Ilhan Omar Torched On Twitter After Being Accused Again Of Anti-Semitism Over Comment Related To Michael Bloomberg

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has stepped in it yet again with a vague, dog-whistle anti-Semitic tweet. This time it was over Michael Bloomberg’s re-entry into the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Omar tweeted about billionaire Leon Cooperman, who announced late Friday that he would put financial support behind Bloomberg’s 2020 run, in order to keep Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) from receiving the Democratic presidential nomination. Both Cooperman and Bloomberg are billionaires… they are also Jewish. “I wonder why,” Omar noted, adding a “thinking face” emoji.

It didn’t take Twitter long to get Omar’s drift here and they savaged her over it. As they should. “I suppose you think it’s all about the Benjamins,” Michael Dickson, the executive director of Stand with Us, “a group that fights anti-Semitism,” according to Fox, tweeted in response. “We get your insinuation. True to form.” Yes, we do.

From The Daily Wire:

“Omar, of course, has a history of making anti-Semitic remarks, including that she believed her Congressional colleagues’ support for Israel was being bankrolled by the Middle Eastern nation. She followed that comment up with another about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, accusing the group of purchasing Republican support for Israel.

“Although Omar was roundly condemned for her statement — even by typically gun-shy Democrats in Congress — she refused to curb her overt anti-Semitism and, just weeks later, bashed “powerful lobbying groups” for Israel in a private event with Washington, D.C., progressives.

“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policies?” she said.

“Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) initially wanted to condemn Omar for her remarks, but cowered in the face of progressive outrage, and turned a planned official rebuke into a toothless statement of condemnation of “hatred” in all its forms, including, ostensibly, anti-Semitism.

“Omar and her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who has also been accused of anti-Semitism, both generally and toward her Congressional colleagues, whom she’s accused of having “dual loyalty,” per an age-old anti-Semitic smear, followed up that incident by planning a “tour” of Israel. Of course, the pair planned the trip in partnership with an organization called Miftah, National Review reports, “a nonprofit organization headed by Palestinian lawmaker and longtime peace negotiator Hanan Ashrawi.”

“Unsurprisingly, the organization itself is anti-Semitic and has even gone so far as to participate in “blood libel” — accusing Jews of using the blood of Palestinians in their Passover feasts — in their official materials.

“Omar’s supporters claim Saturday’s tweet was merely an observation of how billionaire Wall Street-banker types stick together, and that Omar’s opponents are reading too much into her commentary, claiming that Omar’s critics are “obsessed with every word Ilhan says or tweets.”

“Of course, that support came from fellow accused anti-Semite, former Women’s March leader, Linda Sarsour.

“Oh for God’s sake, stop this ridiculousness,” Sarsour wrote on Twitter. “This obsession with every word Ilhan says or tweets is tired and it’s getting old.”

“Omar’s critics responded that it’s fairly clear what Omar meant and that she simply can’t hide her animus.

“Omar very carefully making an anti-Semitic tweet with just enough vagueness to claim that ackshually she meant it was about the benjamins and not about religion,” Josh Jordan snapped back. “But everyone knows what she meant, which is why she continues to do it.”

“lhan Omar doesn’t tweet alone. She has a media team who’s job is to prevent her from saying offensive things,” another Jewish activist added. “Either she can’t find anyone that is knowledgeable about Antisemitic dogwhistles, despite Jews begging her to educate herself, or that they know what she says hurts us.”

“Another pointed out that the reason “dog-whistles” are called “dog-whistles” is because the sentiment is buried.

“There is no effort to twist anything and you know this,” Twitter user Michael Elgort added, per Fox. “Dogwhistles are called like that on purpose and have meaning behind it. At the same time there are news on Bezos who chatted with Bloomberg, but she picks another billionaire who happens to be Jewish.”’

Omar’s comments came just before she gave a speech at a Council of American Islamic Relations event in Washington, Fox News reported. Omar was widely condemned, even by tennis legend Martina Navratilova. But nowhere near enough people spoke up over this.

I am sure that Omar’s vagueness had to do with anti-Semitism. It could also have to do with being wealthy, being white, or not being Marxist enough for her tastes. However you slice it, it does not say anything good about Ilhan Omar. She’s an elitist Marxist, who hates Jews, among other things. How’s that for vagueness, Omar? I’m sure she gets my message here.

Sources: The Daily Wire, TheBlaze, The Daily Mail, Fox News, The RightScoop

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