Boy, they never fail to disappoint.
Not just did the Democrats fail their moral test, they failed spectacularly.
UPDATE: Vote on resolution condemning anti-Semitism may be pushed back. Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus pressing for a delay. https://t.co/EyV8Xm1v0p
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) March 5, 2019
Of course. You knew, just knew all the way down to your bones, that it would be the Progressive Caucus that was going to balk at any condemnation of antisemitism that wasn’t explicitly directed at a white Republican man.
Where unethical behavior is found in Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus is not far from the scene. The CBC has had more ethics violations (and criminal convictions) than any other group in the House. This is the caucus that had members repeatedly caught with their hands in the cookie jar but had the audacity to say that other Members of Congress sleeping in their offices to save money was an ethics violation.
But it get worse.
Rep. Ted Lieu, leaving leadership meeting, says anti-Semitism resolution could be revised to address other forms of religious bigotry including Islamophobia.
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) March 5, 2019
The whole point of the resolution was to condemn Ilhan Omar’s repeated antisemitic statements.
By leaving her name off the resolution and adding “Islamophobia” to it, it has given the CPC the ability to vote for it with a clear conscience. They are not voting to condemn either one of their own OR antisemitism, just Islamophobia.
This also changes Omar (as well as Tlaib) from perpetrators of hate to the victims of it.
.@SpeakerPelosi confirms she talked to Omar over the weekend and that resolution will be expanded to tackle anti-Muslim bias:
"There will be a vote this week and we will see what it is when we are finished writing it," she told reporters.
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) March 6, 2019
So the Democrats are watering this resolution down with whataboutism until it is a dilute pablum.
God damn every single one of these Democrats.
They can’t simply condemn vile and repeated Jew hatred when it comes from their own.
They have demonstrated to the world the value of their moral character and that value is equivalent to one Zimbabwean dollar covered in dog shit.
American Jews take note: this is the party the supposedly represents you.