Democrats have a very serious image problem these days thanks to Rep. Ilhan Omar and the other whack jobs who just won House seats with the backing of the extreme-left PAC Justice Democrats.
It seems as though Omar just can’t keep her mouth shut or her bigotry to herself and it isn’t any coincidence that the target for the Somali-born Muslim are Jews and critical Middle East ally Israel. Not only that but she also supports organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood which many countries have classified as a terrorist organization.
Rep. Omar may be in the news this week for her incredibly insensitive remarks about victims of the 9/11 attacks which she made at a function for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) last month but it has been her animosity toward Jews that initially got her into hot water.
It would be one thing if Omar was the only anti-Semite in the House but others including fellow freshman Rashida Tlaib and socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have also expressed such sentiment albeit not in as overt terms as the Minnesota Muslim.
Then there is that Louis Farrakhan thing with many members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the ongoing refusal to unequivocally denounce the hatemongering Nation Of Islam leader for such Hitlerian rhetoric as accusing Jews of being Satanic as well as comparing them to termites.
But Nancy Pelosi wants Americans to believe that there is not a very deep anti-Semitic strain in the Democratic party that in another election cycle or two will end up becoming dominant.
Pelosi Assures Media That Democrats Are Totally Not Anti-Semitic
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) April 17, 2019
Pelosi was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during her trip to Dublin, Ireland, and was asked about criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her comments about Israel.
“I don’t think that the congresswoman is anti-Semitic, I wouldn’t even put those two in the same category,” Pelosi said on CNN.
“But she’s being accused of it,” Amanpour said.
“She’s being accused of it,” Pelosi said, before noting she “criticized the president for using film of 9/11 as a political tool. He was wrong to do that.” Pelosi added that she advises members of her party to be vigilant about anti-Semitism “raising its head” both abroad and in the United States.
When Amanpour asked about Trump’s criticism of Democrats specifically, Pelosi declined to comment on the grounds she didn’t want to speak about the president while on a trip overseas.
“Come see me in Washington D.C. and I’ll tell you what I think about that, the president,” Pelosi said. “We are not. We have no taint of that in the Democratic party. And just because they want to accuse somebody of that, doesn’t mean that we take that bait.”
Translation: Who are you going to believe? Me or your own lying eyes and ears.
Don’t buy it. The House’s refusal to do something as simple as to put together a resolution condemning anti-Semitism without specifically singling out Omar should send a message to all Jew-haters and neo-Nazis that there is a place for them in the Democratic party’s big tent.