The Democrat’s Omar Problem

[Afternoon update]

The Democrats’ resolution on anti-Semitism has gone from impotent to totally worthless. I have to confess to going through a lot of popcorn watching the latest racist meltdown of the Left.

[Friday-morning update]

The old Democrat Party is new again:

I think we have crossed a Rubicon of sorts. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and the Congressional Black Caucus–which supported Omar unanimously, as best one can tell from news reports–are in the driver’s seat. Anti-Semitism is now accepted by the Democratic Party.

Nothing new, really. The Klan hated Jews, too.


[Update a few minutes later]

“If hating Israel is wrong, we don’t want to be right.”

[Update a few more minutes later]

Anti-Semitism: It’s all the rage.

[Update a few more minutes later]

An inflection point in American history. Plus this.

Over the past couple of decades, the Democrats have been quite deliberately assembling a coalition containing a lot of antisemites. It is thus unsurprising that the party is becoming openly antisemitic.

American Jews have largely identified with the immigrants the Democrats have sought to encourage, seeing them as akin to their ancestors who fled to America. In fact, they’re more like the people those ancestors were fleeing from.

Fascists gonna fascist.

And more links over at Instapundit.

[Update late morning]

Omar and her allies won this battle.

[Update a few minutes later]

The clarity accompanying the takeover of the House by Democrats.

I can viscerally understand the Never Trump motivation, but I have been shaking my head at insanity from former conservatives in thinking that putting the Democrats in charge wouldn’t be diving into the fire from the frying pan.

[Update a few minutes later]

Aaaaaaand (once again) Paul Krugman beclowns himself.

11 thoughts on “The Democrat’s Omar Problem”

  1. The problem is bigger than Omar. Earlier today Instapundit had post about Rep. Clyburn’s statements as reported in The Hill. He’s the House whip.

    Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.

    Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.

    “I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

    You know who else lived through a lot of personal pain in WW-I, even getting gassed? Yes. That’s who. And like Omar, absolutely nothing that happened to him had the remotest connection to Jews except in his paranoid, conspiratorial, antisemitic, socialist brain.

  2. It is troubling that Democrats want to import a large population that comes from cultures that hate Jews, Christians, and white people in general but it does make sense from an identity politics perspective.

    There are, of course, people motivated by altruism who are blind to the impacts of their decisions buy these people are what the left calls, useful idiots.

  3. Sailer is conducting a formal test to determine if it’s physically possible to have too much fun.

    including that Jews control the United States Government or seek global, political, and financial domination and that Jews are obsessed with money [blah-blah] French artillery captain [blah]

    Can’t believe they neglected including anything about aquiline facial features.

        1. Your question is well known for being designed as a trap – if you don’t beat your wife at all, you can’t make that clear by simply answering yes or no. In contrast, I asked a yes or no question which is not a trap at all – Curt can clear things up by simply answering yes or no.

          Of course, I’m implicitly criticizing Curt by even asking, so I’ll make my accusation explicit: I find Curt’s utterances indistinguishable from an anti-Semite, and that’s a rare thing on this blog. I’ve accused him of anti-Semitism in the past, but it occurred to me that I never actually asked him if he was anti-Semitic, so I thought I ought to ask him, and do so in a way which isn’t a trap at all – he can clear things up as much as he likes.

          1. Of course, your attempt fails because he already has ample reason to dismiss your opinion because of the prior accusations — and therefore to assume your question is asked in bad faith.

  4. If you want to see where the Democratic Party – and its hospitability to Jews – will be in the 2020’s, just look at where the British Labour Party is today.

  5. How much of this is the $money$ that the Arab Oil Princes are willing to donate to politicians that are antisemitic and are unwilling to fund politicians that are neutral to pro-Israel? As the old saying that a steady stream of water drops can wear down a mountain … and the Saudis and Qataris have made their preferences known.

    Perhaps Mueller could investigate?

    1. Apparently foreign funding of DNC journolists is fairly common. It is not necessarily wrong but ethics demands they disclose their associations. Same goes for when they coordinate messaging campaigns with government employees or politicians. It is a little galling that they hold themselves up as an unquestionable priest class when as a group they are terminally corrupt.

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