The Democratic National Committee has opted out of a partnership with the Women’s March, with one source citing a growing number of instances of anti-Semitism among the group’s leadership. The split comes just days before this year’s march is scheduled to, according to the website, “flood the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across the globe.”
The group was launched in 2017 as an outlet for leftists unable to cope with the inauguration of President Trump. Democrats latched onto the movement as a means to resist Trump, though the marches had little bearing on the President’s standing. It was a means to foment hatred of their political opponent and stir up the base.
Now, after several reports of anti-Semitism within the group, the DNC has finally packed it in.
— Jewish News Syndicate (@JNS_org) January 15, 2019
In what Haaretz describes as a “major blow,” the DNC “joined the list of organizations who have broken with the national Women’s March group following controversy regarding the affiliation of the group’s co-chairs with Nation leader Louis Farrakhan.”
They’re Right to Sever Ties
They’re a little late to the dance, but the DNC is right to distance themselves from the Women’s March.
Linda Sarsour, the organization’s founder, has long held radical anti-Semitic stances and partnerships. She took part in and spoke at a Nation of Islam event organized by Farrakhan in 2015. Sarsour also urged followers to conduct a “jihad” against President Trump.
This past Monday, Tamika Mallory, another leader in the group, appeared on “The View” and actually defended her previous praise of Farrakhan who has referred to Jews as “termites” and praised Hitler as “a very great man.”
Mallory, who attended an anti-Semitic speech by Farrakhan and was photographed embracing him in years prior, defended her presence at those events saying, “Just because you go into a space with someone that does not mean that you agree with everything that they say.”
When View co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out Mallory also called Farrakhan the “greatest of all time,” she tried to deflect the criticism, claiming:
I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric. I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.
Meghan McCain lambasted her for that defense, saying “I would never be comfortable supporting someone who [said] … ‘I’m not anti-Semite, I’m anti-termite. It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality.’”
Meghan McCain savages them https://t.co/4O1RwcQgzN
— Joe Duenas (@SSCJoeDuenas) January 14, 2019
“A lot of people — by a lot of people I include me in this — think you’re using your organization as anti-Semitism masked in activism and that you’re using identity politics to shield yourself from critiques,” McCain added.
The Rank Hypocrisy Is Real
Now that we’ve given them credit for turning their back on Farrakhan-supporting leaders in the Women’s March, it’s time to call out the DNC for its utter hypocrisy. If the group legitimately wantd to see anti-Semitism and associations with extremists like Farrakhan, they needn’t look very far beyond their own party.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, mere months ago, stood for a photo with Farrakhan. Holder is considered a potential challenger for the Democrat party presidential nomination in 2020.
Just on Tuesday, newly-elected Muslim Ilhan Omar defended a past anti-Semitic remark she had made on Twitter in which she said, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
The DNC and Democrat lawmakers have consistently refused to denounce any of these people.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession