Minnesota Report

It is interesting to learn about Minneapolis City Council Member Aisha Chughtai (Socialist, Mpls-W10) and Saint Paul City Council Member Mitra Jalali (Socialist, Ward-04) are calling for attendees to the DFL Caucuses to vote Uncommitted, rather than vote for Dean Phillips (D) or Robert Kennedy Jr. This might seem like a worthy strategy in Michigan, but it will have as much success as a flatus in a wind tunnel here.

The impact of this move might have value in Michigan where it is being offered by Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI12), and where there is a sizable Palestinian community over 145,000 strong, but not even Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN05) another of the Squad sisters is doing so in our state. This move falls under our favorite term as a feckless maneuver.

For the record, we do not recognize the term Democratic-Socialist as nothing more than an opportunistic term. In fact during the last election cycle we corresponded with Attorney General Keith Ellison (D-MN) about he and his son, Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison’s (DFL, Mpls-05) relationship with the Democratic Socialists Party, which had endorsed Ellison the Younger. When we asked Ellison the Elder he said, “I am only a member of one political party and that is the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party.”