What is going on with the Democrat Party? And how equally appalling to see the Establishment Media so unwilling to call out what is clearly blatant racism on the part of Democrats. Today Democrat House Whip James Clyburn, one of the most senior and powerful members of Congress, actually stated that the concerns of Holocaust survivors and their children was secondary to the opinions and experiences of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her repeatedly shocking anti-Semitic comments.
Jim Clyburn’s defense: Ilhan Omar’s experience is ‘more personal’ than Jews who had parents in the Holocaust
As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was “more personal” than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust.
The Hill reports, “Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.”
The article quotes Clyburn as saying, “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her … I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
This has to be one of the more bizarre efforts to protect somebody who has repeatedly peddled the worst anti-Semitic tropes, despite multiple interventions by people explaining exactly why her words were offensive. The implication is that because Omar fled Somalia she gets a free pass to target another religious minority.
It also in itself is deeply offensive. Remembering the Holocaust, and the oft repeated phrase “Never Again,” is about making sure we’re proactive about combating anti-Semitism before it manifests in ways that lead to mass slaughter.
The article above makes a valid and chilling point. This rush to excuse Congresswoman Omar’s anti-Semitism is the very same type of justification for the treatment of Jews during Nazi Germany. The German people had experienced hardship during and after WWI and the Jews became an easy target of blame. Now, within the United States Congress, something very similar is happening.
This is so wrong on so many levels and yet most within the media and the Democrat party continue to grant cover for Congresswoman Omar’s racism.
The word ‘troubling’ doesn’t do this situation justice. Let’s hope Democrats realize the dangerous path they have been taking on this, turn around, and work to make it right starting with a unified condemnation of the congresswoman’s words.
We shall see.