A Grinning Rep. Schakowsky is Silent as a Grinning Omar Claims Her Critics Are “Weaponizing… Antisemitism”. Have a Laugh on Us Jews, Ladies!

Omar grins when she is embarrassed.

When defending her own antisemitism, Omar has much to be embarrassed about.
In this exclusive photo, Ilhan Omar’s critics “weaponize…antisemitism” in order to shut down debate and deny her her platform.

Omar Laughs at a Trump Flub; She Should Worry About Her Own Flubs

“It reminded me like when your child is in trouble and then you know they’re trying to get out of that trouble and then they get themselves in more trouble,” Omar said.

Jones asked Omar if it was “unpatriotic” of Trump to say he would take foreign dirt on his opponents.

“This is one of the most un-American things you could say,” Omar responded.

Connor Mannion, “Rep. Ilhan Omar Laughs at Trump’s Fluster on Foreign Dirt Comments: ‘Like When Your Child is in Trouble’“, Mediaite, June 15, 2019
Omar whips out the old red white and blue to attack Trump. This from a congresswoman who falsely accused US troops of having killed thousands of Somalis in the Black Hawk Down operation.

Omar’s Chief Fixer Says that the Star Tribune Colluded With Omar’s Staff to Squelch a Negative Article

EMAILS: via Powerlineemails from Ilhan Omar’s “crisis team” as discovered in the investigation into her campaign finance violation case.  

DETAILSBen Goldfarb suggests that someone reach for an off the record and “shut it down” via an off the record conversation when referring to Morning Take and Blois Olson after we linked to a story questioning Omar’s status in Powerline.

VERBATIM: “as we do with the Strib” 

NOTE: No one ever reached out.  We weren’t “shut down”.
TAKE: This is the type of reporting that other media should be doing, which is why there continues to be fair criticism about local coverage of Omar and others.

Blois Olson, Morning Take, June 13, 2019
In this email, Omar staffer Ben Goldfarb and other discuss ways to squelch negative press, including claims that the negative press is due to Omar being Somali. One has to wonder how stupid Omar’s staff thinks the public is to fall for this nonsense. Unfortunately, some of our more leftist friends do fall for it. Or else they promote it thinking that others will fall for it.

Birds of a Feather Flock Together as Farrakhan Supporter Linda Sarsour Supports Omar

“I think the majority of us, particularly younger women, are doubling down,” Sarsour said in an interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes.” “I am so fired up every time I see Rashida and Ilhan get attacked, and I’ve actually been helping to organize progressives around supporting them.”

In the six months since the freshman congresswomen were sworn into office, Tlaib and Omar have been inundated with criticism, particularly for their views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“I tell Rashida and Ilhan all the time, ‘Stay unapologetic. Don’t let them silence you, don’t let them intimidate you, and don’t let them tell you what is right,’” Sarsour said.

Rebecca Corey, “Muslim activist: ‘I am so fired up’ when Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are attacked“, Yahoo News, June 14, 2019
“Linda Sarsour Has Been A Farrakhan Fan For Years” was the headline in a March 7, 2018 article in the Forward by Petra Marquardt-Bigman. Sarsour is one of four leaders of Women’s March Inc., not to be confused with other groups which also have the phrase “Women’s March” in their name. Sarsour is a supporter of both Omar and Farrakhan and has spoken at one of Farrakhan’s “Nation of Islam” events.

Thank You Diamond and Silk for Criticizing Omar

Why was he barred from Air Force One?

“I can’t hear you,” he replied.

But everybody within a quarter mile could hear the shouts of Diamond and Silk. They attacked Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).

Dana Milbank, “Milbank: Steve King’s proof he’s not racist? Diamond and Silk“, Chicago Tribune, June 13, 2019
Lynnette Hardaway and her sister, Rochelle Richardson, known professionally as Diamond and Silk, recently spoke on behalf of Iowa Rep. Steve King. I disapprove of them doing that. However, I am grateful to them for criticizing Ilhan Omar. Most Democrats in Congress are absolutely unwilling to say a word against Ilhan Omar. Not one word!

Omar Claims 500 Americans a Day Die of Gun Violence. The True Number is About 100, of which Most Are Suicides

That drew a retweet from a Democratic colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who added this statement:

“Supporting my colleagues’ call on Senate Majority Leader to vote on H.R. 8, 1112 & 1158. Gun violence is an epidemic. Every day on average 500 people die from gun violence. How many more lives will we let gun violence claim?”

At 500 per day, that would be 182,500 deaths per year from gun violence in the United States.

The actual figure is nowhere near that high.

Tom Kertscher, “Rep. Ilhan Omar’s claim is high: There aren’t 500 gun deaths per day in the US, it’s closer to 100“, Politifact, June 12, 2019
A dog joins a protest against gun violence. Protesting against gun violence is good. However, Omar’s lies about gun violence do nothing to advance the cause. The Minnesota congresswoman is too lazy to look anything up and simply spouts whatever fake news pops into her head at the time.

Her supporters see no problem with her behavior. But when Trump spouts fake news they are up in arms.

Omar Claimed She Didn’t Know Whether Her Campaign Had Paid to Redo Her Personal Tax Filings

Suggesting she was being wrongly accused, Omar said in the deposition that the accountant’s task was “to say, hey, can you look at the last two forms for us to let us know if this is something we need to worry about?”

State officials asked Omar if she knew whether there were amendments filed to her taxes based on the accounting firm’s work.

“I don’t think so,” Omar answered before adding that she couldn’t “recall doing any.”

Brian Bakst, MPR News, “Documents shed light on why Omar reviewed her tax returns“, June 13, 2019
“The ladder of the law has no top and no bottom” sang Minnesota native Bob Dylan sarcastically. Except when it comes to Ilhan Omar, where there is no ladder.

Incredibly, Omar claimed under oath not to have known that her campaign had paid to do her personal taxes. Such misuse of campaign funds is a violation of the law. Lying about it under oath is another violation. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party has not lifted a finger to do anything about her crimes.

MN-5 Needs You, Al Franken

How many “missteps” by Omar are enough? They continue on a regular basis. I, for one, long ago had enough. I demand an ethics investigation at a very minimum.

Al Franken, if you are reading this, please run against Omar in the next election!

Kathy Peterson, Letters, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, June 12, 2019
Al Franken grew up in St. Louis Park in MN-5, which Omar currently sort of represents, poorly. Let’s draft Al Franken to save the DFL from further humiliation at the hands of Omar and her nutball supporters. Let’s make the 2020’s the “Al Franken Decade” all over again!