Congressman Keith Ellison, Democrat, Minnesota, recently spoke on SiriusXM about the death of Fidel Castro, and it was a doozey.
For those of you that aren’t aware of Mr. Ellison, he’s a bit of a nut. Unfortunately, he’s the kind of nut for which there are far too many: The kind that believe crazy conspiracy theories and then help to promulgate them in the mainstream consciousness. Mr. Ellison had ties to the Nation of Islam (domestic terrorist group), had previously called for repatriations be paid to blacks by whites and other really, really nutty statements. He even went so far as to call the Constitution the “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples,” and proposes making a separate country for black people. Such a wing-nut must clearly be shunned and marginalized by the rank-and-file Democrats in Congress right? Nope. Exact opposite. He’s considered the front runner to lead the Democratic National Committee….remember that bunch? Last headed by disgraced south Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz – they don’t have a very high bar when it comes to their leadership, do they?
Mr. Ellison’s latest gaffe was his comments on Fidel Castro – mixing historical untruths with revisionist history, he almost made Castro sound sympathetic. This was a brutal dictator that killed huge percentages of his countrymen and made countless others risk near certain death by trying to flee the country on makeshift rafts. There was nothing redeeming or good about his despotic rule.
If Democrats don’t cut this diseased mind out of their caucus – and soon – then we’ll know that the Dems will be in even more trouble in the next midterm elections than they already are.