In Case You Still Have A Shred Of Respect For The DNC, Here Is Chairman Keith Ellison In A Wig Singing A Song And Mocking Trump
Welcome to the new world, folks. Where late night comedy shows are all about politics and politicians try their hand in comedy.
Minnesota Rep. and Deputy Chairman of the DNC (Democratic National Committee), Keith Ellison, put on a ‘show’ at the MinnRoast, Friday. The Chairman was accompanied by Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, who played the drums.
The MinnRoast is apparently a fundraising event to provide coverage for the 2018 midterm elections and is hosted by MinnPost. In Ellison’s musical number he fashions a blonde wig and sigs about Mueller, Putin, and Stormy Daniels from what is supposed to be the perspective of President Trump.
The 3-minute long video really showcases the level of ‘freak-show’ our political system has reached, at least on the left side of the aisle. Take a look.
More Information about Ellison provided by Wikipedia:
In the autumn of 2016, Ellison was endorsed by both Senator Bernie Sanders and incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. In November 2016 outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid endorsed Ellison for DNC chair. Obama loyalists were uneasy with Ellison and began looking for a candidate to oppose him, holding meetings with Obama Administrationlabor secretaryThomas Perez. In early December Ellison’s endorsements included the AFL–CIO and several elected officials in Congress, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Martin Heinrich, and Representatives John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, and Tulsi Gabbard, among others.
In November 2016, the Investigative Project on Terrorism published a 2010 speech in which Ellison asked why the United States foreign policy in the Middle East “is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people. A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic?” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) effectively announced its opposition to Ellison’s candidacy, issuing a press release saying that his statement “raises serious concerns about whether Ellison faithfully could represent the Democratic Party’s traditional support for a strong and secure Israel.”
CNN also reported on his past support for anti-Semitic and radical organizations and individuals, particularly the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan, but noted they found no anti-Semitic writings or public statements by Ellison, and cited his public rejection of the group “due to its propagation of bigoted and anti-Semitic ideas and statements” The New York Times reported that one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, Haim Saban, said in his 2016 foreign policy forum that Ellison is “clearly an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel person.” Reporters from the Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post have described this as part of a smear campaign against Ellison, and note that Ellison’s rivals agreed that Saban should apologize for the comments.
Schumer replied to critics, saying that Ellison has supported pro-Israeli policies within the Democratic Party, telling The Atlantic that “while I disagree with some of [Ellison’s] past positions, I saw him orchestrate one of the most pro-Israel platforms in decades by successfully persuading other skeptical committee members to adopt such a strong platform.”