Let Trump win, destroy what’s left of the country and then the nation will be so angry that it will be ready for an Ilhan Omar/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ticket in 2024 (*). That’s a ticket I could get behind and would knock on doors for, and one that is plausible for 2024 given the sheer state of U.S. decline and carnage that will be the legacy of Trump’s second term.
The media will rail and flail against an Omar/AOC ticket, but to no avail. By 2024, the media, and the political elite, will have zero credibility with the American people, representing a drop of about two percent from current levels. Most of the population doesn’t give a shit what the media thinks now and no one will by then.
(*Yes, I realize that Omar cannot be president unless the U.S. constitution gets changed because she is not American-born. Don’t let reality intrude on my daydreams.)Ken Silverstein, “Eight Reasons the Left Should Root for Donald Trump in 2020 and Ilhan Omar in 2024”, Washington Babylon, June 28, 2019
Newly elected Democrats in the House of Representatives spent June 27 with the sinking feeling that it was happening again: Their party was going to cave to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on a viscerally emotional issue. Just after a searing photo circulated of a father and his young daughter who had drowned in each other’s arms while fleeing for the sanctuary of U.S. shores, Democrats in Congress let a GOP-drafted spending bill go through that did nothing to address conditions for detained immigrant children — abandoning a House version that would have ordered improvements. House leaders blamed Senate Democrats for capitulating; Senate Democrats attacked the House for poor negotiating.
The new insurgent class of Democrats put the fight in sharp moral terms. “A vote for Mitch McConnell’s border bill is a vote to keep kids in cages and terrorize immigrant communities,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.).Ryan Grim, “Haunted by the Reagan Era”, Washington Post, July 5, 2019
The US Congress should always do the opposite of what Omar says, except when she says to legalize marijuana. She is right about that one thing.
In her 2016 statement (below), Omar alleged that she reconciled with husband number 1 in 2012 and was “happy to say” that they “married in [their] faith tradition” yet again (and had a third child). They married legally only last year. Spectator USA’s pseudonymous Cockburn has cast a gimlet eye on this history. Cockburn observes that Omar’s “faith tradition” is a clock that strikes 13:
It’s possible that Wilecia Harris might have performed only a civil ceremony, which would suffice under Minnesota law. It’s possible that Omar and Elmi didn’t know the officiant was a Christian minister. Still, given that Omar was and is a proponent of her ‘faith tradition’, it’s strange that she seems not to have consecrated her second marriage according to Islamic law or Somali tradition. The full certificate also shows that, despite Omar’s ‘faith tradition’, the couple seem to have been cohabiting before their marriage[.]
Cockburn also notes: “According to Omar, Husband 2 went back to London in 2011 after a ‘faith-based’ divorce.” That would be a “faith-based divorce” after a civil marriage performed by a Christian minister.Scott Johnson, “”, Powerline, July 5, 2019
Ask yourself: why would Omar first marry Hirsi in “her faith tradition” but not legally, then allegedly divorce Hirsi in her faith tradition, then marry Elmi legally but not in her faith tradition, then allegedly divorce Elmi in her faith tradition but not legally, then marry Hirsi again in her faith tradition, then divorce Omar legally?
Omar should tell us more about her alleged faith tradition divorces. Is there any record of them? Or was her legal marriage to Elmi a sham for purposes of immigration fraud? That would explain why she married Elmi in either a civil or Christian marriage officiated by a Christian minister. Her marriage to Elmi was a sham for purposes of immigration fraud.
Daou’s tweets echoed many of Omar’s previous criticisms of Republican leadership. She has, for example, accused immigration enforcement of “killing” children under Trump.
Earlier this year, Omar also branded herself as Trump’s “biggest nemesis” because she’s a “nightmare” for the White House that wants to use her “identity to marginalize our communities.
“This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country. It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me,” Omar tweeted at the time.Sam Dornan, “lhan Omar promotes ex-Hillary aide’s unhinged anti-Trump attacks”, July 2, 2009
In the age of cancel culture, everyone from politicians to celebrities is under threat of falling victim to a career-ending controversy. The social norm has long been to apologize, repent, and express a change of heart. But does this really help, or hurt?
Studies suggest the latter.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized after claiming Native American heritage. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized after his racist medical school yearbook photo was made public. Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized for anti-Semitic language she used on Twitter in February.
But in all of these instances, has anyone offended really forgiven or forgotten?Morgan Philips, “Trump Never Apologizes, Biden Rarely Does and A Major Study Suggests They’re Right to Do It”, Mediaite, July 2, 2019
Hell no, I have not forgiven her.
With her prominence and progressive positions making her a lightning rod, Yahoo News asked the congresswoman if she ever feared for her safety. She noted in response that the House of Representatives provides security details only to members who are in leadership.
“They don’t offer us any help with security. … You could literally be the most threatened and whether it’s me, whether it’s what happened with [Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.] … it does not matter how many death threats we report. They will not do anything,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
A spokesperson for House Speaker Pelosi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Hunter Walker, “”, Yahoo News, July 2, 2019
Brilliant front-page story on Omar. Too bad it’s several years too late.
TOM SHELTON, NEW BRIGHTON
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The Star Tribune article clearly lays out the deceitful acts of Omar, and she should be held accountable for them. My greater concern is with the DFL Party and its handling — or non-handling — of the matter.
It is certainly interesting that the DFL has not uttered one word about the allegations against its candidate. Should it have done a background check on their candidate? Yes. Did it? If not, it is a major failing. If it did check her background and ignored her actions, it is much worse.
How can the DFL believe anything she says or support anything she does? Has it even looked into the allegations of wrongdoing by Omar? If not, why not? Will it support her in the next election
Come on, DFL — what do you say?
WILLIAM HALLING, EDINALetters, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 28, 2019
What does the DFL have to say about Omar’s history of illegal behavior, including diverting campaign funds to her personal use? Not much.
Omar has a history of illegal behavior. A Minnesota state agency recently fined Omar for diverting thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to her own personal use.