House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assures us that Rep. Ilhan Omar's alleged anti-Semitic hate speech was the unintended consequence of Omar's having had a "different experience with words," resulting thereby in her being misinterpreted.
Omar, however, is evidently an intelligent woman who speaks English fluently, and Pelosi's evaluation is patronizing nonsense aimed at a woman of color, disparaging her intelligence. Indeed, one might invoke "racism" in this instance.
Any reasonable observer should give Omar credit for expressing herself clearly. She hates Jews and the nation of Israel. In this, she forcefully speaks for many in America's so-called "progressive" political culture.
Give her credit where credit is due. Hate speech is not difficult to craft, understand or speak, and Omar has mastered it well.
Richard Terrell, Lincoln