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February 11, 2019

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Steve Diamond

The teachable moment had a very short half life. She retweeted a tweet that included the very same trope only a few hours after her apology.

anon

"It is understandable that she would be unaware of some classic anti-Semitic tropes ..."

Exactly! of course! Totally understandable! How could anyone believe - why would anyone believe -- that a Muslim woman raised in the Sudan was exposed to and would be very aware of "classic anti-Semitic tropes"?

In general, see, e.g., https://www DOT jpost DOT com/Opinion/Israel-should-not-work-with-Sudan-467647.

In particular, her record of statements to which some, shall we say, have objected.

No possible way of knowing. Sure.

How sheltered are some who pretend to know everything about everything.

anymouse

"Omar was born in Somalia and did not immigrate to the U.S. until she was 15, after spending four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. It is understandable that she would be unaware of some classic anti-Semitic tropes, although a U.S. representative ought to make a point of educating herself. "

Huh? Nonsense. She is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for goodness sake. She knows exactly what she is saying. Just like AOC (D-NY) knows exactly what she is doing getting cozy with that terrible anti-semite Jeremy Corbyn.

anon

Many of the new crop of Democrats in Congress bring in a fresh stench of Jew hate, no doubt, along with their totalitarian belief systems (socialism = government control of everyday life).

What's worse? The seventy-plus elders of the Democratic Party (and the vast majority of the press) can't bring themselves to lead anywhere on anything save hating Trump and bringing down his presidency. Because that is their single-minded focus, they have allowed these hateful and in many cases seemingly uneducated forces to join, and in many sense, now lead their party.

They sowed these seeds, and now are reaping their rewards.

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