Kaufman: Democrats seem comfortable with Raphael Warnock’s bigotry

If you follow the Georgia U.S. Senate race, you've heard about the left’s current conundrum: A bigot who wasn't properly vetted is the party’s nominee.

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There’s something about which I agree with many Democrats: we should call out blatant discrimination and open hatred.

If you follow the Georgia U.S. Senate race, you’ve heard about the left’s current conundrum: A bigot who wasn’t properly vetted is the party’s nominee.

Pastor Raphael Warnock’s support of anti-Semitic causes is a main reason why Senator Kelly Loeffler — who already took on bigots close to her — must succeed and allow Republicans to hold the Senate.

While he seems no fan of the Jews, Warnock also admires communists and America haters, long holding fondness for the execrable Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Additionally, he’s espoused vicious anti-police rhetoric and extreme abortion views.

Warnock also has learned the inartful dodge of important questions, like whether he supports fringe ideas like Supreme Court packing and Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. statehood.

Ordinarily, Democrats pivot to the political middle in a runoff, but instead they’re demanding dramatic change and standing firm behind a man who allegedly abused his wife, reportedly obstructed a child abuse investigation, and called capital punishment the “final fail safe of white supremacy.”

When they cannot win the debate, the left often falsely accuses Republicans of being bigots. But, in his own words, listen to Warnock preach anti-Semitic bile from his Atlanta pulpit. Draw your own conclusions about whether these statements are appropriate.

A friend emailed me over the weekend, claiming that “if they want to unite this country and defeat hate, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden should ask Warnock to drop out of the race or work to defeat him at the polls.”

He’s right. But they won’t. And that’s at their own peril. Georgia Jews evenly split their votes in the presidential election. There are about 125,000 Jews in the Peach State, mostly residing in metro Atlanta.

Schumer, who last I checked is also Jewish, instead prefers to “change the world” by getting Warnock into the Senate. Hate is acceptable when advancing the Democrats’ political agenda.

Loeffler spent much of the fall fighting off fellow Republican Doug Collins’ vanity campaign in their large, multiparty election. But late last week she finally attacked Warnock, releasing two strong advertisements that accuse the pastor of celebrating “anti-American hatred,” praising socialism, and calling police thugs.

It is all true. You can’t change spoken words.

The Warnock-Loeffler matchup is one of two critical January runoff elections in Georgia to determine who controls the Senate and America’s future. In the other race, first-term Republican Senator David Perdue faces privileged millennial Jon Ossoff. Democrats must win both seats to split the upper chamber 50-50, giving the vice president a tie-breaking vote.

It isn’t hyperbolic to say the stakes couldn’t be higher 50 days from now.

“Every single American to the right of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be worried about this outcome,” Neil Patel recently wrote. “You don’t have to be a conservative Republican to worry about the direction we could go with single-party rule. Moderates of all stripes have reason to worry right now. There’s an appetite for radical change. The voters of Georgia are all that may stand in the way.”