Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:22 PM

'Vile Anti-Semitic' Ilhan Omar Row Shows Pitfalls Of US Identity Politics

In a story that perfectly illustrates the perils of runaway identity politics, the historic-first congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) is facing a rebuke in the House over “anti-Semitic” comments about the Israel lobby.

The Democrat-majority House is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. It is unknown as of yet if it will specifically name Omar, but there is little doubt it is aimed squarely at her recent comments, which Republicans and many fellow Democrats have denounced as unacceptably anti-Jewish.

Omar’s sin, so to speak, was to “talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” as she put it, speaking at an event in Washington, DC, last Wednesday.


While this may be true of Pelosi, most Democrats, and maybe even Congress in general, it manifestly does not apply to Omar. And not just because she’s Muslim: The congresswoman from Minnesota has criticized the influence Saudi Arabia has on US politics as well, without the commensurate controversy. She has also denounced the US regime-change efforts in Venezuela as being against international law.

Which is where we get to the true source of the headache for Democrats: identity politics. Omar’s story was supposed to be the illustration of demographics as destiny: more than a third of residents in her congressional district, centered on Minneapolis, were “people of color,” with the fastest-growing population being immigrants from Africa – namely Somalia – according to Minnesota Public Radio. The effects of that were already evident in 2016, when Omar easily primaried the longtime state representative Phyllis Lorberblatt Kahn – also a Democrat, mind you – who had held that seat since 1973.



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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

1. Hey Putidude..she hates Jews...Period(she's your type girl) She can't stop herself from showing it.

RT...for her defense....what, couldn't find a Iranian mullah as a source to defend her blatant anti-Semitic crap?
She can't hide behind AOC...or RT, or Farrakhan ...or you.
Your past postings give away your ....shall we say... Joooo issues

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