Feckless bastards

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a broad resolution condemning hate in all forms ….

That would be the august United States House of Representatives. I’m glad I’m not the only one to note the absurdity.

Then there was the crackup between House party elders who wanted Democrats to condemn the anti-Semitism of Rep. Ilhan Omar, and woke freshmen who wanted to turn smears against Jews into a fuzzy discussion of hurt feelings. Members battled for days, only for Mrs. Pelosi on Thursday to roll over to the progressive left’s demand that any resolution condemn hate” in general and not anti-Semitism specifically. Even CNN described all this as chaos.”

Kimberly Strassel

Many Democrats objected that it was wrong to only condemn Omar’s anti-Semitic statements when she herself has faced bigotry as a Muslim. That’s a legitimate point. Anti-Muslim bias is as wrong as anti-Jewish bias. But even adding a condemnation of Islamophobia wasn’t sufficient. Instead, the House is poised to pass an anodyne resolution condemning all hatred, thereby letting Omar off the hook.

Max Boot

March 8, 2019

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