Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez has some words for roughly half of America: You don’t give a s*** about people.
Charming party leader you got there, Democrats.
In a speech to activists in New Jersey on Friday, Perez weighed-in on resistance efforts by Democrats around the country.
“Women marched all over the world and said: Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values!” Perez said. “That’s what they said. Donald Trump, you didn’t win this election!” If anyone didn’t want to hear this, Perez had an answer: “I don’t care, because they don’t give a s*** about people.”
Conservative media outlets quickly circulated videos of his speech. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel demanded an apology and called Perez’s words “dangerous.” Perez wouldn’t back down and continued making the claim at a different event later in the week.
Washington Post reporter, Dave Weigel, wrote about the event and tweeted his article:
Tom Perez won't apologize for saying Republicans "don't give a shit about people" https://t.co/YdBCbG8eXe
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 2, 2017
Perez, quite proud of just learning how to curse, stood behind his claims about Republicans:
Sorry not sorry. https://t.co/PPyuzAwbpq
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) April 3, 2017
Perez’s comments part of a long tradition of Democrats dehumanizing Republicans as soulless monsters. In 2012, a pro-Obama Super Pac aired an advertisement depicting a Paul Ryan-esque figure pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff. During the 2013 government shutdown, Democrats, like failed presidential candidate Al Gore, repeatedly referred to Republicans as terrorists.
The one advantage of Perez’s comments is that if Republicans don’t care about anybody, then maybe they can’t be so racist.