Keith Ellison should support Jeff Sessions for attorney general

 

Hypocrisy is being seen again in the world of liberal politics. Only the liberal can have the trait of being publicly magnanimous.

Here come Brother Keith Ellison and unforgivable Jeff Sessions. Are we once again witnessing hypocrisy at its best in politics?

On any sunny day (trying to keep you all in the summer spirit during the cold Minnesota months), Keith Ellison is relaxing on the Ponderosa in Washington with, no doubt, letters of support piled on top of his desk from folks pushing him to remain in the running for chair of the Democratic National Committee.

“Heck naw,” must have been Ellison’s first words when it came out, likely from a Democrat rival, that Ellison had adulation and admiration for Louis Farrakhan. I will say it because no one else has the courage, that another liberal and rival discovered and leaked information that Ellison shared in some of his writings, where Ellison called Farrakhan a “role model for Black youth” in a 1995 student editorial.

During an interview on Politico’s Off Message podcast, I have learned that Ellison did not deny his writing, but in my opinion he provided the classic liberal response: “Everything is fair game and it’s interesting, but I’m 53 years old.” He went on to contribute to the age argument, stating that his fondness for the Nation of Islam movement began when he was a student and lapsed soon thereafter.

Ellison made a good point, adding that we are all human beings and evolve over the course of 25 years, and yet we want to freeze each other in time. However, when considering this point, Keith Ellison must go into his defense attorney background and defend President-Elect Trump’s choice for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

It appears the NAACP and other liberals are about to protest Sessions for a comment he is accused of making (however, has denied) of calling a Black lawyer “boy.” Ellison admits his error; Session’s denies his alleged comment.

Sticking to the position of magnanimous proclivity, Ellison ought to stand strong fighting hypocrisy, announcing that Sessions spearheaded the effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rosa Parks, campaigned against racist Democrat George Wallace in Alabama, cosponsored legislation bringing equal penalties with respect to Blacks and Whites sentenced for powder versus crack cocaine, voted for Eric Holder, and voted for the extension of the Civil Rights Act.

So come on, Ellison, as you say, “We are all human beings who have evolved.” Jump to Sessions’ defense. He has proof of that evolution.

 

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