Keith Ellison

Dave Begley: Live from Omaha, it’s Keith and Bernie

Featured image Omaha attorney Dave Begley covered the appearances of presidential candidates in Iowa and Nebraska for us over the past two years. Yesterday Keith Ellison and Bernie Sanders came to town. The Omaha World-Herald was on hand for local readers. Dave reports: A national proxy political war is being waged in Omaha in the race for mayor. This might surprise Power Line’s national readership, but it is true. The Democrats desperately »

The confusion of the Dems [updated]

Featured image W atching President Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress this past Tuesday evening, one could not help but be struck by the reactions of the Democrats. As Trump hewed closely to a largely patriotic and inspirational tone, he sowed confusion. They went in thinking that their hysteria would carry the day, but nothing in Trump’s performance supported them. They didn’t know quite how to react. Their confusion was »

Perez defeats Ellison

Featured image Democratic National Committee members meeting in Atlanta this afternoon elected former Obama administration Secretary Tom Perez their new chairman. Perez defeated Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison on the second ballot by a vote of 235-200. Ellison picked up no votes on the second ballot after Perez fell one short of winning outright the first time around. Jonathan Martin does a good job reporting the story for the Times here. »

Michael Moore is with you

Featured image We have carefully charted the support of fools and miscreants who have joined Power Line readers mischievously pulling for Keith Ellison to win his bid for election to the DNC chairmanship. Former Obama administration Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is Ellison’s chief competition. I think Perez has to be rated the favorite to prevail among the members of the DNC who meet today in Atlanta to elect their new leader. »

Ellison explains

Featured image The excitement mounts in Atlanta as members of the Democratic National Committee gather to choose their new chairman tomorrow. The Star Tribune’s Allison Sherry could have taken the opportunity to remedy the paper’s long default on Ellison’s outré past in Minneapolis. Sherry and her colleagues at the Star Tribune have left it to others, most notably Tim Murphy at Mother Jones, to perform the historical excavation that Ellison’s candidacy warrants. »

CNN hosts home team

Featured image You may have missed CNN’s forum last night hosting the gang of eight candidates to lead the Democratic National Committee. The election will take place in Atlanta this Saturday. The members of the DNC will pick their chairman on Saturday and then they will rest. The race has been of interest to us because of the candidacy of Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison. Ellison has the support of Bernie »

Ray Buckley is with you

Featured image We have followed the various left-wing movers and shakers who have joined Power Line readers pulling mischievously for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee, most recently earlier this week in “Dems in 5 states are with you.” Only yesterday I noted that Xenocrypt is not with you, but Xenocrypt is not a left-wing mover and shaker. All he »

Xenocrypt is not with you

Featured image We have been following the various left-wing movers and shakers who have who have joined Power Line readers mischievously pulling for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee, most recently yesterday in “Dems in 5 states are with you.” Ellison hasn’t won a competitive election since the multicandidate Democratic primary which he won with 41 percent of the vote »

The Nation is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. We have noted that Vox’s Matthew Yglesias has joined you. We have also noted that 300 Jewish leaders are with you. Now the editors »

Civil War on the Left, Part 37: Is Ellison Too Right-Wing for the DNC?

Featured image The race for the DNC chairpersonship just got mildly more interesting with the news that one of the candidates has somehow been disqualified for criticizing Keith Ellison’s Muslim faith. Is this a case of rank “Islamophobia” from a closet rightist inside the Democratic tent? Quite the contrary, as it emerges when you read down into the story a little bit: DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Ellison’s Islamic faith »

The Meltdown Notes, part deux

Featured image The candidates campaigning for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee recently made their pitches at two forums on campus at George Washington University in Washington. Their pitches deserve a place among “The Meltdown Notes” to be included in Steve Hayward’s new Power Line series. Hosted by Democracy in Color in MiTu at GW this past Monday, the second of the two forums was moderated by MSNBC’s very own Joy »

The Ralph is not with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. We have noted that Vox’s Matthew Yglesias is with you. In the reductio ad absurdum of this phenomenon, we have noted that 300 U.S. »

Mr. Ellison regrets

Featured image In his bid for election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison has staked out his ground in the Sanders/Warren socialist wing of the party. Let us concede this much. It’s a big wing. No one will get to Ellison’s left in the contest for DNC chairman. Ellison has therefore announced his refusal to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. The Star »

300 US Jewish leaders are with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. We have noted that juicebox Mafioso Matthew Yglesias is with you as well. We may have reached the reductio ad absurdum of this trend. »

The Vox is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have already noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. Now Juicebox mafioso Matthew Yglesias joins you as well. Looking around online to make sure that Yglesias is who I thought he was, »

Perfect: DNC Chair Candidate Forum to Be Held at Anti-Israel Restaurant

Featured image Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, »

The Van is with you

Featured image Van Jones was a favorite of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Ooh. Van Jones. We were so delighted to recruit him to the White House,” Jarrett told a conference of left-wing bloggers in 2009. “We were watching him … for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland.” Jarrett had secured Jones an appointment in the Obama administration as the “green jobs czar” in the rosy dawn of »