Democrats Decide to Be Americans for a Moment
Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. I’m leading a jam-making and drum circle retreat this weekend. For myself.
Now that I’ve put that out in the universe that’s probably how my weekend is going to feel. It’s OK, a little weirdness can often be a good thing.
There are too many weeks where the news seems like it’s the same five stories over and over. Very few of them good, I might add. It’s kind of refreshing when the occasional bit of the unexpected shows up.
The Democrats are generally a hive mind. Dissension in the ranks isn’t tolerated over there in Dem Land, especially in the parts of it that are controlled by Nancy Pelosi. That’s why it has been a bit of a shock to see how much Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Squad get away with.
Well, all but one of them.
Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar is so rabidly anti-Semitic that she prompted action by House Democrats to address it when she hadn’t even been in office for two months. Bear in mind that most Democrats have a fair amount of anti-Semitism coursing through them, so it has to be really over the top if they take offense.
The hateful terrorist sympathizer is at it again, going so far over the line that Granny Boxwine and Co. have had to respond.
On Thursday, senior Democratic leaders issued a unified statement denouncing comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) earlier this week when she equated so-called “crimes against humanity” by the United States and Israel to “unthinkable atrocities” by the Taliban and Hamas.