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Democrats: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste!

Orthodox Jewish gather on a street in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. A man attacked the celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding several people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)Orthodox Jewish gather on a street in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. A man attacked the celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding several people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)Orthodox Jewish gather on a street in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. A man attacked the celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding several people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)

We have previously noted the attempts by the left to blame the attacks on Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in New York City and its surrounding areas on the Evil Right Wing Conspiracy and ‘white nationalists,’ despite the fact that the majority of the known assailants have not been from groups which would normally be considered white supremacists. Robert Stacy McCain noted that when Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC) announced additional police patrols in neighborhoods with significant Jewish populations, the left “freak(ed) out” about it, claiming that such patrols were aimed at black Americans. No, they were designed to protect Jewish people from an increasingly unsafe environment, and the only way they could be aimed at ‘people of color’ is if it was ‘people of color’ who were perpetrating those attacks:

Because the suspects were “people of color” (POC), these hate crimes were an embarrassment to the Left, which wants to blame Trump for increasing anti-Semitism. This is why the national news media, which goes into 24/7 coverage mode over any “hate crime” that can be blamed on right-wingers, politely ignored the increasing reports of black hoodlums harassing Jews in New York City. The progressive SJW backlash against De Blasio’s announcement was predictable.

The left have been trying to make out President Trump as some sort of neo-Nazi, an anti-Semite who just hates Jews. Somehow, some way, they keep forgetting that the President has a Jewish daughter and son-in-law, and they are both among his closer advisers.

From The Washington Post:

Some Democrats urge Trump to more strongly condemn anti-Semitism in wake of Monsey attack

By Felicia Sonmez | December 29, 2019 | 3:18 p.m. EST

President Trump and members of Congress on Sunday voiced outrage at the knife attack that injured five people at the home of a Hasidic rabbi in New York state, calling for unity in condemning anti-Semitism — even as some Democrats urgently pressed Trump to take a stronger public stand on the issue.

Congressional leaders, rank-and-file members of both parties and most of the Democratic presidential contenders steered clear of politics as they tweeted statements Sunday morning and afternoon denouncing the stabbing in Monsey, N.Y. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she was “deeply disturbed” by the attack and called for Americans to “condemn and confront anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and hate wherever & whenever we see them.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) described the stabbing as “another terrible reminder that the fight against hate and bigotry, especially anti-Semitism, is far from finished, even right here at home.”

The President had tweeted, “The anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukkah last night is horrific. We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism. Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery.”

The obvious question is: just how much stronger could the President’s language have been? We must “eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism” is about as strong as it can get, unless the left want him to say that the anti-Semites should all be rounded up and burned at the stake.

But some House Democrats singled out the president for criticism, arguing that he has been insufficiently clear in denouncing anti-Semitism and has frequently perpetuated offensive stereotypes about Jewish people.

Earlier this month, Trump prompted an outcry from Jewish groups after he delivered a speech in which he sought to convince a Jewish audience that they had “no choice” but to vote for him or else they would lose money to Democratic presidential contenders’ wealth tax plans. He also said some Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” echoing a previous statement in which he questioned the loyalty of Jews who vote for Democrats.

Trump’s defenders have pointed to his record on Israel as well as recent moves such as his signing of an executive order this month directing the federal government to penalize universities that allow anti-Semitism on campus.

There are no two ways about it: Donald Trump is not the most erudite individual around, and the jokes he made in a speech to the Israeli American Council worked well within those four walls, but, quite naturally, the Jewish Democratic Council of America parsed the words and declared the President to be “the biggest threat to American Jews.”

Well, they are Democrats, after all. What else could we have expected?

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat who has been among Trump’s most vocal critics in the House, on Sunday shared an op-ed he wrote this month in the Forward, a New York-based newspaper written for a Jewish audience. Swalwell took direct aim at Trump in the piece, which was titled, “We Must Hold Trump Accountable for Embracing Anti-Semitism.”

Mr Swalwell has been practically foaming at the mouth in his desire to impeach and remove President Trump from office; expecting anything other than yet another attack on the President from him is silly. Expecting anything from any of the House Democrats, all but three of whom voted to impeach him, is silly.

This President has not embraced anti-Semitism, but the American left have embraced accusations of anti-Semitism against him, because that’s just what they do.

It wasn’t our 45th President who directed our ambassador in the United Nations not to veto yet another Security Council resolution condemning Israel; that was our 44th. It wasn’t Donald Trump who directed outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry to hold a long presentation condemning Israel and putting forth a statement on American policy regarding the Jewish state just 3½ weeks before Mr Trump’s inauguration; that was Barack Hussein Obama.

The activists in the Democratic Party have long been trying to get the entire Party to condemn Israel, from the stupidity at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 to the efforts of some California Democrats earlier this year to condemn Israel. The Democrats in the House of Representatives had to scramble to pass some sort of resolution condemning “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry” because some of their own members, primarily Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN 5th District) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI 13th District), were called out for making multiple ant-Semitic statements.

It’s simple, really: it is the current Democratic Party which has the anti-Semitism problem, not President Trump. While there are certainly some anti-Semites on the fringes who support the President, they are few in number and not among Republican Party activists. Rather, it is the Democrats, who have such activists, and who have elected some anti-Semites to Congress, in which anti-Semitism simmers and festers.

President Trump was correct when he rather inelegantly stated that Jewish voters needed to vote for him, because, despite having several Jewish Democrats in Congress and despite American Jews being the Democrats’ second-most loyal voting demographic, their Democratic friends aren’t quite as friendly and supportive of them  as they should be.
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