Minnesotastan Elects Hamas Democrat
The Dems may have a bit of trouble holding their slim majority together once they all become familiar with each other this January. After all, quite a few of the new crop come from what I would have suspected to be "unusual" backgrounds for Democrats, to say the least.
From former Republican and Navy Secretary to President Reagan, Webb of Virginia, straight arrow Tester in Montana, to Nation of Islam(1) and CAIR supported Muslim extremist Keith Ellison way up there in the hinterlands of Minnesotastan.
Muslim Extremist Elected to Congress
To paraphrase a 16 million dollar Blagojevich slogan, "What are the voters thinking?"
Keith Ellison, CAIR, and Hamas
Ellison served as Nation of Islam(2) spokesman at a 1997 public hearing where he defended -- in his own words -- "the truth" of a government official's supposed comment that "Jews are the most racist white people." Only learned recently and far more troubling is Mr. Ellison's seemingly tight connection with Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), whom he met almost two decades ago at the University of Minnesota.
How will Dick Durbin and Chuckles Schumer deal with this dilemma?
According to Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's second-leading Democrat, CAIR "is unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its association with groups that are suspect." Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has stated flatly that CAIR "has ties to terrorism." Mr. Schumer has special disdain for Mr. Awad and CAIR's other co-founder, Omar Ahmad, saying in a 2003 hearing that both men have "intimate connections with Hamas."Despite representing the Nation of Islam(3) and currently affiliating with Mr. Awad, Mr. Ellison has received the unabashed support of the Minnesota Democrat-Farm-Labor Party and its activists.
Speaking of Ellison's supporters in Minnesotastan, this video of his acceptance speech shows them enthusiastically chanting "Allahu Akbar."
CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment
CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror
CAIR even includes at least one person associated with terrorism in its own ranks. On Feb. 2, 1995, U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White named Siraj Wahhaj as one of the "unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the attempt to blow up New York City monuments. Yet CAIR deems him "one of the most respected Muslim leaders in America" and includes him on its advisory board.
As if this weren’t enough to question the choice of Minnesota voters, as a state legislator Ellison supported and defended a convicted cop-killer and leader of a violent gang. Ellison used thug-like language to attack law enforcement officials as racists saying “we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace.” Ellison also supports and demands freedom for another convicted cop-killer named Assata Shakur, who lives in Cuba and remains on the FBI’s most wanted list.
The new Democrat majority is shaky at best, and I wonder how quickly we'll see the Liberal smiles fade under the the light of day exposure they usually don't get from the Main Stream Media. The ACLU and other liberal groups, Muslim extremists, and ex-Republicans will hold tight in their common disdain (actually, all but hatred) for this administration and conservatism in general?
Maybe... maybe not. I think that "San Fran" Nancy and "Land Dealer" Harry are going to have their hands full.