Who is Keith Ellison?

Quotations from Co-Chairman Keith

Featured image Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s Fifth District in Congress. He proudly identifies himself first and foremost as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. With a little help from Karen Hunter (as he notes in the Acknowledgements), he has now written the memoir cum manifesto My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future. Ellison’s district and the Twin Cities metropolitan area are home to the largest Somali population »

Quotations from Co-Chairman Keith

Featured image First elected in 2006, Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s Fifth District (Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs) in Congress. I closely followed his campaign after he won the endorsement of the DFL convention to succeed Martin Sabo in Congress, writing a lot about him on Power Line. At the threshold of his election to Congress I took a look back in the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and in the companion »

The mythical life: Keith Ellison speaks

Featured image Ebony has a featured column that it calls [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE]. In the December installment of the column, contributing editor Brooke Obie gives us “From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison speaks.” Ellison represents Minnesota’s Fifth District (Minneapolis and inner ring suburbs). I think he’s an important and ambitious man. We’ve had our eye on him since he secured the endorsement for the seat at the DFL Fifth District convention »

Keith Ellison Confesses His Kleptomania

Featured image Minnesota’s socialist Rep. Keith Ellison really let the mask slip big time the other day.  From the CNS report: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”  (Emphasis added.) I can’t top Walter Hudson’s observation: We can induce from Ellison’s comments that he believes the government cannot go broke so long »

The gospel according to Keith

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress and one of its leftwardmost members. I wrote a backgrounder on him for the Weekly Standard just before he was elected to Congress and posted “Keith Ellison for dummies” on Power Line as a companion to the Weekly Standard article. Ellison is a key to understanding the Age of Obama, a thesis I explored in “From Keith »

Ellison explicated

Featured image The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn devoted yesterday’s Daily Download (video below) to Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison’s shoutdown on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday evening. I wrote about it here. “This guy came on his show and then tried to filibuster it by yelling at him, saying ‘You’re a terrible journalist,’ ‘You’re the worst journalist,’ ‘You’re a Republican,’ ‘You’re awful,’” Ashburn said of Ellison’s appearance. »

Ellison exacerbated

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison is a piece of work. He is a former member of the Nation of Islam who first ran for office as a Democrat in 1998 under the NOI name Keith Ellison-Muhammad. Sad but true. He’s a little bit hustler, a little bit thug, and a lot of Marxist claptrap wrapped with an Islamic overlay. Which branch of Islam is it that squares with equal »

From Keith Ellison to Barack Obama

Featured image Tom Friedman calls his column on going home to St. Louis Park “Minnesota mirror.” John ably dissected Friedman’s canned history of Minnesota politics here last night. Perhaps predictably, Friedman sees the higher wisdom of Tom Friedman reflected in the mirror. I want to add no more than a footnote regarding Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison, whose district includes St. Louis Park and whom Friedman salutes as “an African-American Muslim »

The friends of Bill Pascrell

Featured image Occasional contributor Joel Mowbray ([email protected]) has filed a report on the Democratic primary contest this coming Tuesday in New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. The contest pits two incumbent Democrats against each other. Based on support in the contest for the 2008 presidential nomination, President Obama supports Steve Rothman. Rothman opponent Bill Pascrell supported Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton is in turn supporting Pascrell. Giving the story a local angle, Minnesota Fifth »

Liberal “reporting” promotes another bad Dem

Featured image In his post on Jane Mayer, the New Yorker, and Art Pope, John provides a case study in the modus operandi of the Democrat/Media Axis. As John’s series on the war on the Koch brothers demonstrates, the examples could be multiplied virtually without end. The Democrat/Media Axis also works equally hard to pump up or maintain the reputations of frauds, buffoons, and malefactors. The organs of the mainstream media are »

How Dems create jobs

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison appeared over the weekend for an interview on MSNBC by the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney. How did Carney sneak in there? I don’t know, but he made the most of his appearance. He elicited this exemplary teaching from Ellison (video below), summarized by RealClearPolitics: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells MSNBC regulations create jobs because a business will have to hire people to help them »

The Ellison elision

Featured image It could be media bias. It could be media malpractice. In any case some important personal information has gone missing in Chris Welch’s CNN report “My belief: Rep. Keith Ellison, from Catholic to Muslim.” Attentive Power Line readers, I ask you: what’s missing? Chris Welch, this post’s for you: “Keith Ellison for dummies.” »

Keith Ellison for dummies

Featured image After he unexpectedly won the endorsement of the DFL nominating convention for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat on May 6, 2006, Keith Ellison faced a serious problem. The problem was how to deal with his well-known involvement with the Nation of Islam. Had Ellison not managed to dispose of the problem, his candidacy would likely have been irreparably weakened in the competitive DFL primary field. Ellison chose to deal with »

Faith questions for Keith Ellison

Featured image Stanley Kurtz observes that “[o]utgoing New York Times editor Bill Keller has kicked up a controversy by placing on the table a series of religious questions for the Republican candidates for president.” I want to get in on the act and pose a set of questions for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison, America’s first Muslim congressman. I summarized my research on Ellison just before he was elected to Congress »

O wad Allah the giftie gie us…

Featured image I am something of a connoisseur of the deeply malicious idiocy of Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison. I have followed his career closely on Power Line, and I wrote the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first Congressman” about him, introducing him to a national audience as he was about to become the first Muslim elected to Congress. A friend sent me a video of Ellison’s recent remarks on Minnesota »

Who is Keith Ellison and why should we CAIR?

On September 18, Rep. Keith Ellison spoke at the annual fundraising dinner for the Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). He did so even though, as the American Islamic Forum for Democracy notes, the FBI has broken all formal relations with CAIR because it is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial. The Holy Land Foundation and five of its »

Who is Keith Ellison? (22)

I believe we ran 21 posts in our “Who is Keith Ellison?” series last year before Ellison was elected Minnesota’s Fifth District representative last November. I summarized the Ellison research in the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and the companion post “Keith Ellison for dummies.” This week’s Star Tribune report on Ellison’s new cause prompts me to resurrect the series for part 22: A campaign to free a »