By an overwhelming majority, the House voted to fund the Israeli Iron Dome today, a defensive system that protects against Palestinian rocket barrages. That vote was necessary as a stand-alone bill because far-left anti-Semites, mostly members of the so-called “squad,” joined forces earlier in the week to strip the funding from the main budget bill.
Naturally, those who live to see Israel wiped off the face of the Earth didn't take it well as scenes of lunacy were presented on the floor.
Here's a taste of that before we get to the weirdest reaction of the day.
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 23, 2021
Now, I may not be the smartest right-leaning writer on the internet, but I'm pretty sure that a defensive system that exists solely to shoot down rockets targeting civilians is not enabling war crimes. That is unless you take Tlaib's statement to its logical conclusion, which is anything that denies the Palestinians the ability to murder masses of Jews somehow prolongs the conflict.
You see, the anti-Semites in Congress have often signaled that they believe Hamas terrorists should have parity with the Israeli military because that would then force Israel into concessions and therefore deliver “peace.” It's a sick position to hold, but it's one Tlaib has rambled into many times, and while she tries to couch it in emotional pleas for human rights, it's clear she'd prefer dead Israelis if it ended with Palestinian terrorists getting what they want.
But what if I told you that wasn't the craziest response of the day? Because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually started crying after voting present.
AOC appears to be crying on the House floor after she voted 'present' for funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome Defense Systems pic.twitter.com/KwEp4Eq59U
— VINnews (@VINNews) September 23, 2021
It appears that AOC was deeply upset by the fact that Israel will now have, temporarily at least, the weapons needed to protect children from being blown up. The question is why? I'm seeing it reported that she was originally going to vote no with the rest of the anti-Semites but that she changed her vote to present.
Given that, and I'm speculating at this point, maybe she wanted the cameras to catch her “crying?” That way she could vote present and not have the no vote on her record (something that could haunt her in the future) while at the same time signaling to the far-left that she's still deeply affected by Israel's supposed “human rights violations.” That'd be my guess.
She made sure to walk up near the guy who was speaking because she knew that's where the camera would be focused. She wanted people to see her crying because it's a stunt. https://t.co/HVARdmz0Ds
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 23, 2021
Whatever the reason, her voting present is a cowardly move. If AOC wants to play far-left icon, then she should put her money where her mouth is and vote no. If she wants to pretend to be a reasonable adult, then she should dry up the tears and accept her position by voting yes. Instead, she voted present as some kind of middle ground that only makes her look weak and pathetic.
Everything about these people, and I'm talking about the “squad,” is just so fake. I don't mean the anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, that's completely real. But their reactions and political machinations are contrived performance art and should be roundly mocked.