We’ve laid out the timeline before, but we’ll go over it again quickly. The Democrats and the media declare Ilan Omar one of the “superstar” freshmen in Congress and quickly find out that doesn’t mean she’s going to stop saying all of those anti-Semitic things she was saying before she was elected.
It was so bad that even Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew the party had to do something, so they came up with a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism, without naming Omar. But they couldn’t just pass that; they had to rewrite it to include every aggrieved group they could imagine. By the end of it, Omar voted for what should have been a resolution censuring her by name and was rewarded with hugs.
The media has spent more time in one day attacking Republicans for voting against a BS resolution than they did in months of anti semitism on the left.
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) March 8, 2019
So here are two competing hot takes, one from “conservative” blogger Jennifer Rubin and the second from Jonathan Chait.
Two dozen House Republicans decide to oppose anti-hate resolution that only a Republican could hate https://t.co/Dc2PL2Lu1n
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 8, 2019
What the hell is an “anti-hate resolution” and why would such a thing even exist? Like we said, to make the Omar mess go away.
🚨🚨HOT TAKE ALERT🚨🚨 https://t.co/PKasRpPWRR
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 8, 2019
Democrats wouldn’t condemn Omar’s anti-Semitism in a farcical resolution and media are mad the GOP opposed because its was a farce. #gaslighting
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 8, 2019
At what point did you totally sell out?
— patagonia vest capital (@CapitalBtd) March 8, 2019
— hillduh7 (@Hillduh7) March 8, 2019
You have entered the spin zone!
— Michael Singletary (@justwannahike) March 8, 2019
Cool spin bro. Now tell the whole story.
— string.Empty (@tforste) March 8, 2019
One New York magazine writer decides to put a spin on the story that only someone who is woefully misinformed would fall for.
— DAVID CORN WILL NOT BE DETERRED (@mikebreslin815) March 8, 2019
Find yourself a new line of work. You're not cut out for this.
— Eric (@ericm30) March 8, 2019
It’s as if you’ve been sleeping through the last few days. Or you write to the narrative that you desire. Yup, that’s it… #hack.
— David Schwartz (@schwartzdavidb) March 8, 2019
Leaving out a few details
— Paul🇺🇸🇩🇪🇷🇺 (@alldaypaulyk) March 8, 2019
Except it was originally to denounce Omar's anti-semitic remarks, which it does not do. #BeHonest
— Billy Jones (@masquer08er) March 8, 2019
#RepublicansPounce Good job, lib! You’re shilling just right
— Kyle Miller (@senatorkyle) March 8, 2019
Oh c'mon. It wasn't worth the paper it was written on. Might as well make a resolution saying we like rainbows and ponies.
— GentlemanCPA (@CpaGentleman) March 8, 2019
Perhaps they objected to a watered down version of an antisemitism resolution.
— FJnyc (@FJnyc) March 8, 2019
That’s pretty rich, considering it was SUPPOSED to be a resolution against anti-semitism, but too many DEMOCRATS objected
— Andrew Lovsness (@drewlovs) March 8, 2019
the intellectual dishonesty here is bordering on parody
— councilman seriousness (@seriousascanb) March 8, 2019
Did the resolution come up out of nowhere, or was it in response to a specific person's specific words that were completely watered down in the final text?
— Stewed Hamm sucks (@StewedHamm) March 8, 2019
Totally untrue. The people who voted against it are the only ones with some god damn courage.
— JAC (@michcusejoe5) March 8, 2019
And here’s Rubin, who surprisingly didn’t declare a shining victory for the Democrats:
Democrats did not have a shining moment, but at least they figured out that tolerating anti-Semitism and excuse-mongering for anti-Semitism is reprehensible. Republicans just reminded us of who they are. https://t.co/vwX7u3C9Ku
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 7, 2019
Democracy Dies in Delusion.
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) March 8, 2019
Um, they did no such thing. What's life like on your version of Planet Earth?
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) March 8, 2019
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 8, 2019
Okay, crazy person.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) March 8, 2019
You are an awful person who is so blinded by your tribalism that you are choosing to abet antisemitism. You should be ashamed of yourself.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) March 8, 2019
Wow good take as always.
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) March 8, 2019
They LITERALLY tolerated antisemitism.
The person that was accused of antisemitism walked away, laughing.
I can't believe you are this dishonest, even to yourself.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) March 8, 2019
You're drunk, Jennifer.
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) March 8, 2019
You really are out of your mind.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 8, 2019
Girl, you've sold your soul.
— Laura Gadbery (@lgadbery) March 8, 2019
Do you follow the same news we do
— Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) March 8, 2019
— Phony Aphid (@AphidPhony) March 8, 2019
I really hope that whoever’s paying you is paying you a lot. Sincerely.
— Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro) March 8, 2019
Love these parody accounts. I wonder what the real Jen Rubin thinks of this.
— blinger2084 (@blinger2084) March 8, 2019
This is seriously the best Jenn Rubin parody account.
— Haiku Jonah (@HaikuJonah) March 8, 2019
That's some nuclear-grade gaslighting, Jennifer. Well done. 👍
— Something Somethingist (@anarchohindu) March 8, 2019
Amazing that you can get everything wrong 100% of the time. Truly astounding.
— Bryan Jones (@bpjauburn) March 8, 2019
That is some Baghdad Bob level denial right there.
— Kyle Beckley (@Kyle_Beckley) March 8, 2019
So reprehensible that the thing they voted on, which started as a rebuke of anti-Semitism, ended up listing anti-Semitism behind a half-dozen other things and in front of another half-dozen things. Yeah, they’re totes serious about condemning it.
— Just Some Guy (@jeremylatzke) March 8, 2019
It’s not even fun to dunk on you anymore
— SM (@Scottymcmahon22) March 8, 2019
Just for the record, here’s a repost of the Republicans who didn’t feel like providing cover for Omar’s anti-Semitism:
23 House Republicans voted against the anti-hate resolution:
Rep. Steve King voted present.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 7, 2019
Oh no! How are Republicans going to explain their ‘no’ votes on the Dems’ awesome ‘all hate is bad’ resolution? https://t.co/1zgR0vU5Qp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 7, 2019