Democrat congressional interns, unpaid as is common in DC, have written a letter to protest their status. The Free Beacon reports:
A group of 13 interns at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a signed letter to chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.) on Thursday demanding that they be paid for their internships.
Lydia Murray, who is Chinese-American, penned the letter and got the signature of 12 of her colleagues, also calling out her fellow interns who did not want to sign the letter. She characterized those who refused to sign the letter as “white and wealthy,” adding that they don’t have a “real understanding of the perspectives of everyday working Americans,” according to Roll Call.
“Most of our fellow interns, while undoubtedly bright, are white and wealthy and have no real understanding of the perspectives of everyday working Americans, nor do we have fellow interns with diverse backgrounds to discuss issues, ideas, or experiences with,” her letter stated. “This disconnect is then reflected [in] policy positions, now and in the future.”
The letter was written in coordination with Pay Our Interns, a bipartisan non-profit organization that advocates for government and non-profit organizations to increase the amount of money interns make.
This internal animosity between different groups within the Democrat party could end up causing electoral issues down the road.
To be a young Democrat today means to hold an image of ones purity of soul that has contempt for selfish capitalists and conservatives. Such a person, to be consistent must renounce the pleasures of the flesh, and idle amusements to single mindedly act for the benefit of mankind (and womankind and etc.) What then would such a person do with more money?
They should be pleased if they eat less, and give up luxuries, for such sacrifice shows their idealism and in a true believer that is actually enjoyable, in the same way that a very religious Jew enjoys obeying the five hundred odd rules which are required of him by the Torah.
Asking for money suggests that they are the wrong people for these internships. They are no better than Republicans in their hearts.
Shame on them.
Only the worst hypocrites would seek to cash in on their lofty ideals and seek to make money from them.
Take a look at the leading Democrats. Would any of them become rich through their political efforts?
White and Wealthy, could that be considered a Racist statement? Of course not their are no Racists in the Democratic Party, are there?
It doesn’t take very much for them to turn on each other, I just love it, but of course all of this will be blamed on President Trump, or the Russians or men in general.