Democrats plan to condemn “all hate” after backing down from condemning anti-Semitism

Ilhan Omar and the anti-Semites of the Left have won a total victory. To condemn everything is to condemn nothing. And anyway, this is more of the sloppy thinking that is pandemic these days. Since most Leftist would characterize honest analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror as “hate,” it can reasonably be concluded that such analysis is included in this condemnation of “Islamophobia.” There needs to be a public debate about what really constitutes “hate” in the first place, but there won’t be.

“Democrats Plan to Condemn ‘All Hate’ After Backlash Over Planned Ilhan Omar Rebuke,” by Jackie Kucinich and Sam Brodey, Daily Beast, March 6, 2019:

House Democrats spent Wednesday scrambling to put to bed a debate about anti-Semitism that no one wants after advancing a symbolic resolution condemning it that pleased no one.

The resolution, as it was initially conceived in the hours after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made a second round of anti-Israel comments last week, would condemn anti-Semitism—a second public rebuke of the freshman lawmaker who has been in office less than 60 days.

But by midweek, faced with a backlash inside the Democratic Caucus, leaders appeared to change course, asking the House Foreign Affairs Committee to draft a resolution that rebuked “all hate.”

“We’ll see what the committee comes up with, I’m a big believer in the committee system this is their jurisdiction, they have an array of concerns, priorities they are addressing,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters, adding that the resolution was not targeted at Omar’s comments.

Members involved in crafting the resolution have already been hit with requests from the offices of Democratic lawmakers for specific groups to be included in the resolution. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who is Hindu, reached out to top Democrats to ask that Hindus be specifically mentioned in any resolution condemning religious prejudice, sources said. Other members have suggested Catholics, Muslims, and all forms of racism should be added, too.

Asked if the resolution would be diluted as a result of the inclusion of so many groups, Pelosi replied, “What’s too broad about fighting hatred wherever it exists?”…

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