America’s most radical, anti-Semitic, and pro-Jihad President should bear much responsibility for the anti-Semitic turn of the Democrat Party. Obama destroyed the Democrat Party’s relationship with Israel and with American Jews, because of his ferocious hostility to Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and his embracing of anti-Semites and Jihadists.
The rise of President Obama also enabled politicians, political activists, and political organizations who are even more radical than he is to emerge and flourish. If there had not been a President Obama, there would not have been a Bernie Sanders or Linda Sarsour or Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib, or they would not have become mainstream. Even Louis Farrakhan would be much more obscure today if not for the eight monstrous years of President Obama. CAIR would not have ascended, and the BDS Movement would be much less influential.
The Democrat Party may never again be a normal or civilized Party because of the presidency of the radical Barack Hussein Obama.
“The Democratic Party’s anti-Semitism problem is Obama’s Legacy,” by Matt Margolis, PJ Media, March 16, 2019.
Why does Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) still have her position on the House Foreign Relations Committee? House Republicans stripped Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of his committee positions after making his own controversial remarks. Omar should have met the same fate. But considering recent history, it’s not surprising that Omar remains unpunished. It’s just the latest example of their party turning a blind eye to the rise of anti-Semitism in their ranks over the years—if not embracing it at times. Perhaps the most shocking thing was Omar’s subsequent criticism of Barack Obama, calling his “hope and change” slogan a mirage. “We can’t be only upset with Trump,” she said. “His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was.” She added, “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.” Ouch.
This was shocking because Omar should have thanked Obama. If not for his “pretty face” and smile, she likely would have experienced the public rebuke she deserved and lost her spot on the House Foreign Relations Committee. But, after eight years of anti-Semitism disguised as opposition to longstanding U.S. policy on Israel, the anti-Semitism she preached (and continues to preach) has become far more palatable in her party.
Prior to being elected president of the United States, Obama spent twenty years in the congregation of Jeremiah Wright. Wright’s anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks became a liability for Obama during the 2008 election but didn’t matter enough to the people who voted for him. Obama may have been forced to quit his church and distance himself from Wright, but that didn’t change who Obama was at heart—and it presented itself once he showed up to the White House.