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The Unmitigated Gall of Ilhan Omar

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is demanding that Congress censure a colleague over offensive remarks. This is a real demand happening right now, and reporters write about her demands without peppering their prose with incredulous exclamation marks.

House progressives, in fact, are reportedly planning to introduce a resolution that would strip Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of committee assignments over her stupid and bigoted joke about Omar.

“I have had a conversation with the speaker, and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” Omar had the temerity to tell CNN’s Jake Tapper on Dec. 5. The same congresswoman, who claimed criticism about her smear that Jews were brainwashing the world was “all about the Benjamins,” says it’s “important for us to say this kind of language, this kind of hate cannot be condoned by the House of Representatives, and we should punish and sanction Boebert by stripping her of her committees, by rebuking her language, by doing everything that we can to send a clear and decisive message to the American public that if the Republicans are not going to be adults and condemn this, that we are going to do that.”

First of all, Democrats have already created a new norm, stripping Reps. Paul Gosar and the Rothschild-laser-curious Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee seats. They probably deserved this. And if Republicans have any spine, they will, perhaps as early as 2022, begin throwing Jew-baiting progressives and conspiracy theorists such as Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib off their perches, as well. Democrats struggle to comprehend that they won’t be in perpetual power.

“Inaction is to be complicit in Islamaphobia,” adds Rep. Ayanna Pressley, herself a font of ugly racial-identity-obsessed notions. If so, is the House of Representatives complicit in anti-Semitism when it fails to ensure a member who tells us she gets a “calming feeling” when thinking about the Holocaust’s aftermath? Are Democrats complicit when they fail to condemn a colleague who says the people “behind the curtain” who want to stop a “free Palestine” are the “same people” who exploit “regular Americans” for “their profit”? Jews, after all, are the most targeted religious group in hate crimes, and it’s not even a close contest.

You may recall a few years back when the Democratic Party-backed out of censuring Omar for her numerous repulsive comments because of “fierce backlash” from the Congressional Black Caucus (a group whose members have held strategy sessions and meetings with Louis Farrakhan, because the normalization of certain kinds of hatreds is nothing new on the left). Censures and resolutions are almost always useless exercises in political theater. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed a special kind of creativity when she decided to reprimand Omar with a watered-down, platitudinous “anti-hate” resolution, which mentions Alfred Dreyfus, Leo Frank, Henry Ford, and “anti-Muslim bigotry,” but not Omar.

Parties are reluctant to censure their own members, no matter how odious the words, as that sort of thing telegraphs weakness and upsets the base — and the opposition likes to exaggerate the influence of backbenchers. Take the Washington Post’s partisan pseudo journalist Greg Sargent, who absurdly argues that Boebert et al portend emerging Republican attitudes. Certainly, the faction is not irrelevant, but it’s wishful thinking to say that they will “continue gaining adherents and intensity.” Not a single one of these Republicans is driving any serious policy initiatives. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy certainly isn’t posing with Greene and Boebert on the cover of Rolling Stone in their “Women Shaping the Future” issue.

The Squad, who are surely “gaining adherents and intensity” as moderate Democrats shed seats due to the party’s progressive turn, already have outsized power. They can stop bills right now. A few months ago, they nearly sunk funding for Israel’s defensive Iron Dome system, perhaps the only spending that Squad members passionately oppose. (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in tears because she had abstained from cutting off spending on a system that saves thousands of lives.) The Biden administration already uses Ocasio-Cortez’s branding for its climate change agenda, and virtually every Democrat defends the administration’s every move. These are consequential politicians treated with reverence by the press.

That said, the cynical effort to focus on the most absurd members of the opposition party is nothing new — especially as a means of deflecting attention away from your own problems. But when your champion is one of the most repugnant voices in Washington, the effort is transparently preposterous.

David Harsanyi is a senior writer at National Review.

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BAE
5 months ago

Omar is a HATER of the 1st degree. Someone must tell this fool, she works for the American tax payers. Such a greedy, awful person. Nothing good ever comes out of Omar’s big nasty mouth.

Jeanette
5 months ago

The whole squad plus a few others need to be expelled. They are not true Americans…but part of the larger group that wants to throw out our Constitution and Freedom.

JudyG46
5 months ago

I am so sick of these flaming left-wing zealots, who are fast to point a finger and make ‘demands’ over anything they disagree with!!! They need to read “Matthew 7:5 – NASB – 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the [a]speck out of your brother’s eye!” ????

Willy E
5 months ago

IMHO: We would be having a lot less of this BS, Bickering, Hate, and Discontent, if the lazy American conservatives would wake up and actually VET those dimwitted candidates who run for Congress. The majority of them couldn’t pass a serious background check, if one was even required as it should be. It is our fault that these people get into Congress in the first place because the Progressives are more active and pushy than we are. Just because someone says they are not a Communist or that they are a Republican does not mean that they are what they say they are. Check out what they have DONE not what they blabber about. RINOs are basically Communists or democrats, and we should not forget, nor ignore it! CHECK THEM OUT BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!

James Pittman Jr.
5 months ago

She needs to be expelled from congress and kicked out of the USA

Bwa Ha
5 months ago

If ilhan omar doesn’t like what she sees re: our country, our constitutional republic then she can head over to Qatar or the likes and live the life of the peasant there. ilhan omar is not our friend. She never has been, most likely never will be. She’s all about herself and her medieval roots.

IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

nancy
5 months ago

The democrats will be in perpetual power if we do not get the elections secured – all the cheating that was done last year should have been stopped before the elections- here in Madison,Wisconsin the Democrat Party was registering people & allowing them to vote before the end of October when it was not legal. Trump & the republicans were in control on the national level & the republicans and were in control in Wisconsin! NOTHING was done to stop this.

nancy
5 months ago
Reply to  nancy

This was being done on the weekends in city parks

Eddie Mack
5 months ago

There are plenty of third world anti-American zealots. There always have been. They both hate and envy America. But now some of them are here and sitting in Congress. They have their foot in the door. Before that door opens wider, we must convince our fellow Americans of the peril that we face.

Karen
5 months ago

Omar is a typical terrorist. She and Obama should get along quite well as they both want the Muslims to rule the world. This woman doesn’t deserve to be in the USA. She should be dissolved from the Congress and the government in large. Send her back to wherever she came. Do us a favor. Shumer is a complete jerk and a lousy Jew to let this devil’s wife get away with anything.
Omar, you have to face God someday. I wish you luck (all bad).

Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Karen

I believe Chucky Schumer self identifies as a Communist more than he does a Jew.

Karen
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Yes, I agree……..shame!

Mike
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

A sheep in wolf clothing as the bible said would come.

Lynn
5 months ago

Omar MUST be given sanctions by the House of Reps. She comes to this country they say by marrying her brother (!!) and brings her old world hate with her. Who the hell does she think she is?
In her own nation she’d be shoveling s–t and being raped continuously. What an ingrate.
As a Jew, Senator Schumer should be ashamed of himself for tolerating this bigotry and hate.

J. Shenk
5 months ago
Reply to  Lynn

For Senate Majority Leader Shumer, party loyalty is sacrosanct. Being a “person of faith” is subordinate to his role as a Democratic Party leader. He will not criticize a fellow Democrat politician ,such as Representative Omar, even if his silence could be interpreted as implied tolerance for antisemitic statements.

Bwa Ha
5 months ago
Reply to  J. Shenk

Shumer has no spine!

IMHO
MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Lynn

Chucky can’t help himself…he’s full of hate himself. He hates America, and he hates the American people. Most of all I believe he hates Republicans.

Becky
5 months ago

This author is wrong. The Communist Party, once known as democrats, fully intend to be permanently in power. They have election Theft down to an art.
Short of blocking their crimes, they win.

Ty
5 months ago

If you want to get people to truly understand what’s really happening in American, right now, we have to start identifying “Progressives” with their true description and goal, “Destructives”.The Destructives aren’t a political group attempting to gain equality for Americans, their sole interest is the ‘Destruction’ of America; or more to the point, ‘Americans’, regardless of their race or ethnicity.In fact, because race was becoming a none issue in America, some of the political groups that backed the Destructives began losing their base so, they developed a new branding to regenerate racial bias, their re-hate and divide programs like CRT. These Destructives aren’t builders they are dividers. Their cause is to create hate toward anything American and to pervert Americans into believing their narrative; with no regard for anyone or anything, other than their own thirst for power and personal wealth.Elitist support this mentality, because they want to control wealth in America and for that reason they drank from the Destructives Kool-aid freely in an all out effort to kill American wealth outside their control. As far as the elitist are concerned if you didn’t graduate from an exeptable institution, with their brand of education you shouldn’t have wealth or position. So, the elitists back the left, so they control the American dream and dowel it out among there own.These Destructives have to be identified for the American heaters they are, because if they weren’t American heaters why would they be backing riots, not protests, and crime by releasing known criminals back into our city streets, trying to cram illegal immigrants into our population, attempting to implement resident voting instead of Americans voting in American elections and the known corruption of the American educational system to instill their hate narratives into young minds. They are the “The new Destructive Party”! They pray on ignorance and reward stupidity solely to destroy Americans. If Republican’s are to lead, the truth has be identified above all the flash and bang made by the Destructive Party, what’s left of the DNC, and it has to be done before we reach the breaking point. 

Michael B
5 months ago

This traitor is full of offensive remarks. Why is a Muslim in our Congress

Lennius
5 months ago
Reply to  Michael B

I have absolutely no problem with a Muslim, Jew or Christian in Congress. Just as I have no issue with a woman or someone with other than white skin in the White House. It is the ethical intent of the person that matters (so I am against Harris not because she is light black, a woman or a Democrat) but because she has no ethics and has immoral intent!
The reality is that Omar is in Congress (along with other mal intended people like SheJack) because we the people put her there. Is that wrong? Not Constitutionally certainly, but it is very much against my core beliefs. Not that I care that she is a woman, of color, and a Democrat, but that she wants to change the core of our great country. And that should be our cry. Leave gender, race and religion out of this. They have no place.

Becky
5 months ago
Reply to  Lennius

It is wrong. By Law. Muslims are banned from the US. It is only by the outright, blatant Treason of our politicians that the US is being flooded with their murderous BS.

Paul
5 months ago

Being a conservative Coloradan I support Representative Boebert.As far as I’m concerned she doesn’t need to Apologize to Ilan Omar who doesn’t value her American Citizenship.

William Piergiovanni
5 months ago

Another turd….

pHr
5 months ago

Omar is an enemy of “all things American”.
…. We know it.
…. She knows it.
Too many of America’s enemies in DC.

See Somthing Say Somthing
5 months ago

Twisted little troll, go back to the rock you climbed out from under.

Gene
5 months ago

I could not read EVERY comment so this might be a repeat of someone else. QUESTION: Why has so called Rep. Ilhan Omar not been charged with FRAUD? Is there not a Law against falsifying a Marriage to gain U.S Citizenship? What in the world has happen to the common sense?

pHr
5 months ago
Reply to  Gene

What’s happened to common sense, you ask. It seems common sense, along with telling the truth and seeing actual justice accomplished, has been made a crime!

PamC
5 months ago

Why hasn’t Omar herself been investigated and/or censured for her American-hating remarks and actions? Why is she still on the Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees, where she has access to American secrets??? How much more can she HATE AMERICA????? HOLD HER ACCOUNTABLE NOW for her racist and hateful remarks and actions!!!!

Barb304
5 months ago

I doubt Omar even knows the meaning of unmitigated gall. She’s a haughty Democratic bitch who sees herself to be above all laws.

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