The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019


The Democratic party careens further and further left with each passing year and with each election. And because the hard-Left hates Israel and enthusiastically supports the repugnant BDS movement, party elders are scrambling to avoid losing support within the Jewish community and at the same time, obfuscating on the BDS issue and those left-Wing representatives that support it (think: newly elected Democrat Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar).

Enter Senate bill S1, the “Strengthening American Security in the Middle East Act.” The bill among other things, allows state and local governments to refuse to grant contracts to organizations and/or businesses that support BDS. The GOP leadership wants a vote on the bill, but the last thing the Dems want is to go on-the-record against BDS (they're using the government shutdown as an excuse to argue against the vote). Admittedly, many would vote in favor of S.1 and against BDS (good for them), but they'd infuriate their hard-left base. The growing numbers of Dems who want to vote against S.1 (think: Bernie Sanders) are suggesting that this is a free speech issue (that's B.S.).

A simple metaphor: Donald Trump wanted to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that had a strong and dangerous Islamist presence until better vetting of legal immigrants from those countries could be implemented. He was called unAmerican, a racist and an Islamophobe. Hold that thought for just a moment.

Mark Tapscott reports on comments made by Senator Marco Rubio, a GOP sponsor of S.1:
Rubio, one of the prime sponsors of S.1, blasted back at Sanders and Tlaib Monday morning, accusing Tlaib of anti-Semitism in a tweet:

“This ‘dual loyalty’ canard is a typical anti-Semitic line #BDS isn’t about freedom & equality, it’s about destroying #Israel,”
followed within minutes by another arguing the BDS Movement has significant support among Senate Democrats:

“The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don’t want to move to Middle East Security Bill. A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. A significant # of Senate Democrats now support #BDS & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that.”
Returning to the metaphor I started earlier, let's consider BDS. By suggesting that Israel be boycotted and sanctioned and that investment in the one country in the Middle East that has a robust and growing economy be stopped, the hard left advocates the implicit destruction of that country.

All that Trump did was suggest the immigration from Muslim countries be stopped and he was demonized by the Dems and their trained hamsters in the media. What national Dems such as Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar (and others) are suggesting is the destruction of Israel. Does that make them unAmerican, racists, and anti-Semitic? The Dems can't have it both ways, although they always try.

BDS is a repugnant idea that conflates fantasy thinking with historical ignorance. It applies a double standard to a small country that is surrounded by Muslim countries that want it eradicated. BDS is blatant and vicious anti-Semitism, and anyone who adopts it as part of their ideology is despicable.