Letter to the editor

What would happen in the media if this statement in reference to political office seekers were made by a white male?: “We don’t need white faces that don’t want to be white voices?”

This is obviously a call for office holders who will support race before anything else. You probably won’t even see the statement that is the model for this one because it was made by a Democrat, one of the big four who are calling anyone who disagrees with them racist.

“I don’t want to bring a chair to an old table,” U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said at this past week’s Netroots Nation Conference. “This is the time to shake the table. This is the time to redefine that table. Because if you’re going to come to this table, all of you who have aspirations of running for office. If you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even show up because we need you to represent that voice.”

Pressley, who sees racism only in others, a Democratic representative from Massachusetts, is the author of the quote.

She is the model for Democrat hypocrisy, accusing others of doing what they do. Their irrational hatred of Trump has no limits, yet they accuse him of being hateful when he tries to enforce American law.

Did the recent letter writer contact any Democratic leaders to ask it they have any comments condemning Pressley’s comments? I expect, due to the “selective journalism” we have today that you had not even seen it until now.

Michael J. Danek

Sciota Township

Editor’s note: Netroots Nation has hosted an annual conference for progressives for more than a decade, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from across the country. The 2019 event was July 11-13 in Philadelphia. Attendees typically include online organizers and grassroots activists.

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Because she is not the president! Who is suppose to lead by a higher example. Fully understanding that he is not of high moral character.....


Please, spare me the misrepresentation coming from a bad faith place. Representative Pressley is calling for an unequivocal voice against racism in a time when it is needed most.

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