There’s a very clear reason why the backlash against Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MI) is slow and minimal from Democrats. They don’t necessarily disagree with her sentiment. They simply disagree with the public nature of her message. By being antisemitic on Twitter, she’s revealing their perspectives on Israel, America’s relationship with the Jewish state, and what they hope to be their future as a party.
Eventually, they’ll rebuke her publicly, but not before she’s had her way with the messaging. In many ways, she’s testing the waters for them.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 11, 2019
Why do I believe her attitude is congruous with Democrats? Because they were supporting her knowing very clearly that she had these antisemitic perspectives. She hasn’t been shy about it. Maybe they thought she’d tone down once she was in Washington DC, but since that’s clearly not the case, they figure they might as well see how the message resonates so they can plan out future attacks.
There was no rebuke from Democratic leadership when she claimed her attacks on Israel as “evil” were acceptable. There was no rebuke from Democratic leadership with she attacked the Covington Catholic School kids AFTER the stories of their evil-doing had been completely debunked. They didn’t even rebuke her when she said Senator Lindsey Graham had been compromised.
They won’t rebuke her because they love the messages she’s sending. She’s a rock star among Democrats who was in a Maroon 5 video with multiple Jews. Did they know about her feelings towards them? Who knows? It’s hard to tell what people in the entertainment industry are thinking whether they’re Jewish or not. In many ways, it seems their allegiance to the Democratic Party is stronger than their allegiance to the God of the Bible.
Don’t get me wrong. I believe we’ll see plenty of token rebukes from minor players in the Democratic Party who have less to lose from the Israel-hating Democratic base, but those rebukes will be few and far between.
WATCH how close @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib are following the conspiracy theories of their spiritual leader, the most dangerous professor in America – Hatem Bazian, who accuses @AIPAC of paying members of Congress to support #Israel https://t.co/RTjsltjQpo https://t.co/geDn9ToTzG pic.twitter.com/PawkYIYN7U
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) February 11, 2019
Democrats love her. They won’t speak out against her antisemitism because it fits their narrative perfectly. It’s a little embarrassing to some because it’s more public than they’d like, but the message resonates. The only thing they hate more than America is Israel.