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March 07, 2019

Congressional Black Caucus Leader and House Whip Jim Clyburn: Ilhan Omar's Experiences Are "More Personal" Than Those of Descendants of Holocaust Victims

How is this even relevant?

Were Jews trying to kill her in Somalia, thus excusing her bitterness?

No, of course not.

As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was "more personal" than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust.

The Hill reports, "Clyburn came to Omarís defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States."

The article quotes Clyburn as saying, "There are people who tell me, 'Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.' 'My parents did this.' Itís more personal with her ... I've talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain."


This has to be one of the more bizarre efforts to protect somebody who has repeatedly peddled the worst anti-Semitic tropes, despite multiple interventions by people explaining exactly why her words were offensive. The implication is that because Omar fled Somalia she gets a free pass to target another religious minority.

By the way, would this logic also apply to, say, the victim of a violent crime being higher on the Personal Feelings of Hurt totem pole than a mere descendant, many generations removed, of slaves?

Or does it only exist to denigrate Jewish pain and create a Safe Space for antisemitism in the New Democrat Socialist Party?

Bonus: Bill Kristol's personal Twitter Pokemon troll from The Bulwark speaks:




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