The path to enabling bigotry was already set for the Democratic Party once they started backing away from their original rebuke of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her antisemitic Tweets and comments. The only thing they needed was a gameplan to not only excuse her comments but to then spin media sentiment against Republicans.
Their plan worked like clockwork and now bigotry is officially kosher for Democrats, shielded under the guise of “conversation” and buried under other forms of bigotry that simply aren’t as present on Capitol Hill as antisemitism. Like I Tweeted:
Once Democrats realized they couldn't condemn antisemitism without angering the antisemites in their midst, they came up with a 2-step plan to cover for Omar and then make antisemitism kosher for the media by reaffirming the narrative of Republican hate. It worked like clockwork. https://t.co/mqaoswelqX
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) March 7, 2019
The House passed a bill declaring “all” hatred as bad, thereby removing any attention from the root cause of the bill in the first place, Omar’s antisemitism. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote a scathing rebuke of the bill.
BREAKING: Liz Cheney releases a statement:
"Today’s resolution vote was a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own and denouncing vile anti-Semitism."
Omar "deserves to be rebuked, by name, and removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee" pic.twitter.com/KuuxerxOwY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 7, 2019
“Today’s resolution vote was a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own and denouncing vile anti-Semitism,” Cheney said in a statement. “While I stand whole-heartedly against discrimination outlined in this resolution, the language before the House today did not address the issue that is front and center.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi earlier justified not including Omar’s name in the resolution by stating “it’s not about her, it’s about these forms of hatred.” Except it is about her, just as it was about Representative Steve King (R-IA) when he allegedly asked when white supremacy became a bad thing to a NY Times writer. King denied the statements in the context as they were written and the writer did not have a recording of the interview to back up his claims. Nevertheless, King received a direct and immediate rebuke.
Omar did not.
Her “rebuke” was not immediate, it has not yielded any punishment whatsoever (King was removed from committees), and the resolution didn’t name Omar directly. It was a way for Democrats to pretend to take the high road by calling out all hatred from anyone even though the inciting events were very focused hatred perpetrated by a specific member of Congress.
Even former Republican and faux-conservative shill Max Boot took to the Washington Post to point out how clear her antisemitism is.
But Omar wasn’t criticizing Israeli policies. She was criticizing Israel’s supporters by suggesting that they are not loyal Americans. That’s textbook anti-Semitism.
That Democrats hesitate to call out Omar sends a deeply dispiriting signal about the party’s direction. It raises the risk that anti-Semitism, in the guise of anti-Zionism, may become institutionalized within its ranks. That has already occurred with the British Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, who once referred to Hamas and Hezbollah as his “friends.”
How is the media responding to all this? Just as one would expect from an institution dedicated to running cover for Democrats while railing on every Republican misstep. They are hailing their wonderful Democratic puppet masters while condemning Republicans who voted against the resolution.
Let’s be clear. This resolution was brought about as a direct response to Ilhan Omar’s antisemitism. Democrats then watered it down to keep from denouncing her or her actions. The media is responding by forgetting the root cause of the issue. It’s disgusting.
As I noted before, the goal of the new left is to normalize antisemitism. It’s working.
Is the nation ready to revive the American Conservative Movement?