The Party of Bias and Bigotry

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9 Responses

  1. One Christian's Perspective says:

    I have made it a recent practice to NOT read the news papers NOR watch ‘news’ on TV – it is all opinion and both sides have a bias. This perversion of the truth has led many to be angry all the time.
    I do not find your comment to be biased or a perversion of the truth. Thank you for standing up for values many in the media and government seem to have forgotten.

  2. tzippi says:

    I think that focusing on her dismissal of 9 11 over the clear lie re CAIR was a major tactical error on the part of every journalist and politician who covered that speech.

  3. emet le'amito says:

    I find the lies of Ilhan Omar and AOC despicable and the democratic party’s inability to issue a full-throated condemnation the canary in the coal mine. While Trump and his supporters hem and haw before issuing condemnations of right-wing racism, and sometimes do not do so at all, Democrats using that as an excuse, are hardly being honorable. the middle is looking increasingly threadbare; hotheads can shout knowing they are not even close to being in control. But God help us if they even came close.

    • Yaakov Menken says:

      My only question is… when do you see Trump and supporters hem-ing and haw-ing? Did Trump ever fail to condemn Nazis or call them “fine people?” No. Did Trump actually fail to disavow David Duke? Well, prior to his confused reaction to being confronted with Duke’s support, he already, previously, had condemned him. Did Steve King actually say anything openly racist? No, actually, he got railroaded when the NY Times reporter misquoted him. [He has a history of foot-in-mouth, but never anything openly racist.]

  4. DF says:

    This is the D’s playbook, as you know – ignore the criticism and just counter accuse your accusers of racism, sexism, etc. One can wring his hands at this, as Republicans have done fruitlessly the past 20 years while we came not-to-slowly to this point. Or one can fight fire with fire. No one likes to get in the gutter with his opponents, but unfortunately, it is necessary. Every attack from the Ds must be met with counterattacks of racism (against whites) sexism (against men) religious bigotry, etc. A lot of conservatives never wanted to go down that path, but its become necessary. In most cases such a counterattack will actually be true, but its irrelevant. These Ds don’t believe themselves their defense posturing, its just become a knee jerk reaction.

  5. DF says:

    To clarify my above comment – to worry about Omar and Co.’s critique of the President is to play to their hands. The biggest lesson of the Trump campaign, in fact, it seems to me, is that the best defense is a good offense. Trump knows what all those on the right should know, and what those on the left have known for many years – you don’t advance your agenda by nitpicking the other side. You don’t waste your time mocking them. Instead, you articulate your goals high, and let the other side waste their time attacking it. At the end of the day, in whole or in part, you will be the one setting the agenda, and that’s all that matters.

  6. Reb Yid says:

    No way for even you to spin Trump’s despicable comments about women. Or about immigrants. Or about a Mexican judge. Or the people of Puerto Rico after a hurricane (imagine those were Orthodox Jews he threw towels at). Or John McCain, whom he insulted for being a prisoner of war (from a guy who did his best to lie his way out of ever seeing Day 1 in our armed forces). And continues to insult after his death.

    That’s Trump. He bullies and cruelly insults those who are the most vulnerable and the most needy. He emboldens other bullies in this climate of hate. White nationalists love him.

    The climate of hate, of course, did not begin with Trump. It was cultivated by the real party of bias of bigotry which led us down the road to Breitbart, the NRA (which Trump recently spoke to) and the rise of right wing white nationalist terror attacks on mosques, churches and synagogues (funny how you haven’t posted about the latest terror attack in San Diego) by folks with assault weapons that nowhere else in the world could they obtain and use with such ease.

    BDS and leftists haven’t killed anyone in a school or house of worship. That responsibility is borne by those who back the real party of bias and bigotry.

    • Yaakov Menken says:

      Really, Reb Yid, give it a rest. “BDS and leftists” encourage every terrorist act of Hamas, yet you claim they “haven’t killed anyone.” I did not imagine anyone capable of rational thought and aware of reality could say such things… and I’m not sure my opinion has changed. Meanwhile, you claim Republicans are responsible for the actions of two crazed Nazis, both of whom stated their hatred for Trump — precisely due to Trump’s incredible affinity for Jews. Talk about ungrateful!

      With Trump you and your fellow leftists decided he was a racist and then tried to paint the bullseye around the target. You called John McCain a racist in 2008, and Mitt Romney a racist in 2012, so everyone knew it was coming, and how bogus it would be. After all, Trump is the one who forced Palm Beach to integrate, refusing to join a country club that would not admit blacks or Jews, and then creating his own that did. He was lionized for this by liberals right up until the moment he decided to run for President. It’s slander, and you should be ashamed. For saying that other US territories hit by hurricanes were doing much better that Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico needed our help, he’s a bad person?

      Here are more relevant measures for you: how many Jews have been attacked in the streets by neo-Nazis, as compared to “BDS and leftists,” like the black man who sucker-punched a Chassidic Yid in Brooklyn yesterday? How many Jewish students have been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome by neo-Nazis, as compared to “BDS and leftists,” in the past 40 years? Whereas the Republican party hates and rejects the neo-Nazis, the Democrats encourage and celebrate the bigots. That’s the difference. AOC is “the future of the Democratic party:” ignorant, clueless, socialist, and Antisemitic.

  7. Steve Brizel says:

    When the mainstream media and a political party cannot condemn and view as beyond the pale the consistently anti Semitic comments of such representatives, that is proof that such comments and POVs are being mainstreamed ala the Labor Party in the UK. When anti Antisemitism is viewed as one form of prejudice but not high in the intersectional pecking order and when racial charlatans are flocked to by the same leaders who cannot openly condemn anti Semitism the time has come for a frank exchange of views with the same politicians who pay for pre YT greetings in the Jewish media and troll at our communal functions for votes.

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