The Democrats, after a fairly strident campaign voted for former Obama Deputy Attorney General and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez over Rep.Keith Ellison (D-MN) to head the Democrat National Committee(DNC).
As I pointed out elsewhere, there was very little ideological difference between Perez and Ellison. it was always really a matter of style, backers and ethnicity. In fact, Perez immediately appointed Keith Ellison as his Assistant DNC head. Sorry, Alan Dershowitz. You can stay Democrat, but it’s still the new home of anti-semitism and you and other Jews of your persuasion had best get used to that.
I’ve already examined in detail Keith Ellison’s record of racism, anti-semitism and his connections with the Nation of Islam as well as Islamist, Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR, the Muslim Public Affairs Committee(MPAC) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. He’s also anti-Israel and a serious Marxist who is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and is on record as supporting reparations for black Americans and an all-black, geographically self-contained U.S. “homeland.”
Thomas Perez is cut out of exactly the same cloth with a couple of important difference. While Keith Ellison favored a more in your face activist style, Perez is more of a sleazy, backroom type of operator. WikiLeaks revealed quite a bit about him. He openly colluded with the Clinton campaign and the DNC to destroy Bernie Sanders and rig the game for Hillary. During the 2016 DNC primary, Perez e-mailed John Podesta and encouraged the Clinton campaign to paint Sanders as a “candidate of whites” in order to discourage non-whites from voting for him. And there’s a lot more.
Thomas Perez has a long history of being one of the Obama Administration’s loyal courtiers and soldiers. Keith Ellison, by contrast, is an outsider championed by the likes of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. While Ellison ended up being second in command as a sop to the Democrat’s über-progressives, picking Thomas Perez is a clear signal that the Democrats are still Obama’s party. Many of the insiders who voted for DNC head understood that and followed his orders.
Another aspect of this is ethic. Obama figures that the black constituency and their votes are the property of the Democrat Party. They feel that they don’t have to do much to get black votes. That demographic can largely be ignored, and even though some blacks have figured this out, many have not. The real target now for the Democrats is Latinos. And as such, some of their issues will be illegal migrants, fighting voter ID laws, redistricting and amnesty. There are some major flaws in this strategy, but I digress. Meanwhile Perez has already started to implement this, calling the Trump administration racist and a “return to Jim Crow’ in a speech here at the Latino Political Power Summit today:
Muslims are another new target demographic, and as we’ll see, from their obvious joy in Keith Ellison’s high position in the DNC , expect CAIR and similar Islamist groups to celebrate Tom Perez’s election as DNC head. He’s been a firm and valuable ally in the past.