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Old 08-21-2019, 12:53 PM
Kearsen1 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by Budget Player Cadet View Post
So, not to necro this, but if anyone is still denying that these attacks were blatant bad faith, here's the president of the united states:

Man, remember when people were giving Ilhan Omar shit because she said something about some people caring more about Israel? I remember. Those voices are strangely silent now that the president is flat-out saying that all jews should be loyal to Israel over their own congresspeople, and is approvingly quoting an antisemitic conspiracy theorist calling him "King of the jews".

If, by now, your internal model when faced with right-wing criticism isn't: "It's blatantly bad-faith bullshit. They don't actually care, they just use it because it might hurt the other side."... Time to recalibrate.
To play devil's advocate, I don't think he was saying they need to be loyal to Israel, the country but that they should be loyal to Jews as a whole (remember Jews self identify as a people), so this would mean that he is saying that they should be loyal to themselves. Why on earth would they offer more loyalty to a congressperson when that loyalty goes against yourself?