DNC Quietly Dumps Women's March
Saturday's march has fewer than half the 500 sponsors of last year after anti-Semitic rumblings.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) finally purged the Women’s March from its ranks — but only because the political optics had made the action unavoidable.
National Review’s Jack Crowe says that the DNC “has joined a number of prominent progressive advocacy groups in withdrawing its support for the Women’s March in the wake of reports detailing anti-Semitic conspiracy-mongering and support for notorious bigot Louis Farrakhan among its leadership.” This year’s Women’s March will occur Saturday in DC, but with relatively meager support.
“The list includes fewer than half of the 500 sponsors who supported the march last year,” Crowe reveals, “and many of the most prominent past supporters, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Emily’s List, and NARAL, are among the defectors. The DNC was initially listed as a sponsor when the list went up on Sunday but it, along with the NAACP and the National Organization for Women, were removed at some point thereafter. The DNC’s withdrawal came after Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory defended her past description of Farrakhan as the ‘GOAT’ or ‘greatest of all time’ during a Monday morning appearance on ABC’s The View.”
Farrakhan, of course, would love nothing more than to exterminate the Jews, whom he considers to be insects. As recently as October, he groused, “You know what [my foes] do: call me an anti-Semite. Stop it! I’m anti-Termite.” This prompted even Chelsea Clinton to fire back, “Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous.” According to The Washington Free Beacon, “He has also attacked ‘that Satanic Jew,’ called Jews ‘the mother and father of apartheid,’ and said that ‘when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.’”
Tellingly, the entire Women’s March leadership is composed of bigots. As our Nate Jackson reported in November, “Theresa Shook, founder of the Women’s March, called for Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. to step down because they ‘have steered the Movement away from its true course.’” All this and more eventually forced the DNC’s hand. And while it made the right decision not to sponsor the March, it had nothing to do with morality or conscience. This was all about damage control.
Ironically, while the Women’s March takes place tomorrow, a far larger and more endearing event is happening today in DC — the March for Life. These gatherings occurred back to back last year as well. As we wrote at the time, “One side features love and science. The other has distorted those things beyond recognition.” This year is no different. Nor will the media coverage be any different. As columnist Gary Bauer observed earlier this week, “While the media will ignore the March for Life, there will be wall-to-wall coverage of the Women’s March.”
The biggest irony of all? While the DNC feigns concern over Farrakhan’s hatred of the Jews, the Women’s March would share an alarming ideological kinship with him even if its leadership wasn’t going to bat for him. Both the Women’s March and Farrakhan consider certain people to be disposable. The Leftmedia and DNC are incapable of acknowledging the parallel.