There are few lines of attack the Dems like to trot out more than claims of bigotry. Even if they have to invent reasons to justify it.
Clarence Thomas? Dem leader Keith Ellison (a Farrakhan apologist) just compared him to a house slave from Django… without apology. GOP presidental candidate Tim Scott has been called an ‘Uncle Tom’… and another candidate, Larry Elder, has been baselessly called the ‘Black face of white supremacy’.
Accusations of antisemitism are a second-tier attack, but used just as freely. Some of the most ridiculous examples involved the Trump family, considering the President’s own daughter and son-in-law are both devoutly Jewish… and that same son-in-law helped broker the Abraham accords, ushering in peaceful relations between Israel and their neighbors.
One Republican (Steve King) made a one-off idiotic statement that even he recognized sounded like an endorsement of racist views, after which even HE voted in support of his own reprimand and removal from committee.
When a similiar opportunity came up for Pelosi to chasten the Squad for openly antisemetic statements, she refused to do so. That’s a pattern.
After the inflamatory statements made over the weekend by the Chair of the Progressive Caucus, Rep Jayapal, and the non-apology-apology given when she caught hell for it, House Republicans put forward a simple statement for a House vote.
It expressed three points that Joe Biden himself even affirmed as he struggled to mumble whatever had been written in the cue cards he was holding on his lap.
The 3 points in question ought to have been uncontroversial.
Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East, and recent Member comments denigrating Israel are unacceptable and disgusting.
My resolution lets every American know exactly where their Representatives stand when it comes to supporting Israel and our Jewish communities. pic.twitter.com/11rhUzF7MJ
— Rep. August Pfluger (@RepPfluger) July 17, 2023
Just a few short years ago, this would have passed via unanimous vote. But not in today’s Democrat party.
The vote was held one day before Israel’s President Herzog was to address Congress on the occasion of Israel’s 75th anniversary as a nation — the very issue that has the hard-left faction of Democrats bent out of shape.
Contrary to every Democrat race narrative, Republicans voiced unanimous support for the bill. Democrats were NOT so clear.
In recent years, a growing crop of progressive Democrats — including Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress — have spoken out against the Israeli government’s policies, particularly its treatment of Palestinians and a series of Israeli government policies that have made the prospect of a two-state solution increasingly untenable.
In a floor speech earlier on Tuesday, Tlaib made clear she would vote against the resolution, stating that Congress was “re-affirming support for apartheid.” — Business Insider
Nine Dem voted against the measure and one voted ‘present’.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri
Rep. Delia Ramirez of Illinois
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
Rep. Summer Lee of Pennsylvania
Rounding out the list:
Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota voted “present.”
Leader McCarthy called their bluff.
The same party that never misses a chance to rake Republicans over the coals for sins both real and imagined fall strangely silent when those same sins are identified on their own side of the aisle.
Gee, it’s almost as though Dems don’t actually care about race issues at all, except in cases where those issues can be exploited as a means to an end for political power.
Kind of like how they only admitted that the woman who accused Bill Clinton of rape was telling the truth AFTER Bill and Hillary had burned their last attempt at returning to the White House.
Do Democrats believe Israel is an evil state?
Multiple elected Democrats have a consistent history of using antisemitic rhetoric. It has got to stop. pic.twitter.com/2DXA5FVTlk
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) July 17, 2023
Finally, the GOP has figured out how to toss those ‘race’ grenades back into the feet of the Democrats who threw them in the first place.
Democrat activist LOVE slapping a purity test punishment against anyone who fails to march to the talking points they love most.
And in situations like this — any answer the Democrats give to this vote is sure to piss SOMEBODY off.
When forced to choose, will the DNC risk pissing off their donor class, or their shock troop activists on the ground?
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This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.