Obama’s former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was narrowly elected Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez then quickly moved to appoint Representative Keith Ellison (D-MI) as his deputy-Chairman. Ellison said, “It’s my honor to serve this party under the chairmanship of Tom Perez.”
Perez was a staunch Hillary supporter while Ellison’s bid for the DNC chairmanship was supported by Bernie Sanders. Why is this important?
Kevin Gosztola in a column titled “Labor Secretary Advised Clinton To Cast Sanders As Candidate Of Whites To Turn Off Minorities” reported:
Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who has spent a considerable amount of time boosting Hillary Clinton’s campaign, offered advice in February on how to change the narrative so people of color were discouraged from supporting Bernie Sanders.
The advice was sent in an email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which was published as part of a third batch of emails released by WikiLeaks.
“Nevada is an opportunity to fight back on so many levels,” Perez argued. “First, the current storyline is that she does not connect well with young voters. Given that Nevada is far more demographically representative of America, I am confident that HRC can do well with all African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans (don’t forget the sizeable [sic] population of Asian Americans in Nevada, including Filipinos.).”
Perez continued, “Emmy and the team have a good plan to attract all minority voters. When we do well there, then the narrative changes from Bernie kicks ass among young voters to Bernie does well only among young white liberals—that is a different story and a perfect lead in to South Carolina, where once again, we can work to attract young voters of color. So I think Nevada is a real opportunity, and I would strongly urge HRC to get out there within a couple days of [New Hampshire].”
in his February 21st, 2017 Washington Times column “Support of Ellison for DNC chief the next test of Sanders’ movement” wrote:
The Kansas Democratic Party was searching for a big name to headline its annual dinner and asked the candidates running to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee for help landing a guest.
He was also one of Mr. Ellison’s early backers, helping establish the Minnesotan as the pick of anti-establishment types in the party’s liberal wing and in the race for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship.
Some Democrats are privately wondering what Mr. Sanders will get in return for his efforts behind Mr. Ellison, one of two front-runners in a surprisingly large field of candidates for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.
In a column titled “Van Jones Says Muslim Keith Ellison Is Future of the Democratic Party,” published in PJ Media on January 1, 2017 Tyler O’Neil reported:
On CNN, liberal activist Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones said that “the Clinton days are over” in the Democratic Party, and pointed to two emerging leaders as the future of a more progressive political party focused on identity politics. Naturally, he chose two racial minority members of Congress — and the extremely controversial first Muslim congressman.
“You have to understand, I think that the Clinton days are over,” Jones told CNN’s Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “This idea that we’re going to be this moderate party … those days are over.” Jones called for a new generation of Democrat leadership, touting California Attorney General Kamala Harris (an anti-free speech activist) and Representative Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress and a candidate for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship.
“I think that Keith Ellison is very important because he is somebody who represents the progressive wing of the party,” Jones declared. “On thing that happened, when Hillary Clinton had a chance to make a VP pick, she didn’t pick someone from the progressive wing, which made it much harder to heal the wounds with the [Bernie] Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing. Keith Ellison represents that wing very, very well.” [Emphasis added]
In the column “Muslim Supremicist Rep. Keith Ellison is future of Democratic Party” Robert Spencer writes:
Ellison has spoken at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Yet ISNA has actually admitted its ties to Hamas, which styles itself the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Justice Department actually classified ISNA among entities “who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
It gets worse. In 2008, Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Muslim American Society is a Muslim Brotherhood organization: “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” That’s from the Chicago Tribune in 2004, in an article that is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb.
Also, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) raised large amounts of for Ellison’s first campaign, and he has spoken at numerous CAIR events. Yet CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
This is today’s Democratic Party.
Ellison at a 1992 protest said that “black people don’t live in a democracy” and “don’t have an obligation” to obey the government. So is that not black supremacism?
With their holding the reigns of power in the Democrat Party, the views of Perez and Ellison are now mainstream Democrat ideology and policy. Win at all costs, denigrate your opponent and promote racism and black supremacy as the new-normal.
This the long awaited creating of the Red/Green alliance in the Democratic National Committee. The Marxists joined at the hip with the Islamists. The Democrat Party is now the party of Marx, Mohammed, Manning and Meryl.
This is the party of identity politics.