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Top Democrat Tells Holocaust Survivors To Check Their Privilege

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Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) defended his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by reasoning that she is higher than Jews on the pyramid of intersectionality. In an interview with The Hill on Wednesday, Clyburn trivialized Holocaust survivors when he implied that Omar’s time in a Kenyan refugee camp outweighed the experiences of Jews.

Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.

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“I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

Clyburn is the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House, who has shared a stage with the notorious anti-semite Louis Farrakhan. According to Clyburn’s logic, it’s OK to hate Jews if you rank higher than them on the hierarchy of victimhood. Omar is a Muslim woman who was born in Somalia and had to flee violence in her country, so Democrats believe her hate speech should be excused, while Holocaust survivors should sit quiet.

Clyburn’s comments come during a fragmented week for Democrats, who failed to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of Omar’s repeated anti-Semitic slurs. Clyburn, a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he rejected the idea that the proposed resolution would single Omar out for condemnation.

“She won’t be targeted. We’re going to target those people who had her picture on the Twin Towers,” Clyburn said. “This resolution is going to be inclusive; it’s going to be expansive; and I might just try to add something to deal with that billboard that’s up in Pennsylvania this morning calling John Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus racists.”

As Washington Free Beacon writer Alex Griswold pointed out, it’s contradictory to say the resolution is “expansive” and not intended to go after Omar specifically, but to also say it’s going to “target” certain groups.

via thefederalist

32 COMMENTS

    • It’s the kind of stuff you come up with if you’re mentally ill. Mentally ill people even want same-sex marriage and trannies are clinically insane.

    • If that is the case, then those who are crying for reparations for slavery need to “check their privilege. There are STILL people alive who went through the Holocaust. How many former slaves from the Nineteenth century are alive?

  1. This Is One Of The Most Telling Reasons Why The Democrats Needs To Be Permanently Expelled From Taking Part In Our Government Because Of It’s Expressed And Determined Efforts To Destroy This Country And It’s Government From Within.This Is One Of The Predominant Reasons Why The Democrats Should Have Never Been Entrusted With Political Power Because Of They Cannot Be Trusted To Use The Political Power That Is Given To Them Directly From The American People Both Appropriately And Responsibly As Prescribed By The Constitution And Statute Law. When Will These Criminals Be Stopped And Appropriately Punished? Is There Anyone In Our Government Who Has The Courage To Step Up And Act In The Defense Of Their Country Towards Preserving It ? Or They Sniveling Little Cowards Not Worth The Waste Of Good Ammunition To Blow Their Sorry Asses Away?

      • You are so right and it is helping the Democrats destroy this country. It seems that insanity has overtaken the entire Democratic Party and the Republicans sit by like a bowl of jello and just let that crowd do their thing. Clyburn just proved that he is lacking a great deal of intellect and yet the people in S.C. keep sending the do nothing pos back to Washington.

    • Exactly………BUT UPI WILL NEVER HEAR THIS SO-CALLED REP OF THE ‘PEOPLE’ SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT…….

      THEY CONVENIENTLY FORGET……….HOPING YOU DO, TOO……..

  2. FUCK YOU clyburn. You POS. Me and all my RICH NY & NJ JEWS who know survivors will spend a FORTUNE to support whoever runs against you in next election. You are doomed just like stinking dump.
    She’s a one & done congress disgrace. Lots of Jews in her district. Bye bye bitch!

    • Brian, I think you made one error. You stated that there are “lots of Jews in her district.” My understanding is that she is from a majority-Muslim district in Minnesota. Obama brought a lot of Somalis over here and dumped them in Minnesota; that’s Omar’s district. She won because she is one of them.

    • What I find totally appalling is that the Jewish people in this country vote a majority of their votes for Democrats. I can’t imagine how they can do that.

  3. Well, I guess there is one thing positive about Clyburn’s comment……….it will pretty much shoot down the Democrat’s who are pushing for reparations for Blacks because of slavery. Because, according to him, it’s quite a ways down the timeline to be of importance. But isn’t it fascinating to watch the Democrat party churn through so many personal agendas. Hey Nancy, what’s it like trying to herd a bunch of cats?

  4. Support JEXODUS! Please note: American Jews vote for Democrats. It’s anyone’s guess why and I have never understood either. It began to change under Obama. During the CPAC Conference in Washington, DC last week, a new political group was launched called “JEXODUS”. And their goal is to end the blind voting for Democratic Party candidates. The official launch will be events in NYC and California during the Passover and Easter holidays in April. Here is their website and Twitter information which came as a “thank you” for signing up:

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    Together, we will change the narrative and prove that the Democratic Party has no place for American Jews today.”

    Let your Jewish friends and acquaintances know that there is an alternative! Together with Republicans and patriots, we can bring down the crazed and ungodly and anti-American democratic party and idiots who are subverting our hard won rights!!

  5. What an assinine statement to set back his people. Maybe You should get on the J-ackass legal team for Jussie, U are a disgrace for S.Carolina after all the Hurricane and other damage your State has sustained…and your the Jack-ass cherry on top. Re-call this rep. SC citizenry.

  6. What I don’t understand about Omar’s hatred of Israel and of Jews, is she is from Somalia and probably never came into contact with Jews growing up in that country. She should be angry at the Somalian factions that put her in that refugee camp. Just sayin’

  7. The Democrats have gone from totally unhinged over the bridge to insanity. They refuse to address the evil within their party God help us get rid of them. Sending us a true American like President Trump is a fantastic start and we need to help him clean the swamp with our votes and prayers.

  8. Barb Omar is one of their own. They placed her on the ballot fully knowing that she had a criminal background and an affiliation with ISIS. If it was up to Minnesota as a whole she would never have been allowed to represent our state.

  9. What this really proves is that Bobby Kennedy has won. Allow me to explain. Years ago when I was in college instead of having a textbook for this one class I was taking, the professor made us buy a big fit pack of xerox articles that we would read throughout the course of the semester. One of those was a transcript of a radio interview that Bobby Kennedy had done in 1962. He was the attorney general But it was a local interview in his home state of Massachusetts. In the interview he talked about The upcoming 1962 midterm elections. And he said of course, that while elections for the House and Senate and various Governors races etc. were all important. He said: “some of the most important elections that you’ll ever have are for the local school board”.

    The reason he said this, was because the school board decides what your kids are going to be taught. Do you ever wonder why your kids get taught in history class that this country’s history is nothing but evil, and that basically all that evil was perpetrated by white men? it’s because that is what school boards are teaching your kids.

    And over time, they have succeeded in cranking out a majority of liberals.

  10. Using Clyburn’s warped logic. The blacks of this era who persistently claim that they are victims of slavery and should get reparations are also “generationally removed” from that experience. Slavery ended in 1865. Furthermore, the advertisement regarding AOC is NOT ON “Trump Tower”. It is in Times Square.

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