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

Monday, January 14, 2019


Imagine for just a moment if a GOP member of Congress—any GOP member of Congress—was photographed with a current KKK member who had recently advocated the murder or elimination of black people.

Media outrage would ensue, demands for resignation would be everywhere, the trained hamsters would paint the entire GOP as racist or "white supremacist" because of that congressperson, every GOP politician would be asked to condemn the offender. It would be a circus, and justifiably so.

Now ... let's consider one of the bright lights in the freshman Democratic caucus—Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.—who was recently photographed with a Palestinian "activist" named Abbas Hamideh. But Hamideh is not any activist. This one is a Hezballah sympathizer who a few years ago tweeted:
"Israel does not have a right to exist. The terrorist entity is illegal and has no basis to exist other than a delusional ISIS like ideology."
At least he's honest about his hatred for Jews and Israel. Betcha he, like a growing number of Democratic congresspeople, support the repugnant BDS movement.

So ... where's the media outrage, the demands for Tlaib's resignation, the effort to paint the entire Democratic party as anti-Semitic? And why isn't every Democrat politician being asked to condemn the offender?

We all know the answer. As long as Tlaib remains a progressive Democrat, as long as she represents intersectionality and the identity politics meme, as long as she condemns Trump, as long as she remains woke, she's on the side of the angels. Anti-Semitism? Pfffft.

UPDATE-1 (1/18/2019):

There are so many examples of anti-Semitism on the hard-left of the Democratic party that "outrage" over any one Democrat politician's anti-Semitism would then lead to others—many others. Jeff Dunetz provides a detailed summary of some of the Democratic left's most egregious bigots: Ilhan Omar (Jews are "evil" — even CNN was aghast); Hank Johnson ((Jews are "termites," parroting noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakan); Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (pro-BDS, ignorant of Middle East history, "the Jews "occupy" Gaza," even though they turned it over to the palestinians years ago); Maxine Waters (a Farrakan groupie); James Clyburn (anti-Israel); Rashida Tlaib (see the main body of this post); Kirstin Gillibrand (a buddy of noted anti-Semite Linda Sarsour); Danny Davis (Farrakhan is an “outstanding human being”).

Gosh ... and here I thought it was only the GOP that was full of bigots and racists.

Where's the Dem leadership in all of this? Where is the condemnation from other Dems? Where are the Dem's trained media hamsters? Where's the SJW outrage? And why oh why don't Jewish Democrats speak out more forcefully against all of this?

UPDATE-2 (1/18/2019):

To her credit, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has condemned the hard-left leaders of the Women’s March on Washington and accused them of anti-Semitism. I'm no fan of DWS, but she deserves kudos for her stance. I am, however, waiting for her to similarly condemn the anti-Semitism of the Dems listed in UPDATE #1.