Apparently the Democrats are determined to go down the same road as the British Labor Party, responding to a stunning election loss by lurching hard to the left and handing the reins to a crazy person utterly incapable of governing or leading them out of the political wilderness.
For the Brits, it’s commie nutter Jeremy Corbin, but in his defense, he is at least a seemingly pleasant man with a quick smile and an all be it misguided sincerity.
The Democrats, never ones to be outdone when it comes to shooting themselves in the foot, doubling down on stupid by selecting exactly the sort of leader that horrifies middle America and convinces the Christian working class that the left hates them…of course they are right, but the Dems could at least try to sell the lie.
Instead they are poised to nominate Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison as the new head of the DNC. If you though Debbie Wasserman-Shultz was a real peach, wait until you get a look at Ellison.
He’s a perpetually angry black Muslim radical with nothing in common with the working class voters that fled the Democrats over safe spaces, open borders, transgendered restrooms and the rest.
But oh, Ellison is so much uglier than just that, as Instapundit reports…
In 1997, when Joanne Jackson, executive director of the Minneapolis Initiative Against Racism (MIAR), allegedly said that, “Jews are among the most racist white people”, Ellison, using his religious name Mohammed, read a statement supporting her on behalf of the The Minneapolis-St. Paul Study Group of the Nations of Islam: “[We] stand by Ms. Jackson. We stand by the truth contained in the remarks attributed to her, and by her right to express her view without sanction.
In the second [of two articles written for the Minnesota Daily], “Hakim” [Ellison’s pen name] demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks. In February 1990, Ellison participated in sponsoring Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) to speak at the law school on the subject “Zionism: Imperialism, White Supremacy or Both?” Jewish law students met personally with Ellison and appealed to him not to sponsor the speech at the law school; he rejected their appeal, and, as anticipated, Ture gave a notoriously anti-Semitic speech.
Black separatist? Check.
Oh, and he’s a 9/11 truther too and he supports terrorist organization Muslim Brotherhood.
Good job, Democrats! Enjoy your richly deserved exile from political relevance.