Damn, these are all good points. I keep forgetting how the “conservative asshats” are operating in reasonably good faith, and would definitely have agreed, prior to Tlaib’s understandable ambivalence causing her to decide not to succumb to Israel’s demand, that Israel was in the wrong. “You have presented an… Read more
Shut up, dumbass.
Don’t bother. These people are arguing in bad faith. Your most factual, well reasoned arguments don’t matter. Omar and Tlaib could stand shoulder to shoulder with Israeli and Jewish American peace activists every day for the rest of their lives, and it still wouldn’t matter. Read more
There’s a too-widely held belief that criticizing Israel is not allowed, and that any criticism automatically makes you anti-Semitic. That’s the primary problem. There aren’t enough of us Jews speaking out against Israel’s behavior to override this nonsense.
Israel hasn’t been a free democracy is years. Bibi controls everything in a subtle way that makes Putin blush and Trump confused.
As a fellow chubby person, I couldn’t agree more. Yang was trolling Trump; who is a weak thin skinned narcissist. Go right ahead and keep doing so. Whatever insults a candidate who will never be the nominee like Yang can come up with, I welcome. Mock his weight, mock his slobbishness, and mock his ridiculous hair. And… Read more
Agreed, trump is a racist, xenophobic, hateful shitstain of a human being. The damage he is doing will take DECADES to clean up, assuming climate change doesnt kill us all first. Make fun of him about EVERYTHING, he has spent his entire life mocking people (especially women) for the way they look. Hit him where it… Read more
this is maybe the most 2019 take ive ever read here. jeeeezus. fuck donald trump. he deserves every fucking insult people are willing to toss at him. insulting repugnant people for their physical ills doesnt make the insult some kind of insensitive monstrous act. if there is a slow fat racist asshole, im going to call… Read more
Speaking as a 300-pounder, I find no offense in Yang’s comments. Trump is worthy of ridicule because he’s made a point of saying he’s super fit and that he’s a super healthy person. So he should be called out. If I was running my mouth about how I was in prime shape and could whoop my friends in an Ironman run I’d… Read more
This goes further than banning these women from Israel (which, while true, is not big picture). The real issue here is that they were going to visit Palestine and Israel is specifically trying to make sure anyone sympathetic to Palestine isn’t seeing what is going on there.
Tlaib supports the BDS movement. I am not sure about Omar: https://theintercept.com/2018/12/03/rashida-tlaib-palestine-israel-aipac-congress-trip/