The Democrats, after a fairly strident campaign voted for former Obama Deputy Attorney General and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez over Rep.Keith Ellison (D-MN) to head the Democrat National Committee(DNC).
As I pointed out elsewhere, there was very little ideological difference between Perez and Ellison. it was always really a matter of style, backers and ethnicity. In fact, Perez immediately appointed Keith Ellison as his Assistant DNC head. Sorry, Alan Dershowitz. You can stay Democrat, but it's still the new home of anti-semitism and you and other Jews of your persuasion had best get used to that.
I've already examined in detail Keith Ellison's record of racism, anti-semitism and his connections with the Nation of Islam as well as Islamist, Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR, the Muslim Public Affairs Committee(MPAC) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. He's also anti-Israel and a serious Marxist who is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and is on record as&supporting reparations for black Americans and an all-black, geographically self-contained U.S. “homeland.”
Thomas Perez is cut out of exactly the same cloth with a couple of important difference. While Keith Ellison favored a more in your face activist style, Perez is more of a sleazy, backroom type of operator. WikiLeaks revealed quite a bit about him. He openly colluded with the Clinton campaign and the DNC to destroy Bernie Sanders and rig the game for Hillary. During the 2016 DNC primary, Perez e-mailed John Podesta and encouraged the Clinton campaign to paint Sanders as a “candidate of whites” in order to discourage non-whites from voting for him. And there's a lot more.
Thomas Perez has a long history of being one of the Obama Administration's loyal courtiers and soldiers. Keith Ellison, by contrast, is an outsider championed by the likes of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. While Ellison ended up being second in command as a sop to the Democrat's über-progressives, picking Thomas Perez is a clear signal that the Democrats are still Obama's party. Many of the insiders who voted for DNC head understood that and followed his orders.
Another aspect of this is ethic. Obama figures that the black constituency and their votes are the property of the Democrat Party. They feel that they don't have to do much to get black votes. That demographic can largely be ignored, and even though some blacks have figured this out, many have not. The real target now for the Democrats is Latinos. And as such, some of their issues will be illegal migrants, fighting voter ID laws, redistricting and amnesty. There are some major flaws in this strategy, but I digress. Meanwhile Perez has already started to implement this, calling the Trump administration racist and a "return to Jim Crow' here at the Latino Political Power Summit today:
Muslims are another new target demographic, and as we'll see, aside from their obvious joy in Keith Ellison's high position in the DNC, expect CAIR and similar Islamist groups to celebrate Tom Perez's election as DNC head.He's been a firm and valuable ally in the past.
As assistant attorney general, Tom Perez was Eric Holder's point man at the Department of Justice when it came to assisting and protecting Islamists. It was Perez who bullied various communities in the American heartland to ignore their own zoning laws and permit the building of huge, foreign funded mega-mosques.
At one point, President Obama in connivance with our Department of Justice were working on a way to defy the First Amendment and make criticism of Islam illegal with EU-style hate speech laws. Again, Tom Perez was working with Obama and Eric Holder to flesh this out until the expected 2012 Democrat majorities in congress failed to materialize. Watch this weasel in action:
Perez also had a hand in working up the DOJ's disinclination to prosecute motion that let the leaders of CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups off the hook from being jailed for material aid to terrorism.
Perez is also a racialist, as you may have gathered from his email suggesting demonizing Bernie Sanders as "the candidate of whites."
He's on record as saying that voting rights don't apply to whites.
An investigation into Perez by the DOJ's Inspector General revealed extreme views he holds according to A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division conducted by the Office of the Inspector General Oversight and Review Division in March of 2013.
Perez told investigators that white people were not entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon:
CRT AAG Perez stated that interpreting Section 5’s retrogressive-effects standard to not cover White citizens was consistent with the Division’s longstanding practice, as well as case law interpreting the provision and the intent behind its enactment… Perez noted that the Division has always understood the term ‘minority’ to mean not numerical minority but rather ‘an identifiable and specially disadvantaged group.
Perez told the investigators that applying Voter protection laws to whites would be too 'complicated':
According to Perez, applying Section 5’s retrogressive-effect protections to White citizens would create ‘dramatic complications’ … noting that ‘many voting changes … will almost always have some racial effect in some direction,’ and if the retrogressive-effect standard protects everyone, then virtually no proposed voting changes would ever be approved.
In other words, if the New Black Panther Party wants to intimidate white people attempting to vote, no biggee.And Thomas Perez had a part in that one too, reportedly lying to congress under oath according to J. Christian Adams, then an attorney in the DOJ's Civil Rights Division.
There's more I could mention, but this gives you an idea of who Thomas Perez is and how he operates. Yes, this is a move by Obama to continue to control the Democrat Party as opposed to the Bernie faction, but the Bernie faction still has a prominent seat at the table. And the Democrats see their future success in intensifying the 'Resistance' inflating racial grievance to keep America divided and moving further to the Left.