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May 6, 2019

The Truth About Political Lies

Jason Miller

Nearly two weeks ago, the Maryland Democratic Party learned that Vice President Mike Pence would be speaking at what is anticipated to be a well-attended Maryland GOP fundraiser. Trump Derangement Syndrome took on its full effect.


Maryland Democrats seem to be more triggered than usual as they released a social media post declaring: "We will not tolerate the politics of division, racism, sexism, antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in our state."


Last week we covered the laughable paradigm that Democrats are against the politics of division. Democrats are completely for the politics of division if it means they win. Everyone across America who is sick of identity politics knows both parties are guilty of tearing the nation apart in the quest for political power.


This week the false claim of Republicans promoting antisemitism will be addressed. It needs to be addressed. Antisemitism is on the rise in America and around the world. It is important that facts are brought to the forefront when one political party assigns partisan political blame on the opposition party for such the abhorrent and detestable practice that is antisemitism.


Here is the Maryland Democratic Party's social media post from roughly two weeks ago – in its entirety.


"Despite poll after poll showing that a majority of Marylanders disapprove of Trump and his disastrous administration, the Maryland Republican Party just announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be serving as the keynote speaker for their Annual Red, White and Blue Dinner. While the MDGOP continues to show their true colors as Trump Republicans, we will continue standing up for Maryland’s communities. We will not tolerate the politics of division, racism, sexism, antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in our state. You can help us take back the White House in 2020 by signing up to volunteer."


It is a matter of common sense that a truly repugnant behavior like antisemitism should – at least – be basically defined before such labels of hate are hurled in a partisan fashion.


Antisemitism is defined by the Anti-Defamation League as being the belief or having hostile behavior toward Jews just because they are Jewish.


The powers that be within the leadership of the Maryland Democratic Party should have given their brains at least a sporting chance before suggesting that the Republican Party in general, and Trump supporters in particular, practice antisemitism.


This mentally numb statement is from the same National Democratic Party that elected Congressman Ilhan Omar out of Minnesota. She accused American Jews of dual loyalty, described 9/11 as "some people that did something” and said that U.S. Mideast policy was exclusively influenced by the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, and that Israel had “hypnotized” the world into taking its side.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., CA) attempted to do damage control after President Donald Trump criticized Congressman Omar's own words. Ms. Pelosi said later that the Democratic Party had “no taint” of antisemitism, and accused President Trump of hypersensitivity in politicizing the issue of Congressman Omar's own antisemitic comments.


Remember, antisemitism is considered to be the belief in the nefariousness of Jews, or acting with hostile intent toward Jews simply for being Jewish.


There is a raise in anti-Semitism in America and Europe. It's also worth remembering that there is plenty of video footage and social media posts of triggered Democrats and "socialists" lashing out at Jewish men like Ben Shapiro and Jarrod Kushner calling them "white nationalists" and even worse. 


This year the notoriously left-leaning New York Times was forced to print an apology after it published an obviously anti-Semitic political cartoon in its international edition dated April 25th.


The 1930s-styled cartoon showed a blind President Trump in dark glasses and traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing being led by a dog whose face resembled the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and with a Star of David on the dog’s collar.


Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels would have nodded with approval had he lived to see it. The cartoon looks reminiscent of Nazi propaganda in its form and substance. The fierce shock, anger, disgust, and outrage felt at such an illustration from America’s “newspaper of record” was felt on both Republican and Democrat sides of the aisle.


The Maryland Democratic Party would do well not to make blanket statements suggesting that supporting President Trump or other Republicans is indicative of antisemitism. A quick search in Google shows clear evidence of antisemitism at the progressive end of the political morality scale. Maryland Democrats should have taken note of that clear and present situation.


Contrary to any recent suggestion made by Maryland Democratic Party, the Maryland Republican Party does not endorse antisemitism in Maryland.


Such an accusation by the Maryland Democrats promotes a flat out lie. All Political history shows us that when all else fails in politics, the temptation to tell a political lie is at its greatest point. Once the lie is told, more often than not, the lie is mistaken for political truth if told often enough.


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