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Dem Senate candidate endorses rioters

Empower Wisconsin | June 25, 2020

By M.D. Kittle 

MADISON — A leftist running for long-serving Sen. Fred Risser’s Madison Senate seat took to Twitter Wednesday to defend the rioters and anarchists who dragged down historic statues, smashed windows and tried to burn down public buildings Tuesday night on the Capitol Square. 

Nada Elmikashfi, is one of six Democrats — each more liberal than the last — running for the 26th Senate District. Risser, at 93 and the longest-serving state legislator in American history, is stepping down. 

Elmikashfi, who is black, retweeted a comment by Emily Mills, who refers to herself on her Twitter account as a “Professional queer.” Mills, who is white, wrote that she had some time to think about the riots and “learn from others.” 

“Anger is justified, statues symbolic of Madison/Wisconsin’s progressive veneer come down. Protesters don’t need my approval but I think I understand better now,” Mills posted. 

She went out on an emotional limb and said she was not okay with the mob beating of state Sen. Tim Carpenter, an openly gay Milwaukee Democrat and vocal advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement.  

Elmikashfi then tweeted that the “statue of Heg is a monument to a white savior and not a monument to black liberation.” 

The would-be senator was referring to Hans Christian Heg, a political abolitionist and Union colonel who died fighting against slavery in a bloody Civil War battle. The statue, knocked down, beheaded and dragged to Lake Monona by the “peaceful” protesters, was a gift to Wisconsin by the Norwegian American Society nearly 100 years ago. 

Rioters also tore down the iconic Forward statute, located on the State Street side of the Capitol. 

The bronze lady was the creation of Jean Pond Miner, a female artist who displayed her powerful statue at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. 

It’s all just so much white privilege to Elmikashfi.  

“The symbolism of lady Forward and that word Forward has really been only for white Wisconsinites,” she told the Associated Press Wednesday. “I think that’s a truth a lot of people found hard to swallow.”

Here’s a truth that may be hard to swallow for radical leftists like Elmikashfi who have gotten good at devouring their own. 

“Wisconsin women raised the money to have Miner’s statue cast for the exposition in Chicago and women also led the effort to pay for the replica’s creation decades later. That history has made it a favorite among women’s rights supporters,” noted the same AP story, which politician Elmikashfi quickly promoted on her Twitter page. 

“In a tribute to that legacy, artists Brenda Baker and Bird Ross photographed nearly 200 women mirroring the sculpted figure’s pose for a 2017 art show during festivities for the Capitol building’s 100th anniversary.”

No matter. Identity politics claims just about every friend in the end. 

And if you dare disagree, you are a racist, as Elmikashfi tweeted to a Twitter critic. 

“Yes, please go vote for my opponent if you’re racist. I don’t want your vote if you don’t believe #BlackLivesMatter more than statues,” she wrote.  

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