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The fear in Nancy Pelosi’s eyes is what I’ll always remember about the Ilhan Omar Affair

The fear in Nancy Pelosi’s eyes is what I’ll always remember about the Ilhan Omar Affair

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t turn away from a fight, but turned away from a fight with Omar. That tells you how serious the situation is.

The repeated antisemitic comments from Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar, while condemnable, are all too familiar to those of us who have closely followed the anti-Israel movement.

Charges of dual loyalty or disloyalty lodged against Jews predate the creation of the State of Israel by many centuries. Those charges are a core accusation of the oldest hate.

The dual and disloyalty cards are prominent features of the current anti-Israel movement, including by anti-Zionist leftist Jews. The nefarious “Israel Lobby” has been a prominent theme, as has the term “Israel Firster.” So when Omar makes similar accusations, consider me not the least bit surprised.

Yet the Omar comments and the Democrat and media reactions have shaken the mainstream mostly-liberal Jewish community, which still overwhelmingly supports Israel.

There have been some very good takes on the Omar Affair, and its impact. Here are three good takes, among dozens:

Russ Douthat — This is what the left seems to want in the Omar controversy, and what I suspect it will eventually get: a left-of-center politics that remembers the Holocaust as one great historical tragedy among many, that judges Israel primarily on its conservative and nationalist political orientation, rather than on its status as a Jewish sanctuary, and that regards the success of American Jews as a reason for them to join white Gentiles in check-your-privilege self-criticism, ceding moral authority to minority groups who are more immediately oppressed. (This last shift was helpfully distilled by James Clyburn, the Democratic House whip, who defended Omar last week by basically saying that the Holocaust was a long time ago and her personal experience as a refugee and Muslim immigrant was more immediate and relevant.)

Michael Walzer — … Omar is entitled to her falsehoods; it is, as we say, a free country. But the falsehoods have to be given their proper name. If Jewish Democrats don’t get tough about this, they will soon find themselves unable to be tough about anything. They will be pushed out of the Democratic Party just as Jews are being pushed out of the Labour Party in the U.K. Long ago, August Bebel gave a name to left-wing anti-Semitism: “the socialism of fools.” Now the fools are in Congress.

Roger Simon — Now we are living in another world of rising anti-Semitism, which some, for their own convenience or perhaps a misbegotten nostalgia, like to ascribe equally or even disproportionally to the right, when it is clear the new anti-Semitism, from our college campuses to the streets of Paris, is coming largely from Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers augmented and multiplied by the left. It is further enhanced by social and ethnic groups enraged — with the encouragement of the Democratic Party — by identity politics. In the world of intersectionality, someone must be the low man or woman on the totem pole of blame and evil.

It was a shock to the faith that it can’t happen here to watch the toughest Democratic Party politicians run scared of the anti-Israel far-left base of the party employing centuries-old antisemitic tropes.

The focus on antisemitism, which sparked the need for a House resolution, ended up buried in an avalanche of criticisms of numerous other hates in order to appease the intersectional left and to protect Omar.

I’m no fan of Nancy Pelosi, as anyone who has read my writings for the past decade would know. But whatever else she was or is, she’s tough and takes no prisoners. Except when it came to Ilhan Omar.

For me, I keep coming back to watching the fear in Pelosi’s eyes as she tried to explain away Omar’s words as being the product of someone who didn’t know what she was saying, as if Omar were a child.

Omar is no child, and she knew exactly what she was saying and she meant it. Pelosi knew that, but was afraid to say it.

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t turn away from a fight, but turned away from a fight with Omar.

That tells you how serious the situation is.


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James Clyburn‘s comments were cited as all the reason needed to say that reparations are dead.

It’s about the money. The Masters of the Universe are done with piling their billions onto the Clinton/Obama/Pelosi/Schumer funeral pyre. After Hillary lost in 2016 even after having rigged the election, none of them are serious about winning in 2020. They can’t. They just want to purge the party of the establishment geriatrics and go another direction. It may just be that the dirty money is going to abandon the commie “children of the corn” once the purge is over and push new people for 2024. No gold watch for Nancy.

    intrepid in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 10, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    You are right. She realizes Soros backs Omar more than her now.

      PersonofInterests in reply to intrepid. | March 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Soreazz is 88 years old and I’m betting that his children won’t prove to be much different than most others of a person made wealthy by the Capitalist System: They’ll want the money to live the good life, get goofed up on drugs, and die young, while Dad’s RICO Anarchy Groups fade for lack of money and interest.

      He can’t go fast enough for the well being of civilized man and his date with Satan should come sooner rather than later.

        From some things I’ve read, Soros’ son is stepping right into Georges jackboots and could very well be even worse than his dad for this country

Voice_of_Reason | March 10, 2019 at 9:32 pm

was that fear, or botox?

Imagine when there are enough Muslims in the Democrat Party to have their own Congressional caucus. This was just a mild skirmish and the leadership of the Democrats lost their spines. It will get worse, much worse.

AR lowers are inexpensive, and the skills needed to turn them into useful “you don’t get to put my family into an oven today” deterrents are childishly simple.

Likely illegal in NY state, of course. Which says quite a bit about NY state.

Choices, choices, choices.


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    alaskabob in reply to Andrew Branca. | March 11, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Solzhenitsyn discussed a similar thought…. “And how we burned in the camps later…..”

    Considering how many states and cities have Cloward and Pivened themselves on the way to utopia an 80% receiver stored away for a rainy day may be a very good investment…and the poly composites are easy to machine.

    Bless you,Andrew.

    It didn’t have to come to this. The GOPe could have fought. Sessions could have fought. Ryan could have fought. Boehner – never mind. McConnell still is supposed to.

    Where the is AG Barr in all this?

    jmccandles in reply to Andrew Branca. | March 11, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Lowers,in pursuit of Life,Liberty and Happiness,none of which the Marxist left are in favor of.

How long did it take for Germany to move from anti-Semitic cartoons to full-blown genocide? Nancy Pelosi may be senile but she knows where this thing is headed. President Trump is exactly the right person to stop these ghouls from their trip toward state operated MURDER!

This disgraceful act of moral cowardice and bankruptcy by the goose-stepping, collaborator Dumb-o-crats, in feckless obeisance to their most odious, radical and bigoted members, and, in service of Islamic totalitarianism and supremacism, will not be forgotten by all Americans possessing moral probity and clarity, irrespective of religious faith or political allegiance.

Alexandra Cortez is a sock puppet, but maggots like Omar and train are the real fascist deal.

Corrupt slugs like McConnell are the modern day Chamberlains.

Scum like Pelosi are the new Vichy.

Obama/jarrett are the Nazis who escaped to Argentina.

Well folks, we are really here. Jews: the fight for your lives is on. Right, Speilberg? Geffen? Katzenberg?

Btw, Pelosi is only brave enough to fight if the corrupt media is on her side. Turns out she’s not so brave, is she.

She’s as big a scam as Obama.

Comanche Voter | March 11, 2019 at 12:35 am

Nancy thinks of herself as the bell cow that will lead the herd of Democrats onwards and upwards to greater progressive glory—or wherever the heck they think they are going. And she managed to keep that bell cow role by raising great bales of cash for the Dems–and passing it out to keep the herd loyal.

But hey–she now has some frisky young heifers in the herd and they are raising hell–and refusing to follow the “wise old cow”. Times are tough for yesterday’s bell cows.

Professor, you say, “Omar comments and the Democrat and media reactions have shaken the mainstream mostly-liberal Jewish community.”

I don’t think so.

Yesterday at a gathering in his honor I visited with a 94 year old holocaust survivor. I tried to bring up to him the anti-semitism rampant in the Democrat party and in the Congress, pointing out to him that white nationalist anti-semites were a bunch of useless pipsqueaks.

All he could talk about was Charlottesville. I think he must get his news only from the Times and CNN.

It was disheartening.


    Many a Jewish narcissist has gotten themselves or others killed by the monsters they denied the existence of or thought they could control.

    It goes for all religions and cultures as well. Ask idiots like romney or boehner. Or mccconnell. Or sessions.

    That surviving the Holocaust still wasn’t enough to convince your friend is instuctive.

      Walker Evans in reply to | March 18, 2019 at 12:48 am

      People have incredibly short memories … and the “it can’t happen here” syndrome is virulent in this country. More people need to read about The Project and and look around and see how far along it has already moved.

Pelosi is a slave to 2 Muslims, a mentally retarded fool with a 12 year old voice that somehow got a college degree (in nothing), a crazed old communist that thinks the Bill of Rights is simply wrong, and the black caucus that wants to make racism part of the Constitution.

    She’s always been one of them – so long as she was getting rich from it.

    She never thought she’d get eaten by the monsters she helped create.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to puhiawa. | March 11, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Don’t be shocked at how many of them “somehow got a college degree” by simply cheating their way through school…….

The Terrible Three just won’t shut up. They’ve managed to grab control of the D’rats in the same way the devil’s alliance of Pali activists, black racists and intersectional feminists came to dominate the “Women’s March”. Make strident statements and issue absurd demands, and rely on the media’s fascination with shiny new objects to turn them into figureheads, the “go-to” people for the day’s headlines. The more outrageous the statements, the better. Thus every utterance is turned into the public face of the D’rat platform. The D’rats are trapped; they have to preserve their greatest political strength, their charteristic ironclad, Borg-like lockstep behavior, a reliable phalanx which will vote for just about any villany, just so long as they all vote together. If the noisy part of the Party is tacking hard left and won’t do anything else, the rest of the Party must follow if it’s going to keep the front intact. Therefore, D’rat “leadership” will come from the noisiest and most visible wing, even if it’s the most mindless and destructive.

Either that, or Pelosi’s having real mental problems. She really seems to be not much more capable right now than Woodrow Wilson after his stroke.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | March 11, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Pelosi does not have a Mental Problem.

    Pelosi has a MORAL PROBLEM – namely that she has none except the EVIL Ones.

I’m no longer surprised by the Jew-hatred coming from the left and the Democrats. As to the response about this resolution that should never have happened from the get-go, what concerns me way more, is that only 23 Republicans voted against it. The vicious left knew exactly what they were doing – intersectionality all the way! The right? Clueless? Willingly spineless?

Brooke Goldstein makes an excellent point on Hannity. When people said “All Lives Matter” there was an uproar that this was racist because it supposedly diminished the status of “Black Lives Matter.”

But when the House could not condemn its own anti-Semitic members by name and insisted on making it into an anti-everything resolution, nearly the entire Democratic caucus voted “aye,” dragging with them a large number of lily livered Republicans. Disgraceful and disgusting.

Bitterlyclinging | March 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

Omar and Tlaib will be handing over the US’s state secrets to the the Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIS and Iran shortly, if not already. Its for the benefit of the Caliphate, which is every Muslim’s calling.
Will the nation be able to check it when its discovered, since Obama installed his Muslim Praetorian guard at every turn in the IC and DOJ to make sure no criminal Muslim was held responsible for their actions. Imran Awan anyone?

ahad haamoratsim | March 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

Jeremy Corbyn claims that Zionists don’t get irony, but it’s the intersectionalist anti-Zionists who miss the irony in their charges that American Jews/Zionists are loyal to a foreign nation and not to the US. Very similar charges were current in France during l’Affaire Dreyfus, which inspired Austrian journalist and assimilated Jew Theodore Herzl to abandon assimilationism, write Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State), and invigorate the nascent Zionist movement.

Pelosi is terrified because she can see the Democrat power base coming apart. Jewish leftists, and the huge amounts of money the wealthy ones donate, are an essential part of Democrat political power. She would like to slap Omar down and shut her up, but with Soros behind her and her already high media profile, she can’t do it openly (and Ocasio-Cortez is creating the same sort of problems in undermining the party’s traditional support base). Nancy has a problem, and unless she can find a way to control these fools, they’re going to break up her party into a dozen warring factions.

    elle in reply to Bisley. | March 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    The big money comes from the contracts that our “elected” representatives can facilitate. The globalists don’t care who is cast for the part of representative, as long as they are players.

    No, the REAL money comes from graft off the Big Digs, the rail projects. Just due to numbers, Chinese and the Islamists and the cartels can provide far more financial resources than the Jews can. Hollywood isn’t going to wake up and suddenly start helping. They will just write new scripts about the horrors of the pogroms, casting Jews and Christians as the black hats.

    It’s not about Jews vs Christians or Republicans v/s Democrats. It’s about good people v/s the corrupt.

2nd Ammendment Mother | March 11, 2019 at 11:14 am

and the Catholics are already being teed up to follow…. the Islamist have been highly successful in exterminating both groups in most of the Middle East.

IMHO, the Muslims are taking over the Democratic party from the mafia. The mafia was fine working with Jews or anyone else for that matter. The Muslims would rather die than work with the Jews.

“Nancy Pelosi’s father Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. allegedly was a “constant companion” of notorious mobster Benjamin “Benny Trotta” Magliano and other underworld figures during his political years in Baltimore, MD. D’Alesandro was a Congressman for five terms from 1938 to 1947, and Baltimore mayor for three terms from 1947 to 1959.

It was reported that these individuals had worked hard for Thomas D’Alesandro’s reelection to Congress and on his campaign at that time to become Mayor of Baltimore. … Cataneo allegedly admitted giving large sums of money toward the Democratic campaign and stated that he would receive the sanitation contracts for Baltimore if Mr. D’Alesandro was elected mayor.

At that time the FBI never investigated D’Alesandro concerning this or numerous other allegations involving hoodlum associations and public corruption. Of course, while in Congress D’Alesandro sat on the appropriations committee and was a friend of Director J. Edgar Hoover. For example, an FBI memo dated March 27, 1946 from E. G. Fitch to D. M. Ladd provides:
The FBI inquiry was therefore vague and lasted only a couple months. ”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 11, 2019 at 11:40 am

RE: “Yet the Omar comments and the Democrat and media reactions have shaken the mainstream mostly-liberal Jewish community…”


God is shaking things……..

I don’t hate to say I told you so, but I’ve been crying into the wilderness about the danger of the antisemitism in the Democratic party since Kerry was running. For my efforts, I was accused of being rude, insensitive, and foolish. But I could see as plain as day where this is headed.

Back then, I was saying was that Jews should recognize that the liberals cheering for Palestine against the “Zionists” would turn on them in an instant when it became fashionable to do so. Why? Because most the liberals aren’t “liberals” in the classic sense but rather uninformed followers of the culture. They are people who clap like trained seals at whatever Ellen and the late night comedians tell them to clap at. It makes them feel cool. They The cheerleaders were mean to them, but at least they are better than the Deplorable Others.

And they will keep clapping because they can’t stop. To stop would be to be rejected, removed from the club of cool. And the demands for clapping will only get more and more absurd. Men in little girls bathrooms, infanticide, stopping air travel.

clap, clap, clap. All the way into the ovens. And not just Jews this time.

I think I read once that the mafia came into being to fight the Islamic invasion of Europe. Not this time. We can only hope that it is not too late for everyone to work together to help Donald Trump fight against the global threats we are facing.

I pray it is not too late.

Three things:
First, Obama was responsible for bringing 100,000 Somalis–like Omar–into this country.
Second, the whole business demonstrates how crazy our refugee admission process is
When Muslims kill other Muslims it is a case of one group of would-be murderers against
another bunch of would-be murderers. The killed are not victims of persecution but the losers
in the equivalent of a battle between one group of gangsters and the other. I still remember the stupidity of the US government efforts to end the war between Iran and Iraq. The sensible
course would have been to encourage continued shooting.
Third, the lying media have deliberately soft-pedaled the information about the rapidly rising tide of illegal immigration on the southern border. The situation will continue until: a) illegal entry is changed from a misdemeanor to a class one felony involving a mandatory minimum five year prison term; the removal of parental rights when children are involved and the putting up of such children for adoption; and permission for the border authorities to use lethal fire.

Where the Democrats rely in identity politics to consolidate power, what happens when the separate / disparate identity groups begin to feud? They could turn a blind-eye to IO’s antisemitic comments, but what of her disparaging comments about Obama? Without warning the Muslim faction opens an offensive on the Black faction. The watered down resolution had to do with heading off any splinterage. If Pelosi showed fear, it had to do with seeing her coalition come apart at the seams. IO could very well light a fire under #Blexit with her Obama remarks. I realize IO’s Obama remarks came after the resolution, still I imagine Pelosi recognizes the 3 freshman women have no sense of propriety, decorum, etc., and its only a matter of time before they cause a problem she can’t get in front of. Splitting the identity base will hand Trump the win in 2020.

I’m pretty sure there was a socialist movement 90-some years ago that led to the extermination of Jews.

LukeHandCool | March 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

“The Bolshevik triumph in October was accomplished nine-tenths psychologically: the forces involved were negligible, a few thousand men at most in a nation of one hundred and fifty million.”

–from Richard Pipes’s (father of Daniel Pipes) “The Russian Revolution.”


“It was a shock to the faith that it can’t happen here to watch the toughest Democratic Party politicians run scared of the anti-Israel far-left base of the party employing centuries-old antisemitic tropes.” –Professor Jacobson


This was a psychological victory for the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel far-left base of the party. Pelosi’s craven acquiescence to Omar (and Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, et al) was a complete abdication of authority and responsibility as leader of the party.

What will be the critical mass of young, fervent disciples of intersectional anti-Semitism and anti-capitalism—essentially anti-Americanism—in Congress precipitating either a resounding backlash or the unthinkable alternative?

These are particularly fractious and rabidly partisan times. And these are times when being a “victim” is especially coveted. The status of victimhood is the coin of the realm, bestowing privileges, authority and prestige instantly.

In economically (or culturally) fraught times, what will possibly impede the free and easy enticement to claim victim status? Now that victim status is seen not as something generating sympathy, but rather as a sought out state of sudden nobility celebrated by our culture, who will be the likely perceived perpetrators of injustice in a society overflowing with self-defined victims?

Capitalism. The Joooos.

History is repeating itself. But this time with the weird, unprecedented (and dangerous) quirk of victimhood as an intersectional badge of honor.

We need to make the Dems show fear from our reprisals against their anti-semitism and assaults on our Constitution.

In November 1916, the aged Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary died after a 68-year reign. He was replaced by his thirty-year-old nephew Karl.
An Austrian general who met with the new emperor was not impressed. He description of the encounter was, “I expected to meet a thirty-year old. Instead, I met somebody who looks like twenty-year old, and who thinks and speaks like a ten-year old.”
That is the perfect description of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

In November 1916, the aged Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary died after a 68-year reign. He was replaced by his thirty-year-old nephew Karl.
An Austrian general who met with the new emperor was not impressed. His description of the encounter was, “I expected to meet a thirty-year old. Instead, I met somebody who looks like twenty-year old, and who thinks and speaks like a ten-year old.”
That is the perfect description of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

The fear in her eyes is based on the possible loss of power and her “sweet ride” of a plane home every weekend. Being 2 heartbeats away from the President position is what she wakes up for every day, the power is a narcotic.