The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) found itself at the center of yet another controversy after a hacker leaked on Wednesday an internal party memo which advised candidates on how to handle situations when approached by the advocacy movement Black Lives Matter, as reported in The Washington Times.
The memo urged candidates to listen, but "don't offer support for concrete policy positions;" limit the number of activists who meet with staff; and never say "all lives matter," reports the Times.
The document, which was obtained and posted online on August 31 2016, by a mysterious hacker operating under the name Guccifer 2.0, was sent by Troy Perry, a former DCCC staffer, to the rest of the committee staff in November 2015.
Mr. Perry, who now works for the Hillary Clinton campaign, had strictly mentioned that the document "should not be emailed or handed to anyone outside of the building," the Times reports.
DCCC staffers, who were handed a "do's and don't's" cheat sheet, were also advised to offer limited invitations for meetings with Black Lives Matter activists, and not to "offer support for concrete policy positions" about the movement.
[ Flashback: "These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference... I'll have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years." --Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson, prior to signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.]