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  Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:04 AM

Before Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama Mainstreamed Anti-Semitism In The Democratic Party

Lost in the mists of the last decade: People spoke openly of Obama's 'Jewish problem' in 2008. He went on to normalize Israel critics with dubious motivations and terror connections.

The Federalist
By Mark Hemingway
March 12, 2019

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D.C. is still reeling from last week’s debacle involving Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has made a series of statements many have criticized as anti-Semitic. In 2012, she tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

In February, Omar had tweeted that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” prompting charges she was raising anti-Semitic tropes involving Jews and sinister financial machinations. Two weeks ago, she raised the issue of dual loyalty, and old anti-Semitic canard, before a D.C. crowd: “Nobody ever gets to have the broader debate of what is happening with Palestine. So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”

When a fellow Democratic congresswoman lamented “that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel,” Omar responded by saying, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”

In response, last week Democrats threatened to vote on a measure condemning anti-Semitism. What should have been a simple resolution to condemn such statements got watered down until the resolution failed to directly condemn the things Omar had said.

One key component here is simply rank partisanship. Even though Omar has an extensive history of tracking in anti-Semitic tropes, going back to her days in state office, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is out there defending the indefensible, having resorted to such insulting arguments as “I think she has a different experience in the use of words.” This is what you might say about a child or mentally disabled person, not a member of the foreign affairs committee.

The more creative, if more dishonest, defense of Omar is that she’s one being victimized merely because she’s a black female Muslim. Rep. James Clyburn even went so far as to suggest that Omar has some sort of immunity because her experience as a refugee was “more personal” than the objections of people whose parents were Holocaust survivors.

Oddly enough, when Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who like Omar is a female Somali refugee, speaks out against the anti-Semitism and illiberal (in the meaningful sense) tendencies of the Muslim world, her own intersectional bona fides don’t seem to matter. In fact, in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “A Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” written in collaboration with the obsequious Democratic Party defenders at Media Matters for America, Ali was labeled one of these anti-Muslim extremists. Go figure. (The SPLC later lost a $3 million lawsuit over their libelous “Field Guide.”)

How we arrived at a place where Democrats would insist that Omar is being persecuted for saying Jews hypnotize people no doubt requires some unpacking. It seems a lot of people who are surprised and disheartened by Omar’s comments are under the impression that tolerance for anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party is a new turn of events. That’s hardly the case.

Lost in the mists of the last decade is Barack Obama’s mainstreaming of anti-Semitism into Democratic and American politics. To be clear, even after two terms as president, Obama remains such a cipher that saying he mainstreamed anti-Semitism is hardly the same thing as saying he’s personally anti-Semitic. It is fair, however, to say he has consorted with Israel critics with dubious motivations and people with anti-Israel terror connections to such a degree that the most charitable thing one can say is that there’s a possibility his embrace of these people was just a way to cynically advance his political career and foreign policy priorities, priorities that were just coincidentally threatening to Israel’s security.

In fact, when Obama ran for president in 2008, people spoke openly of his “Jewish problem.” It wasn’t strictly a partisan concern, either: Hillary Clinton raised the issue in the Democratic Party. Obama did a poor job of persuading people that this wasn’t a legitimate concern.

In 2008, Jimmy Carter met with the leader of terror group Hamas, a move condemned by Condoleezza Rice, who then was secretary of state. Obama declined to condemn the meeting because “he’s a private citizen. It’s not my place to discuss who he shouldn’t meet with.” This is a remarkably calm reaction to Carter’s blatant Logan Act violation, a crime the Obama administration would later deem so serious it was used to justify investigating and surveilling the Trump campaign.

Obama reversed course a few days later, after it became obvious that refusing to condemn the meeting was damaging his campaign. As the Los Angeles Times observed then, when the condemnation finally came it was “as he tried to reassure Jewish voters that his candidacy isn’t a threat to them or U.S. support for Israel.”

Of course, there were plenty more reasons to think Obama didn’t really think that the murderous and anti-Semitic Hamas was all that bad. When Hamas came out and officially endorsed his candidacy in 2008, Obama’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, said the endorsement was “flattering.” This is not an exaggeration. “We all agree that John Kennedy was a great president, and it’s flattering when anybody says that Barack Obama would follow in his footsteps,” Axelrod said.

Obama’s problematic pastor, Jeremiah Wright, was also notoriously anti-Israel. Aside from making plenty of public criticisms about Wright, in 2007 the bulletin at Wright’s church reprinted an article by a Hamas official.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:39 AM

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It seems a lot of people who are surprised and disheartened by Omar’s comments are under the impression that tolerance for anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party is a new turn of events. That’s hardly the case.


No kidding. Democrat anti-semitism is nothing new or surprising.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:38 AM

View PostLiz, on 13 March 2019 - 12:04 AM, said:

Before Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama Mainstreamed Anti-Semitism In The Democratic Party


It wasn't his only accomplishment in this arena. He also mainstreamed:

Anti-American
Anti-cop
Anti-white
Anti-straight
Anti-Christian and
Anti-British


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:58 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 13 March 2019 - 01:39 AM, said:

No kidding. Democrat anti-semitism is nothing new or surprising.

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:exactly:

View PostHowsithangin, on 13 March 2019 - 02:38 AM, said:

It wasn't his only accomplishment in this arena. He also mainstreamed:

Anti-American
Anti-cop
Anti-white
Anti-straight
Anti-Christian and
Anti-British


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:13 AM

In Obama's case, giving Iran a path to the bomb is about as anti-Israel/Semitic as it gets. Then to call Netanyahu 'Chickenshet' for speaking out against it? Disgusting...
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:44 AM

http://i.postimg.cc/3Jt3y6pX/anti-semite-democrat.jpg
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

View PostLiz, on 13 March 2019 - 12:04 AM, said:

Before Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama Mainstreamed Anti-Semitism In The Democratic Party


Muslims acting like muslims...
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

View PostNatural Selection, on 13 March 2019 - 08:48 AM, said:

Muslims acting like muslims...

Goatfkkers gotta goatfk.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 13 March 2019 - 01:39 AM, said:

No kidding. Democrat anti-semitism is nothing new or surprising.

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Considering you couldn't be a Dem in the South without a hood at least in your closet... that is until suddenly the Dems realized that minorities made a great voting base. Then all the suddenly the Democrat party was the party of the poor, downtrodden and minority. Amazing how that works and how quickly people will forget history for a check.

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