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Monday, May 14, 2018

Wellstone kicks out the Wellstones

In the wake of Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone's death in a plane crash in 2002, liberals set up Wellstone Action, which trains Democratic Party operatives.

Recently, its board of directors kicked his two sons off the board after they "raised concerns about overspending in areas of the organization’s budget — and after a dispute over the direction and priorities of the group," Politico reported.

Wellstone worked on economic issues in his life.

This group wants to go all-in on faddish social justice warrior edicts with its speech code and the like.

"David Wellstone and other Democrats close to his father began objecting last year to what he described as Wellstone Action’s abandonment of disaffected Democrats in the rural Midwest — the rural poor were an early focus of the late senator — with an increasingly narrow focus on gender politics and people of color," Politico reported.

By "focus on gender politics and people of color," they mean favoring gays and people of color, and turning their backs on straights and white people.

“I said, ‘After Trump, we’ve got to figure out how we are going to go back after those Democrats that we lost,” son David Wellstone told Politico.

“We can do all the stuff we do. We do great stuff on communities of color, we’re doing great stuff on gender identity politics. But we need to do some of these other trainings. … Nobody wanted to have a discussion about that.”

Wellstone died 15 years ago.

Connie Lewis, chairwoman of the Wellstone Action board, told Politico: "a lot has changed over the last 15 years [SNIP] the progressive movement also looks different today than it did when we first started."

Son David said, "How I read it is Paul Wellstone is no longer relevant. It is the most untrue, un-thought-through and most offensive remark. When you’ve got people who are hurting and they’re turning to Donald Trump, we’ve got to give them something. … We should be the fighters for all folks who aren’t on top. That’s what my dad always said."

Duh. They do not want him or any white voters.

They have embraced the death spiral of catering to an increasingly smaller number of voting blocs, shedding them one bloc at a time in each election like a gigantic game of musical chairs.

I suggest that the Wellstones vote for Donald Trump and the Republicans. We don't care if you are gay or if you are straight. We don't care if you are black or if you are white or if you are orange. We don't care if you are Christian or if you are Jewish or if you are some other religion or if you have no religion at all.

All we care about is that you are an American who wants to make America great again.


  1. The "Regressive liberals" will never understand the last two paragraphs, without identity politics they have nothing. That is why they keep such strict controls on the plantation.

  2. Sad as it is, the Wellstone’s are still far to the left of most Americans but the democrats have lurched further left. The Wellstone’s still are grievance mongers always looking backwards.

  3. The USA was founded on the principle of the melting pot, now the Dems want to apply the principle of the refinery. Exactly the opposite.

  4. Yes - we Reps don't care what your other identities are, just your affirmative answer to the key question:
    Do you want to Make America Great?

    Well, do you? I do!
    (should have previewed to see the missing word the first time.)

    1. Never apologize:)
      Especially for a typo around here

  5. Ah yes...the Paul Wellstone funeral and pep rally. At the time, a new low in Democrat history. Unfortunately, it only got worse from there.

  6. You don't win elections with purity tests. Identity Politics is an albatross around the neck of the Democrat party. Still, never interrupt your enemy when xe's making a mistake.