Pelosi says Omar isn’t anti-Semitic: ‘I think she has a different experience in the use of words’ ( you know like what the meaning of ‘is’ is
By Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News
Rep Ilhan Omar’s tweet that US politicians’ support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby’s influence.
The controversy kicked off when Omar shared, and responded to, a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald about Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatening punishment against her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for their support for the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.)
“I don’t think our colleague is anti-Semitic, I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning that she didn’t realize,” Pelosi said.
Why, of course, She didn’t even know what a “Benjamin” was…much less what he was all about!
Ilhan Omar’s comment about “Benjamins” was not intended to be hurtful. As Nancy suggests, this young lady is from Somalia and she doesn’t understand all of our customs, and idioms, and satirical flourishes.
Her remarks were only her way of injecting some lighthearted commentary into the sometimes harsh, and often dull speeches, the Congress is known for.
Congressperson Omar’s “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby” is a sentimental musical favorite from her days in the Kenya refugee camp from which she came to America at age 12.
Seems Ilhan and the other devout Muslim youngsters there would sit around the campfire in the evening and sing favorite selections from their most admired American singing idol, rapper Puff Daddy.
One of their most cherished hits by ‘the Daddy’ was…”It’s All about The Benjamins, Baby” (What are the Odds?!!). LISTEN TO THE NOTED SOMALI CAMPFIRE CLASSIC
Ilhan, according to her press office, and her young friends all thought the song was intended to honor ‘Benjamin’ Netanyahu of Israel.
It was only when reaction flared to her comments that Ms. Omar learned from friends in Congress and the Democratic Party that the song is not intended as an honorific to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, nor are the ‘Benjamins’ what it’s all about ‘; “it’s actually, the “Hokey Pokey” that it’s all about!”
Thus, no longer will Omar go around singing such beloved lyrics as:
“We see through, that’s why nobody never gon’ believe you
You should do what we do, stack chips like *Hebrews*
or..: Bzzzzt, throw a hex on a whole family (yeah… Yeah yeah)
Dressed in all black like the Oman (say what?), and the ever popular:
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby
Wanna be ballers, shot-callers
It’s all about the Benjamins baby
Brawlers — who be dippin in the Benz wit the spoilers
It’s all about the Benjamins baby
On the low from the Jake in the Taurus
“Uhh, uhh, what the blood clot?
Wanna bumble wit the Bee hahh?
Bzzzzt, throw a hex on a whole family (yeah… Yeah yeah)
Dressed in all black like the Oman (say what?)
Have your friends singin ‘This is for my homey’ (that’s right)
And you know me, from makin niggaz so sick
Floss in my 6 with the Lex on the wrist”
NOSSIR!, SAYS ILHAN OMAR. “FROM NOW ON THE HALLS OF CONGRESS ARE GONNA REVERBERATE WITH THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, (SANS HIJAB) SINGIN’:
“Now put your right foot in
Your right foot out
Right foot in
Then you shake it all about
And then you do the hokey pokey
Turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about, hey”!!!!!!!!