Bernie Sanders really is garbage. By the way, if Sanders is elected he will not be working for the American people. He will be working for CAIR.
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Why is Bernie Sanders such a magnet for anti-semites?
By Elder of Zion, September 17, 2019:
One thing you can say about Bernie Sanders: He sure does have some unexpected friends and admirers.
Bernie Sanders and Farrakhan
Farrakhan was very clear in 2016 that he was not supporting Bernie Sanders.
You won’t find him supporting Sanders for president now either.
And yet in 2016 Farrakhan went out of his way not to attack him as one of those “Satanic Jews”.
According to Farrakhan, Bernie Sanders is one of those “decent” Jews:
“I have to say this about Mr. Sanders: he’s a Jew, not a so-called Jew. He’s trying to be decent…”
Bernie Sanders and Sharpton
Bernie Sanders and Ilhan OmarEarlier this year, Omar attacked AIPAC and accused her Jewish fellow Congressmen of dual loyalty:
Bernie Sanders wasted no time. During a conference call hosted by James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, Sanders confirmed that he had talked to Omar that night to give her his support.
Of course, it did not take long for Omar to again accuse Jews of dual loyalty:But that did not dissuade Sanders. In June, Teen Vogue had a piece on how Bernie Sanders Teamed Up With Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal on a Plan to Cancel All Student Loan Debt
Bernie Sanders and James Zogby
In Lovable Bernie Whacks Israel, Charles Krauthammer wrote in 2016 thattwo of Sanders’ appointments to the 15-member platform committee are so stunning. Professor Cornel West not only has called the Israeli prime minister a war criminal, but openly supports the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions), the most important attempt in the world to ostracize and delegitimize Israel.
West is joined on the committee by the longtime pro-Palestinian activist James Zogby. Together, reported The New York Times, they “vowed to upend what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel.” [emphasis added]
Actually, lopsided would an apt description of Zogby’s defense of Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists.
Zogby: I’ve said from the beginning that [Hezbollah’s] behavior was reckless and provocative. But Israel bears the responsibility. It’s like saying what Mort is saying and what those who want to make that case is saying, the girl who wore the short skirt deserved to get raped–
James Taranto commented:
Zogby’s claim that Hezbollah bears no responsibility for civilian casualties is outrageous, and his likening of Hezbollah to a rape victim is scandalously so.
ZAHN: Mr. Zogby, how much responsibility do you think Yasser Arafat should bear for the ongoing troubles in the Middle East?
ZOGBY: Well, listen, it’s — we live in a kind of an “Alice in Wonderland” world here, where Ariel Sharon is the man of peace and Arafat becomes the obstacle to peace. We’ve lionized one and demonized the other, and I simply don’t think this picture is accurate. The man has flaws…
Imagine a world where Ariel Sharon removes every last Israeli from Gaza and gives it, along with the infrastructure intact, to Hamas while Arafat rejects Clinton’s attempt to forge a peace deal — this is the “Wonderland” Zogby inhabits. Arafat did not have flaws — he was responsible for the deaths of unarmed civilians because they were Jews.
Bernie Sanders and Cornel West
Krauthammer writes about Cornel West:
West doesn’t even pretend, as do some left-wing “peace” groups, to be opposing Israeli policy in order to save it from itself. He makes the simpler case that occupation is unconscionable oppression and that until Israel abandons it, Israel deserves to be treated like apartheid South Africa — anathematized, cut off, made to bleed morally and economically.
Like Zogby, Cornel West, a BDS proponent, also makes excuses for Palestinian terrorism, writing that the actions of Hamas “pale in the face of the US-supported Israeli slaughter of innocent civilians.” West once accused President Obama of being “most comfortable with upper middle-class white and Jewish men who consider themselves very smart, very savvy and very effective in getting what they want.”
Of course, Bernie Sanders is different.
Bernie Sanders and Linda Sarsour
Last weekend, Sanders made Sarsour his surrogate, allowing her to campaign on his behalf, creating a unique situation considering, as The Jerusalem Post put it, “that Sanders is Jewish and Sarsour is known as an anti-Israel, antisemitic activist.”
Actually, what does he have to lose?
The Democrats have the Jewish vote anyway.
With Sarsour — as with Simone Zimmerman before her — Sanders can tap into the energy of progressives with minimal cost to a Jewish base which sided with Hillary anyway during the last election and is unlikely to flock to him this time around either. A poll in May showed Biden getting 47% of the Jewish vote among registered Democratic voters, compared to 11% for Sanders and Pete Buttigieg is doing better than either of them in terms of Jewish contributions.
Now we find out that 2 months ago, Sarsour — along with Bob Bland and Tamika Mallory — left the Woman’s March.
This has been misinterpreted by some as a setback for Sarsour, and by extension, for Sanders:
If you check the article at The Hill, all it says is:
Women’s March has cut ties with three board members who were accused of anti-Semitism and has created a new, diverse board of 16 members
It does not actually say the reason for cutting ties was because of their antisemtism. The article in the Washington Post that The Hill refers to is more expansive on why Bland, Mallory and Sarsour left:
The Women’s March is replacing three inaugural board members who have been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement.
That article also ties the issue of antisemitism not to Sarsour but to Mallory, who is a big supporter of Farrakhan.
Seth Mandel, editor of the Washington Examiner, was more on-target — both Women’s March in general and Sarsour in particular win:
Whether Sanders will benefit by this arrangement is an open question.
But Sarsour definitely has.
Bernie Sanders and Zahra Billoo
Among those who will be replacing Sarsour is Zahra Billoo, a civil rights lawyer and the executive director of CAIR-SFBA.
She is also an antisemite.
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