Answering press questions on Tuesday President Trump commented, “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Apart from the irony of the fact that this is the sermon Democrats have been preaching to conservative Jews since time immemorial, the Democrats, media, and liberal Jewish organizations (which covers most of them) instantly went into attack mode. But that was because they failed to understand the president’s message. He wasn’t talking about disloyalty to America. He was talking about disloyalty to the Jewish people, and on that point, Trump is 100% correct.
Over thirty years ago Secretary of State James Baker, a Republican, said: “F**k the Jews. They won’t vote for us anyway.” Today’s Democratic Party seems to have adopted Baker’s view but altered to reflect a new reality: “F**k the Jews. They will vote for us no matter what we do!” And what the Democrats are doing to please their far-left base is embrace anti-Semitism with open arms.
My first article warning that the Democratic party was becoming anti-Semitic was posted on Jan. 29, 2007. Eleven years later the party’s anti-Semitism had metastasized and infected much of the party. In 2003 then-Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) made the false charge that the leaders of America’s Jewish community had sent the nation into war in Iraq to benefit Israel, a claim that Democratic Party President Barack Obama irresponsibly repeated in 2015.
Louis Farrakhan was justifiably criticized for calling Jews termites, but before Farrakhan, Hank Johnson (D-Ga) used that same ugly metaphor. At an event at the 2016 Democratic Convention, Johnson (who once worried that too many people on the island of Guam might tip it over) called Jews people live in disputed territories “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson said it during an event sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, an anti-Israel organization that galvanizes supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). After his comment caused an uproar, Johnson gave a half-hearted apology. He was sorry about offending but wasn’t sorry for saying it.
@ADL_National Poor choice of words – apologies for offense. Point is settlement activity continues slowly undermine 2-state solution.
— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) July 25, 2016
What did the Democratic Party as a whole say about Johnson’s anti-Semitic remark? Nothing.
Friends of Farrakhan
Maxine Waters is a believer in the anti-Semitic canard that AIPAC Jews control America. At a 2012 luncheon, Waters said that she wouldn’t take money from AIPAC because it has too much power over congress. Here’s the video:
Earlier this year, a video of Waters physically embracing Louis Farrakhan was released. Asked multiple times whether she still supports the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader, Waters has refused to answer.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has also appeared in the company of the Jew-hating Farrakhan. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in California, wrote in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed:
Saying Americans should separate the positive message (black empowerment) from the bad (anti-Semitism) just doesn’t cut it anymore. Rev. Farrakhan does not deserve the respectability of having Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina sit alongside him. We hope Mr. Clyburn follows the lead of Melanie Campbell and withdraws from the Pittsburgh event.
Clyburn told Farrakhan’s hate-magazine “Final Call” that he was “not bothered in the least bit” by those criticizing him for appearing at the event with the Jew-hating Farrakhan.
Rep. Clyburn also has a nasty habit of minimizing the suffering of Holocaust victims.
Many other Democrats in power are also supporters of Farrakhan (including 21 members of the Congressional Black Caucus) or of the blatantly anti-Semitic Linda Sarsour. Among those who have shared platforms with her are Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velasquez, Brad Sherman, Mike Quigley, Al Green, Robin Kelly, Jamie Raskin, Donald McEachin, Presidential hopeful Kirstin Gillibrand, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who for some reason announced his belief that Jews can’t dance.
The list goes on
Sen. Patty Murray is not an anti-Semite. Rather, she is indifferent to it. In January 2018 a Senate committee was evaluating the nomination of Ken Marcus for the position of assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education. Marcus was subjected to an aggressive slander campaign by leading anti-Israel groups seeking to kill his nomination because he had worked to combat the BDS movement on college campuses and is the founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a group that among other things fights anti-Semitism. When meeting with Marcus supporters, a senior policy adviser to Murray said her office in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) does “not care about anti-Semitism,” according to two people who attended the meeting. After those comments became public, Murray refused to comment on her adviser’s statement.
In 2011 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee published a petition looking for 100,000 signatures in support of Occupy Wall Street which had already been proven to be anti-Semitic. President Obama and other Democrats also supported OWS.
A new member of Congress whose hatred of Jews is ignored is Rep. Antonio Delgado, who represents New York’s 19th congressional district. Delgado is supported by anti-Israel group J-Street and made a statement during a debate that Israel was not a democracy:
I said it is not a Jewish democracy. Meaning that given the fact that we have settlements currently in the region, it is not deemed a nation of Jewish democracy until we deal with the settlements. Until we deal with the settlements we will have that issue.
There are countless other examples I’ve reported on over the years, but suffice it to close with the sage observation of great Zionist philosopher, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, who once said;
It is incredible what political simpletons Jews are. They shut their eyes to one of the most elementary rules of life, that you must not “meet halfway” those who do not want to meet you.
Cross posted at The Lid