Biden Won’t Repudiate Jew Hating Dem
Why Won’t Joe Biden Repudiate Anti-Semitic Democrats?
by Bruce Abramson And Jeff Ballabon, [Newsweek] 10/15/20 (https://www.newsweek.com/why-wont-joe-biden-repudiate-anti-semitic-democrats-opinion-1538639),
At the first debate, Joe Biden took ownership of today’s Democrats with an uncharacteristically clear proclamation: “I am the Democratic Party.” With that, Biden assumed responsibility for repudiating and distancing himself from the anti-Semitism surging through his party’s ranks.
Anti-Semitism has been on full display among Democratic leaders and left-wing protest groups alike in recent years. Leaders of the Women’s March, for example, proved so undeniably anti-Semitic that even former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultzfelt compelled to distance herself. Yet those same anti-Semites—Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory—were featured speakers at this summer’s Democratic convention. The Women’s March since recruited new leaders—who proved to be just as anti-Semitic.
Black Lives Matter protests have likewise featured anti-Semitic slogans from the beginning. BLM’s official platform accuses Israel of genocide, endorses BDS and expresses such blinding anti-Semitism that even many desperate to support the organization have dissented. Liberal Alan Dershowitz, who lauded BLM for having done “so much good,” nonetheless concluded that “until and unless Black Lives Matter removes this blood libel from its platform and renounces it, no decent person…should have anything to do with it.”
The staunchly left-leaning Anti-Defamation League labeled BLM’s platform “repellant.” Radical leftist Jews with their own histories of anti-Semitism extol BLM’s virtues while labeling its attacks on Jews “stupid” and “dismaying.“
Still, BLM remains immensely popular among Democrats who flood it with money. Democratic politicians—from Biden on down—have adopted the mantra. BLM featured prominently at the Democrats’ 2016 and 2020 conventions. BLM’s horrifying anti-Semitism no longer concerns Democrats’ leadership; anyone who notices it is demonized as racist.
Avowedly anarchic Antifa ,which helps spread and act upon blood libels
against Israel, has become the foremost practitioner of mob violence in the United States—a phenomenon always deadly to Jews and Jewish communities. While some Democrats have belatedly begun to distance themselves from the most violent Antifa tactics, none have called out Antifa as the threat to Jewish life that it is.
White supremacists embrace the trend. Klansman David Duke has praised Omar. Alt-right poster boy Richard Spencer has endorsed Biden. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter and members of Michigan’s just-arrested “Wolverine Watchmen” parroted Democratic talking points about Donald Trump’s “tyranny.”
In late 2019, anti-Semitic massacres in Jersey City and Monsey finally focused national attention on the growing violence targeting visible, observant Jews—nearly all originating from neighboring Democratic bholds. Since then, despite Jewish pleas, Democrats have reduced policing, sped criminals back onto streets and encouraged rioting. Los Angeles Jews experienced an Antifa/BLM riot targeting their homes, businesses and synagogues.
Despitedata to the contrary, Democrats running N.Y. repeatedly scapegoat Orthodox Jews as responsible for spreading COVID-19—a libel almost designed to motivate a pogrom. Discrimination against Orthodox Jews, physical threats and outright violence have ensued.
Democrats keep trying to gaslight Jewish voters with defamatory claims that Donald Trump—a man who has stood b for America’s Jews, the Jewish state and the free exercise of faith while rising proudly to confront anti-Semitism—won’t repudiate white supremacists. In fact, the question Jewish voters should be asking is why Joe Biden won’t repudiate the anti-Semites now wielding considerable power in “his” Democratic Party.
Bruce Abramson is a senior fellow and director at ACEK Fund
and the author of American Restoration: Winning America’s Second Civil War
Jeff Ballabon is the principal of B2 Strategic and a veteran government relations and media consultant.