I’ve seen some Democrats really break out the champagne and party favors over what appears to be the internal disintegration of the Republican party.
I can certainly understand why.
With the introduction of vile Trumpism into the bloodstream, like a septic infection, the party of faith, family, and smaller government has been broken.
As the establishment, entrenched Republican power brokers bend whatever vague principles they once claimed to stand on, in order to appease the Trumpian mob, there are actual conservatives that remember the party of Lincoln, Goldwater, Reagan and Buckley. They actually want to make the federal government as inconsequential in the lives of American citizens as possible. They want to move forward with ideas that empower citizens, rather than cede power to an authoritarian state.
Some of them are so devoted to principle and responsible governance that they have rejected Donald Trump, outright, and refuse to bend those principles for a few political wins.
The result is chaos, and Democrats see this as a victory.
Well, not so fast.
Something about people in glass houses…
In the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats saw the backlash against wretched Trumpism, with their party sweeping control of the House to their side, and making gains within the Senate.
It sounds great for them, until you realize that the midterm wave actually washed some crud onto their shores.
Specifically, youthful, ignorant, radical crud.
OH – and anti-Semite crud. Let’s not forget that.
The stench of it has always existed, unspoken, but present, just the same, beneath the surface of every Democrat talking point. It wasn’t until after the midterms, as the freshman class of Democrats settled into their new roles that those 1488 feelings came bursting forth.
The morbidly amusing part is seeing the old guard Democrats quickly try to stuff the ugly truth back into the closet.
Back in January, Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashid Tlaib, of Michigan became a cheerleader for the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction), which seeks to label our Mideast allies, Israel, as an apartheid state, and punish them.
Anyone actually familiar with what really goes on in Israel, and not eaten up by anti-Semitic idiocy knows that BDS is just another way to express that hate of the Jewish people.
When anti-BDS legislation was introduced to the House in January, Tlaib suggested that those representatives supporting the legislation had forgotten what country they represented.
She was quickly called out by various U.S. Jewish groups.
The Anti-Defamation League released a statement in response to Tlaib’s tweet: “Representative Tlaib’s tweet regarding the pending bill on the Senate floor has been interpreted by some as suggesting that Jews or Members of Congress, such as the sponsors of the bill, are more loyal to Israel than to their own country,” the organization said. “Whether or not this was her intent, this type of language is deeply problematic.”
Yes, it is, but not a foreign feeling to so many within the Democrat party.
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democrat out of Minnesota, can’t keep a lid on her anti-Semitism. Every week she seems to pop out another hateful remark that sends her Democrat colleagues scrambling.
Omar wrote in since deleted tweets earlier this month that U.S. politicians’ defense of Israel’s was “all about the Benjamins baby,” while adding that AIPAC was funding lawmakers who criticized her stance.
Top Democrat lawmakers demanded she apologize, and she did, but she’s up to about three or four apologies, at this point, and to be perfectly blunt, if she’s browbeat into apologizing that many times, it’s because she doesn’t really mean them.
Like Tlaib, she accuses those who speak up against her anti-Semitism of having “dual loyalty,” as well as hypocrisy for their choice of organizations to target, while treating the relationship between the U.S. and Israel as a hands-off subject.
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is O.K. for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” she said during an event at a Washington bookstore, according to The New York Times.She went on to question why it was acceptable for her to criticize the influence of the NRA, fossil fuel industries and other special interest groups but not the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Lawmakers balked, and some called out Omar.
Rep. Nita Lowey, of New York spoke out on Sunday.
Lowey tweeted Saturday that Omar has a tendency to “mischaracterize” support for Israel from American lawmakers.
“Lawmakers must be able to debate w/o prejudice or bigotry,” she wrote. “I am saddened that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel. I urge her to retract this statement and engage in further dialogue with the Jewish community on why these comments are so hurtful.”
Omar shot back:
“Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! 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. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that!” the first-year Rep. tweeted.
“I have not mischaracterized our relationship with Israel, I have questioned it and that has been clear from my end.”
Anyone who thinks the relationship is anything other than support for the only truly functional and free democracy in the Mideast, as well as the duty to defend a smaller nation of people, surrounded by people who want them wiped from the face of the earth is twisted by something beyond just a lack of knowledge.
Omar continued to argue that she finds it problematic that she is called anti-American if she is not pro-Israel.
“Being opposed to Netanyahu and the occupation is not the same as being anti-Semitic,” she added. “I am grateful to the many Jewish allies who have spoken out and said the same.”
It’s not an occupation. It’s their home. Just calling it an “occupation” belies her twisted bias and hate.
Lowey further addressed Omar:
“No member of Congress is asked to swear allegiance to another country,” she tweeted. “Throughout history, Jews have been accused of dual loyalty, leading to discrimination and violence, which is why these accusations are so hurtful.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrat member, Eliot Engle, of New York further condemned Omar’s remarks as anti-Semitic.
He was right to do so.
Omar has opted to play the wide-eyed innocent – rather than what we know her to be – and says she meant no harm.
She even promised to spend some time studying the history of anti-Semitism.
So why is this all so troublesome for Democrats?
By overwhelming numbers, the American Jewish community has supported Democrat politicians and policies.
They’re another voting bloc, like the female vote, the African American vote, the LGBTQ vote, and so on. The Democrats see them as an important cog in the Democrat machine, and they’d hate to lose that support, simply because some of their newly minted comrades were just a little too real and open with their truth.
I’ll admit, this Democrat in-fighting is satisfying. Some of them were sitting a little too tall on their high horse, and they needed to be reminded that both sides have mutants within their ranks. Between socialists and these raging hate-beasts, the Democrats aren’t looking like the party of American idealism and calm resolve.
Not in the least.
The concerning part, however, is for the rest of us, who see the nightmare with both major parties, and wonder how we will save our country from the coming ruin.