Riddle: What does a Democratic National Committee member say the moment he wakes up from a sound sleep?
Answer: The same thing he says during all his other waking hours, and the same thing DNC members have been saying for many decades: “Conservative racists and white supremacists are lurking everywhere.... Yeh-yeh-yeh … everywhere, everywhere.”
Consider the DNC's latest pathetic ad campaign, which reads: “If Trump wants us to believe he does not support white supremacy, tell him to fire the enablers of white supremacy working for him in the White House.” What's remarkable is that while the imaginary “white supremacy” of Trump's aides and advisers makes Democrats squawk with fiery indignation, the DNC not only countenances a number of very real, impossible-to-miss racial supremacists of its own, but it actually celebrates and honors them.
In August 2015, for instance, the DNC issued a formal resolution officially endorsing Black Lives Matter (BLM), a black supremacist movement founded in 2013 by a coterie of revolutionary Marxists. Numerous BLM activists have openly called for the murder of white police officers — and in some cases white people generally. Moreover, the demonstrators at all BLM events invoke a famous call-to-arms by the Marxist revolutionary, former Black Panther, convicted cop-killer, and longtime fugitive Assata Shakur, in which Shakur quotes a passage from her beloved Communist Manifesto.
Notwithstanding BLM's racist and violent (and Marxist) track record, the movement's leaders were frequent guests at the White House during President Obama's second term in office. One of those occasions was September 16, 2015, when BLM activist Brittany Packnett — making her seventh White House visit — proudly told reporters that the president had offered her and her comrades “a lot of encouragement” while exhorting them to “keep speaking truth to power.” The following month, the DNC invited BLM activists to organize and host a town hall forum where the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates could discuss “racial justice.” In December 2015, President Obama lauded BLM for shining “sunlight” on the problem of racist policing in America, and on a subsequent occasion he likened BLM to the abolition and suffrage movements, which he said were also “contentious and messy” but ultimately noble. And on July 13, 2016 – a mere six days after a BLM supporter in Dallas had shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others – Obama hosted three BLM leaders at a lengthy White House meeting along with the legendary racist anti-Semite, Al Sharpton.
By then, Sharpton was well-established as “Obama's go-to man on race.” Indeed, Obama had addressed Sharpton's National Action Network on multiple occasions, lauding the organization for its “commitment to fight injustice and inequality,” and for doing work that was “so important to change America.” He had also characterized Sharpton as “a voice for the voiceless and ... dispossessed,” and had praised Sharpton's “dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.” From January 2009 through December 2014, Al Sharpton – the most visible racist anti-Semite of the past generation – visited the Obama White House on 72 separate occasions, including 5 one-on-one meetings with the president and 20 meetings with staff members or senior advisers.
And the DNC had no problem with any of this.
Nor is the DNC troubled by the fact that its own National Chairman, Thomas Perez, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division during President Obama's first term, has repeatedly shown himself to be a profoundly ugly racialist. Under the rubric of “disparate impact” theory, for instance, Perez believes that bankers and mortgage lenders who reject the loan applications of blacks at a higher rate than the loan applications of whites — regardless of the reason — are akin to Klansmen. While such lenders discriminate “with a smile” and “fine print,” says Perez, their subtle brand of racism is “every bit as destructive as the cross burned in a neighborhood.”
Former Justice Department veteran J. Christian Adams has given damning testimony about how Perez and other Obama officials believed that “civil rights law should not be enforced in a race-neutral manner, and should never be enforced against blacks or other national minorities.” Christopher Coates — the Justice Department's former Voting Section Chief — has corroborated Adams' assertion that the Obama Justice Department routinely ignored civil rights cases involving white victims. And an Inspector General's report released in March 2013 stated that Perez believed that voting-rights laws do “not cover white citizens.”
Again, the DNC is perfectly fine with all this. Remember, Perez is its National Chairman.
The runner-up to Perez in the race for DNC Chairman last January was Congressman Keith Ellison, who has a long history of openly supporting Nation Of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who in turn has a long, well-documented history of venom-laced denunciations of “white devils” and Jewish “bloodsuckers.” Even though Farrakhan has referred to none other than Adolf Hitler as “a very great man” who “rose Germany up from nothing,” Ellison has described Farrakhan as “a role model for black youth”; “a sincere, tireless, and uncompromising advocate of the black community and other oppressed people around the world”; and “a central voice for our collective aspirations.”
Ellison also praised the incendiary Nation of Islam spokesman and black supremacist, the late Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who smeared Jews as “slumlords in the black community” that were busy “sucking our [blacks’] blood on a daily and consistent basis”; who claimed that the “white man” is “not a devil, [but] is the Devil”; who said that Jews had provoked Adolf Hitler when they “went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped”; and who praised Colin Ferguson, a black man who had gunned down some twenty white and Asian commuters in a racially motivated shooting spree aboard a New York commuter train, as a hero who possessed the courage to “just kill every goddamn cracker that he saw.”
Over the years, Ellison has spoken numerous times before the national conventions of such organizations as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim American Society, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. All of these groups have deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological wellspring of genocidal Islamic supremacist groups like Hamas, Al-Qaeda, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
It is nothing short of astonishing that the DNC can so shamelessly turn a blind eye to all this ugliness — to all this very obvious endorsement of racism and supremacism by the very people to whom it is closest — while feigning outrage over the “white supremacy” that has supposedly infiltrated the Trump White House. More than any other organization in America, the DNC itself reigns supreme over the “Empire of Lies” that George Orwell identified as the place where “truth is treason.”