“I don’t think we were looking into her heart and accusing her of being an anti-Semite,” said Hunegs, who is the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).
…”We wanted to show her how what she had said was consistent with the statements of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism over time,” Hunegs said.
…Ahmed dismissed the argument that Omar was merely criticizing the Israeli government — something all the men [emphasis: peanut gallery. Why did CNN only interview men for this story?] interviewed by CNN said was her prerogative and not the problem.
…Halverson says all of the circling around Omar over this issue has become a distraction.
But many are worried the distraction will keep Omar from being able to do her job.
Distraction? Really? How many men would have the same things said about them in a similar situation? The peanut gallery cannot think of an article whose author worries that a man in Congress could not do his job because they might be distracted…
And yes, clearly, when David Duke agrees with you you aren’t on the correct track.
Still though…. The peanut gallery cannot un-see the fact that she is being treated differently than a male colleague would be in the same situation.