Congressional Dems hit with own race playbook, forced to swap free white interns with paid minorities

The Democrat Party’s relentless grievance mongering over pay and race has come back to bite it in the rear, and all thanks to a group of Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee interns.

Several weeks ago the group of 13 interns submitted a letter to DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján complaining about an alleged lack of nonwhite and working-class interns.

“Most of our fellow interns, while undoubtedly bright, are white and wealthy and have no real understanding of the perspectives of everyday working Americans, nor do we have fellow interns with diverse backgrounds to discuss issues, ideas, or experiences with,” the letter read.

“It is impossible for us to champion the working class when at the most basic levels, those who work in the party do not represent them on a socioeconomic or racial basis.”

Some would argue that representation should be based on shared ideals versus shared race and/or income, but these interns would clearly disagree.

They claimed that the reason the DCCC’s interns don’t “represent” the working class is because the committee has refused to pay interns a dime for their hard work. That’s right, the same people who demand that small businesses boost their wages to $15/hour pay their own workers a grand total of $0.

They’re not the only ones either:

The lack of payment to DCCC interns has allegedly prevented minorities and working-class Americans from signing up because they can’t afford to work for free. It wasn’t until after the Democrat National Committee finally began paying its interns this past spring that nonwhite representation in its intern program spiked from 18 percent to 42 percent, the letter added.

Lydia Murray, the intern who authored it, told The Huffington Post that the DCCC’s refusal to pay speaks to how the Democrat Party takes its supporters — particularly minority supporters — for granted.

“There’s this general misunderstanding about people of color, and also this general misunderstanding about working-class people that you hear,” she said. “A belief that, of course, people of color are going to vote Democrat, we don’t have to earn their vote anymore. Or a belief that if you’re working class and from the Midwest, this is how you’re going to think.”

“These are the people you’re lifting up, the people who are going to have a seat at the table and have their voices heard in future decision-making: mostly rich white people,” she added, pointing to the current crop of interns.

Apparently, young Democrat interns dislike “rich white people.” That’s both racist and ironic, the latter because the Democrat Party as a whole is teeming with so-called “rich white people.”

Murray did have a point though that Democrats must indeed earn the support and votes of minorities just like every other political party. And until Democrats get this concept through their thick heads, it’s likely minority voters like the gentleman below, among others, will continue to #WalkAway:

Regarding Murray’s letter to the DCCC’s chair, did it have any effect, though?

“Thursday morning roundtable with the current class of interns, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the DCCC chairman, said that the committee was ‘going forward’ with plans to pay intern classes in the future,” The Huffington Post reported Friday.

Unless “in the future” means literally tomorrow (or by the end of the week, at the latest), perhaps Lydia Murray might want to consider walking away as well? At the very least, walking away from the Democrat Party would allow her to see the world for what it is really is versus seeing it through the left’s jaded lens of racial grievance mongering and petulance.


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