Cuomo blames Trump for string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York
The left's default position, Blame Trump, has kicked into full gear with this whopper from New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, commenting on a series of anti-Semitic attacks in New York.
Speaking for MSNBC, Cuomo said, according to the left-leaning PoliticusUSA:
What can anyone make of President Trump’s tweets? They say more about the sender than anything else. New York, he believes, is a Democratic state, and this is how he plays to his partisan base, by demonizing Democrats. Democrats are evil, Democrats are bad, Democrats have lost their mind, they’re anti-American. You foment [that] hate and then you’re shocked when you see these episodes of hate all across the country?
That has now become the dialogue and the currency of this nation and it’s in politics, but then it resonates out of the politics into society. And now you see people who are acting out on those hateful acts and people are impressionable, and some people are lost and some people are vessels and some people are ill, and they hear it and they respond.
Which is pretty appalling logic, given that the current string of attacks in New York are not the product of some kind of generic and unnamed "hate," as Cuomo is trying to sell it, but a very specific kind of hate, Jew hatred, the very thing that Democrats have been tolerating more and more in their party in the name of "inclusion."
Where have Democrats been as the "Rev." Al Sharpton has gone out of his way to incite violence against Jews? Criticizing him? Not in the least. Sharpton's been right there in the berth of the Democratic Party, with strings of politicians lining up to kiss his ring and win his endorsement.
Where have Democrats been as Louis Farrakhan has spewed his hate? Farrakhan, too has been right there in the berth of the Democratic Party, once again, with Democrats seeking the notorious anti-Semite's blessing. Not too long ago, Bill Clinton showed up at Aretha Franklin's funeral ... with Farrakhan by his side. Farrakhan fears nothing from these people, he knows he has a home in the Democratic Party.
Where have Democrats been on the "Black Hebrew Israelites" issue? That's right, ignoring those anti-Semitic freaks and directing their ire and slander at an innocent kid from Covington, Kentucky who was wearing a Trump hat. The kid was the 'hater,' not the people provoking the confrontation. Nobody said a thing about this domestic terrorist group known for its Jew hatred which ignited that issue and which has since gone on to launch a terrorist attack against a Jewish store in Jersey City.
Where have Democrats been on the matter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, who continuously spews anti-Semitic tropes and statements? Or the equally hateful Rep. Rasida Tlaib? They couldn't even pass a resolution to condemn their anti-Semitic statements and you can bet the anti-Semitic thugs out there now perpetrating the attacks have taken notice. Democrats have simply embraced Jew haters to a disturbing extent, whether it's to Get Trump or because they perceive it as an easy avenue to get votes.
Don't forget, also, that Hillary Clinton was once accused by Dick Morris of screaming "f--king Jew ba----rd," in some meltdown, in another sign that the Jew hatred might not just be a cynical bid to gain political advantage.
Anti-Semitism is real, and Democrats have coddled it for years, stepping up the effort in the name of 'inclusion' and now watching it reach a critical mass. These anti-Semitic attacks are the work of their policies, their decisions, and entirely on them. Blaming President Trump for these odious attacks is disingenuous projecting and about as dishonest as it gets. It's time for them to look inward.