Elder Patriot -OPINION – ICYMI – 4/19 – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is an outspoken, hate-filled congresswoman who uses broad brushes to spread her divisive misrepresentations.
In days that aren’t long ago, her fellow Democrats would have very publicly reprimanded her incendiary statements. That’s no longer the case.
It’s indisputable that Speaker Nancy Pelosi allows Rep. Omar to promote herself using the most vile rhetorical venom without censure.
Pelosi must view Omar’s divisive rhetoric as a positive for the Democrats’ hyphenated-American agenda.
Omar makes no bones about the hostility she holds towards America and President Trump, and yet Pelosi allows her to maintain her position on the powerful Foreign Relations Committee.
Compare that to the manner in which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stripped Iowa Congressman Steve King of his committee memberships after he made a statement that the NY Times conflated into a defense of white supremacy.
Why is Rep. Omar, who is very outspoken about how much hatred she holds towards America, allowed access to many of our country’s most important national security secrets?
Rep. Omar’s remarks from a CAIR fundraiser last month have come under new scrutiny.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something, and then all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
“Some people did something?” That certainly minimizes the most deadly attack of any kind on America’s mainland. “Some people did something,” indeed.
I wonder if she would similarly characterize America’s response?
Omar went on to say:
“You can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am going to try to make myself look pleasant.”
Uh… yeah, we can.
“You have to say that person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it. I am going to talk to them and ask them why.”
Sorry, but it has been drummed into our heads by the government you are a part of that “if you see something say something.”
President Trump, a native New Yorker who lost many of his friends in the 9/11 attack refused to sit idle and responded with a tweet reminding folks that “We Will Never Forget!”
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
The video contained in the tweet shows the horrific military-style attack on the financial center of New York City. A similar attack was coordinated in an attempt to destroy the Pentagon – the hub of our nation’s defenses.
This is the point where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to insert herself in defense of Rep. Omar. AOC’s never ending desire to throw gasoline on a fire, like Rep. Omar, makes her a favorite of Nancy Pelosi.
It seems Rep. Ocasio-Cortez never allows a chance to spread her divisive views, or her ignorance, to pass.
Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today.@IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.
We must speak out.
“First they came…” pic.twitter.com/ygOX1vhE9j
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
The despicable flamethrowing moron cited a poem written by a German Lutheran Pastor, Martin Niemoller condemning the cowardice displayed by Germans as the Nazis began purging one ethnic group after another.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
AOC’s tweet cannot erase the history of the Nazi’s collaboration with Muslim leadership.
Of greater importance is why congressional Democrats, a good number of whom are Jewish, continue to support Pelosi as Speaker.
And, more specifically, why are there no Democrats speaking out in any meaningful way to condemn AOC, Ilhan, and a number of others in their party.
Perhaps those are the people, those Jews elected to leadership positions, who should be considering the words of Niemoller more closely.
Instead, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), himself a Jew, has made no bones about his intentions to hunt President Trump without a predicate reason, in the hopes of impeaching him. Nadler also knows that President Trump has been the best friend Israel has ever had.
Sophie Scholl was 18 when she was arrested for exposing Nazi hatred. She was put to death when she was 21.
It’s time for rank and file Democrats to wake up.