Listen: Israel, Ilhan Omar And Democratic Party discussed on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
"Two one. Movement is. Stories Ben Shapiro show. Can get it. Right. So Frank so face Ilhan, Omar who also happens to be a radical anti Semite. Larry is is that the same media that will suggest the entire Republican party is symmetric because Donald Trump was once close with some people who themselves were close with the alright the same media that will suggest that the entire Republican party by a wide swath anti semitic because of Steve king. Who by the way, is actually pro Israel that same media will suggest that the Democratic Party has no problem with anti-semitism at all. They're just asking the hard questions. They're just asking the hard questions. This is something that Dave Weigel of the Washington Post weeded out about L. Let's start from the beginning. Ilhan Omar's record. Okay. So Ilhan Omar back in two thousand twelve tweeted that Israel was quote unquote, hypnotize in the world. And then she spent years defending that tweet suggesting there was nothing wrong with the tweet and then in two thousand thirteen she gave an interview to a person who called Israel, the Jewish ISIS and compared come to holler. Cost victims that was in two thousand thirteen in that same interview compared the United States military to Al Qaeda the accounts. AG conservative has good summary of all of this over at Twitter at her inauguration are celebrated with Linda Sarsour, who herself is a blatant and ridiculous anti Semite. She has come out as a supporter of the anti semitic obedience movement, which is boycott divest and sanction. Israel leaders of that movement has been tied to terrorist groups as in this week in late January, Omar argued that Israel cannot be considered democracy because it is Jewish which is insane since Muslims have more rights in Israel than anywhere else in the Middle East. And by the way, there are plenty of democratic countries. They have established state religions, and now she comes out, and suggests that the reason that Republicans support Israel is because they're being paid off. So she tweeted a couple of things over the weekend. Here is what she tweeted. I she tweeted Lenny find the first tweet the first tweet was in response to Glenn Greenwald who himself is a rabid anti Israel, anti Semite job. He wrote GOP leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for Ilhan. Illinois Martin over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a four nation, even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans. Nobody is attacking the free speech rights Avila. Maher live they're sitting in congress. They're sitting in congress. They have not had their free speech rights violated. And yet there's Glenn Greenwald. Suggesting that all of these Republicans are doing something deeply wrong by mentioning Ilhan, Omar and retreated to live both of whom happened to be radical anti-semites. So ill tweeted out, quote, it's all about the Benjamins baby with little music symbol now as you one of the oft used antisemitic. Tropes minutes has been true. For thousands of years is that the Jews control the monetary systems with their shackles that the Jews are evil the ferruginous force behind world events spreading around money. And that the reason that people support the Jews is because they've been corrupted by the June gold. It's been the Jew goal behind Republicans support for the state of Israel. Which of course is a complete lie. The vast majority of Americans support, Israel and support Jews because they're not anti semitic. And because they recognize that Israel is fighting against some of the worst people on planet earth isn't really a hard choice when you have a choice between democratic country that respects individual rights and evil Islamist dictatorship that tries to murder civilians in their bed. Right. Not a hard choice for most Americans very hard choice for a lot of Democrats. Apparently Ilhan Amar, though, suggests that the reason Republicans support Israel is because they're being paid off by the June gold. So she tweets that out. It's all about the Benjamins baby. And then somebody asked for clarification that'd be by. Now. I know about you nice enough lady she and I've had a couple of Email exchanges have written a couple of columns for the forward where she's the editor the forwards as is a very very left wing Jewish magazine. They are more than happy to cover for anti-semites along as let's anti-semites can put a thin veneer of social Justice over there. Anti-semitism she's has years trying to pretend the del mar. And Rashid it's alive and earliest months trying to pretend that these three are not in fact, anti-semites or league with anti-semites and she bends over backwards sees moderate language in response to us. I summit Tatum from these. So you tweeted out quote would love to know Ilhan. Thanks paying American politicians to be pro Israel. But I think I can guess bad forum congresswoman that's the second chance. He's mad at Trump tweeted, which again is a pretty weak way of putting this bad form bad for me think that was saying bad for him about Steve king inning by saying bad for him about Donald Trump after Charlottesville. None of the folks on the left is funny there sponsors, basically. Well, I wish you wouldn't use that language wasn't. I wish she would stop being a rabid anti Semite who hates Jews. It wasn't. Maybe we shouldn't have elected somebody like this. It wasn't. Maybe we should take her off the house foreign affairs committee or Ilhan, Omar currently sits it wasn't that. It was you know, it's really. Bad for him that she sort of let the cat out of the bag with being a rabid anti Semite. I wish you'd sort of walk that back. So Ilhan, Omar double down in response to younger sardonic, again is extraordinarily Leslie tweeden would love to know who is paying American politicians to be pro Israel, though, I think I can guess and Illinois Marchetti back APEC, that'd be the is the American Israel Public affairs committee number one APEC does not really make a lot of contributions to politicians the amount that they've spent on lobbying on a yearly basis something like three point five million dollars in that is nothing compared to the beer lobby which spends twenty million dollars a year. Second of all. Jay street spends a nearly equivalent amounts of money unless wing politicians, the reason that APEC gives money that they lobby the reason that they lobby politicians is for a particular purpose. But if you think that they're lobbying number one is restricted to people who are supremely pro Israel. That is not true. They had Barack Obama speak at the APEC conference controversial either. They had Joe Biden speak at the APEC conference controversial. He the only person I'm aware who has not been able to speak at the conference was Ron Paul. So they allow pretty much everybody to speak at the APEC conference. Apec does not own does that only United States Congress of paying people? This is sort of a similar trope to the idea that people in America are pro gun because the NRA is signing them checks, except now it's the nefarious drew spending. Their shackles the shekel masters spending, their shackles convinced Republican congress people now, I have to mention one of the weird things about this particular notion is the idea that congress people are are able to be bought and paid for if that were the case, wouldn't you think that APEC would just ratchet up at spending by Democrats. Why is it that everybody who? Who's always worried about campaign spending is themselves. Those people are themselves immune to such corruption. I remember asking this about John McCain and John McCain was talking about campaign finance reform. There's too much money in politics. People are buying politicians. We're John McCain. You haven't been bought? So why isn't he think everybody around you has been bought, but you have not been bought there are certain rare instances in which congress people are actually corrupt and take money from particular lobbies to change their views. That's pretty rare. Most people who are who are picking up support are picking up support because they pre held those us most people who are pro Israel pro Israel long before they ever heard of a pack all of this drew some fire even from some members of the democratic caucus congressman max rose who's a Jew from New York. He tweeted out when someone uses hateful inoffensive, tropes and words against people of any faith. I will not be silent congresswoman, Omar statements are deeply hurtful to Jews including myself, implying that American support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough to further and re tweet someone's Eclair. Their pain in her sentiment is simply unacceptable. What happened is the Nomar mistakenly retweeted somebody who said she's obviously targeting the Jews. This is no different from her calling Jews hook nosed, and she retweeted it, and then she tweeted it after she realized what she had retreated. So metro says at a time when anti-semitic attacks are on the rise. Our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel and the Democratic Party and in the United States of America. We celebrate the diversity of our people and the gods. We pray to as a strength. The congresswoman's statements do not live up to that cherished ideal. Here's the reality. If you're calling I was for a for a move toward sent a censorship motion against Steve king, for example, which a lot of people in the Democratic Party were calling for how do you not have a censorship of? A resolution of censure against Ilhan Omar for all of us. And the reason is because the Democratic Party deep down naturally agrees, though, the Democratic Party, unfortunately has become a party that is replete with anti-semitism and certainly with anti Israel activity. I was there in two thousand twelve when the idea of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was booed at their convention. AFC is having phone calls with open anti-semites, Jeremy Corbyn in Britain, and then pretending she doesn't know what's going on. It's a bunch of nonsense. The the willingness to consort with open Jew hating in the Democratic Party is pretty obvious at this point Nancy Pelosi, so far has been pretty silent John this Chelsea Clinton tweeted that you'd reach out to Omar's office. And then Omar tweeted that you'd be happy to chat with Clinton. So here's what's hilarious. So Chelsea Clinton tweeted out that you'd be happy to talk with with l Hahn, Omar, then she was hit by Bernie Sanders. Supporters with how dare you attack Ilhan, Omar and Melissa burn Bernie Sanders. She said disappointed Chelsea Clinton is piling on L Han instead of reaching out to her. She is a new member of congress and figuring out how to navigate calling out APEC, which is a terrible organization aligned with BB and learning that a lot of folks will assume the worst there's nothing to assume Ilhan, Omar has repeatedly invoked anti semitic tropes because she's an anti Semite a certain point when somebody's in your face. Dog whistling but screaming in your face? They don't like Jews. Are we just supposed to pretend that they that? This is all a. A figment of our nation. Is that what we're supposed to go with us? So Chelsea Clinton responded. Hi, melissa. I will reach out to her tomorrow. I also think we have to call out anti semitic, language and tropes on all sides. Particularly in our elected officials, and particularly now, and then L had Omar tweeted back and Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea I would be happy to talk. We must hold out smears from the GOP and our allies. And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith. I look forward to building an inclusive movement for Justice with you and Chelsea Clinton. Then backed off and replied, Hello congresswoman completely agree. I will reach out to your office. Tomorrow looking forward to connecting about this threat and more Chelsea weird. I don't remember Republican leaders saying about Steve king. I look forward to connecting with Steve king to get clarification on his comments. I remember them doing the same thing with with ROY Moore. I don't remember Republicans really doing the same thing with pretty much anybody. And this is not say Republicans are superior to Democrats in every way, this is to suggest that Democrats are perfectly willing to overlook anti-semitism in their own party. I'll get some more of this in just one second. I mean, this is this is a a sickness inside the Democratic Party. I will. Explain in the second. Why the sicknesses allowed to thrive inside the Democratic Party? It's really disgusting. 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