The shooting at a Pittsburg synagogue this past week was a horrific act that rightfully requires America to pause, reflect, and take stock of where we are as a nation and where we hope to be. Racism of any kind should not be accepted, tolerated, or promoted. Sadly, the Democrat Party has done that very thing far too often in recent years, and more and more Americans are finally becoming aware of it. Self-reflection can be an uncomfortable thing, but self-reflection is exactly what Democrats in 2018 need to be doing if they hope to remain a viable political party in this country.
Exhibit One: Al Sharpton – Mr. Sharpton has enjoyed decades of lucrative media earnings and even a presidential campaign for President of the United States in 2003. His anti-Semitism is well known despite his more recent attempts to minimize that part of his highly divisive past. Just take a moment to look up the deadly Crown Heights riots of the early 1990’s:
“If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.” – Reverend Al Sharpton
Here is a brief excerpt about the riots from The Jewish Press:
On the third day of the pogrom, Al Sharpton and Sonny Carson led a march of protesters chanting, “No Justice, No Peace!,” “Death to the Jews!” and “Whose streets? Our streets!” The mob displayed anti-Semitic signs and burned an Israeli flag.
A Jewish man was stabbed to death by the Sharpton-inspired mob.
Seventeen years later, President Barack Obama counted Sharpton as one of his closest advisers on the subject of race in America and Sharpton was an all too frequent guest at the Obama White House.
A truly free and responsible media would have condemned the relationship. Instead, the media applauded as Mr. Sharpton’s long (and deadly) anti-Semitic history was ignored in favor of protecting the Obama presidency.
Mr. Obama himself is no stranger to shocking anti-Semitism. He spent twenty years in a Black Nationalist church that was loudly and repeatedly anti-Semitic. The pastor of that church then, the now infamous Jeremiah Wright, was described by Obama as a longtime mentor. (Wright officiated the Obama wedding.)
Israel National News had this to say about Reverent Wright and Mr. Obama’s odd relationship:
There is much more to be said about Wright’s anti-Semitism, but the above quotes already qualify him as a major anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hate monger
Wright’s anti-Semitic incitement has a second relevant aspect: Obama’s looking away from it while he was a congregant of Wright’s. Obama justified this by saying that Wright had changed over the years and that he had never heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms. In this remark he avoided the core of the issue.
In retrospect, we know that Obama, if it suits him, has a remarkable capability for looking away from crimes committed by specific groups or individuals. While President, he whitewashed Islam of many of the huge crimes coming out of parts of it. So, for instance, he said that “ISIS and Al-Qaeda were distortions of Islam.” It was absurd for a Christian President to speak as if he were a Muslim theologian. An analysis of his rhetoric, regarding Islam, shows in detail his intentional blindness and deafness.
Mr. Obama’s close ties to Sharpton and Wright would indicate a pattern of anti-Semitism—one the media should have been far more willing to investigate. But again, the issue was ignored and Obama was protected. Interestingly, Wright would come to claim Obama was being ‘controlled by the Jews’, the very same claim this week’s Pittsburg synagogue shooter made in relation to his deep hatred of President Donald Trump. The difference, and it’s incredibly significant, is that Barack Obama excused that kind of racist hatred while President Trump condemned it.
Then there is Keith Ellison, currently the second highest ranking official at the DNC. Check out this excerpt via The Hill from just two years ago:
Ellison has a long history of sordid association with anti-Semitism. He worked with and repeatedly defended one of a handful of the most notorious and public anti-Semites in our country: The Reverend Louis Farrakhan. And worked with Farrakhan at the very time this anti-Semite was publicly describing Judaism as a “gutter religion” and insisting that the Jews were a primary force in the African slave trade.
Ellison has publicly stated that he was unaware of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. That is not a credible statement. Everyone was aware of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. Farrakhan did not try to hide it. Indeed, he proclaimed it on every occasion. Ellison is either lying or he willfully blinded himself to what was obvious to everyone else. Neither of these qualities makes him suitable to be the next chairman of the DNC.
Moreover, Ellison himself has made anti-Semitic statements. A prominent lawyer, with significant credibility, told me that while he was a law student, Ellison approached her and said he could not respect her, because she was a Jew and because she was a woman who should not be at a law school. This woman immediately disclosed that anti-Semitic and anti-feminists statement to her husband and friends, and I believe she is telling the truth.
Ellison’s anti-Semitism is confirmed by his support for another anti-Semite, Stokely Carmichael.
When there were protests about Carmichael’s speaking at the University of Minnesota, Ellison responded that: “The University’s position appears to be this: Political Zionism is off-limits no matter what dubious circumstances Israel was founded under; no matter what the Zionists do to the Palestinians; and no matter what wicked regimes Israel allies itself with — like South Africa. This position is untenable.”
But the connections are more recent as well. In 2009, Ellison headlined a fundraiser for Esam Omeish, a former candidate for Virginia state delegate who had told Palestinians that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”
And yes, Obama has been a supporter of Ellison’s and the longtime anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, as well.
This is the same Louis Farrakhan who continues to make statements like this:
“The powerful Jews are my enemy…White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”
Those words were spoken just last year to a largely Democrat Party/anti-President Trump audience. It should also be noted the photo above with Obama and Farrakhan was during a meeting between Farrakhan and the Congressional Black Caucus.
Anti-Semitism runs long and deep throughout the Democrat Party. What is outlined above is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Why more are not aware of this is due in great part to the Establishment Media repeatedly choosing a political agenda over the reporting of facts.
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