Even by Democrat pandering standards, it’s pathetic.
The Democratic National Committee tried to genuflect over the weekend to the Black Lives Matter crowd, but got the back of the hand for its trouble — or the middle finger, more accurately.
At its summer meeting in Minneapolis, the committee passed a resolution declaring common cause with the mobs and looters that have pillaged businesses since the Michael Brown “hands up, don’t shoot” lie was born last year.
According to MSNBC, the resolution states:
“[T]he DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming ‘Black lives matter’ and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African American men, women and children.”
That’s pure bull, of course. And the Black Lives Matter response was pure brazenness. In short, it said, “Not good enough, Whitey.”
Here’s the text from the group’s Facebook page:
“A resolution signaling the Democratic National Committee’s endorsement that Black lives matter, in no way implies an endorsement of the DNC by the Black Lives Matter Network, nor was it done in consultation with us. We do not now, nor have we ever, endorsed or affiliated with the Democratic Party, or with any party. The Democratic Party, like the Republican and all political parties, have historically attempted to control or contain Black people’s efforts to liberate ourselves. True change requires real struggle, and that struggle will be in the streets and led by the people, not by a political party.
“More specifically, the Black Lives Matter Network is clear that a resolution from the Democratic National Committee won’t bring the changes we seek. Resolutions without concrete change are just business as usual. Promises are not policies. We demand freedom for Black bodies, justice for Black lives, safety for Black communities, and rights for Black people. We demand action, not words, from those who purport to stand with us.
“While the Black Lives Matter Network applauds political change towards making the world safer for Black life, our only endorsement goes to the protest movement we’ve built together with Black people nationwide — not the self-interested candidates, parties, or political machine seeking our vote.”
That means screw you, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley and, above all, screw you, Hillary. If President Obama can’t keep the Black Lives Matter mob under control, you guys don’t have a prayer.
The Democrats have been down this road before. In fact, the Democrats go down this road every time there’s a no-account band of miscreants raising hell in the streets of America. They did it when the hippies and anti-war bums were protesting in Chicago in 1968, they did it a couple of years ago in the heyday of the Occupy Wall Street nonsense.
And they’re doing it again with the Black Lives Movement.
And their getting spit on for their trouble — by a cop-hating brand of rioter who’s movement is built on a lie.
If there’s a better image that defines the Democrat Party of Barack Obama in 2015, it’s tough to think of.
Social media users were both disgusted and amused.
@thehill I guess conservatives aren’t the only ones who see past the DNC pandering.
— Triumphant Times (@triumphtimes) August 31, 2015
@thehill time has come to ignore these rabble rousers and end racial divisions
— TrueStar Advisors (@TrueStarAdvisor) August 31, 2015
@thehill Black lives or white lives dont matter if they resist arrest.
— Barry Leonardini (@BarryLeonardini) August 31, 2015
@thehill The Democrats have betrayed us all.
— Serzhánt Nick (@RussianGhost86) August 31, 2015
Not quite all.
But they would if they could.
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