@jonathanchait, you missed something about Conor Lamb! Political Observer comments

Mr. Chait,

Here’s the bad news on Conor Lamb:

‘Meantime, Democrat Conor Lamb, the apparent winner in that race, had an Israel moment in the race. It was exposed that he had written in 2002 of an Israeli attack on Gaza– which killed a woman in her 40s and a 14-year-old boy: “If this latest attack is not terrorism, I don’t know what is.” Lamb was then 17 and a student at the University of Pennsylvania; but the Free Beacon later reported that he worked hard to privately assure Jewish supporters about his stance on Israel, and even said he had no memory of writing those words. Here’s why he did so: because newby Democrats get their policy positions from AIPAC.’


Or can all this fit under the rubric of ‘youthful indiscretion’ ? Since all New Democrats must pay obeisance to AIPAC, Mr. Lamb might be called before a Tribunal of AIPAC Patriarchs, to confess his ‘deviationism‘. And testify to his ‘re-education’ in light of his political victory. To express it in Maoist terms!

Political Observer



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