by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
While Democrats confront red warning lights one year ahead of the next election, anti-Israel demonstrators descended on the White House in a scene reminiscent of the riots from the last months of the Trump administration. Far-left antagonists vandalized gates at the executive mansion and chanted expletives at the president with demands for concessions in the name of so-called “social justice.” Only this time, the White House occupant hails from the same political party as the dissidents. Instead of banners reading “Black Lives Matter,” placards read “Palestinian Lives Matter,” as the left-wing demonstrations represent a rift threatening to tear apart the Democratic Party.
Indeed, Black Lives Matter and Hamas might carry different names, but they represent similar movements.
Last week, Michigan Democrat Congresswoman and far-left “squad” member Rashida Tlaib launched a direct threat at Biden for the president’s refusal to endorse a ceasefire in Israel.
“Mr. President the American people are not with you on this one,” she said in an online clip. “We will remember in 2024.” Tlaib’s video closed with text in all capital letters reading, “Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people.
”If Michigan Democrats abandon Biden under Tlaib’s lead, the White House can say goodbye to the state’s 15 electoral votes that have traditionally built the foundation of the party’s Midwestern “Blue Wall.”
“Michigan holds the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the nation and over 310,000 residents are of Middle Eastern or North African ancestry,” the Associated Press reported Thursday. “Many in the community are pledging to coalesce against Biden’s reelection campaign unless he calls for a ceasefire in the war.”
Democrats are now relying on a cascade of litigation as their Hail Mary effort to tank Trump.