A Tale Of Two Democrat Responses To Hate *Open Thread*

March 20, 2018 by

That would be the hatred still being spewed by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. As time has gone on, it seems a number of prominent Democrats have a relationship with Farrakhan which they are in no hurry to change. And that is putting it mildly.

To the Democrats in a moment, but I want to provide an update to a recent post (“The Suits Are Coming…“) in which I mentioned the unapologetic connection of a number of Women’s March leaders to Louis Farrakhan. Well, despite the lack of response by the Women’s March leaders, others are not so sanguine about the connection to a rabidly racist anti-Semite. From the New York Post via Legal Insurrection:

The Women’s March — a civil-rights group at the center of protests against the Trump presidency — is losing top staffers and supporters over its leadership’s refusal to denounce a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic rant by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The latest to jump ship is high-profile staffer Alyssa Klein, who quit last week as the group’s social-media director.

Klein called Farrakhan “a dangerous troll,” and tweeted on March 5 that Women’s March leaders are “turning a blind eye to the hate spoken about a group of people.”

Regional branches in Canada, Florida and Washington, DC, have condemned the leadership’s unwillingness to speak out against Farrakhan.

Some of the former members spoke out about the impact of the collusion between Farrakhan and the Women’s March leaders:

That top leadership of the Women’s March won’t decry Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia enrages many of the group’s supporters.

“If . . . these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft told The Post.

Goldsheft is behind a Change.org petition that calls on Women’s March sponsors to cut ties to “hate” and seeks a purge of the movement’s leadership.

“You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut . . . I’m really wounded,” said former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs, 49, a Manhattan resident. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

I am sure a number of these women do feel stabbed in the back by the leadership. As well they should. And honestly,  it’s about damn time. this organization lost members and staff. It begs the question of what took them so long?? Seriously. They should have demanded the leaders either distance themselves or step down, but instead, they are bleeding staff and members. Serves them right, I reckon.

But the Women’s March leaders aren’t the only ones not getting the memo on disassociating themselves from a hate monger like Farrakhan. Nope. Seems there are some who are doubling down on their support FOR Farrakhan. That would be Al Sharpton’s organization, Black Lives Matter, and the New Black Panther Party, to name a few. For real. They are organizing a rally to support Louis Farrakhan. From BizPacReview:

More than 100 organizers “will go office-to-office to deal with the GOP representatives that are leading this campaign, in specific Congressman Todd Rokita,” according to the press release.

“The lobbyist [sic] will visit members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are under pressure to condemn Minister Farrakhan though the Congressional Black Caucus has yet to muster enough strength to introduce a resolution condemning that he repeated, vile and foul bigoted and reckless comments by President Donald Trump.”

“The coalition will be lobbying key members of Congress-the GOP in particular-to condemn President Donald J. Trump and to leave Louis Farrakhan alone. Please do not try to stop us because we will not turn back. We will represent professionally and politically vigorously,” the press release said.

“We cannot allow a politically hypocritical political situation to exist whereas an openly racist president, Donald Trump is given a free pass and to spew racist venom and racist policies by a confederate based GOP; and then they have the gall to issue an official legislative condemnation of a private citizen and Black leader who is dearly beloved by the masses,” said Black Lawyers for Justice president Malik Zulu Shabazz, one of the protest organizers.

Shabazz, a former leader of the New Black Panthers, has a long history of anti-Semitism and once shouted at a protest: “Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!” That’s according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization which has tracked Shabazz’s anti-Semitism for years. The press release lists Shabazz as the point of contact for the protest. He did not return an email seeking comment. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Wow, what a prince of a guy that Shabazz is, huh? Yep, he and Farrakhan seem to be two peas in a pod.

Ironic, isn’t it, that in the course of defending a hate monger and racist like Farrakhan has no qualms laying into Trump for being a RACIST, despite there being no evidence of the latter and PLENTY of the former. For instance, here is Farrakhan showing his love for white people:

And then there is this little gem from Minister Farrakhan (if you can stand to watch it all):

So you can see why Democrat Representatives like Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL),  James Clyburn, the Nepotist from South Carolina, and Maxine Waters, (D-CA), have refused to distance themselves from this man. Ahem. I mean, really – a racist Anti-Semite is A-Okay with them, apparently.

Same for Al Sharpton, that charlatan who has been wrong on every single case he has spearheaded. Every single one, yet he keeps insinuating himself into case after case where he declares RACISM to be the cause. Except where racism is on display front and center in the case of Louis Farrakhan, that is.

Never mind that Farrakhan is also a misogynist and homophobe, two well documented issues with the Minister. Yet, Democrats, both elected and affiliated, continue to support him. From the Daily Caller:

Third, several House Democrats have been revealed to have closer relationships with Farrakhan than previously known. (RELATED: Rep. Carson Confirms 2015 Hotel Room Meeting With Ellison And Farrakhan)

That includes deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison, a Democratic congressman from Minnesota. Ellison was revealed to have misled the public for years about his relationship with Farrakhan. Ellison repeatedly claimed that his relationship with Farrakhan ended before he first ran for Congress in 2006.

However, new reporting has shown that Ellison attended multiple meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress. The Washington Post awarded Ellison “Four Pinocchios,” their worst possible rating, for claiming that his relationship with Farrakhan ended in 2006. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh huh. Big liars, the pack of them, especially Rep. Ellison (Ben Shapiro has a great article on that), not to mention raging hypocrites,. As the coalition of Sharpton, Black Lives Matter, and the New Black Panthers demonstrate, many people are fine with the hate-filled messages Farrakhan continues to spew.

But at least some folks are finally disassociating themselves from Nation of Islam Farrakhan, a hate monger in the worse way on a host of levels. Whether or not more Democrats will remains to be seen.

What are your thoughts? This is an Open Thread.