are we witnessing the formation of the very first Democratic spine? Historic moment.
The question at hand is: Is there one single person in the Democratic Party who supports Jews' right to live in safety more than he or she fears a mean tweet from AOC.
btw the fact that they're even discussing it like this is yet more proof that the official position of the leadership is on AOC and Omar and Tlaib's side, as it has long been. This is the official party position, and there are a few dissenters who are scared to even go public.
also @RepRaskin let's talk. The many Jews of your district deserve better than this.
Note they're not even *considering* criticizing Omar for antisemitism, just for the latest bonkers false equivalence. If they can't even do that, the whole thing is a joke.
This suggests it's happening, the only debate is over the wording:
Just laughing picturing a room full of Democrats pep-talking each other, having a stiff drink or two, kneeling for prayer in the center of the room together--all to get up the courage to say "no Ilhan, the US isn't Hamas."
**congressman types Ilhan's twitter handle, plays 'Eye of the Tiger,' tells his family he lives them, types**

"I disagree."
Well here it is. Like putting the ice directly into the Manhattan, an otherwise stiff drink is watered down. It ain't nothing, but it ain't yet something

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Seth Mandel

Seth Mandel Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @SethAMandel

11 Jun
Gonna take this opportunity to briefly explain that the Squad's coordinated talking point--talk to us privately not publicly--is disingenuous and false. Ron notes the hypocrisy of Cori Bush but it's been true of Omar as well, and it's important
Omar's antisemitic tweet about Israeli hypnosis was in 2012. As her local political career took off, Jewish community members tried talking to her about this stuff. She ignored (obviously) and then eventually won her Congress seat in 2018.
She defended both the tweet and BDS, and then after joining Congress arranged a trip to Israel and the territories with a group that had spread the famous blood libel and republished a white supremacist screed against Jews. Here's where things got rocky.
Read 13 tweets
2 Jun
Been watching the first season of Startup on netflix and holy cow Martin Freeman is a phenomenal actor.
Edi Gathegi is really great too.
I feel like you maybe don't quite understand the purpose of subtitles? Image
Read 4 tweets
1 Jun
History in the making. Likely means a chunk of the interior ministry, yes? The news on coexistence is not all bad!
Jabotinsky said of a future Israel: if the prime minister is Jewish his deputy PM should be Arab, and vice versa. This is the closest the political system has come so far to Jabo's vision of coalitional coexistence.
Virtually everything that's happening in world affairs relates to some or other of Jabotinsky's writing, and I hope some of this results in a revival of the work of one of the 20th century's most important political thinkers and literary translators.
Read 4 tweets
1 Jun
Feels good to step outside into the M Night Shyamalan permanent buzzing of the cicada plague then step onto the empty pandemic train again. Ah, fresh air!
Going back into the office after 14 months to flatten the curve…
Wearing my mask on the train because of my infectious enthusiasm
Read 6 tweets
25 May
Still not a single elected Democrat--not one--has criticized the squad directly over their recent rhetoric. Not a single one. I wish I could say Dems were insufficiently policing their caucus, but that would require any policing at all whatsoever.
As someone who was doxxed by neo-Nazis in a post that showed my wife with a target on her back for speaking out against Trump, you can understand why I can't even pretend to have sympathy for these Dem cowards.
Not sure there was a louder voice against Steve King in conservative national media. Endorsed removing MTG's committee assignments. 'Party over country' never made sense to me, still doesn't. So the 'collegiality' defense by Dems for not stepping up here won't play. Grow up.
Read 4 tweets
24 May
Straight up incitement from the NY Times. An entire article claiming that the problem is Jews moving from one city to another city in the Jewish state.

Jewish lives are considered themselves a provocation. This is some mid-20th-century-Poland horsecaca…
NYT and others were doing this before the Jersey City massacre too. Painting the appearance of visible Jews in the city as something nefarious. It was followed by violence--as expected.
There won't be any sort of protest at the NYT among staffers, I'm guessing.
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!