Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Democratic Party's Anti-Semitism

Today’s Democratic Party has made anti-Semitism respectable again. For that, no small number of Jewish Democrats, beginning with the party's leading donor, Michael Bloomberg, should be bowing their heads in shame.

The evidence begins with Sen. Bernie Sanders.

... in the Charleston debate Tuesday night he was asked about the tweet and whether he would move the U.S. Embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. President Trump moved the Embassy to Jerusalem in 2018 after many years of bipartisan Congressional support for doing so that included Joe Biden.

“Let me just—the answer is, it’s something that we would take into consideration,” Mr. Sanders replied about the Embassy. Then he loaded up for the kicker: “I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived in Israel for some months. But what I happen to believe is that, right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country.”

And, most significantly, the other candidates said nothing:

Wow. The man who could be the next U.S. President calls the 14-year Prime Minister of America’s closest Middle East ally a racist. It’s true that Mr. Sanders is a profligate user of the “racist” label against people he dislikes, including Mr. Trump. But this was still what our friends at the New York Sun called “a breathtaking moment.” All the more so because none of the other Democratic candidates on stage spoke up to disagree.

You can also tell by the company that Sanders keeps.

These sympathies are part of Mr. Sanders’s long-time worldview, and he has collected advisers of similar mind. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) is a Bernie backer known for her anti-Israel broadsides that caused House Democrats to rebuke her.

Matt Duss, a Sanders adviser who could run the National Security Council, has written that “Like segregation in the American South, the siege of Gaza (and the entire Israeli occupation, for that matter) is a moral abomination.” Mr. Duss scrapped with the American Jewish Committee, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League as a blogger for an affiliate of the left-wing Center for American Progress.

For more evidence of the Democratic Party's anti-Semitism we turn to Eli Lake:

 In 2016 Sanders said he would work to normalize U.S. relations with Iran, a regime that sponsors terrorists who kill Jews and Americans. In January, Sanders and Elizabeth Warren hosted a conference call with the National Iranian American Council, a group that supports the U.S.-Iran relationship in the same way AIPAC advocates for the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Then there is the Sanders campaign’s embrace of surrogates who support the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel itself, something Sanders has said he opposes. The most prominent is Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who in December said Israel is built on the idea of Jewish supremacy. (Unsurprisingly, she applauded his decision to skip AIPAC.) Another Sanders surrogate is Representative Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who attacked her fellow Democrats last year, saying she “should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support for a foreign country,” meaning Israel. 

The list goes on. The Sanders campaign is a magnet for Americans who are hostile to both the Jewish state and those who support it.

Of course, it’s not just the Sanders campaign. It’s the Democratic Party, a political party that has failed to expel the anti-Semites in its midst. Then again, how could it do so: it idolizes Jeremiah Wright’s protege.

And, let’s nor forget, Michael Bloomberg was instrumental in empowering Congressional Democrats. He said nothing about the Sanders brand of anti-Semitism on the debate stage two days ago.

But, now, reports have it that Bloomberg will put his enormous wealth to work trying to destroy Bernie Sanders.

It's going to get hot and dirty in the Democrats' primary race! It took them a while, but Mike Bloomberg's campaign has finally decided to come out swinging against Bernie Sanders. And you know what that means: hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent in a major effort to take down the socialist frontrunner.

CNBC reports that senior aides to Bloomberg's campaign have discussed the matter for some time, and are now prepared to go all-out. They plan a multipronged attack, including the publication of opposition research on the commie candidate. Of course, they'll also push out "digital attack ads on Sanders' record."

Bloomberg's campaign will also "attempt to highlight negative aspects of his record on race relations both as a congressman and senator." This part of the assault is basically payback for Sanders' criticism of Bloomberg because of the latter's past support for stop-and-frisk.

Will the Bloomberg campaign call out Sanders for his flagrantly anti-Semitic attitudes toward the Jewish state? Don’t hold your breath. Anti-Semitism has become part and parcel of the party’s political philosophy. 


Steve said...

Not enough time this morning to read all of this.....BUT, I do have an opinion. Anti-semitism.....who cares? No one. Labels like fascist, racist, demigod, have been slung about with abandon and ferocity. Usually from under-educated college folks.
The words have no meaning due to their overuse and misuse. The ones that sling these labels are trying to disrupt, stifle and marginalize the recipients. Kinda like a 5 year old that isn't getting their way and they scream, "I hate you mommy,I wish you were dead!"
So until adults take back society (and disciplines) the little miscreants; no one will stop the name calling or really understand the tripe they are spewing.


Sam L. said...

"The Democratic Party's Anti-Semitism": One more reason to vote against Dems (not that I needed one).

Anonymous said...

Sanders seems to be reheating the USSR’s Cold War anti-Zionist propaganda which was based on ye olde Russian hoax, the protocols of Zion.


Anonymous said...

Read recently that BS's campaign manager is the first islamist CM in history, with ties to Hamas and the Brotherhood.

Thought I had to be wrong, as I would have read about it--

Nope. Researched it. It's true, and nobody's talking about it. This is the base for much of his foreign policy viewpoint.

Wish more people were talking about it.

He's doing a rally in LA coming up, with Public Enemy, also known for anti-semitic and anti-polie lyrics, BTW.