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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:21 PM

Schumer Compares Ilhan Omar To Trump

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Schumer Compares Ilhan Omar To Trump As Top Democrats Echo GOP’s Criticism At AIPAC
At the pro-Israel conference, Democratic leaders are helping the Republicans’ claim that the left has turned against Israel and toward anti-Semitism.


By Akbar Shahid Ahmed



WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) handed Republicans a political gift at this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference by equating Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) recent remarks on politicians’ support for Israel with President Donald Trump’s 2017 defense of white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“When someone looks at a neo-Nazi rally and sees some ‘very fine people’ among its company, we must call it out. When someone suggests money drives support for Israel, we must call it out,” Schumer said at the AIPAC event Monday evening.

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She apologized after the first controversy and following the second, elaborated on her views in The Washington Post, explaining that she, as has every U.S. president for decades, believes Israel has a right to exist in areas historically important to Jews but also must end its occupation of internationally recognized Palestinian territories, and she wants to see a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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Democrats’ message was clear: We’re not all like Omar, and we’re not planning to abandon a historic U.S. alliance. It’s unclear how it can help. Their response perpetuates a cycle of name-calling and peacocking rather than shifting the conversation to a discussion of facts. There’s simply no evidence for the claim that Democrats have at an institutional level turned on Israel. President Barack Obama crafted the biggest aid package for Israel in U.S. history, members of the party from the leadership level on down frequently visit the country to better understand its concerns and context, and Democrats like Schumer and Deutch are critical to pro-Israel legislation on Capitol Hill.

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Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/schumer-aipac-ilhan-omar-democrats-israel_n_5c9a66cae4b07c88662c7df0



Very surprised by this trivializing of Trumps misdeeds.

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Reply Schumer Compares Ilhan Omar To Trump (Original post)
marble falls Mar 2019 OP
Tiggeroshii Mar 2019 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #2
marble falls Mar 2019 #3
shanny Mar 2019 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #11
shanny Mar 2019 #13
pangaia Mar 2019 #23
Power 2 the People Mar 2019 #29
elleng Mar 2019 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #7
elleng Mar 2019 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #12
fascisthunter Mar 2019 #6
YOHABLO Mar 2019 #8
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #14
ripcord Mar 2019 #17
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #18
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #21
pangaia Mar 2019 #24
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #25
Me. Mar 2019 #28
dogman Mar 2019 #35
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #15
madville Mar 2019 #19
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #20
Power 2 the People Mar 2019 #31
George II Mar 2019 #10
Post removed Mar 2019 #16
pangaia Mar 2019 #22
WA-03 Democrat Mar 2019 #26
Me. Mar 2019 #27
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #30
Me. Mar 2019 #34
GeorgeGist Mar 2019 #32
Deuce Mar 2019 #40
sinkingfeeling Mar 2019 #33
totodeinhere Mar 2019 #36
elias7 Mar 2019 #37
BlueMTexpat Mar 2019 #38
Tom Rinaldo Mar 2019 #39
DonViejo Mar 2019 #41

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:23 PM

1. Not even remotely.

 

Good Lord....

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:25 PM

2. I am as well... WTF am I missing here?!


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. I don't get it, either.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:28 PM

4. Schumer needs to step out of his leadership role.

 

“For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/146345/democrats-risky-pursuit-suburban-republicans

Anyone who made that prediction, and thinks Ilhan Omar is the equivalent of rump just needs to STFU..imho.

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Response to shanny (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:44 PM

11. Not sure I'd go quite that far... but, certainly, Chuck owes an explanation for his harsh comments.

I don't get what the thinking is here... what am I missing?


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:47 PM

13. I agree: what is the point of this?

 

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:22 PM

23. He is not thinking. When anything, ANYTHING, has to do with Israel,

you can predict 100% where Chuck will go....

He just has no control whatsoever over himself in those situations...

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Response to shanny (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:51 PM

29. +1000

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:35 PM

5. DAMN!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:38 PM

7. IKR!! I'm sure someone here can splain Chuck's strategy... must be missin' something.


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:40 PM

9. Can't imagine what it is, he's surely not concerned he'll lose his senate seat.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:45 PM

12. No chance of that... so, I'm at a loss as to what his thinking is.


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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:37 PM

6. Owned

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:39 PM

8. What the fuck is Schumer doing at AIPAC anyway?

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:49 PM

14. Careful, you're sounding a bit like Omar... and Trump, apparently?

 

Sen. Schumer really shouldn't have said such a stupid and unhelpful thing. And didn't Speaker Pelosi *just* get the House to move on from this nonsense and redirect it to something useful? Shame on you, Chuck.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:54 PM

17. Pelosi was at AIPAC also

Where she condemned anti semitism.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:56 PM

18. Ew, but I get it. Though again she was the one who tamped down the bleating over Omar.

 

Shame on Chuck for going at it again.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:13 PM

21. Surprised he did that, TBH.


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:23 PM

24. I'm not surprised at all..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:31 PM

25. Disappointed is more what I feel. There was no reason for him to say it, nor any truth to it.

 

I imagine Nancy will have a chat with him. No, I'm not imagining fireworks, more like "What the fuck, Chuck? Can you please not? You KNOW how hard it is to get the Republicans to work with us on *anything* so you well-can imagine the trouble I went through getting them to vote in favor of that bill a few weeks back over that unfortunate statement into a bit of positive bipartisanship. Be a mensch and refrain from fanning the flames again, please?"

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:41 PM

28. +1

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:03 PM

35. Especially with Benjamin there criticizing Omar too.

The Democrats should be condemning that.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:49 PM

15. Just glad all the Democratic candidates had the good sense to stay away from the AIPAC conference.

At least that's my understanding... or, am I wrong about that? Did some attend?


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:04 PM

19. Booker attended

His campaign isn't going anywhere anyway so it doesn't really matter.

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Response to madville (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:12 PM

20. If so, I think he made a mistake... could maybe still come back from it.


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:55 PM

31. Some are apparently hedging their bets.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:43 PM

10. How can those two statements POSSIBLY be called "a comparison"? Not even close....

....but those who would want to criticize Schumer would make that stretch.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:21 PM

22. Chuck has and always has had one, at least, particular blind spot.



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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:35 PM

26. Time for a Change

We have a bunch of great Democratic Senators. Eating our own is not an option.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:40 PM

27. Here's The Thing About Schumer

When he had a choice, he turned his back on PBO and stood with Netanyahu. I have not been able to forget that.

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Response to Me. (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:55 PM

30. My eye is twitching. I'd forgetten he did that. Lord. AIPAC is one thing, but BiBi is...

 

...objectively a terrible person at best. His default condition is as a bloodthirsty racist, and quite possibly just this side of being a war criminal minus the declared war against an opposing state actor for his heavy-handed actions against civilian populations.

Not really looking to get into discussion with anyone over *that* mess, but can we all agree that Netanyahu is someone to be only just tolerated insomuch as diplomacy dictates? The United States *does not* have a stalwart friend in this man.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #30)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:59 PM

34. Not A Friend...Netanyahu

and I worry he'll talk Individual 1 into declaring into a proxy war for Israel. He's been itching for us to fight a war he wants for years.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:57 PM

32. Phuck Chuck!

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:51 AM

40. Yep...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:13 PM

33. Wrong move, Chuck.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 01:03 AM

36. Schumer has always been a big supporter of Israel throughout his entire political career.

This comes as no surprise.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:38 AM

37. People, read what he said. The headline is BS.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:48 AM

38. F*ck Chuck!

Without Pelosi, he would not have a spine at all.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:42 AM

39. Less we forget, Schumer opposed the nuclear deal with Iran that Obama/Kerry negotiated

He falls in line with Netanyahu's world view far more often than I am comfortable with.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:26 AM

41. Locking...

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