Democrats Are Fielding Even More Anti-Semitic Candidates For Congress
Last week, J Street, the lefty group created to counter the bipartisan American Israel Public Affairs Committee, withdrew its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. The unprecedented move followed Tlaib’s endorsement of a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and comments supporting the left-wing boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement.
Tlaib is running unopposed in the general election, blunting the effect of the de-endorsement. But Tlaib is representative of the Democratic Party’s gradual march beyond the embrace of candidates and officials who criticize Israeli policy or its current government to a much uglier place in politics.
The founders and leaders of the BDS movement support a “one-state solution” that destroys Israel as Jewish state. The movement is the intellectual descendant of the 1945 Arab boycott, which did not distinguish between Jews and Israel. It is based on the premise that Israel is a racist apartheid state requiring the sort of action once taken against South Africa.
Accordingly, when Tlaib compares the two-state solution to the idea of “separate but equal,” even the J Street doves begin to worry.
Lastly, there is Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. The Virginia GOP has accused her of being a “virulent anti-Semite,” based on her-coauthorship of “Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship,” a book that “advocated for the inherently anti-Semitic belief that Israel controls America’s foreign policy.”
The Virginia GOP quoted from The New York Times review of the book: “Its first message is that, win or lose, smart or dumb, right or wrong, suave or boorish, Israelis are a menace. The second is that the Israeli-American connection is somewhere behind just about everything that ails us.”
Americans look at British politics and wonder how the Labour Party came under the thrall of someone with the anti-Semitic views of Jeremy Corbyn. One reason is that anti-Semitism seems to be a successful political strategy among a swath of the left.
And again I think back to discussions a decade ago with crypto-Jews who kept telling me: “Friendly advice, AS! Don’t waste your time on the left! Anti-racists will never listen to you about Jews no matter how much effort you put in to teach them! Only racists will listen to us about Jews!” And I was like: “Watch me.” Fast forward a decade and this is the kind of flyer appearing on campus noticeboards:
Those who say that something cannot be done should not try to dissuade those who are getting it done.
On top of this, mainstream US leftists are finally learning to call US rightists un-American, as I first recommended they do years ago:
“I believe it’s un-American to give cover to white supremacists. I believe it’s un-American to deny people’s basic right to healthcare. I believe it’s un-American to deny a young person’s dream to go to college. I believe it’s un-American to discriminate against a person because of sexual orientation. I believe it’s un-American to take babies out of the arms of their mothers because they want to come to this country. I believe it’s un-American to put children in cages,” said Cuomo.
In other words, US leftists are beginning to become American nationalists. Next, they have to learn to (accurately) label these same rightist policies as Western civilization. And to piece it all together, they have to learn the importance of constantly reminding the world that the US is the USA, not the USWC, and that Americans are Americans, not Westerners. If they do all this soon enough and sincerely enough, the second largest nuclear arsenal in the world will be ours.
Bonus trivia about Tlaib:
On August 8, 2016, Tlaib attended a speech by then-presidential nominee Donald Trump at Cobo Center and asked him to return a Purple Heart given to him earlier in the week by Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman, stating that Trump had not earned the medal. Tlaib was then ejected from the venue.