Hating Israel is the new political purity test among Dems. So I'm utterly unsurprised to see the creepy little nerd who has embraced every lefty trend from the Green New Deal to apologizing for his white privilege, get on board with hating Israel.
The context for Bobby O'Rourke's comments is important here.
O'Rourke was asked if he'd taken pro-Israel lobbyist money during his Senate race. The question has an implicit anti-Semitic edge about Jewish money. Especially after Rep. Omar's anti-Semitic comments, which were defended by many on the Left.
Instead of condemning the question, imagine if Bobby O'Rourke had been asked if he had taken Islamist money, he awkwardly sidestepped it and then launched into an attack on Israel.
O'Rourke claimed that, "We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists."
Apparently he couldn't remember Netanyahu's name.
And, he claimed, "And on the Palestinian side, you have an ineffectual leader, in Mahmoud Abbas, who has not been very effective in bringing his side to the table either.”
Fact check, Abbas has refused to come to the negotiating table, continues to fund terrorism against Israel and said that his movement was no different than that of Hamas.
That means the Democrats insist on ignoring all this and just claiming that he's "ineffective".
O'Rourke, whether he calls himself Bobby or Beto, is free to criticize Netanyahu. Even falsely. Despite the false claims of the anti-Israel left, that does not make one anti-Semitic.
But repeatedly giving murder a pass on the terrorist side while blasting Israel is ugly. And playing footsie when asked an implicitly anti-Semitic question about Jewish money is ugly.
That ugliness is the new Dem normal.