The faces of stupid in America

© 2019 Jim Spence - This column starts with the story of U.S. House of Representative Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota. Omar seems determined to say things that would have gotten her promoted in NAZI Germany eighty years ago. She said Israel had hypnotized the world back in 2012. More recently, she said anyone who supports Israel is, “all about the Benjamins.”
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Ilhan Omar
United States House of Representative Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, a Democrat and Jew, has finally had enough. He urged Omar to apologize last week for suggesting that Israel supporters, “push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Correctly, Engel identified Omar’s statement as, “a vile anti-Semitic slur.”
The trouble here is pretty simple. It is really tough for an increasingly prominent Jew hater to shut up. And Ilhan Omar has done much more than merely “suggest” that Jewish lawmakers in her own party, have an unseemly dual loyalty to Israel.
All of this outing of anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party has become a tricky thing to control for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is having a tough time getting the majority of her colleagues to rebuke Omar.
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James Clyburn
Even her House Majority Whip won’t get on board with condemning a Jew hater. Good old James Clyburn, the House Majority Whip is just what the doctor ordered when America needs an idiot to step forward and make the case for what a fool he and most Democrats in 2019 really are. This week James Clyburn really produced the goods.
Clyburn is a farcical example of contradictions. Accordingly, he went places no rational human being has gone since Berlin fell to the allies in 1945 and the concentration camps were exposed. He says that Omar’s experience is much more personal than those who had relatives who had been butchered in the Holocaust.
It goes deeper. Apparently, Clyburn took exception to media reports omitting the fact that Omar, who was born in Somalia, was forced to escape a civil war there and spend four years in a Kenyan refugee camp. What this has to do with Jew hating remains indeterminable. But…….what the hell, back to the  Clyburn mess.
Omar’s experiences, according to Clyburn, are much more empirical and powerful than that of people who are merely a generation removed from the Holocaust.
Here is the direct quote from Clyburn: “I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
It seems appropriate at this point that the Congressional Black Caucus demand that Clyburn S.T.F.U. In case you are wondering what S.T.F.U. means, let me provide an assist. The S stands for Shut and the T stands for The…….. you can use your imagination to fill in the remaining two blanks.
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Paul Krugman
If Clyburn is insistent that the concerns of the children and grandchildren of those slaughtered in the Holocaust have expired, due to the historical statutes of limitation on atrocities, imagine what this does to those seven generations removed from the horrible atrocities of slavery.
Ironically, New York Times economist and hardcore Democrat Paul Krugman also jumped into the fray this week when he said, “Only one brand of anti-semitism scares me – and it's not on the left.” Krugman’s tweet can be summarized with two bullet points: 1) The DEFINING characteristic of leftists is they embrace socialism. 2) The most noteworthy historical embracers of socialism, who also happened to embrace anti-Semitism at the same time, were known as National Socialists in Germany. Hmmmm it seems that there is nothing scary about anti-Semitic socialists according to Kruggie.
I have but one request here. Please, please, please, to Omar, Clyburn, and Paul Krugman, please continue to share more of your profound wisdom with us.
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