Our illustrious democrat controlled House of Representatives bravely voted to condemn “all hate,” last week!
Does that even need to be voted on?
Do they need a vote to instruct their members to keep breathing?
Well…, they didn’t really vote to condemn “all hate.”
It’s still okay to “hate” President Trump, anyone in his family and anyone associated with him, politically or otherwise.
It’s still okay to “hate” those evil “pro-lifers.”
It’s still okay to “hate” those people who wear those red “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats.
It’s still okay to “hate” those uneducated and deplorable Trump supporters.
It’s still okay to “hate” conservatives in general.
There…, you see? There’s still plenty of hate to go around!
Democrat Representative, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, created an internal uproar after she insinuated that backers of Israel exhibited dual loyalty. And this wasn’t her first swipe at Jewish people and supporters of Israel. This is becoming a common occurrence for her.
Some democrats wanted to distance themselves from Omar’s racism and religious prejudice, but, in the end, they just couldn’t do it.
According Sarah Silbiger of The New York Times, “It started as a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Then, anti-Muslim bias was added in. After that came white supremacy. And by the end, it cited ‘African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others’ victimized by bigotry.”
So, in other words, it turned into a white person bashing resolution in the end, and Ms. Omar was completely left off the hook.
“The resolution condemning “hateful expressions of intolerance,” (except political intolerance, as I noted above) which passed the House by an overwhelming 407-to-23 vote Thursday afternoon, was as much a statement of Democrats’ values as their factionalism. Caught in the middle was Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who worked for days to quell the internal uproar that erupted after a freshman Democrat, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, insinuated that backers of Israel exhibit dual loyalty.”
‘“I see everything as an opportunity,’ Ms. Pelosi told reporters Thursday morning as she announced the vote. ‘This is an opportunity once again to declare as strongly as possible opposition to anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim statements’ and ‘white supremacist attitudes.’”
“The carefully crafted measure, one Democratic aide called it a ‘kitchen-sink resolution,’ capped an emotional week for Democrats, who found themselves divided along racial and religious lines as they debated how to respond to Ms. Omar.”
Some veteran Jewish Democrats, who had pushed for a measure that would solely condemn anti-Semitism, were equally dismayed.
“We are having this debate because of the language of one of our colleagues, language that suggests Jews like me who serve in the United States in Congress and whose father earned a purple heart fighting the Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge, that we are not loyal Americans,” Representative Ted Deutch, Democrat of Florida, said Thursday morning in an emotional speech on the House floor.
“Why are we unable to singularly condemn anti-Semitism?” Mr. Deutch asked. “Why can’t we call it anti-Semitism and show we’ve learned the lessons of history?”
“Representative Lee Zeldin of New York, one of two Jewish Republicans in the House, voted no, calling the final resolution ‘spineless and disgusting,’ adding, ‘If a Republican member was pushing the anti-Semitism that Representative Omar keeps peddling, this resolution would name names.’”
But Ms. Pelosi quickly explained to “reporters” that the resolution was not aimed at Ms. Omar.
“It’s not about her; it’s about these forms of hatred,” Ms. Pelosi said.
“As she spoke to reporters Thursday morning, Ms. Pelosi took a shot at President Trump and his equivocal statements after the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville: ‘The president may think there are good people on both sides; we don’t share that view.’”
Of course! President Trump is the real guilty party here! How could we forget about him!?
The vote on this resolution comes just weeks after Ms. Omar apologized for saying on Twitter that support for Israel was, “all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to $100 bills that critics said echoed a common anti-Semitic belief that Jewish money is controlling foreign policy.
“Ms. Pelosi stopped short of asking for another apology from Ms. Omar, saying: ‘It’s up to her to explain. But I do not believe that she understood the full weight of her words.’”
Ha! So you’re saying Ms. Omar doesn’t know how talk or express herself correctly, Nancy? Is that what you’re saying?
It’s funny how liberals are afforded the luxury or “misspeaking,” being taken out of context and misunderstanding how someone else is going to take their words.
None of these options are ever afforded to conservatives and/or republicans.
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