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Thread: Is Ilhan Omar an Anti-Semite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I respect your view, but I see The Preamble as a mandate for government to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot at a good life. It specifically says that the Constitution is there to "ensure," "promote," "secure," and "establish." Those are all active verbs written as the True North of the legalese that follows.

    But as my husband tells me "You say black and I say white" (This is not an observation on race: he means that whatever he sees, I tend to see something else .) It's a matter of perspective.

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    My take on the preamble is “let’s (I.e. the states) agree to make these nice things happen by not letting various types of tyrants and wannabe saviors pester people”.

    I see the House has passed the “Resolution About Nothing” to condemn all mean people everywhere. Sort of a compromise between “hey Ilhan, shut up; you’re embarrassing us” and “we’re rubber and you’re glue”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    The Democrats have a bit of a conundrum to deal with. Give her the treatment the GOP gave Mr. King, or just issue a general bigotry-is-bad statement and hope it blows over?
    The anti-Semitism will blow over pretty quickly, the party leaders are already making excuses for her, but now she's also criticizing Barack Obama. That may be a bridge too far for the Dems.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    The anti-Semitism will blow over pretty quickly, the party leaders are already making excuses for her, but now she's also criticizing Barack Obama. That may be a bridge too far for the Dems.
    She also parts ways with her party on who the legitimate President of Venezuela should be. She likes to refer to herself as a “Muslim under siege”, and her supporters speak of her as a sort of intersectional aristocrat based on her background.

    I wonder if exasperated Democrats will eventually decline her victim card.

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    I'd probably feel a bit under siege if this was the opinion people had of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I'd probably feel a bit under siege if this was the opinion people had of me.

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    People? or someone?
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    Well, at least 3 people apparently. Although I doubt an entertainer like Jeanine Pirro would be proudly proclaiming to be one of them if she thought her opinion was hers and hers alone.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...-constitution/

    "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which is in itself is antithetical to the United States constitution?" Pirro asked the audience.

    In case the absolutely shocking extent that statement's Islamophobia is less than immediately clear, imagine if Pirro were discussing a religious symbol from any other minority faith group in America. Were all the Catholics sporting ash crosses on their foreheads last week indicating that their loyalty lies with Biblical law rather than American law? Of course not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Were all the Catholics sporting ash crosses on their foreheads last week indicating that their loyalty lies with Biblical law rather than American law? Of course not. [/I]
    Someone should tell that to Senators Harris and Hirono. Or is it only the mackerel snappers in the Knights of Columbus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Someone should tell that to Senators Harris and Hirono. Or is it only the mackerel snappers in the Knights of Columbus?
    Yes someone should tell them. Questioning someone’s ability to be an impartial judge because they belong to a catholic service organization is wrong.

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    Is it impolitic to mention Netanyahu is apparently a crook, as well as a thug?

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/is-net...t-is-sadly-in/

    Plenty of Israelis--from my reading--think Palestinians are getting the rawest of raw deals. Does that make them anti-Semites, too? (And that's been true--as Alan points out--for decades.)

    Semites include Jews, Arabs, and others in a wide region who speak Semitic languages, so "anti-Semite" would most certainly include all the anti-Muslim zealots in Congress and among Trump's supporters.

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