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On Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre avoided giving us yet another display of her unpreparedness and was tongue-tied when issuing a written statement. “As President Biden has made clear,” she stated, “anti-Semitism has no place in America. All Americans should strongly reject anti-Semitism, including Holocaust denial, wherever it exists.” In response, PJM’s Paula Bolyard tweeted: “Could it be that the @White House Will you be investigating rank anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party? (That’s a rhetorical question. I know the answer).” Indeed, the answer is clear: Also on Monday, a photo surfaced of Joe and Jill Biden, dressed to the nines, standing in front of a portrait of George Washington and between a pair of Christmas trees with the notoriously anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) and her late non-brother husband Tim Mynett. So apparently anti-Semitism has no place in America, it only has a place in the House of Representatives.
“The President,” Jean-Pierre announced, “is establishing an interagency group led by National Policy Council staff and National Security Council staff to augment and better coordinate US government efforts to counter antisemitism, islamophobia and related forms of bias. and discrimination within the United States.” Excellent. So, without a doubt, that would imply a resounding repudiation of the individual who tweeted in 2012: “Israel has mesmerized the world, may Allah wake up the people and help them see Israel’s evil deeds.” You do remember, Joe, right? The one who claimed that support for Israel in the United States was “all about baby Benjamins,” and charged that the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee paid American politicians to support Israel. Are you going to disown her?
Even the Democratic leadership of the House called Omar in February. 2019, issuing a statement titled “Democratic Leadership Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.” He stated that “Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and damaging accusations about supporters of Israel is deeply offensive. We condemn these comments and call on Congresswoman Omar to apologize immediately for these hurtful comments.” And now here it is December 2022, and Congresswoman Omar herself is standing with the president who has just declared that he is devoting a new effort to combating anti-Semitism. What is wrong with this picture? Did someone’s palm get oiled? Is it all about the benjamins?
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