Apparently the rogue socialists known as Antifa now have the official support of the Democratic Party. At least, that’s the only conclusion we can come to after seeing this tweet from Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison, who posted a picture of himself holding up “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” on Wednesday. Ellison, who is himself an extremist Muslim who has no business being anywhere near the national political scene, accompanied the photo with a quip saying that the book would “strike fear in the heart” of President Trump.

Um, not likely.

The only people who should be afraid of this tweet or this book are the Democrats, who should be doing everything in their power to distance themselves from the anti-American communists who have taken the far left edge of their party into political oblivion. Alas, the national party has backed itself into a corner by allowing an Islamist like Ellison to have any power whatsoever in their campaign apparatus. Ellison has been on his best behavior lately, trying desperately to avoid the anti-semitic, pro-terrorism language he used earlier in his career, but this tweet proved that a leopard seldom changes his stripes.

For a legitimate, mainstream Democrat to endorse Antifa shows just how devoid of leadership and patriotism this sad excuse for a party has become. With riots and arson on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, this group has proven that it is all-too-willing to use violence and suppression of free speech to get to their goals. While enshrouding themselves is the supposed cloak of “anti-fascism,” they have become the very embodiment of fascism. Their violent rhetoric and actions in search of absolute dominance over the political landscape cannot be described as anything other than fascist in its tactics, if not its belief system.

It wasn’t that long ago – last August, in fact – when Democrat leaders were running away from any affiliation with Antifa as fast as they could. At that time, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she condemned the “violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa.”

“You’re not talking about the far left of the Democratic Party,” she said. “They’re not even Democrats. A lot of them are socialists or anarchists or whatever.”

Well, sorry to tell you, Nancy, but when one self-proclaimed socialist nearly becomes the presidential nominee of your party and one of his congressional henchmen becomes the #2 guy at the DNC, you can’t keep claiming that these extremists have nothing to do with the Democratic Party. And now that Ellison has publicly endorsed a group that the FBI recognizes as a domestic terrorist organization, you will either demand a personnel change at the DNC or you will own Antifa in all of its bloody mayhem.