Twitchy’s already covered Slate’s hot take on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic statements (she’s excused because she’s a little ignorant and probably doesn’t realize what she’s saying could be considered offensive), but it’s the Washington Post that has really stepped up Tuesday:
All three headlines naming Ilhan Omar in WashPo today are in defense of her. pic.twitter.com/JRU5x1QpdD
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) March 5, 2019
You’ll notice one of those three headlines falls under the opinion section and was written by Paul Waldman, who considers it “shameful” of Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring to the floor a House resolution denouncing anti-Semitism (and not even mentioning Omar by name).
Nancy Pelosi is about to make the most shameful decision of her current term as speaker of the House, @paulwaldman1 writes.
Here's a breakdown of the dishonest smearing of Ilhan Omar https://t.co/xOVYXHNAo4
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) March 5, 2019
Sure, her current term as Speaker of the House is only a couple of months old, but her “most shameful decision”?
How dare she condemn serial antisemitism when it inconveniences Democrats
— Orange Muppet Energy (@sunnyright) March 5, 2019
It’s like she’s acknowledging there’s anti-Semitism in her own party (rather than just ignoring it). Waldman writes:
Now, back to Omar. Here’s the truth: The whole purpose of the Democrats’ resolution is to enforce dual loyalty not among Jews, but among members of Congress, to make sure that criticism of Israel is punished in the most visible way possible. This, of course, includes Omar. As it happens, this punishment of criticism of Israel is exactly what the freshman congresswoman was complaining about, and has on multiple occasions. The fact that no one seems to acknowledge that this is her complaint shows how spectacularly disingenuous Omar’s critics are being.
You may have noticed that almost no one uses “dual loyalty” as a way of questioning whether Jews are loyal to the United States anymore. Why has it almost disappeared as an anti-Semitic slur? Because, over the last three decades, support for Israel has become increasingly associated with conservative evangelicals and the Republican Party.
If support for Israel has become increasingly associated with the Republican Party (which it has, and good for them), why are House Democrats introducing this resolution? To bolster Republican support of Israel? Or because they’re seeing what Waldman refuses to see?
It's terrible when people call out antisemetism isn't it?
— KOB (@TheOneTrueKOB) March 5, 2019
Unbelievable garbage. Seriously, screw the Washington Post. @paulwaldman1 should never be taken seriously again.
How many defenses of Steve King did they run? https://t.co/6jAWjbWjxF
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) March 5, 2019
I loved all those pieces you wrote defending the deplorable language used by Rep Steve King. Oh, wait…
— Bae Guevara (@guevara_bae) March 5, 2019
Yea, definitely make Omar out to be the victim here. That’s going to work really well for you.
— Benjamin Rush (@BenjaminRush20) March 5, 2019
And they are not even going to name Omar in the resolution!
— Cory M (@IToldYouMonsoon) March 5, 2019
There wouldn’t even be a resolution if Omar hadn’t created the need for it.
We both know antisemitism on the left is cool and acceptable. Not acceptable, but required to be on the bleeding edge of progressive politics.
We can accept that for them Jewish lives don't matter.
— The Packman (@adpackman) March 5, 2019
This is EMBARRASSING. She has envoked vile stereotypes that question the loyalty of American Jews and suggest that Jews control people with money. These are the stereotypes that have been used to justify abhorrent treatment of Jews for centuries. Shame on you.
— Bruce Bigg (@brucebigg) March 5, 2019
Why does Omar support BDS?
— Eric Croddy (@GuytheGypsy) March 5, 2019
Yeah, bad move. Leave the anti-Semite Jew hater alone.
— Brawndo has electrolytes (@DenverOilGuy) March 5, 2019
What privilege looks like ⤵️ https://t.co/Z2W2G0Sq7D
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) March 5, 2019
So a House resolution denouncing anti-Semitism in general is a bad thing?
Notice anything missing from House Dems' new resolution in response to Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic remarks? https://t.co/LSC8uHjqv0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 4, 2019