A commenter noted under the prior post that there’s also another event going on at the Ramkota on the evening of April 29th opposite the SDGOP’s Freedom Rally with David Horowitz….The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting their one yearly event, their McGovern Day Dinner, headlined with a Bernie Sanders Democrat who lost a race for National Chair of the Democrat Party, Keith Ellison, who has faced harsh criticism for his past support of Louis Farrakahn, votes against Israel, etc.
The McGovern Day dinner is the dem’s biggest (only?) fundraiser of the year, and it’s an expensive one, with prices generally starting at $100 a head, unless you go to one of the side events where they will try to fleece their dwindling number of donors for more money.
Ellison will likely prove to be a controversial speaker, with some Democrats threatening to leave the party if he was elected chairman, such as famed attorney Alan Dershowitz:
There has been powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to elect Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) chairman. If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting. I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats. But I will not contribute to the DNC or support it as an institution.
Ellison has a long history of sordid association with anti-Semitism. He worked with and repeatedly defended one of a handful of the most notorious and public anti-Semites in our country: The Reverend Louis Farrakhan. And worked with Farrakhan at the very time this anti-Semite was publicly describing Judaism as a “gutter religion” and insisting that the Jews were a primary force in the African slave trade.
Ellison has publicly stated that he was unaware of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. That is not a credible statement. Everyone was aware of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism.
But the connections are more recent as well. In 2009, Ellison headlined a fundraiser for Esam Omeish, a former candidate for Virginia state delegate who had told Palestinians that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”
With regard to Israel, Ellison was one of only a small number of Congress people who recently voted against funding the Iron Dome, a missile system used by Israel to protect its civilians against rocket attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah. His voting record with regard to the Nation State of the Jewish people is among the very worst in Congress.
By bringing in Bestselling author David Horowitz to headline the GOP’s counter-programming of the Democrat Event, the Freedom Rally, SDGOP Chair Dan Lederman is also bringing in one of Keith Ellison’s harshest critics:
Not a lot of room left for doubt on where Horowitz stands on Keith Ellison.
So, if you’re a Republican who wants to support the GOP, and oppose the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat Party, there’s only one thing to do on April 29th:
Saturday, April 29th at the Ramkota Ampitheatre
Speakers include Dr. Allen Unruh, State Senator Neal Tapio
and State Representative Greg Jamison.