Democrats: How Do We Attract White People?
Warren: Go Further Left.
The Democratic Party is in shambles and some in the party are disgusted with the leadership corruption. Just before the Democratic national convention, the party chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, resigned along with three senior party leaders. Donna Brazil was appointed acting chairperson and she was caught lying. Nancy Pelosi is under attack today and she postponed the House Minority leadership selection process, fearing that if the vote were taken today, she would be ousted.
One would think that with the liberals under attack, the selection of a new party chairperson, one who would have the responsibility to rebuild the party, might be more moderate. One might think that, but the thought would be wrong. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are promoting the congressman from Minnesota, Keith Ellison, for DNC Chairman.
One might say the leadership is doubling down, attempting to find someone who just might try to turn the party even further left. How they think moving further to the left will make the Democrats closer to White people is beyond me. Even Bernie said he is embarrassed the Democrats don’t know how to talk with White people.
Let’s use a baseball analogy to score the acceptability of Keith Ellison to Trump voters. Notice that I didn’t say Republican voters, because the polling data shows that more than Republicans voted for Trump.
“It didn’t occur to me.”
Do you remember when Bill Clinton met on the Arizona tarmac with the attorney general? When she was questioned, she said that it didn’t occur to her that it would be a problem. Mr. Ellison said that it didn’t occur to him that it would be a problem that when he took the oath of office, he did not swear on the bible, but instead a Koran.
Thinking that taking the oath of office in America on the Koran didn’t occur to him that some, if not many people, would be offended.
Powerlineblog.com said of Ellison’s 2006 run for a seat in Congress that he once identified himself with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. He referred to himself by name, calling himself Keith X. Ellison, and sometimes he called himself Keith Ellison-Muhammad. The Washington Post reported that Ellis defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989, and in 1990 he called affirmative action a ‘sneaky’ form of compensation for slavery. He called for reparations, and yet the War on Poverty, which was designed to help lift up black people, cost American taxpayers $20 trillion.
In 2006 Ellison acknowledged that he had worked for the Nation of Islam, but only for 18 months to help organize the Million Man March. He later distanced himself from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam saying, “I hadn’t scrutinized the group’s anti-Semitic positions appropriately.” He went on to say, “They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did.”
His judgment was clouded because he did not do his homework about the bigotry in the Nation of Islam. If one doesn’t do his homework, how can he lead.
The Washington Post reported that during the 2006 election, Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and James Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, spoke at an August 25 fundraiser for Ellison. Awad and Ellison knew each other, as they attended the University of Minnesota Law School at the same time. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ellison accepted individual contributions from Nihad Awad and another leader of CAIR.. Ellison responded that he had fully disclosed all contributions and said that he had ‘nothing to hide.’ Ellison stressed that individuals from CAIR supported him, and that the non-profit organization itself did not endorse his candidacy.
His Republican opponent in the race, Alan Fine, criticized Ellison for accepting these contributions, saying that CAIR was “a group that Democrats say has deep ties to terrorism” In response to Ellison’s opponents, CAIR leaders Parvez Ahmed and Nihad Awad wrote, “We are proud of our personal donations to Ellison’s campaign” and derided any ‘guilt by association’ arguments.
Campaign finance violations
In early 2006, the Minnesota State Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reprimanded Ellison for unreported campaign contributions, discrepancies in cash balances, and misclassified disbursements during his campaigns for the Minnesota House of Representatives. These transgressions occurred in the years 2002–04. In 2005, the board opened an investigation and Ellison was subpoenaed and fined.
Ellison was repeatedly fined for late filings, and he was sued twice by the Attorney General of Minnesota and warned about absent or incomplete disclosures. Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing, but the truth.
When Keith Ellison took the oath of office for his seat in Congress, he placed his hand on the Koran. If selected as the new head of the Democratic National Committee, will he swear allegiance to the Koran or the Constitution? He has declared himself a Muslim who follows the Koran and the Hadiths; will he support the Constitution or will he try to influence the Democratic Party to accept a duality of both the Constitution and Koran in America?
I understand that Keith is from Minneapolis, and that city has the highest number of people from Somalia in the United States. Some of the people are demanding that Sharia law be used when prosecuting Muslims, not the Constitution. The question needs to be asked whether these people have assimilated into America? Or have they just transported their language, culture, history, and laws from one country to another? Many Americans, when learning about the possibility of Mr. Ellison being considered as head of the DNC, might just ask what are the Democrats thinking?