Here’s a blast from the past: Keith Ellison, in an interview on KFAI (a little community station that serves as the drum-pounding id of the loony liberal West Bank, and for which I was a news guy for a while in the early ’90s) exhibits that reach-across-the-aisle comity that Lori Sturdevant is always demanding (from Republicans), repeatedly calls MNGOP Deputy Chair (at the time, Secretary) Chris Fields a…
…well, let’s take a look (with some emphasis added):
Ellison: “You’re real stupid for bringing up your domestic violence allegations. I wasn’t gonna say a thing about it. I wasn’t gonna mention it.”
Fields: “You know, if you want to talk about divorce —”
Ellison: “I don’t want to talk about it.”
Fields: “—talk about your own. Talk about the fact—”
Ellison: “You are a scumbag.”
Fields: “—that you only pay $500 for child support. Talk about that. You used that money to hurt my ex-wife, who I still love.”
Ellison: “You are a low-life scumbag. You are a low-life scumbag.”
Fields: “I did not spend money to look into my divorce. You did.”
Ellison: “You are a gutter-dweller, and you’re an idiot for bringing up your domestic violence charges.”
CORRECTION: I thought it seemed familiar. The story is two years old. Blah. I think I may have even written about it back then – to try to get people to vote for Chris Fields, who was running against the peevish Ellison back then.
The story is old. The sentiment – get rid of Ellison – is timeless.
“Why doesn’t your party come out against the Second Amendment? It’s a problem,” Maher asks, to which Ellison replies, “I sure wish they would. I sure wish they would.”
I with the Democrat Party would do it, too. It’d be a sign of integrity.
Even with the extra context that the City Pages’ Aaron Rupar is careful to note (for Ellison):
It should be noted, however, that earlier in the segment Ellison said, “I don’t think you have to eliminate ownership of all guns in order to get some common-sense gun rules.” So what he means in saying he wishes Dems would come out against the Second Amendment isn’t totally clear.
Of course it is.
Ellison believes the Democrats should endorse the idea that civil rights and liberties are gifts from the government to the people. Things to be doled out by a wide, benificent government to the gabbling rabble they are chose to rule.
Ellison just wants the Democrat party to reclaim its legacy as the party of people who decide who gets what rights – just like it did under slavery and Jim Crow.
Former Governor Ventura, if you’re reading this – and I am sure you are – I have to tell you that an apology is in order.
I am sorry.
For four years – including the first year of this blog’s life – I claimed that you were the biggest embarassment in the history of the state of Minnesota.
That crown – or belt, as the case may be – has been passed. Mark Dayton, when he was a Senator, gave you a run for your money, but it was a transient thing.
But today, there’s no doubt. Keith Ellison is a morbid humiliation to everyone in this state that has the faintest interest in not looking stupid:
Representative Ellison is further proof that Minnesota Liberals never have to learn the art and craft of civil debate; they, like Ellison, come up through school systems where liberalism is taught as the social baseline, and universities where conservatism is treated as an aberration.
Listen to as much as you can. It’s cringeworthy.
I got to talk with the guy one time, on an online talk show. The guy really is more brittle and facile than I thought he was.
So I’m sorry, Jesse. I mean, I was right and all – you were a train wreck. But that was back when train wrecks were just fun rides, back in the cha-cha nineties, when consequences were dim and far-off – not like today, when the future of the Republic seemed as dire as it has in my lifetime.