Yesterday, a resolution condemning “hate” was voted on in the House of Representatives. This was a watered down, complete cop-out by the Democrats, whose only real goal was shielding Rep. Ilhan Omar from any real criticism for her continued anti-Semitic comments.
In the resolution, “white supremacists” were condemned for oppressing “traditionally persecuted peoples,” including Latinos (?) and Pacific Islanders. Since Ilhan Omar is black, I guess she’s completely off the hook, despite being the catalyst for this resolution.
Congrats to the Jews for making 7th place even though they were the group slandered that started all this.
— Quarantiana (@TianaTheFirst) March 7, 2019
In response, 23 Republicans voted against this ridiculous, sham resolution to send a message that they aren’t going to play this game. This led some in the media to immediately pivot to attacking Republicans for not humoring the Democrats in their cowardice.
When Bobby Rush voted against the resolution condemning Steve King (by name btw), no one flipped out. Reporters asked him why he voted no, he explained he didn't think it went far enough. Done.
Compare that to the hot takes from these guys right now… pic.twitter.com/obz5nuDu6m
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) March 7, 2019
House Democrats have been under pressure for a week on anti-semitism but House Republicans have bailed them out.
No 3 house r Liz Cheney, Lee zeldin and Louie Gohmert vote no. Jeff Duncan present.
An embarrassing moment for house gop.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 7, 2019
It was an embarrassing moment, but it wasn’t the GOP at the receiving end. It was the Democratic party essentially looking the other way and condoning anti-semitism, all in the name of trying to keep their inter-sectional coalition from continuing to fracture. To see media members be this obtuse and pretend Republicans voted against it because they aren’t against hate is par for the course these days. Honest, decent reporting is a thing of the past for the most part.
Jewish Congressional member Lee Zeldin (R-NY) responded to all this nonsense in what is a must-watch three minutes, giving the real reason he voted against the resolution.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who is a Jewish member of Congress, explains why he did not vote for the Democrats' resolution condemning hate
This is a must watchpic.twitter.com/Kocwj1WPZm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 8, 2019
It got worse in the media though, as house “conservative” Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post decided it was a good day to write this article about the vote.
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
It’s behind a paywall and I’m not paying the $1 it costs to unlock it, but her tweet description tells you all you need to know. These are despicable people, with nothing guiding them but pure partisan hackery and a desperate, delusional hatred of Donald Trump. Excusing anti-semitism to own the cons is a new one, but apparently, it’s gonna play on repeat for a while yet.
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