The left is bending over backward to protect their own right now, so I’ve seen a lot of sickening defenses of Ilhan Omar’s bigoted behavior.
This one might be the worst yet.
It’s OK that Ilhan Omar is a bigot… because she’s a WAY bigger victim than anyone affected by the Holocaust.
Yes, I’m serious.
According to Daily Wire:
Clyburn, in an interview with the Hill’s Mike Ellis, basically told descendants of Holocaust survivors and those who were put in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Japanese internment camps to “check their privilege”.
The Hill described Clyburn’s comments thusly:
Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.
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.
And no. He didn’t misspeak. He made SURE we realized he was dead serious:
“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.”
You hear that?
It’s OKAY for her to be a bigot because SHE’S A HUGE VICTIM.
The fact that the Democrats are now resorting to telling the families of Holocaust survivors to WATCH THEMSELVES because they don’t REALLY have it all that bad is shockingly telling.
But Clyburn wasn’t done. The Hill reports that Clyburn claimed to have a special appreciation for Omar’s experience after talking with Rep. Norman Mineta (D-CA), who was in an internment camp during World War II. Basically, he has a formerly interned friend, so he totally can’t be a bigot.
Further, Clyburn suggested Omar is the real victim in all this and that he would try to target a digital billboard in Pennsylvania he claimed is racist.
“She won’t be targeted. We’re going to target those people who had her picture on the Twin Towers,” Clyburn told the Hill. “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.”
Don’t get it twisted folks: it’s gone from “we don’t really like what she said” to “Well… we don’t like ANY bigots, but we don’t mean her specifically” to “everyone is a bigot OTHER than Ilhan Omar. She’s just a victim in all of this.”
It’s disgusting… but it’s just how they operate.