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The Left Eats Their Own: Eric Adams Heckled by Pro-Hamas Flyer

As anti-Israel sentiments continue, Eric Adams and Joe Biden are facing scorn by those on the left who once placed them on a pedestal.

In a recent incident that underscores widening political rifts, even within the Democrat party itself, Mayor Eric Adams faced a hostile encounter on a flight back from Miami. The woman who confronted him accused him of supporting what she called “genocide in Palestine,” highlighting a deep-seated contention around U.S. support for Israel, a stance that President Joe Biden is still supporting, although still trying to appease the radical left with IDF sanctions.

This clash underscores a growing challenge within Democratic circles, where leaders like Adams and Biden find themselves at odds with the progressive left’s increasingly vocal criticism of Israel. These progressives have even labeled President Biden as “Genocide Joe,” a moniker reflecting their condemnation of his support for Israel amidst ongoing conflicts.

The escalating antagonism of those on the left against their own underscores a troubling trend within certain factions, which are increasingly espousing Antisemitic views under the guise of political activism against Israeli policies. This radical shift not only strains the traditional bipartisan support for Israel but also targets U.S. politicians like Biden and Adams, who maintain a pro-Israel stance. These leaders, once hailed as progressive champions, now find themselves vilified by the same groups that previously supported them, simply because they do not condemn Israel.

This disturbing trend is reflective of a broader ideological split that is beginning to redefine alignments within the Democratic Party, placing considerable pressure on its leaders to either side with increasingly radical anti-Israel sentiments or face severe political backlash and personal vilification.

The heckling of Eric Adams on the plane is a stark reminder of today’s volatile political climate, where Antisemitism is on the rise and the left is increasingly turning on its own. Leaders like Adams and Biden, who once found reliable support within their ranks, are now targeted by their former allies for not aligning perfectly with extreme viewpoints. It’s a disturbing testament to how deep the divisions run and how ideological purity tests are poisoning reasonable discourse.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.