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by baldilocks

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No, Min­nesota! You can’t get away!

Matt Vespa:

For Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-​MN), she’s embroiled her whole party with an anti-​Semitism fiasco that isn’t going away. It’s not her first time either. It’s per­va­sive. It’s repet­i­tive. It brings for­ward legit­i­mate alle­ga­tions that she’s an anti-​Semite. She said in 2012, that Israel is hyp­no­tiz­ing the world, then came the “all about the Ben­jamins” tweet con­cern­ing con­tri­bu­tions and AIPAC, and now the gross accu­sa­tion of dual loy­alty con­cern­ing those who sup­port Israel. The lat­ter pub­lic rela­tions flap is what forced the House to vote on a res­o­lu­tion that was ini­tially one against anti-​Semitism, but some Democ­rats found that prob­lem­atic. Why should Omar be sin­gled out? Oh, also Trump is…bad. Yeah, he was brought up. It showed that Nancy Pelosi is a weak speaker, who caved to this rad­i­cal ele­ment within her party. What we got was a watered down res­o­lu­tion against…bad things.

As I said, this isn’t Omar’s first time. Back in Min­nesota, she met with Jew­ish lead­ers who were con­cerned about her past remarks, espe­cially the ‘Israel hyp­no­tiz­ing the world’ tweet. She hasn’t learned. And these folks are report­edly no longer treat­ing her with kid gloves any­more. Min­nesota State Sen. Ron Latz was the one who hosted the meet­ing prior to her elec­tion to the House last year. Now, he’s hear­ing chat­ter about local Democ­rats search­ing for peo­ple who can chal­lenge Omar. The posi­tion is quite clear though; the local Jew­ish com­mu­nity has had it with Omar who refuses to listen[.]

And why should she lis­ten? With her triple-​threat diver­sity — black, female, Mus­lim — the Somalia-​born Omar has the Demo­c­rat Party by its ten­der area. They won’t even address the prob­a­bil­ity that Omar vio­lated immi­gra­tion laws.

Thomas Wic­tor calls her the Smil­ing Somali. I doubt that there will be any­thing that hap­pens in the 2020 House elec­tions that will wipe the smile from her face. The bat­tle and the shouts of racism! sex­ism! and Islam­o­pho­bia! will be glo­ri­ous, though.

For the record, I’m smil­ing also at the Demo­c­rat Party’s self-​damage. It’s as if its lead­er­ship has a death wish — or that the lead­er­ship is get­ting really bad advice and is stu­pid enough to take it.

Nei­ther, of course, is mutu­ally exclusive.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

Why is this woman smiling?

No, Minnesota! You can’t get away!

Matt Vespa:

For Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), she’s embroiled her whole party with an anti-Semitism fiasco that isn’t going away. It’s not her first time either. It’s pervasive. It’s repetitive. It brings forward legitimate allegations that she’s an anti-Semite. She said in 2012, that Israel is hypnotizing the world, then came the “all about the Benjamins” tweet concerning contributions and AIPAC, and now the gross accusation of dual loyalty concerning those who support Israel. The latter public relations flap is what forced the House to vote on a resolution that was initially one against anti-Semitism, but some Democrats found that problematic. Why should Omar be singled out? Oh, also Trump is…bad. Yeah, he was brought up. It showed that Nancy Pelosi is a weak speaker, who caved to this radical element within her party. What we got was a watered down resolution against…bad things.

As I said, this isn’t Omar’s first time. Back in Minnesota, she met with Jewish leaders who were concerned about her past remarks, especially the ‘Israel hypnotizing the world’ tweet. She hasn’t learned. And these folks are reportedly no longer treating her with kid gloves anymore. Minnesota State Sen. Ron Latz was the one who hosted the meeting prior to her election to the House last year. Now, he’s hearing chatter about local Democrats searching for people who can challenge Omar. The position is quite clear though; the local Jewish community has had it with Omar who refuses to listen[.]

And why should she listen? With her triple-threat diversity — black, female, Muslim — the Somalia-born Omar has the Democrat Party by its tender area. They won’t even address the probability that Omar violated immigration laws.

Thomas Wictor calls her the Smiling Somali. I doubt that there will be anything that happens in the 2020 House elections that will wipe the smile from her face. The battle and the shouts of racism! sexism! and Islamophobia! will be glorious, though.

For the record, I’m smiling also at the Democrat Party’s self-damage. It’s as if its leadership has a death wish — or that the leadership is getting really bad advice and is stupid enough to take it.

Neither, of course, is mutually exclusive.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

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