‘The DNC doesn’t want the PR headache of overtly supporting a group run by rabid anti-Semites, but it also doesn’t want to alienate the Jew haters…’
The move comes as a blow to the anti-Trump “resistance” coalition, which packaged grassroots left-wing activism with Democratic Party politics—while under the veneer of “women’s rights.”
But just beneath the feminist cover lies a hotbed of disturbing and unapologetic hate for Jewish people.
Earlier this week on ABC’s “The View,” Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory refused to disavow her relationship with noted anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Mallory also would not condemn Farrakhan’s despicable, anti-Jewish rhetoric during his decades-long tenure as a mouthpiece for black separatism and supremacy.
“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 and homosexuality,” View co-host Meghan McCain said to Mallory, quoting Farrakhan.
But Mallory made it clear that she considers Farrakhan the “greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.”
Linda Sarsour, another Women’s March co-founder, regularly denounces the Jewish state of Israel and is a vocal supporter of the BDS movement, or the boycott-divestment-sanction movement to destroy Israel’s economy.
The Women’s March started as a mass protest march in Washington, D.C. in response to President Trump’s January 2017 inauguration. Hundreds of activist groups attended, and the news media covered it extensively.
In just two years, however, the organization’s membership has dramatically declined from roughly 500 groups, to fewer than 200 groups.
Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, both expected 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, have been fervent supporters of the Women’s March in the past.
But they will not attend the 2019 march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The DNC released a statement saying that it “stands in solidarity with all those fighting for women’s rights,” but offered no explanation for the decision.
Sean Davis, co-founder of the conservative news website The Federalist, tweeted that, despite its discreet backpedaling, the Left was still hoping to have its cake and eat it too when it came to its tolerance of extremist viewpoints.
The DNC doesn’t want the PR headache of overtly supporting a group run by rabid anti-Semites, but it also doesn’t want to alienate the Jew haters in its base by saying anti-Semitism and anti-Semites are bad. A real profile in courage. https://t.co/teQCEb4xaW
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 15, 2019