Senator Elizabeth Warren has identified her base. Bigots. And she’s pandering to them.
“In a democracy, we can and should have an open, respectful debate about the Middle East that focuses on policy. Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians,” Warren claimed. “Threats of violence — like those made against Rep. Omar — are never acceptable.”
Mondoweiss or the 2020 Dem field, is there even a difference anymore?
After an initial condemnation of “anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”, Senator Warren gets down to aggressively defending Rep. Omar, picking up the anti-Israel lobby’s claim that Jews falsely accuse them of anti-Semitism to chill public discourse, and somehow linking that with threats of violence against Rep. Omar.
To recap, Rep. Omar is the victim. Jews have falsely accused her of anti-Semitism and are implicitly linked to threats against her.
So far we’ve got three of the top 2020 Dem candidates competing with each other to defend Rep. Omar and accuse Jews of attacking her. I’m sure they won’t be the last.
But Warren’s is particularly toxic as she all but ignores the issue of anti-Semitism while hurling accusations at Jews that dance close to the edge of anti-Semitism. Senator Kamala Harris tiptoed around pandering to anti-Semites, Bernie Sanders did his usual thing, but who had Warren going all in?
Why is Warren doing it?
She’s been running a nasty and dirty campaign so far. And she knows quite well that her fate may lie in the hands of a handful of nutty lefty donors and motivated voters. Some of whom, she’s hoping, will love having their bigotry pandered to.
TL:DR – Elizabeth Warren is a terrible person and is now almost popular among Jews as she is among the Cherokee.
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