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  • Changing of the Guard (Democrats Embrace Anti-Semitism) (ed)

    03/08/2019 5:02:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 7, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Today marked a turning point of sorts. The House of Representatives voted 407-23 in favor of the Democrats’ revised, anodyne resolution condemning all forms of bigotry. As Scott has noted, Nancy Pelosi retreated to this meaningless resolution because many House Democrats weighed in to support Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism. Faced with a rebellion in the ranks, Pelosi backed down. She now denies that the resolution had anything to do with Omar. That is quite a change from the long-ago days (less than a month ago, actually) when Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued a statement saying, among other things, “Congresswoman...
  • Good News From Paul Krugman: My Own Side’s Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Scare Me

    03/07/2019 12:52:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | Allahpundit
    “Our anti-semites are better than your anti-semites” feels like a bold new frontier in modern partisan tribalism. Trump should have tried that spin after Charlottesville. As it is, at least he allowed that there were “very fine people” on both sides. As Jeryl Bier says, to Krugs it seems there are very fine anti-semites on only one side.
  • Democrats’ refusal to call out Ilhan Omar’s anti-semitism is just appalling

    03/07/2019 10:14:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 6, 2019 | John Podhoretz
    It’s really not hard to get to the bottom of this: When you say that Jews have magical hypnotic powers to control other people, you’re an anti-Semite. When you say Jews control other people through money, you’re an anti-Semite. When you say Jews have conspired to force you to apologize for saying anti-Semitic things, you’re an anti-Semite. ­Ilhan Omar is an anti-Semite. Now what? Well, now nothing. For a while this week there was a thought that the House of Representatives, where Omar serves as a freshman from Minnesota, might vote on a resolution condemning her ­anti-Semitism.
  • Pelosi Again: Omar Just Doesn’t Realize She’s Mouthing Anti-Semitic Slurs, Or Something

    03/07/2019 9:26:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    At least James Clyburn gave Ilhan Omar some agency. Nancy Pelosi, who’s pushing an “All Hate Matters” strategy to protect her frosh caucus member, contradicts Clyburn’s “hierarchy of hurt” defense that Allahpundit rightly skewered in the previous post. Pelosi tried explaining it away as unintentional ignorance rather than repeated and malicious attacks on Jews who don’t agree with Omar:
  • Omar uproar swamps Pelosi: The longtime Democratic leader is struggling to unite her warring [tr]

    03/07/2019 7:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | March 7, 2019 | Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, and John Bresnahan
    With the fallout over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments paralyzing House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi found herself on the floor Wednesday afternoon asking some of her closest allies what exactly she should do. For 20 minutes, Pelosi huddled with senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus — House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and Karen Bass and Barbara Lee of California — to try to determine what kind of resolution the CBC would back that rejected Omar’s remarks about Israel without unfairly singling her out.
  • Jim Clyburn's defense: Omar's experience is 'more personal' than Jews who had parents [tr]

    03/07/2019 6:48:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2019 | Philip Klein
    As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was "more personal" than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust. The Hill reports, "Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp...
  • Democrat presidential candidates Sanders, Harris and Warren all DEFEND Rep. Ilhan Omar [tr]

    03/07/2019 6:15:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2019 | Emily Crane
    Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have defended fellow Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar as she faces a wave of criticism following her controversial remarks about Israel. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women in Congress, came under fire for suggesting last Friday that supporters of Israel were urging lawmakers to have 'allegiance to a foreign country'. The first-term Minnesota Congresswoman's repeated criticisms of Israel and a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington have been widely condemned as anti-Semitic.
  • I’ve Faced the Charge of Dual Loyalty: It was anti-Semitic then, and it’s anti-Semitic now.

    03/07/2019 6:08:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 7, 2019 | Rahm Emanuel (Yes that One)
    I’m all for new voices in the U.S. Congress. But, lately, some of those new voices have been voicing some very old canards. I’m talking about Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the newly elected Democrats who populate the 116th Congress. Omar has attracted much news coverage, and the condemnation of most of her fellow-Democrats, for promoting some ugly tropes about Jews.
  • House Democrats erupt in protests over indirect sanction of Rep. Omar for alleged anti-Semitism

    03/06/2019 11:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2019 | Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade
    House Democrats erupted into a full-scale brawl Wednesday, challenging leaders over indirectly sanctioning freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for alleged anti-Semitic remarks amid an outcry over party inaction to President Trump’s divisive comments on race. In a closed-door session, Democrats protested plans to vote this week on a resolution condemning religious hatred, a measure prompted by Omar’s comments last week suggesting supporters of Israel have “allegiance to a foreign country.” The remarks have exploded into a larger debate over how Congress should respond to individual racial and religious grievances. It also touched off Democratic concerns that the splintering was overshadowing the...
  • Human rights lawyer, 50, branded Air India crew 'money grabbing c***s' in mid-air rant [tr]

    03/06/2019 6:22:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2019 | Terri-Ann Williams
    An international human rights lawyer who launched a shocking tirade on a plane where she spat at a flight attendant has pleaded guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and assault. Simone Burns, known as Simone O'Broin was arrested in November 2018 after she abused Air India staff on a flight from Mumbai to London. The business class passenger demanded to speak to the pilot after cabin crew denied her another bottle of wine due to her level of intoxication. She was initially served three bottles of wine but declared 'I'm a f****** international lawyer' when she was denied more...
  • The Anti-Semitism of AOC, Omar, and Tlaib

    03/05/2019 7:51:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 4, 2019 | David Catron
    That fractious coven of freshman Democrats so beloved of the media — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib — have been patiently indulged by the leadership of their party. The obvious reason for putting up with the antics of these three involves the hope that they will help get out the millennial vote in 2020. But this trio of weird sisters is now stirring up such a bilious brew of dissension in their caucus and bad PR that prominent Democrats are starting to complain, particularly about the anti-Semitism of Omar and Tlaib.
  • Trump: Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitism “A Dark Day For Israel”

    03/05/2019 7:19:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 5, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    A dark day for the Democrats, surely. A dark day for Minnesota too, for that matter, and maybe for the US. But does Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) pattern of anti-Semitic speech — getting firmly established in her first two months on the job — represent “a dark day for Israel,” as Donald Trump declared on Twitter overnight? Maybe only if Nancy Pelosi keeps Omar on the one House panel that might impact US policy toward its best ally in the Middle East:
  • Seattle: Homeless Man Arrested For String Of Arsons Had A Long History Of Arrests

    03/01/2019 1:02:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2019 | John Sexton
    Earlier this week I wrote about a new report commissioned by Seattle business leaders which found that 100 homeless people in the city were responsible for more than 3,500 criminal cases. These so-called “prolific offenders” all had drug habits and about a third of them also had mental problems. But because they were homeless and their crimes were usually petty burglaries or theft, they were cycled through the justice system and released back onto the streets time and time again. The problem with that approach was put in stark relief this week by the arrest of Matthew Hooper, a 38-year-old...
  • UCLA Students Support Concentration Camps for Trump Supporters [Video]

    02/25/2019 11:46:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Leberty Hangout ^ | February 23, 2019 | Staff
    Kaitlin Bennett went undercover at UCLA to ask students to sign a petition to throw conservatives into involuntary re-education camps.
  • VANITY Go ahead and Laugh - the Left is Winning

    02/23/2019 1:58:17 PM PST · by Badboo · 100 replies
    Vanity | Feb. 23. 2019 | Self
    Feeling a bit optimistic today . . The Left Wins Big with Covington and Smollett
  • The darkness left behind from ISIS

    02/08/2019 7:21:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019, 13:15 | HEYSEM MISLIM (DEIR EZ-ZOR)
    There are some among them who were there until the very end with ISIS gangs. Some were forced as human shields, others volunteered. Among those who were rescued or fled, there are civilians who were with ISIS gangs until the gangs were left with just one village. They are surprised too, as are those who see them. WHO ARE THESE CIVILIANS? SDF, YPG and YPJ fighters say they consider them to be civilians. These civilians have been arriving these last few days, and most of them are women and children. They haven’t said one “bad” word about ISIS yet. But...
  • Give Me My Yellow Vest [Social Justice Warrior Day at Elite DC HS] [ed]

    01/30/2019 11:10:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    American Conservartive ^ | January 30, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    A reader who is, shall we say, intimately familiar with elite prep schools in the imperial capital, draws my attention to this web page for the “Colloquium for the Common Good,” a day of activism education at St. Stephen’s St. Agnes, an Episcopal school in Alexandria, Va. Here’s the current tuition rate: So, what kind of activism does the Ruling Class consider it proper for its children to embrace? What initiatives count as working for the “common good,” according to the Ruling Class? Check out the very revealing Colloquium. It is like reading a menu at Social Justice Warrior Day...
  • [VA] Third Trimester Late Term Abortion Bill Backed by Northam, Fairfax, Herring, [tr]

    01/30/2019 7:48:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Republican Standard ^ | January 19, 2019 | Staff
    On Thursday in Richmond, Democratic leaders announced their support for a sweeping repeal of abortion restrictions in Virginia, including deregulation of third trimester late term abortions up until the moment of birth. The press conference, attended by Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and a host of Democratic lawmakers, touted two pieces of legislation filed by Democratic lawmakers, the Repeal Act and the Reproductive Freedom Act. The Repeal Act, introduced as HB2491 by Delegate Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), would repeal restrictions on third trimester abortions, allow abortionists to self-certify the necessity of the procedures, eliminate informed...
  • The MAGA hat is not a statement of policy. It’s an inflammatory declaration of identity.

    01/26/2019 3:15:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2019 | Robin Givhan
    The bright red Make America Great Again baseball cap entered the popular culture as candidate Donald Trump’s political swag. It has transformed into an open wound, a firestorm of hate and a marker of societal atavism. An aesthetically benign baseball cap is a 21st-century grotesquerie. Has there been in recent memory any other item of clothing — so specific in design and color — that pits neighbors against each other, causes classroom altercations, sparks both rage and fear, and ultimately alludes to little more than a mirage?
  • Why the decision to wear MAGA hats matters

    01/25/2019 4:42:36 PM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2019 | Matthew A. Sears
    Do symbols like the red “Make America Great Again” hat matter? This has been the question at the core of the media circus surrounding the encounter in Washington, D.C., between students of Covington (Ky.) Catholic High School and indigenous activist Nathan Phillips. Just as swiftly as the chanting and smirking boys were condemned on social media and in major media outlets, a longer video of the encounter caused many pundits to recant their initial condemnation and to apologize for treating the boys unfairly. Most outlets are now running with the lead that the students were unfairly stereotyped because of their...