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Monday, February 11, 2019

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota publicly apologized Monday after she faced backlash for tweets condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic.

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"suggesting Republican support of Israel is fueled by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a prominent pro-Israel group"

It's a theory.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-11 02:00 PM | Reply

Just like it's a theory the NRA is subverted by Russia.

Bit more than a theory, actually.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-11 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

---- Israel and any politician that wishes to criminalize criticism of it. If you think criticizing that criminal state is anti-Semitic, then your dumb ass needs to learn the difference between religions and nations.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Dems have a mess on their hands. Beware of who you welcome into your house. You know things have gone south when Pelosi and the rest of the democratic leadership are calling for an apology. If she does apologize we will know not only is she a racist, bigoted POS, but a liar as well. Oh what a tangled web they have weaved.........

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 02:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 4

#1

It's also wrong, AIPAC is a lobbying organization, they don't make donations. They did spend over $3.M lobbying in 2018, mostly lobbying to Democratic Members of Congress...which is why Boss Nancy came down so hard on Rep. Omar.

Open Secrets: Pro Israel Lobbying

If you want to see who makes the biggest Pro-Isreal donations, here is the top 10 breakdown, with the vast majority of the money going to Democrats:

Rank Contributor Total Contribs Dem% Repub% Total
1 JStreetPAC $4,057,820 $4,057,820 97.7% 0% $0
2 NorPAC $1,126,063 $1,126,063 63.2% 36.8% $0
3 RJC $562,533 $562,533 1.0% 99.0% $0
4 JACPA $305,258 $305,158 98.0% 2.0% $100
5 Fl. Cong. $280,200 $280,200 12.5% 87.5% $0
6 Natl Action $199,000 $199,000 61.3% 36.9% $0
7 Cit. Org. PAC $181,000 $181,000 42.8% 57.2% $0
8 Desert Caucus $135,000 $135,000 48.1% 51.9% $0
9 Bi-County PAC $126,000 $126,000 72.2% 27.8% $0
10 FOI $115,400 $115,400 76.3% 23.7% $0

Open Secrets: Pro Israel Contributions

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

4 | Posted by gracieamazed at

Trump supporter. By extension, an overt racist.

Repent, then critique.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-11 02:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 How many stories a week do you post on the Retort or are you part of the participation troll trophy award winners? I guess every site need a group of useful idiots. Carry on.

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 02:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I guess every site need a group of useful idiots.

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 02:25 PM | Reply

Always glad to be of help.

Trump supporters have ceded each and every moral card. You have no more right to call someone racist as you do to call someone greedy, or dishonest, or disloyal.

Repent.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-11 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

Zed is just a bitter old man who needs to continually deflect back to Trump on stories that go against his Narrative.

Ignore him unless he posts something substantive or just plain wrong.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 02:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed

The only thing he posts is "orange man bad" a hundred times a week.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-11 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 How many stories a week do you post on the Retort or are you part of the participation troll trophy award winners?
#7 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Nothing screams "give me a participation ribbon 😭!" quite like begging for appreciation because of the number of articles you copy/paste on to the site.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 02:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Wow! Taking on the entire well-oiled death machine that is the pro-Israeli lobby of the United States. She is absolutely right. Israel lobby has too much financial influence on American politics. This is one tough chick. I like her already.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-11 03:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Anti-Semites, Sexual predators, racist black-facers, cow-killers and airplane grounders. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your modern Democrats.

#13 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-11 03:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The only thing he posts is "orange man bad" a hundred times a week.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at

Better take away my stipend.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-11 04:01 PM | Reply

#11 Every time I think you can't be anymore stupid, you surprise me. Care to explain how the Retort would operate without threads? You are a never ending source of entertainment for me and a runner up for the troll trophy!

#15 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 04:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"You are a never ending source of entertainment for me"

What a very, very sad admission.

#16 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-11 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Omar faced increasing backlash after suggesting Republican support of Israel is fueled by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a prominent pro-Israel group."

She's right about that; is that the problem?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 04:14 PM | Reply

She was born sorry, raised sorry and has been sorry ever since, long before she feigned an apology.

#18 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 04:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"She's right about that; is that the problem?"

Actually, the problem is that she gave the wolf in sheep's clothing a new opportunity to cry wolf and be taken seriously again.

#19 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-11 04:19 PM | Reply

She's right about that; is that the problem?

#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-02-11 04:14 PM

See:

#1
It's also wrong, AIPAC is a lobbying organization, they don't make donations. They did spend over $3M lobbying in 2018, mostly lobbying to Democratic Members of Congress...which is why Boss Nancy came down so hard on Rep. Omar.

...

#5 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-02-11 02:14 PM

LMAO, looks like someone has been skipping their Reading Comprehension Tutoring sessions again.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait- Nancy Pelosi isn't the Boss, is she?

-You know who you are.

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:23 PM | Reply

Looks like even Rep. Omar now understands what AIPAC does:

"This is why I unequivocally apologize." She continued, "At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC..."

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:25 PM | Reply

#17 Yep. See the other thread I just posted. She apologized. You people crack me up!

#23 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 04:25 PM | Reply

www.drudge.com

#24 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 04:26 PM | Reply

"At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it."

Nobody's going to address it.

Thanks, Capitalism.
And thanks, First Amendment.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

---- Israel and any politician that wishes to criminalize criticism of it. If you think criticizing that criminal state is anti-Semitic, then your dumb ass needs to learn the difference between religions and nations.

#3 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2019-02-11 02:06 PM

Looks like, in your world, Rep. Ilhan Omar is now a "dumb ass [who] needs to learn the difference between religions and nations":

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota publicly apologized Monday after she faced backlash for tweets condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," Omar said. "My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize."

Ignorant bigotry fits you nicely, Indy, maybe some education like Rep. Omar got is in order.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"they don't make donations. They did spend over $3M lobbying"

A distinction without much in the way of meaningful difference.

It's like saying collateralized debt obligations aren't loans. The words were changed to skirt regulators but they function identically.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 04:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

Good to see that you, like Rep. Omar, now realize that AIPAC is a lobbyist who doesn't contribute to politicians.

Thanks, Education.

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Lobbyists serve as the pass-through.

You donate to the lobby and the lobbyists influence the politicians.

That's why it's a distinction without a difference.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

What are these tropes I keep hearing about?

International conspiracy of bankers?

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 04:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A distinction without much in the way of meaningful difference.

It's like saying collateralized debt obligations aren't loans. The words were changed to skirt regulators but they function identically.

Only if they are listed as "contributors" as well, which is why I linked that second section. Lobbying activity, without donations, has a similar end goal but is done very differently than just "fuel(ing) donations" to politicians.

#31 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:48 PM | Reply

#5

LOL, did you learn that in Government for Dummies?

#32 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What are these tropes I keep hearing about?"

These are words that are used in dissemination psy-ops so people don't bother to read what was actually said and make decisions based off of the way the media reports what was said..

#33 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-11 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Lobbying activity, without donations"

You're intent on not seeing the forest for the treea.

The politicians listen to the lobbyists, why?

Because the lobbyists represent the donors.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 05:01 PM | Reply

AIPAC are a bunch of un-American spies anyway. Google Larry Franklin.

#35 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-11 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

and airplane grounders.

#13 | POSTED BY SPORK AT

You misspelled "shutdown enders."

#36 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-11 05:09 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Is there anything on God's earth that doesn't offend you?

She admits she offended some willfully ignorant jackasses like yourself. That doesn't mean what she said is anti-Semitic. I know this is difficult for a perpetual victim like yourself to understand, but just because you feel offended by something, just not mean your feelings are justified.

You can cry all you want about Israel getting deserved criticism, but that won't change the fact that it deserves that criticism.

#37 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

She admits she offended some willfully ignorant jackasses like yourself. That doesn't mean what she said is anti-Semitic.

I know Reading Comprehension isn't your strong point, but she "unequivocally apologized" for her "offensive" use of "Anti-Semitic tropes".

To make it simpler for you to understand, she admitted that she made anti-Semitic statements and apologized for them, thanking Jewish people for educating her on how ignorant that she was in making those statements.

#38 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 05:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You can cry all you want about Israel getting deserved criticism

Never did that.

that won't change the fact that it deserves that criticism.

Never said it didn't deserve criticism for some of the things that it does.

Do us all a favor and either 1) think before posting a comment or 2) have Snoofy give you pointers on assigning positions to people, because you are terrible at it.

#39 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 06:01 PM | Reply

This is bull ----.

She has absolutely nothing to apologize for.

Political bullying from the pro-Israel lobby.

#40 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-02-11 06:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

She has absolutely nothing to apologize for.

Looks like Rep. Omar unequivocally disagrees with you.

#41 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 06:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Thread needs Moder8. He's beholden to the Jewish special interests.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 06:54 PM | Reply

"LOL, did you learn that in Government for Dummies?"

No, I learned it on K Street.

You never answered why politicians even listen to lobbyists.

And you never will.

Are you a lobbyist?

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 06:56 PM | Reply

32 Inbred, this shouldn't be so difficult and yet here you are demonstrating your inability to read, again.

She admits she offended them. She never admits she said anything anti-Semitic.

I offend you just by sneezing and I am willing to admit that my sneezes offend you. That doesn't mean the sneeze was offensive, even if I do acknowledge your self victimizing.

"Never did that."

FF. 8 posts of you crying in this thread shows that is not true.

#44 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 07:13 PM | Reply

Snoofy give you pointers on assigning positions to people

#32 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

You can repeat that all you want, but it doesn't erase your years of posting history and won't stop people from judging you based on your own comments.

#45 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 07:15 PM | Reply

Dr Jones,

Some in her own party called her out.

This isn't the first time she's made anti-Semitic comments, BTW.

Please note: I recognize that criticizing some of Israel's actions has nothing to do with anti-Semitism.

#46 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-11 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"she admitted that she made anti-Semitic statements"

What statements?
???

This reminds me of the time Marlon Brando was called out for saying Hollywood is run by Jews. Then, after he apologized, the Jews who control Hollywood stopped blacklisting him.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 07:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Some in her own party called her out."

For what comment(s), specifically.
Seriously, nobody has anything?

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 07:43 PM | Reply

AIPAC does not pay off our politicians, they are just the front man that ensure donations are directed to Israel friendly politicians. You can take this bit from that anti-Semetic paper the Jerusalem Post:

"The reason for such intense scrutiny is the outsize contributions of Jewish donors to US political campaigns, with Jewish donors contributing a whopping 50% of funds received by the Democratic Party and 25% to the Republican Party, Troy says."

So, we have 1.4% of the population giving 50% of all donations to the Democrats. I don't disagree with Omar on the point of getting money out of politics - but the reality is she is only looking at campaign funding - not the government to industry pipeline that exists post-term. I support 100% publicly financed campaigns and the government setting an allowable pay scale for speeches and 2-3 year ban on working in industry in the same area in why you covered in congress.

#49 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-11 08:30 PM | Reply

"She has absolutely nothing to apologize for."
Looks like Rep. Omar unequivocally disagrees with you.

#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

RoC, blind by conservatism, thinks one can only apologize when one was malicious. She apologized not because she said something wrong, she apologized because she recognizes it hurt some ignorant people. Its just more evidence she's a better person than critics like the "real stable genius" above.

#50 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 08:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

#35 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

What were the tweets? All evidence I can find is that she criticized Israel subsidies. Seems like people are conflating Israel and Judaism the same way they conflate ISIS and Islam.

Just because she apologized to those idiots doesn't mean she did anything wrong.

#51 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 08:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Good to see that you, like Rep. Omar, now realize that AIPAC is a lobbyist who doesn't contribute to politicians.

Thanks, Education.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter

Semantics.

Politicians are bribed to support israel just like they're bribed to support everything else.

She was right and shouldn't have apologized.

#52 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-11 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#39 She asked for it. You said it first regarding rape victims. If you are going to be a trophy participant at least be consistent.

#53 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-11 09:19 PM | Reply

Still waiting for Republicans like RoCheney to apologize for Trump.

And GW and Reagan and Nixon for that matter.

#54 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I recognize that criticizing some of Israel's actions has nothing to do with anti-Semitism."

Which kind was her comment, critical of Israel or anti-Semitic?

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 09:32 PM | Reply

She really did not say anything.

#56 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-02-11 09:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She's a black female Muslim who wears a head wrap.

She better shut her mouth and consider herself lucky Boaz allows her in the Capital Building.

#57 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-11 09:41 PM | Reply

Calling out lobbyist influence on policy isn't antisemitism.

#58 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-11 09:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This whole thing seems like it was a way to get a Democrat unrepentantly apologizing into the news cycle.

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-11 11:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

AIPAC is the NRA for democrats.

#60 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-12 05:46 AM | Reply

she admitted that she made anti-Semitic statements and apologized for them

But we are still going to consider her a racist right? Because we all know, even if you apologize, you are still a racist, right liberals?

#61 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-12 09:37 AM | Reply

Patrick @TrickFreee

Patrick Retweeted NPR
Hmm, walking into a trap here to not distinguish between the alleged influence of a national interest and anti-semitic attacks. Though it is true that anti-semites criticize Israel, to treat any criticism of Israel as inherently anti-semitic is a dangerous precendent to set.

NPR @NPR

JUST IN: The Democratic leadership, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has released a statement today condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for recent tweets that were widely perceived as anti-Semitic for relying on tropes about Jewish money and influence in American politics.

#62 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:07 AM | Reply

Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

theintercept.com

#63 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:12 AM | Reply

For what comment(s), specifically.

Seriously, nobody has anything?

#48 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-02-11 07:43 PM

What were the tweets? All evidence I can find is that she criticized Israel subsidies. Seems like people are conflating Israel and Judaism the same way they conflate ISIS and Islam.

Just because she apologized to those idiots doesn't mean she did anything wrong.

#51 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2019-02-11 08:49 PM

She was right and shouldn't have apologized.

#52 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-02-11 09:17 PM

Which kind was her comment, critical of Israel or anti-Semitic?

#55 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-02-11 09:32 PM | FLAG:

She really did not say anything.

#56 | POSTED BY FRESNO500 AT 2019-02-11 09:34 PM

Looks like the MSM and Dem leadership disagrees with your hyper-partisan inanity:

WashPo: Ilan Omar's Tweets were Appalling

Time: Rep Omar apologizes for offensive tweets

NYT Op Ed:Ilhan Omar's Very Bad Tweets

The Hill: Dem leaders blast Omar tweets as 'anti-Semitic'

#64 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 10:37 AM | Reply

While Omar may have made a technical misstatement of the exact way it all works, overall she is correct that Israeli lobbying firms have outsize influence in Washington. Ironically, i think she is catching more flak for this due to her own race/religion. Her accusers are projecting.

#65 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Omar may very well be anti-Semitic; I don't know. But we need to distinguish between legitimate criticism of Israel (and pro-Israel lobbies) and anti-Semitism.

#66 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:41 AM | Reply

From the CNN article:

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee told CNN's John Berman on "New Day" that while he had not seen Omar's comments previously and he would not agree with Omar's comments, he wouldn't "take it as anti-Semitism" and that he doesn't "believe she would harbor those sorts of views as they've been characterized."

"I would say that she probably objects to the fact that when it comes to issues around foreign policy or comes to issues, specifically to Israel, there are a lot of interests, a lot of folks who make campaign contributions based on a person's position on israel," Kildee said. "I think we ought to be careful not to construe that in anything other than a concern about the fact that money has undue influence on political decision making."

Rep. Jim Himes too defended Omar saying, "this is really a good example of the need for all of us to be very, very specific about what it is we are saying so that we don't come off as being anti-Semitic, as being racist, as being bigoted."

"If you have concerns about the state of Israel, make sure, especially given the nature of the history of Israel, the nature of anti-Semitism -- It's perfectly legitimate to criticize Israel or to criticize the pro-Israeli lobby," the Connecticut Democrat said. "Just please be careful to do it in a way that can't be interpreted as being anti-Semitic."

#67 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Her accusers are projecting.

Tell that to Pelosi, the rest of the Dem Leadership,

Pelosi, along with the other top members of the House Democratic leadership, issued a joint statement condemning Omar's comments and called on her to apologize. By that point, dozens of Democratic lawmakers and Jewish advocacy groups had already rebuked Omar for her remarks.

"We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests," House Democratic leaders said in the statement. "Legitimate criticism of Israel's policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share."

"But Congresswoman Omar's use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments," they wrote.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that Omar's tweets were "deeply hurtful and offensive."

"While of course our nation's leaders are free to debate the relative influence of a particular organization on our country's policy-making process, or the factors that make our system of governance imperfect, there is an expectation of leaders -- particularly those with a demonstrated commitment to the cause of justice and equality -- that they would be extremely careful not to tread into the waters of anti-Semitism or any other form of prejudice or hate. Rep. Omar failed that test of leadership with these comments," Nadler said in a lengthy statement.

And House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) similarly accused Omar, who serves on his panel, of invoking an "anti-Semitic trope."

"I fully expect that when we disagree on the Foreign Affairs Committee, we will debate policy on the merits and never question members' motives or resort to personal attacks," Engel said in a statement.

A spokesman for Engel didn't return a request for comment on whether the chairman still supported keeping Omar on the committee.

This isn't the first time that Rep. Omar has been called out for using anti-Semitic tropes and apologizing for it:
The controversy was only the most recent example of Omar being accused of using language offensive to Jewish people.

She previously came under fire over a tweet from 2012, sent during the Gaza war, in which she wrote: "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel."

Omar backtracked last month, writing in a tweet that "It's now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy in disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive."

#68 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What is lost in all the partisan anguish over this is two things: Rep. Omar is on the Foreign Affairs Committee and she has a history of ant-Semitic statements and meetings with anti-Zionists, some of whom have been identified on this very blog as Nazi's.

The Dem leadership is acutely cognizant of how critical Jewish voters are to the Democratic Party and Pelosi is yet again showing these new freshman who is Boss.

#69 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe Kildee and Himes are giving Omar too much benefit of the doubt, but their word of caution shouldn't be overlooked either as many Democrats never saw a bandwagon they didn't want to jump on. As for Omar, if she is legitimately concerned about the influence of lobbying money in politics, maybe flippant tweets aren't the best way to express that concern. Yeah, I know: "but Trump". Bottom line: We should aspire to be better than Trump and not take him as our role model.

#70 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:53 AM | Reply

Can someone post the actual words she used that has triggered so many Israeli loyalists?

#71 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 10:54 AM | Reply

She tweeted a song lyric from Puff Daddy: "It's all about the benjamins baby".

#72 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

-This isn't the first time that Rep. Omar has been called out for using anti-Semitic tropes and apologizing for it

Or the other anti-semites on the Left: Women's March, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Louis Farrakhan, Rashida Tlaib, etc. There's an anti-semitic cancer on the Left, which is why the Left is spinning so furiously for Omar.

But hey, David Duke is supporting Omar.

" Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke Backs Democrat Ilhan Omar."

#73 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-12 10:59 AM | Reply

Thanks gal.

:)

#74 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 11:01 AM | Reply

All About The Benjamins': Ilhan Omar's Tweet Criticized By Republicans, Dems As Anti-Semitic

But as Esme Murphy reports, this is not the first time Rep. Omar has been attacked for these kinds of comments. In 2012, Omar tweeted "Israel has hypnotized the world" and in the spring of 2018 she posted, "Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews."

The latest controversial tweets from Omar suggest Jews are buying political support. She tweeted about "the Benjamins baby," a reference to a song about $100 bills, and AIPAC a pro-Israeli lobbying group. The Jewish Committee Relations Council of Minnesota says the references are clear.

minnesota.cbslocal.com

#75 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 11:03 AM | Reply

Can someone post the actual words she used that has triggered so many Israeli loyalists?

A bit complicated to post here, but Glenn Greenwald tweeted

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans
to which Omar responded
It's all about the benjamins baby
An opinion editor at the Forward then said
Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess. Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted.
To which Omar responded
AIPAC
I think it's silly to round this up to an "anti-semitic trope." Pointing out Israel's outsize influence in Washington is accurate. Her reference to AIPAC (which does not technically raise money; its members do) was a technical inaccuracy, but can hardly be called anti-semitic.

Can one never talk about Israel and money without being accused of anti-semitism?

#76 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But we are still going to consider her a racist right? Because we all know, even if you apologize, you are still a racist, right liberals?

#61 | Posted by boaz

Opposing israel's foreign policy and their corrupt influence over our government isn't racist. It's patriotic.

The people who scream "racism!" are helping a foreign nation control our nation.

#77 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 11:06 AM | Reply

"" Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke Backs Democrat Ilhan Omar.""

and he backed trump, who became president and told us that nazis were very fine people.

but according to you, there's an anti semitic problem on the left.

#78 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-12 11:07 AM | Reply

The controversy over Ilhan Omar and AIPAC money, explained
It's only somewhat about the Benjamins.

www.vox.com

#79 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 11:07 AM | Reply

Opposing israel's foreign policy and their corrupt influence over our government isn't racist. It's patriotic.
The people who scream "racism!" are helping a foreign nation control our nation.

#77 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-02-12 11:06 AM

Take it up with Pelosi, Stoyer, Nadler, Engel and the other couple of dozen Dems in the Senate and House who deemed her tweets anti-Semitic and offensive, and Rep. Omar herself, who now has "unequivocally apologized" for the now multiple use of "offensive anti-Semitic tropes."

#80 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:13 AM | Reply

#76

Trump says stupid and offensive things all the time as do many Republican politicians, which is pointed out here on a daily basis.

But God forbid that anyone call out a Democrat for doing the same thing.

The point is, and has been through both this and the Virginia mess, that racism is never okay, regardless of who is saying it.

#81 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:15 AM | Reply

"But God forbid that anyone call out a Democrat for doing the same thing."

she apologized.

trump didn't.

but, according to nulli the left has an anti semitic problem.

#82 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-12 11:17 AM | Reply

Take it up with Pelosi, Stoyer, Nadler, Engel and the other couple of dozen Dems in the Senate and House who deemed her tweets anti-Semitic

You keep deferring to these people instead of making an actual argument. You are smart enough to know that Dems need to avoid even the appearance of racism, even if unfairly categorized as so, in order to maintain the upper hand against an obvious racist like Trump. Stop pretending you take Democrats' word for anything.

#83 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 11:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"A bit complicated to post here, but Glenn Greenwald tweeted"

Background:

It all began, as so many things do these days, with public figures being Extremely Online during non-working hours.

After years of tolerating Iowa Rep. Steve King's increasingly overt racism, McCarthy took action against him early this year by stripping him of his committee assignments. Then on Sunday, Ron Kampeas of the JTA news service reported that McCarthy was preparing to challenge Democrats to take similar action against Omar and Tlaib, arguing, according to Kampeas, that "statements by freshmen Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were equal to King's and ‘more so.'"

It wasn't clear from Kampeas's report which statements he had in mind, but in the larger context of the GOP push for laws that would punish people for boycotting Israel, it seems like he was trying to say that Omar and Tlaib supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement was worthy of punishment.

That led Glenn Greenwald, a prominent journalist and critic of both Israel and BDS laws, to send a tweet.


www.vox.com

#84 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 11:28 AM | Reply

she apologized.
trump didn't.

Most people are better people than Trump...she also was massively pressured by Dem leadership, and Trump feels no pressure from anyone.

Stop pretending you take Democrats' word for anything.

There is no pretense, I agree with them, the clear intent of her tweets was to bash Jewish donors to AIPAC. Look up the definition of trope.

No matter who hard you all squirm, you can't get around her own words, both the tweets and her admission that she used "Anti-Semitic tropes".

#85 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:32 AM | Reply

Nobody's "squirming." Her point was that Israeli lobbyijf firms have outside influence in Washington. She's right. The fact that she didn't name the correct organization actually giving the money doesn't magically convert her into a nazi.

#86 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 11:34 AM | Reply

*lobbying, ------- phone

#87 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 11:34 AM | Reply

You are smart enough to know that Dems need to avoid even the appearance of racism, even if unfairly categorized as so, in order to maintain the upper hand against an obvious racist like Trump.

Just like they need to avoid even the appearance of rape, even if unfairly categorized as so, in order to maintain the uppoer hand against an obvious racist like Trump?

Unless, of course, it is the VA Governorship at stake, then a little racism and rape is A OK, so long as it keeps the statehouse out of GOP hands.

#88 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:36 AM | Reply

The fact that she didn't name the correct organization actually giving the money doesn't magically convert her into a nazi.

How about the fact that in the past she has met with Anti-zionists who have been labeled Nazis by the left...does that count?

#89 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:37 AM | Reply

Also from the Vox article:

"Lest you think any of this is happening in good faith, recall that McCarthy himself in October was accusing three Jewish Democrats of trying to "buy" the 2018 midterms. "

McCarthy basically accused Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg of trying to "BUY" the 2018 midterms:

www.vox.com



#90 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-12 11:38 AM | Reply

obvious racist => obvious rapist,

------- phone...

#91 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:38 AM | Reply

Unless, of course, it is the VA Governorship at stake, then a little racism and rape is A OK,

I could point you to the dozens of high profile Democrats, along with all the local, state and national party officials, all of whom have called for Northam to step down, but again, you aren't really this stupid so i'm not going to spend time doing that.

Unless...you are?

#92 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-12 11:39 AM | Reply

#90

Clearly, the influence of money from Jewish donors is a sore subject on both sides, the buzzsaw that Rep. Omar ran into is that far more donations come into the DNC from Jewish donors than go into the GOP.

That is why the Dems are so freaked out at Sheldon Adelson, Sen. Harry Reid, according to "sources not authorized to publicly speak on the matter", would walk out of any place that Sheldon Adelson came into because he was so furious at him.

#93 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:43 AM | Reply

In a broad sense, Omar is correct. Jewish lobby groups contribute strongly to the campaigns of some congress critters. She shouldn't have apologized.

#94 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-02-12 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I could point you to the dozens of high profile Democrats, along with all the local, state and national party officials, all of whom have called for Northam to step down, but again, you aren't really this stupid so i'm not going to spend time doing that.

And I could point you to the fact that those dozens of high profile Democrats are now changing their tune, or at least have stopped talking about it because of the mess that Fairfax and Herring are now in, but again, you aren't really this stupid so I'm not going to spend time doing that.

Unless...you are?

#95 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:45 AM | Reply

Take it up with Pelosi, Stoyer, Nadler, Engel and the other couple of dozen Dems in the Senate and House who deemed her tweets anti-Semitic and offensive, and Rep. Omar herself, who now has "unequivocally apologized" for the now multiple use of "offensive anti-Semitic tropes."

#80 | Posted by Rightocenter

Gosh no republicans on your list? Am I to presume that's because there aren't any repubs under israel's influence, or because you're a partisan hack?

#96 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#94

That's certainly pretty broad...and could be said about any donor.

The fact is, Pelosi and Engel made it abundantly clear to her that she messed up, and if she wanted to stay on the Foreign Affairs committee, she had to "unequivocally apologize."

#97 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:48 AM | Reply

#96

Usually your reading comprehension is better than that.

Hint: Ctrl F "both sides of the aisle"

#98 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:49 AM | Reply

The Left has a long history of anti-semitism:

What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. ... . Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities ... . The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange ... . The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.

-Karl Marx,1844

#99 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-12 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Also #96

Plenty of Republicans criticized her as well, I just didn't think it really mattered as it pertains to why she apologized.

House GOP leaders called for Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee following her weekend tweets.

"Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar -- but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in a tweet.

Her apology came out immediately after she had a meeting with Pelosi, not anyone from the GOP.

#100 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:52 AM | Reply

-Karl Marx,1844

Karl Marx was a right-wing authoritarian!!!!

-Indy

#101 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:54 AM | Reply

My case just got called, I will be back later.

#102 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 11:55 AM | Reply

"The Left has a long history of anti-semitism"

So does the right. So do many groups of people. Because they are.... PEOPLE!

But then there are those who use it for political gain. And it works on both sides. The eternal aggressor and the eternal victim.

#103 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-12 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

hyper-partisan inanity:
#64 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

How is criticizing ignorant democrats "hyper-partisan"?

You wonder why everyone thinks you're a complete moron but its so obvious if you just read the ---- you post.

"Karl Marx was a right-wing authoritarian!!!!
-Indy

#101 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

Oh boy, I'm living rent free in a strawman's head.

I've never said that and anyone that's read even half a wiki on Marxism knows that Karl Marx would reject the "Marxism" that evolved out of abuse of his writings.

Keep publishing your idiocy though, its entertaining.

#104 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 12:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Allah forbid a Democrat have an unsanctioned opinion.

#105 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-12 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Typical nulli. 1 anti-Semitic person = THE ENTIRE LEFT.

But thousands of nazis =/= the "right". "It isn't fair to generalize" it says.

#106 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How is criticizing ignorant democrats "hyper-partisan"?

LMAO, there is a first time for everything I guess.

Looks like my red-headed stepchild is ready for yet another beating...come to Step Daddy.

#107 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 12:57 PM | Reply

Hint: Ctrl F "both sides of the aisle"

#98 | Posted by Rightocenter

One post from you saying BOTH SIDES and dozens saying LOOK AT THE DEMS. Yeah nothing partisan about that.

#108 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One post from you saying BOTH SIDES and dozens saying LOOK AT THE DEMS. Yeah nothing partisan about that.

LOL, I post the Top 10 Pro Israel donations list (hint, it includes Republicans), take both sides to task for taking said donations, point out GOP criticism of Rep. Omar, comment on how much Sheldon Adelson's donations to the GOP freaks out the Dems and you still ------- whine.

Sorry that you hate that your precious "only the GOP is racist" Narrative has been taking major hits this week.

#109 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 01:13 PM | Reply

Sorry that you hate that your precious "only the GOP is racist" Narrative has been taking major hits this week.

#109 | Posted by Rightocenter

You must have me confused with someone else. I've repeatedly posted that the left's obsession with identity politics is racist and sexist.

Nor did I say that it's racist to oppose israel's influence in washington. Actually I said the exact opposite.

But please, continue...

#110 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 01:20 PM | Reply

-I've never said that and anyone that's read even half a wiki on Marxism"

Has read half a wiki on Marx. Next.

#111 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-12 01:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Has read half a wiki on Marx. Next.

which is at least 50% more than Fortune Cookie Lenin ever managed to sound out.

#112 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 01:47 PM | Reply

You must have me confused with someone else. I've repeatedly posted that the left's obsession with identity politics is racist and sexist.

Then I apologize, as I agree with your last sentence 100%.

#113 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 01:48 PM | Reply

You must have me confused with someone else. I've repeatedly posted that the left's obsession with identity politics is racist and sexist.

Then I apologize, as I agree with your last sentence 100%.

#113 | Posted by Rightocenter

Don't get too excited. The left is racist in how they pick their politicians.

The right is racist in the policies they enact on the nation.

#114 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 02:01 PM | Reply

The fact is, Pelosi and Engel made it abundantly clear to her that she messed up, and if she wanted to stay on the Foreign Affairs committee, she had to "unequivocally apologize."

So it really is like when Marlon Brando said Jews run Hollywood on The Larry King (Jew, Hollywood) Show.

Much Ado About Nothing.

#115 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-12 02:56 PM | Reply

The fact is, Pelosi and Engel made it abundantly clear to her that she messed up

#115 | Posted by snoofy

So you're buying the narrative that speaking the truth is "messing up?"

#116 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 03:09 PM | Reply

This is what the blue wave was about. Getting some people into congress who don't owe their allegiance to the same corrupting influences wasnt it? Or was it just about gender?

#117 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 03:09 PM | Reply

It is humorous that Democrats who acknowledge that their statements can be interpreted to mean something they are not trying to convey are vilified by not-liberals for apologizing, or not apologizing, or not apologizing the right way or just being vilified for the sake of getting a kick out of it. Even more amusing is hearing team R getting their panties in a bunch over an *apology* for saying something a not-insignificant portion of their base does openly and with impunity...namely, using speech that can be construed as anti-Semitic. Then, watching the rhetorical and semantic games commence.

Two words that Team R simply cannot bring themselves to say..."apology accepted." That would be something...for the Party of Christian values to actually accept an apology, and subsequently offer forgiveness. Hahahahaha

#118 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-12 03:12 PM | Reply

The left is racist in how they pick their politicians.
The right is racist in the policies they enact on the nation.

Don't get too excited, the two aren't mutually exclusive.

#119 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 03:38 PM | Reply

Two words that Team R Team D simply cannot bring themselves to say..."apology accepted." That would be something...for the Party of Christian values Inclusiveness to actually accept an apology, and subsequently offer forgiveness. Hahahahaha

Edited to reflect situational reality.

#120 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 03:41 PM | Reply

Situational reality: Team D calls for an apology. Congresswoman apologizes. ROC spends hours doing everything but accepting the apology...got it.

#121 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-12 04:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The left is racist in how they pick their politicians.
The right is racist in the policies they enact on the nation.

Don't get too excited, the two aren't mutually exclusive.

#119 | Posted by Rightocenter

So true, the right is racist in how they pick their politicians AND the policies they pursue.

Now go try and find me something the left does as racist as a coordinated nationwide strategy of trying to prevent certain ethnicities from voting.

#122 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 04:13 PM | Reply

I see RoC is still doubling down on demonstrating how retarded he is.

I'm still waiting for his explanation as to why he thinks liberals criticizing democrats is "hyper-partisan".

#123 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 05:13 PM | Reply

I'm still waiting for his explanation as to why he thinks liberals criticizing democrats is "hyper-partisan".

I will type this slowly so even you can understand it, ginger stepson...

In #64, I collated (that means gathered) the posts from you and the other ------- where you said she didn't do anything wrong, and that she shouldn't apologize.

I then said that was "hyper-partisan inanity" (which means you say stupid things) and linked to major news outlets that found Rep. Omar's tweets "appalling", "offensive", "very bad" and/or "anti-Semitic", in an effort to show you the error of your ways (which means you ------ up.)

Read that as many times, slowly, as you need to so that you can comprehend it.

#124 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 05:35 PM | Reply

So in other words, your dumb ass still can't provide an answer to that question.

You're still hung up on her apology, which you mistakenly think is an admission of guilt.

Do you want another chance to explain why, in your deluded mind, it is hyper partisan to criticize people of your own political side?

Quit getting hung up on the self-victimization of some pro-Israel hacks and explain why its partisan and how criticizing Israel is anti-Semitic.

Or keep doubling down on plastering your ignorance all over the thread, that's funny to read.

#125 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 05:42 PM | Reply

"Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews."

She's right.

She tweeted about "the Benjamins baby," a reference to a song about $100 bills, and AIPAC a pro-Israeli lobbying group.

Israel has a lot of influence over our government.

#126 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans

Agreed.

#127 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You're still hung up on her apology

The thread is titled "Omar: 'I Unequivocally Apologize' After Backlash over Tweets".

which you mistakenly think is an admission of guilt

""Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize."

Nothing equivocal about that admission of wrongdoing.

Do you want another chance to explain why, in your deluded mind, it is hyper partisan to criticize people of your own political side?

I was heckling you, since that is obviously not what you were (initially) doing.

Quit getting hung up on the self-victimization of some pro-Israel hacks and explain why its partisan and how criticizing Israel is anti-Semitic.

Criticizing Israel isn't anti-Semitic, using anti-Semitic tropes, as Rep. Omar admitted (twice) to using, is anti-Semitic.

Now run along.

#128 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 06:05 PM | Reply

What tropes?

#129 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-12 06:07 PM | Reply

President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign for comments on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.

"I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee," Trump said of the freshman lawmaker.

Omar apologized on Monday for suggesting that U.S. support for a Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

The comments were quickly condemned by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that Omar would not be stripped of her committee assignments.

The president said Omar's comments are "deep seated in her heart" and called her apology "lame."

Trump was similarly critical of Omar on Monday night but had stopped short of calling on the congresswoman to step down.

www.msn.com


So much nonsense.

#130 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 06:07 PM | Reply

US president, who has himself been accused in the past of using anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money, says he doesn't find Democrat lawmaker's apology to be adequate.

"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole," Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said in a statement.

"We have always to be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize," she added.

On Air Force One flying to a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, Trump said that Omar had made "a terrible statement" and that he didn't find her apology to be adequate. Asked what she should have said, Trump replied, "She knows what to say."

www.timesofisrael.com

#131 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-12 06:11 PM | Reply

President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign for comments on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.

So much nonsense.

#130 | Posted by ClownShack

Yeah if you're going to be anti-semitic, you need to wear a MAGA hat and march with torches chanting "Jews will not replace us!"

Trump is angry that she stole his cult's thing.

#132 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump is angry that she stole his cult's thing."

I kind of think there's something to that.

Get out in front of Trump by invoking his tropes, then apologize when called out, to highlight the differences between Trump and sane people.

#133 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-12 06:45 PM | Reply

These tropes:

MN Attorney General Keith Ellison responds to Rep. Omar tweet

When you are getting called out by the Speaker of the House, the person's who previously held your seat and a State Assemblyman in your District, you better take the hint. Kudos to Rep. Omar for acknowledging and apologizing for her statements.

#134 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 06:53 PM | Reply

Kudos to Rep. Omar for acknowledging and apologizing for her statements.

#134 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Kudos to her for acknowledging that ignorant people were offended by her criticism of Israel. Shame on you for projecting anti-Semitism onto that statement.

Go figure you backwards idiots think anything with the words "Israel" and "Money" is automatically insulting to Jews. Its because in your simple mind, you cannot separate the three.

#135 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 06:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She just utters words to placate the outcry.

#136 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-02-12 08:57 PM | Reply

#134 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

The only crime Rep. Omar committed was highlighting one influencer who is a(n) (semi-)equal parts Dem and Rep donor/lobbyist. That the Democratic and Republican leadership both cried foul over what was obviously not a derogatory comment to any sane person should awaken you to the dark backroom influences that pervade our government's elected officials. Traitor.

#137 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-02-12 09:26 PM | Reply

"She just utters words to placate the outcry"

And the outcry, completely manufactured by those beholden to the Israel lobby and those in fear of it, shows why she is exactly right.

#138 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-12 09:47 PM | Reply

This has worked out great for Omar. She's managed to show how much control the lobby has, very accurately making her point, and all she had to do was get yelled out and tweet a sorry.

#139 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-13 07:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obviously fake news. Liberals can NEVER be discriminatory, right? I mean, that's what they keep trying to get everyone to believe.

#140 | Posted by humtake at 2019-02-13 12:31 PM | Reply

I mean, that's what they keep trying to get everyone to believe.

#140 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

What you're hearing isn't liberals, its early onset schizophrenia.

#141 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-13 01:06 PM | Reply

It turns out the Rep. Ilhan Omar may have been right after all, and the proof comes from the mouths of the very people associated with AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee:

Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

theintercept.com

OCU

#142 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-13 04:29 PM | Reply

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