The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

No Consequence

Two contemporaneous positions have set a new low for hypocrisy: 
Position 1:  The Democrats have spent the last few months suggesting that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite. They base this accusation on -- exactly nothing.

Position 2:  This weekend, the same party that got the vapors over Trump's short delay in condemning anti-Semitic acts at a St. Louis cemetery,  generated 200 votes out of 435 (~46 percent) for Keith Ellison as Chairman of the DNC.
To their credit, the majority of Democratic delegates votes for a more mainstream chairman, Tom Perez. I applaud them for that.

But 46 percent (nearly half) voted for Ellison. In an earlier post, I outlined Ellison's deep and irrefutable anti-Semitic roots and his rabid anti-Israel positions. It seems that none of that matters to the new Democratic #resistance. After all, as I said in my previous post, the Dems really, really wanted to achieve a long sought-after trifecta—a true leftist, who is also and person a color, and a Muslim.

Thankfully, Ellison lost, but his support was surprisingly strong among an increasingly left-wing party.

It's also interesting to note how the Democrat's trained hamsters in the media showed little interest in Ellison's sordid background, and made absolutely no comment (other than reporting the results) on the fact that almost half of all delegates supported him.

Imagine for just a moment that half of all GOP delegates voted for a leader with ties to the KKK or a neo-Nazi group. The media would be apoplectic. Ellison is an anti-Semite, but I guess that's of no consequence to a significant minority of the left-wing #resistance.