Congressman Byron Donalds, banned by the
Democratic Party’s Congressional Black Caucus
for not being the “right kind” of black.
Blacklists are back and the Democrats’ have got ’em! Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Florida) has discovered that simply being black is insufficient to qualify for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Apparently he must also be a Democrat and flaming leftist who supports Marxist causes and the racist agenda of Critical Race Theory.
From the first link:
“Since starting in Congress, our office and the Congressman have engaged with several CBC members expressing his interest in joining, but all we’ve gotten is the cold shoulder,” Donalds’ Communications Director, Harrison Fields, told the Daily Caller. The CBC is denying Donalds entrance, individuals familiar with the caucus’s plans reportedly told Buzzfeed News.
From the second link, this statement from the CBC gives their vague explanation why Donalds has been blackballed:
The Congressional Black Caucus remains committed to fighting for issues that support Black communities, including the police accountability bill, protecting voting rights and a jobs bill that helps our communities. We will work with those who share our values and priorities for the constituents that we serve.
The “police accountability bill” is designed to provide support to the “Defund the Police” movement. And the CBC’s definition of “protecting voting rights” is preventing any true election security so that vote tampering by Democrats can be achieved easily and with little scrutiny. As a Republican Donalds opposes such things, which thus disqualifies him for CBC membership, in their eyes.
The irony here is that the CBC is actually taking a non-racist position. It is and has always been a Democratic Party caucus, first and foremost, while hiding behind its so-called racial make-up. By denying this black man entrance it is finally admitting this fact, and putting aside race as a qualification for admittance and making its political position the real criteria.
Of course, the CBC remains bigoted. If a radical leftist white Congressman or woman wished to join they would blacklist them also. First ideology, then race. That’s all this Democratic Party congressional club cares about. Nor are they different than the Democratic Party controlled Congressional Hispanic Caucus:
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s bylaws exclude non-Democrats. There was a messy fallout in 2017 when the caucus denied membership to former representative Carlos Curbelo of Florida. The same rules are still in play. “Per Congressional Hispanic Caucus bylaws, all Democratic Members of Congress of Hispanic descent are eligible for CHC membership,” according to a CHC spokesperson.
As I say, ideology first, race second, to these leftist bigots.
Moreover, can you imagine their outrage if anyone tried to from a Congressional White Caucus, limited only to white Republicans? No one should, but the reasons why they shouldn’t illustrate why these Democrat racial caucuses are wrong as well.
Finally, though I applaud Donalds’ desire to communicate and work with his opponents, I also think he is wasting his time. The Democrats today have no interest in bi-partisanship. They want total surrender, or else the right to destroy you so that you can’t oppose them. With such people it is usually pointless to negotiate.