Salvador Dali couldn’t have drawn a more “surreal” painting than this.
For with a montage of faces, accusations, inflated exaggerations, and even spontaneous blessings over Ilhan Omar’s ‘anti-Semitic’ tropes, a bizarre exhibition takes shape.
It opens with—who could’ve predicted this?—a tweet feud between a Somalian and a Jewess.
[Clip: “Congresswoman Ilhan Omar sparking bi-partisan backlash again for anti-Semitic comments. This time, igniting a Twitter feud over the weekend with a fellow Democrat from New York, Nita Lowey, after suggesting US politicians were being forced to quote ‘pledge allegiance to Israel,’ unquote. Congresswoman Lowey fired back Sunday tweeting, “I believe we can debate important policy without using offensive, painful stereotypes.”]
No ‘types’ here since Omar never cited Jews, Jewish, or Judaism, but rather named AIPAC as the ‘all-about-the-Benjamins’ gifters in slanting foreign policy toward Israel.
It’s a mixed up matzah ball soup with a Jewish lawyer, a compromised president, and a Jewish rabbi slurping the soup.
[Clip: “Uhm, what’s going on here?” “Well, she is very anti-American. Put aside the anti-Israel. She’s so anti-American. She accuses American members of Congress, men, women, Jewish, Christian, uhm, she accuses them essentially of doing it for the money.”]
Calling out political bribery sounds very American to me.
[Clip: “One other thing I might want to say is that anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar is terrible what she said. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. What she said is so deep seated in her heart.”]
What you say? What she say? “It’s all about the Benjamins.”
You said so yourself.
[Clip: “You’re not going to support me even though you know I’m the best thing that could ever happen to Israel and I’ll be that. And I know why you’re not going to support me. And you know, you’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money. You don’t want to give me money, okay, but that’s okay. You want to control your own politician, that’s fine, good. But I will tell you, think about that folks, don’t worry about it, I understand. Hey! Five months ago I was with you. Who was better than me? Who was better than me? I gave $350,000 dollars to the Republican Governors Association, I never even got a letter of thank you!’]
Neither did Omar for prying open the campaign coffins of politically targeted money.
Why don’t you freeze Omar’s assets, Mister Trump?
Then have Bolton sanction everyone who voted for her. Who’s better at this than you and him? It’s sooooo American!
[Clip: “Yeshiva World!” “We feel obligated to do this because we are Jews and she’s being attacked as being anti-Semitic. Or making anti-Semitic statements. We are terribly pained by this, and we feel as Jews that we have to clear her name and to come up and show our support and sympathy and solidarity with her and offer the blessings of the Jewish community who are true to their religion, Judaism.”]
Well, even Jewish Jacob Tapper ‘blesses’ Omar too, if only to strike a blow at Trump.
[Clip: “An Amen came from Vice President Pence who tweeted ‘to those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.’ “Congresswoman Omar specifically suggested that financial donations from American Jews are what fuels support for Israel. She tweeted ‘it’s all about the Benjamins baby.’ “And when asked to whom she was referring, she tweeted ‘AIPAC,’ the pro-Israel lobbying organization. Because there is nothing that this White House finds more offensive than a politician feeding into stereotypes about Jews and Jewish money and controlling politicians which is what Congresswoman Omar is accused of having done.”
‘Is there anybody that doesn’t renegotiate deals in this room? This room negotiates up. I want to renegotiate — this room, perhaps more than any room I’ve ever spoken to. Maybe more. It’s OK. You know, I’ve been called on that a couple of times too. You don’t want to give me money, OK, but that’s OK. You want to control your own politician, that’s fine.’ “I’m sorry. That was the wrong clip. That was then-candidate Trump in front of the Republican Jewish Coalition suggesting that haggling Jews like to control their politicians with their money. We wanted the clip of Congresswoman Omar. Control room, I want the Omar clip. Give us the Omar clip.”]
Got it Jake, try this.
[Clip: “One of our colleagues invokes the classic anti-Semitic tropes, the anti-Semitic language, that Jews control the world, Jews care only about money, Jews cannot be loyal Americans if they also support Israel. This too must be condemned.”]
Oops, wrong clip.
That’s Jewish Congressman Ted Deutch putting words in Omar’s mouth she never said.
If she did who could accuse her of touting old wives’ tales of stereotypes and tropes?
Even I don’t have to say a thing. Let them hang themselves by their own ropes.
It’s all so surreal, with a cast of characters plunging deep within the American psyche that rises from the subconscious into a display that only Salvador Dali could’ve portrayed.
But the heck with it. The House finally passed their Resolution.
It’s not against Anti-Semitism but against “Hate” that protects Gays, Hindus, Mexicans, Muslims, LGBTQs, and…yes, Jews!
Were you left out? Almost every folk and trope is sheltered and roofed.
Don’t worry, it’s okay to be white. I was once a teenage werewolf too.
the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men.
~ 1 Thessalonians 2:14-15
I knew in my faith that the Jews were accursed and condemned without end, except those who were converted. ~ Bl. Juliana of Norwich