of the Hillary machine.
Nearly two years later, not one piece of actionable evidence has been produced. Innuendo, double-speak, cynicism and shunning are used to silence those that question the corporate media and corporate Democrats narrative.
The DNC will not likely survive much longer than the RNC. The curtain has been lifted and anyone with eyes can see the whole stinking system is rigged. No one in politics can be trusted any longer to be ethical and honorable with the People. Americans are very slow learners I guess. But even a blind squirrel will find an acorn from time to time.