The anti-Israeli IfNotNow group, which made its fame by ruining Birthright trips to Israel, on Thursday morning took pride for ruining the House Democratic delegation.
The Dems, who looked so firm and united when they fought–and defeated—President Donald Trump’s government shutdown at the beginning of the years, on Wednesday became mired in an acrimonious battle over the best way to punish anti-Semitic/Muslim/Somali Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her repugnant tweets.
An email The Jewish Press Online received Thursday morning from IfNotNow (yes, we subscribe so you won’t have to), announced: “We just got word about an exciting victory: our voices were heard — House Democratic leaders indefinitely delayed the vote on the resolution against Representative Ilhan Omar.”
The Washington Post reported on a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday morning, where they debated the wisdom of voting in favor of an anti-hate measure that would show up Omar without mentioning her by name.
“The session quickly became rancorous, reflecting splinters over wider issues such as America’s long-standing support for Israel, the appropriate response to racial and religious grievances, and a new generation’s reliance on social media,” the WP’s Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade reported, adding that “Plans for a quick vote appeared to fade amid the uproar.”
“This is a huge,” the anti-Jewish faction of today’s American Jewry boasted, “Yet again, we fought against unfair accusations of anti-Semitism hurled at Representative Ilhan Omar, and this time we’re winning. Within hours, we mobilized thousands to sign our petition calling on Democratic leadership to condemn white nationalism, not Ilhan, and they listened.”
The victorious email was accompanied with a chilling endorsement of the non-Muslim, anti-Israel leaders within the Democratic party: “We’re witnessing a tidal shift in our country’s politics. For too long, criticism of Israel and the Occupation have been labeled as anti-Semitic, silencing real debate. This victory shows that the status quo is changing. With Democratic leaders like Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders condemning the [proposed] resolution, it’s clear that grassroots movements are shifting what’s possible in the halls of power.”
And so, almost effortlessly, President Donald J. Trump found his path to a 2020 win, as the modern-day Democrats have found a new way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.