The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
After being ordered to do so by Democrat house leaders to do so, The Enemy Within, Ilhan Omar, issued a very Clintonian non-apology “apology” this afternoon for her anti-Semite tweetstorm yesterday evening. Here is the first part of the text:
“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.”
Ok, so far, so good right? Well, except for the part about blaming “others” – a racially-loaded word in and of itself in this context – for failing to “hear me”, that is. Otherwise, it’s ok, and almost sounds sincere.
But then, there’s the second part:
“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”
Oh, those “problematic” lobbyists. Why, that’s what her anti-Semitic tweetstorm was really about, not her clear history of being an anti-Israel, anti-American Jew-hater.
And who are these “problematic” lobbyists? Why, AIPAC, of course, which is not a “lobbyist” group at all, but rather a non-profit 501(c)4 advocacy group. So, this “apology” from the Enemy Within gets in another slander at AIPAC.
Then there’s the standard leftist boogeymen at the National Rifle Association, and of course, the evil “fossil fuel industry” that is responsible for for the modern society we enjoy today. So darn evil, those people who clothe us, power our cars, heat our homes and provide about 80% of the nation’s electricity every day.
This is pathetic. It’s not an apology at all, but just another anti-Semitic, anti-American, anti-prosperity attack piece from a budding fascist thug.
Thanks, Democrats, for so clearly showing all of us the astonishing level of ugliness you are willing to support with your votes.
That is all.
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