For years, Democrats have touted themselves as the modern “party of diversity,” perhaps as a way to distance themselves as the party that historically promoted slavery and segregation.  But in spite of their current rhetoric, Politicouncovered that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has very few people of color in their upper management.

After Politico did a couple of deep dives into this hypocrisy, they reported that DCCC executive director and a close ally of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) was “short-changing minorities by excluding them from her senior staff and failing to live up to promises she made during her campaign for the chairmanship.”

With their own self-regard at stake – the DCCC got dubbed the DKKK on Twitter — they had to take drastic measures. Politicoreports they did just that:

On Monday morning, Allison Jaslow, DCCC executive director and a close ally of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) — chair of the committee — resigned during a tense meeting at the party’s Capitol Hill headquarters. And in the next 10 hours, much of the senior staff was out: Jared Smith, the communications director and another Bustos ally; Melissa Miller, a top DCCC communications aide; Molly Ritner, political director; Nick Pancrazio, deputy executive director; and Van Ornelas, the DCCC’s director of diversity.

“Today has been a sobering day filled with tough conversations that too often we avoid,” Bustos said. “But I can say confidently that we are taking the first steps toward putting the DCCC back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party.”

It’s sort of fun to see leftists fall victim to their own ludicrous policies, but an editorial in the Washington Examinerposits this is a bigger deal than the media is making it out to be.  “There are two possible interpretations of this mass-purge at the DCCC. Either a few Democrats are making a racial issue out of a patronage question, once again knifing each other under the cover of intersectionality, or Democrats are genuinely angry that half the staff at the DCCC are white.”

In other words, it is completely possible – even probable – that these staffers were fired because of their race.  This should be intolerable for a modern America.

PerhapsAmerican Greatness columnist Victor Davis Hanson put it best when he wrote, “What will put an end to this new anti-enlightenment racism of the woke that is emulating the familiar overt racism of the past? It will cease only when the majority of Americans of all racial heritages are brave enough to call out those projectionists who are obsessed with constructing or promulgating racism as the purveyors of hate themselves, the sad and the pathetic dividers who seem believe they are innately and collectively superior on the basis of their superficial appearance or creed.”

Exactly.  Racism is racism is racism, and we should start calling it for what it is.

Hat Tip: Washington Examiner

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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