It’s happening, and it’s glorious: the Left is turning on its own as Democrats continue to veer to the far-left amid an escalating civil war.
In the latest salvo, anti-Semitic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called for a boycott of left-wing comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show because he criticized her anti-Israel rhetoric. (Maher was once Libertarian, but has since devolved.)
The brouhaha erupted after Maher said that Tlaib’s past comments like “Jews control the world, control the money” is why Israel was reluctant to allow Tlaib to visit.
An angry Tlaib reacted by saying “maybe folks should boycott his show.”
Tlaib then played the Race Card and invoked apartheid to suggest that Maher is racist because he’s white.
“This is exactly how they tried to discredit and stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in South Africa. It didn’t work then, and it won’t now,” Tlaib ranted.
Maybe folks should boycott his show.
I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now. https://t.co/Oa49ZVfrVN
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 17, 2019
It’s reminiscent of when Alexandria Ocasio Cortez pulled the Race Card on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democratic Party.
Democratic civil war heats up as newbie ex-barmaid Alexandria Ocasio Cortez plays the Race Card on 17-term Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Dem Party. AOC is upset b/c Pelosi told her to stop picking Twitter fights with her.https://t.co/7nSqHjW117
— Samantha Chang ♖ (@samantha_chang) July 11, 2019
Bill Maher also said the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by Tlaib and fellow anti-Semite Ilhan Omar is “a bullsh*t purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”
Maher further suggested that Tlaib’s anti-white sentiments play a major role in her anti-Semitism and well-documented disdain for Israel.
“It’s predicated on this notion that the Jews in Israel — mostly white — [are wrong because they’re white],” he said. “The Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong.”
“As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” Maher explained on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
(Source: Fox News)
Tlaib and Omar hijacked the news this week amid reports that Israel had considered blocking them from the country due to the duo’s long history of anti-Semitism.
Israel later offered to allow Tlaib to visit in order to see her grandmother, but the congresswoman rejected their offer and was roundly criticized for her showboating antics.
President Donald Trump slammed Tlaib for concocting an inane PR stunt that backfired on her.
“Israel was very respectful and nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her ‘grandmother. As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded and loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup? Israel acted appropriately!” Trump tweeted.
Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her “grandmother.” As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded & loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup? Israel acted appropriately!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
The president rebuked Tlaib after she “obnoxiously turned down” Israel’s offer to allow her to visit, and said Tlaib’s grandmother was the real winner in this whole debacle.
“She doesn’t have to see [Rashida] now!” he tweeted.
Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
Last month, the Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing a boycott of Israel. Both Omar and Tlaib, who are Muslim, voted against the resolution.
Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, who is Jewish, slammed Omar for her anti-Semitic rhetoric, noting that she supports anti-Jewish groups linked to the terrorist group Hamas.
Zeldin’s reaction came after Omar gave a speech during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing supporting a resolution promoting the BDS movement. The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement is a Palestinian-led campaign promoting the punishment of Israel.
“The BDS movement has not distanced itself from Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization,” Zeldin said. “BDS supporters individually are not distancing themselves from Hamas, either.”
Zeldin pointed out that a top Hamas official recently called for the death of all Jews. Predictably, Tlaib and Omar refused to condemn this violent rhetoric.
“There are members of this House who continue to prop up the BDS movement and blame Israel for all its challenges,” Zeldin said. “Israel is our best ally in the Middle East — a beacon of hope, freedom and liberty surrounded by existential threats.”
Reminder: People who hate Jews also despise Christians.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 22, 2019
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