Last night, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar effectively blamed Israel for Hamas’ campaign to destroy Israel:
How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?
The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 5, 2019
And you can probably guess what happened next:
— The Hill (@thehill) May 6, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 6, 2019
Slam is new. Usually we pounce or seize.
— Gil Reich (@GilR) May 6, 2019
Slam..the new "pouncing" lol
— Steven (@brother_steve) May 6, 2019
Is slam better than pounce?
— IleanaE. (@FilleGitane) May 6, 2019
Hold on, hold on! I don't see "slam" anywhere on the style chart. Is it between seize and rail? You're wrecking the whole system! pic.twitter.com/2fAtROmdvw
— John Lamm (@JohnLammTX) May 6, 2019
Aww, look at you using your thesaurus to find a creative word for pounce.
— Blake Brown (@CFieldofDreams) May 6, 2019
Oh we’ve moved on from pouncing now
— Zachary G. Gunn (@ZacharyGGunn) May 6, 2019
Have we, though?
What happened to pounce?
— Nickarama (@Nickarama1) May 6, 2019
Can we go back to using "pounce"? Much more interesting word. It's not like "slam" is really fooling anyone. pic.twitter.com/fDW5A7lczo
— Taylor Svehlak (@TaylorSvehlak) May 6, 2019
Don’t worry: While “slam” may be part of the rotation now, in our hearts, we’ll never stop pouncing it.
It's "POUNCE", dammit.
— 5..6..7..8..Pounce! (@OnPointe28) May 6, 2019
( (> comes
<) )> the pounce.
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 6, 2019
Anntisemite tweets bald faced lie about Israel while it’s under attack and Republicans POUNCED https://t.co/c0VRelPG2k
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 6, 2019
Next week on When Jews Pounce https://t.co/flETvUpKWb
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 6, 2019
Why is the story framed in the “conservatives pounce” language instead of Omar once again siding with terrorists?
— The Hamberderuglar (@Mickpundit) May 6, 2019
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 6, 2019
This is where we’re at now.
Slam, pounce, seize.
Why must you always phrase this as if she’s completely innocent and Republicans are just attacking her to be mean?
— Tyler ???? (@Tyler_The_Wise) May 6, 2019
Because holding Ilhan Omar accountable for the heinous things she says would require a modicum of journalistic integrity. And our media have no interest in journalistic integrity. Not anymore, anyway.
Are you her personal firefighters? ? pic.twitter.com/uwS4ZJqzgd
— Eva Stejskalová (@evastej) May 6, 2019
It's laughable the self-awareness you guys possess. History of anti-Semitic behavior, at best, complete lies on the personal and public Twitter account of a Congresswoman, one of which was removed, and the response is look at conservatives. Can't imagine why credibility is so low
— Curtis Mahnken (@C_Anthony_Mahnk) May 6, 2019