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‘Republicans Pounce,’ a Series

From a New York Times article headlined, “Republicans are demonizing Democrats as left-wing radicals on the economy, abortion and Israel” and “Republicans Already Are Demonizing Democrats as Socialists and Baby Killers.”

Republicans amped it up, seizing on a Twitter post by a freshman representative, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, which even some Democrats condemned as anti-Semitic, and ridiculing the “Green New Deal,” an ambitious economic stimulus plan unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist.

I.e., “Republicans pounce!”

Well.

Is not Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, a radical on Israel, as well as an anti-Semite? Of course she is. Is not Representative Ocasio-Cortez, also a Democrat, a socialist as she says she is and a left-wing radical on the economy? Are not Democrat-controlled states passing laws that allow for the killing of babies while they are being born? All of these things are true. They aren’t even really debatable.

The issue isn’t that “Republicans pounce.” Of course they pounce on this madness. They should. They must. The problem is the madness, not the opposition to it.

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