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Report: DNC drops partnership with Women’s March as co-chair Carmen Perez admits fault (Update)

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The Jewish News Syndicate is reporting this morning that the Democratic National Committee has dropped its partnership with Women’s March. The DNC itself hasn’t confirmed this report yet so take it with a grain of salt for now:

The Democratic National Committee has dropped its partnership in the Women’s March over anti-Semitism concerns, according to a Democratic source.

This development comes amid accusations of anti-Semitism within the movement’s leadership, causing many organizations to drop their support of the this year’s march, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. There have been calls for firms to back out.

If confirmed, the DNC would be following in the footsteps of a number of other groups who have distanced themselves from Women’s March. Last week the Southern Poverty Law Center quietly dropped its support, though it refused to issue a statement condemning the anti-Semitism of the Women’s March. Other groups that have stopped associating with Women’s March include Emily’s List, the National Council of Jewish Women, and Greenpeace.

Today, Carmen Perez has a piece in the Forward which takes a much more conciliatory tone in an apparent attempt to limit the damage. Perez admits the leaders have “failed” in the past but claims things have changed over the past several months:

As many readers of The Forward will know, the leadership of the Women’s March has come under fire in the past several months over accusations of anti-Semitism. I want to be unequivocal in affirming that the organization failed to act rapid enough to condemn the egregious and hateful statements made by a figure who is not associated with the Women’s March in any way. This failure caused deep hurt and pain, especially because our movement is dedicated to centering inclusiveness.

The March has evolved over the past few months as we humbly acknowledged our failings. I want to be clear: our movement is a safe place for Jewish women, our leadership abhors anti-Semitism and homophobia, and these kinds of comments are and will always be unacceptable. Going forward, we are committed to engaging in courageous conversations that break down the barriers to understanding and building deep relationships that lead us towards the “beloved community” of which Dr. King dreamed for all people. We seek to better our movement each and every day to remain deserving of the support of progressives of all backgrounds.

They can’t even say his name? In any case, all of this is a lie. Farrakhan is associated with the Women’s March in a very specific way: He has been praised by several of the co-chairs, most especially Tamika Mallory.

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Also, it’s not that they didn’t act rapidly enough to denounce him, it’s that they still won’t denounce him even as the momentum has been building against them. If the group has evolved over the past few months, why was Tamika Mallory still unable to denounce Farrakhan yesterday on the View? When asked pointedly if she would condemn his bigotry by co-host Meghan McCain, Mallory refused to do so. That’s not a change. That’s exactly what she has done for the past year.

I get the impression that Carmen Perez’ piece in The Forward was supposed to coincide with Mallory’s appearance on the view in a way that the messages would reinforce one another. But that’s not what happened. Instead, Perez sounds chastened and Mallory remains unwilling to condemn her favorite anti-Semite. The DNC is smart to back away from this trainwreck.

Update: It’s looking like this has been confirmed but, as with the SPLC, the DNC is dropping out without saying anything about why or criticizing the Women’s March at all. From the Daily Beast:

As recently as the morning of January 13, 2019, the committee was listed among the “2019 Women’s March Sponsors,” according to an Internet archive search, and it is not longer on the website as of Tuesday. A DNC official declined to comment on the timing of the removal of their name from the list but the committee offered the following about its decision for dropping out of the march.

“The DNC stands in solidarity with all those fighting for women’s rights and holding the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers across the country accountable,” said Sabrina Singh, DNC Deputy Communications Director. “Women are on the front lines of fighting back against this administration and are the core of our Democratic Party.”

Another profile in courage.

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Convicted Colorado killer Chris Watts’ home to be auctioned

The Colorado home of Chris Watts, who was sentenced in November for killing his pregnant wife and two children, will be put up for auction later this year.

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Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown: ‘It’s kind of a mess’

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting Tuesday afternoon aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown — now in its 25th day as the longest in US history — but no Democrats are expected to attend.

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ survivors open up about crash’s impact on their lives 10 years later

On Jan. 15, 2009, 150 passengers and three flight attendants aboard Flight 1549 placed their trust on Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger to get them to safety. On Tuesday, 10 years after surviving the crash dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” they’re still in disbelief they left the plane that day unscathed.

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Analysis: Why Steve King’s spin on his ‘white supremacist’ comments just doesn’t work

In the wake of his House Republican colleagues stripping Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King’s committee assignments after he openly wondered how — and why — terms like “white supremacist” became a bad thing, King tried to fight back with the age-old “but context!” argument.

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Al Sharpton: Kingmaker?

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Back in December, we learned that Al Sharpton was preparing to retire. In the process, he managed to sell his life story to his own charity, the National Action Network (NAN), for more than half a million dollars. (That’s some sweet work if you can get it, eh?) But what’s the good reverend going to be doing with all this free time on his hands? Apparently, he’ll still be meddling in national politics.

And lest you think this perpetual scam artist isn’t still influential in Democratic politics, think again. There are plenty of 2020 candidates beating a path to his door and hoping for his endorsement. Unfortunately for them, Al won’t be handing out any such endorsement deals for at least another year. (Free Beacon)

Al Sharpton is being heavily courted by Democrats seeking his endorsement as they pursue the 2020 presidential nomination, but he said he won’t make a decision on who he’ll support for at least a year.

The liberal civil rights activist and MSNBC host has met with a flurry of possible 2020 contenders in recent weeks, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Cory Booker (D., N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), and he’s planning to speak soon with former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas), the Atlantic reported.

Sharpton has become a mainstream figure in the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to his early days as a fiery, jumpsuit-wearing racial antagonist, known for his invective against Jews and the police.

I don’t know what sort of a charmed life this guy is leading, but it’s certainly working for him. Despite seemingly always running one sort of scam or another over his entire career, Sharpton has managed to stay one step ahead of the law. And he’s rewarded by being presented as an influential figure in Democratic Party politics. Assuming the original reporting from The Atlantic is correct, nearly half of the top contenders for the Dem nomination in 2020 have either taken meetings with him or requested one.

And it’s not just Gillibrand, Harris, Booker and O’Rourke who are buttering him up. He’s doing a NAN event on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day where Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg will be grabbing photo ops with him.

How does this never come back to bite them? Going all the way back to the days of the Tawana Brawley hoax scandal and continuing through is many issues with the IRS, Sharpton has made a living as a race baiter and tax cheat. He’s urged violence against the police and profited from tragedy for as long as he’s been in the news. He was also famous for shaking down corporations for donations to NAN, threatening them with allegations of racism, protests and boycotts if they didn’t pony up.

And don’t even get me started on his long history of antisemitism. It goes much deeper than his well-known ties to Louis Farrakhan. Sharpton has been an enemy of the Jews for as long as I can remember. (Then again, that last one might not be that damning during a time when antisemitism seems to be getting more popular among Democrats, particularly supporters of new representatives like Ilhan Omar.)

For all that, the Democrats still seem to be stuck with Sharpton like an albatross around their necks. They can’t afford to ignore or offend him and most clearly feel that they need his endorsement. Good luck with that. I can’t help but believe that most of the nation will eventually catch on to his schtick.

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