Prime Minister Jim Hacker: A British National is facing a barbaric punishment for a trivial offense committed in a foreign country, the foreign office is there to protect British Nationals
Sir Humphrey Appleby: The Foreign Office is there to protect British Interests
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: It’s not in her interest to be flogged.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: It’s not in our interest to prevent it.
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: Yet it is this could hurt the government very badly.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well I understand that tomorrow the foreign secretary will deliver a strongly worded note of protest to the Kumranes
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: Why can’t you do it now?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well we haven’t got their agreement on it yet! They’re seeing the ambassador privately now, once they’ve approved the the wording we’ll hand it over, then we’ll have done all we can.Yes Prime Minister “The Bishop’s Gambit” 1986 (emphasis mine)
One of the things about the story of the quest for the perfect antisemitism resolution that Democrats can support has been how contrary the Democrat reaction has been to what would normally be conventional political wisdom.
Normally in a case like this you would have hurried through a fairly simply resolution condemning antisemitism in all its forms, the entire caucus votes for it and brags about it and viola you have a one day bottom of the fold story that the MSM could ignore.
Instead this story stretched into a third day and the final resolution was so broad that it made the actual objections to Rep Omar’s antisemitic remarks meaningless. Even worse (or better if you are the GOP) you actually had the spectacle of the Democrat candidate for Governor in Florida defending Omar’s statements that started the crisis on national TV
CNN’s Andrew Gillum says that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) anti-Semitic remarks are “appropriate” and “legitimate”pic.twitter.com/GREuoamg0p— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 7, 2019
but you had the #3 Democrat in the house declaring that the children of Holocaust survivors need to check their privilege.
The number three Democrat in the House just said Holocaust survivors need to check their privilege because they couldn’t possibly understand the personal struggles of anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/fnzTPH4R48— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 7, 2019
And thus you ended up with a resolution so weak that Omar not only voted for it but the allies celebrated at the end of the vote. One might ask how is was possible that the Democrats were in this predicament? Why didn’t they just apologize and let the story go away?
The answer is because Rep Omar for all her faults and inexperience has learned Tip O’Neill’s 1st rule of politics: She knows how to count.
She may or may not know the history of the Democrat party, how it morphed from the pro-slavery party to the debtors party, to the working mans party to the ethnic party, to the pro-abortion secular coalition party that is is now, but there is one thing that she does know:
The Democrats have reached a point where they can’t afford to lose any bits of their coalition and aspire to hold national power.
For years the Democrats turned a blind eye to black pols who played the “jews=slavery” canard to win votes because the black vote was so vital, they turned a blind eye when activists professors in colleges push the concept of Israel as the source of all the worlds woes because those activists, well funded by programs pushed by Democrats, were turning out voters and muscle, they turned a blind eye to gang violence in places like Chicago that ironically targets Democrat voters because they knew those same gangs would turn out the vote when asked, they turned a blind eye to illegal immigration on the theory that all people who speak spanish comes from the mythical land of “Hispanica” and or a single mind on illegal immigration, and finally they turned a blind eye to antisemitic violence by Muslim immigrants because those communities not only became the source of Democrat votes but because they did not subscribe to the “kill our kids” theory that well off liberals did, had to potential to provide a new source of Democrat votes for generation to come.
Omar can count and she knows that if her and her allies stay home in 2020 not only is Donald Trump re-elected for sure but the Democrat hold on the house and the committee chairs that are the source of the deep state power and patronage that the Democrat party is all about.
In once sense this you can’t blame Omar, not only has Islam’s playbook always been to assert power once it is strong enough to do so, furthermore since she actually believes in this stuff one would expect that she would fight to defend and advance what she believes. That what she believes in objectively false and actually evil doesn’t enter into it. Under our system she has the right to push her point of view and if a majority of Democrats choose to go along with it, well that’s the way it works.
After all if the Democrat party has no problem redefining what “Marriage” and “man” and “woman” means why should anyone be surprised when they redefine “antisemitism”.
Thus we have the result that they got and Omar and company had a good laugh about it and we have the following spectacle
So far, 2019 has been pretty lit for Democrats:— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) March 7, 2019
• David Duke & the Nation of Islam both came out to support the rhetoric of Rep. Ilhan Omar
• House Dems are unable to put together a simple resolution condemning antisemitism
• Ralph Northam is still Governor of Virginia
Now that Omar’s count has been confirmed it won’t be long before she tests the waters to find out how much father she can go, (in fact some say she already has) and at what point will will Jewish Democrats wake to the beast that they’ve been enabling for years:
In case I haven’t reminded you lately, some of my cousins are Jewish Democrats. They despise Donald Trump, but I wonder: How long will they be able to maintain their anti-Trump stance if Pelosi fails to suppress the Jew-haters in her coalition? You can go back as far as the 1960s and see how this poisonous weed has grown on the Left.
Anti-Israel politics functioned as a proxy for anti-Semitism among “Black Power” radicals, and anti-Semitism was a proxy for anti-white racism. In 1996, I interviewed a former activist for SNCC who bemoaned how “Stokely Carmichael and that crowd ran the white people out of the movement” circa 1966. That tendency flourished again in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, while it seemed to fade during the Obama years, it continued growing with the BDS movement on college campuses. Now, with Trump in the White House and Democrats controlling the House, Pelosi finds herself yoked to this radicalism and it will be difficult, if not impossible, for her to disentangle herself from the anti-Israel/anti-white sentiment that flourishes among “the younger, far-left wing of the party.”
Left-Wing Democrats: ‘If Hating Israel Is Wrong, We Don’t Want to Be Right’ Stacy McCain
I suspect that Jewish Democrats have so replaced Judaism with liberalism as their primary religion that even if they realize what is happening they’ll find a way to justify it.