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Apr 14, 2019 12:06:08   #
rumitoid (a regular here)
 
First this to consider: We should be paying all kinds of attention to Omar’s words and actions. She is principled and outspoken against all types of human rights abuses, having criticized Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen, spoken out against Chinese repression of the Uighur population, stood with the Sudanese people in their uprising, opposed American intervention in Venezuela, grilled Elliott Abrams about his atrocious human rights record, and more. She is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and has already introduced the Protect Against Unlawful Lobbying Act of 2019, and the Federal Worker Childcare Protection Act of 2019. Most recently, she cosponsored a bicameral bill to end Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. And she only began her job in January.

Which American politician publicly referred to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks as “those folks who committed this act,” seemingly downplaying its horrors? Was it Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar? No. Try George W Bush.

Or how about this. Who said that “the Stephen Miller approach to immigration has no viability”, adding that “Mr Miller is well known…for having views that are outside the mainstream,” suggesting Miller is in reality a political extremist who doesn’t belong in government? Was it Ilhan Omar? Wrong again. It was the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

And here is Trump addressing Jewish supporters in America saying "your prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu," assumes that Jewish Americans carry a dual loyalty to both Israel and the United States. This has been attributed to Ilhan Omar.

Over and over again, Ilhan Omar’s detractors misrepresent her words and intentions, accusing her of saying things she didn’t say or condemning her for things that have been said before, even by Republicans themselves.

But the attacks continue. That’s why you could be forgiven for thinking that Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress, has said these – or even much worse – things. By now, she is accused so often of various speech and thought crimes that she almost seems like a figure in the Two Minutes Hate, the daily ritual used to whip party members into a frenzy in George Orwell’s novel 1984. In Orwell’s dystopia, the enemy of the people was the very Jewish-sounding Emmanuel Goldstein. If you believe some pundits, today’s enemy of the people is the very Muslim-looking Ilhan Omar.

And here is the BIG ONE: The latest manufactured outrage derives from a speech Omar gave last month to the Los Angeles branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. As the Washington Post noted, Omar’s 23 March speech was broadcast live (including on Fox News Online), but became controversial only days ago. In one phrase of her 20-minute talk, which was focused on Muslim Americans and civil rights, Omar says “some people did something” when referring to the September 11 attacks. (George W. said “those folks who committed this act.”) It’s abundantly clear by the context of the talk that Omar was saying that the actions of a few have distressingly enabled the threat to the civil rights of so many. To allege that Omar was minimizing the horrors of September 11 is to deliberately misconstrue the point of her comments. For those Christians and others who bemoan cherry-picked verses out of context, you should be sympathetic.

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Apr 14, 2019 12:31:04   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
rumitoid wrote:
First this to consider: We should be paying all kinds of attention to Omar’s words and actions. She is principled and outspoken against all types of human rights abuses, having criticized Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen, spoken out against Chinese repression of the Uighur population, stood with the Sudanese people in their uprising, opposed American intervention in Venezuela, grilled Elliott Abrams about his atrocious human rights record, and more. She is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and has already introduced the Protect Against Unlawful Lobbying Act of 2019, and the Federal Worker Childcare Protection Act of 2019. Most recently, she cosponsored a bicameral bill to end Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. And she only began her job in January.

Which American politician publicly referred to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks as “those folks who committed this act,” seemingly downplaying its horrors? Was it Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar? No. Try George W Bush.

Or how about this. Who said that “the Stephen Miller approach to immigration has no viability”, adding that “Mr Miller is well known…for having views that are outside the mainstream,” suggesting Miller is in reality a political extremist who doesn’t belong in government? Was it Ilhan Omar? Wrong again. It was the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

And here is Trump addressing Jewish supporters in America saying "your prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu," assumes that Jewish Americans carry a dual loyalty to both Israel and the United States. This has been attributed to Ilhan Omar.

Over and over again, Ilhan Omar’s detractors misrepresent her words and intentions, accusing her of saying things she didn’t say or condemning her for things that have been said before, even by Republicans themselves.

But the attacks continue. That’s why you could be forgiven for thinking that Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress, has said these – or even much worse – things. By now, she is accused so often of various speech and thought crimes that she almost seems like a figure in the Two Minutes Hate, the daily ritual used to whip party members into a frenzy in George Orwell’s novel 1984. In Orwell’s dystopia, the enemy of the people was the very Jewish-sounding Emmanuel Goldstein. If you believe some pundits, today’s enemy of the people is the very Muslim-looking Ilhan Omar.

And here is the BIG ONE: The latest manufactured outrage derives from a speech Omar gave last month to the Los Angeles branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. As the Washington Post noted, Omar’s 23 March speech was broadcast live (including on Fox News Online), but became controversial only days ago. In one phrase of her 20-minute talk, which was focused on Muslim Americans and civil rights, Omar says “some people did something” when referring to the September 11 attacks. (George W. said “those folks who committed this act.”) It’s abundantly clear by the context of the talk that Omar was saying that the actions of a few have distressingly enabled the threat to the civil rights of so many. To allege that Omar was minimizing the horrors of September 11 is to deliberately misconstrue the point of her comments. For those Christians and others who bemoan cherry-picked verses out of context, you should be sympathetic.
First this to consider: We should be paying all ki... (show quote)


I do not share your sentiments on this woman or the other Islamic woman who called President Trump a vulgar name. First, because like Obama, they will be more interested in promoting their own race and/or religion than representing all Americans equally. Next reason is because America must not be subjected to the same torments that Muslims are creating in Europe.

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Apr 14, 2019 12:55:48   #
tommsteyer (a regular here)
 
she seems to me to be a practicing enemy not only of the current President of the United States but the author of her own campaign of hate toward Trump.

While still masquerading as a U.S. Congresswoman. Sadly you can't tell the difference any more.

I would say reaction to her aggressive Trump hatred is a principled response to an alleged representative of United State citizens. She spews hate she should not be surprised to get it back.

She can dish it out but she can't take it.
Taking tribalism in identity politics too far.

For those she represents, if they want to be Muslim Trump.haters why do they apply for asylum from a country doing and thinking exactly what they are here?

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Apr 14, 2019 13:12:55   #
Trooper745 (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
I do not share your sentiments on this woman or the other Islamic woman who called President Trump a vulgar name. First, because like Obama, they will be more interested in promoting their own race and/or religion than representing all Americans equally. Next reason is because America must not be subjected to the same torments that Muslims are creating in Europe.


That screed isn't really the little troll rumitoid's opinion or "sentiment". It is a cut-n-paste from "The Guardian", a really radical leftist anti-USA/Trump website. Rummytoid's intent is just to get attention by irritating you, and he's too dishonest to cite his sources.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:16:14   #
DASHY (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
I do not share your sentiments on this woman or the other Islamic woman who called President Trump a vulgar name. First, because like Obama, they will be more interested in promoting their own race and/or religion than representing all Americans equally. Next reason is because America must not be subjected to the same torments that Muslims are creating in Europe.



After all, calling people ugly names should be reserved for Trump and Trump alone. Like all autocrats in history, Trump is more interested in promoting his own personal wealth and self-serving interests than representing all Americans equally. Americans should not be subjected to his constant torments.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:28:59   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
DASHY wrote:
After all, calling people ugly names should be reserved for Trump and Trump alone. Like all autocrats in history, Trump is more interested in promoting his own personal wealth and self-serving interests than representing all Americans equally. Americans should not be subjected to his constant torments.


I'm guessing the only way you have ever been able to determine if a person is well informed is if they think the exact same way as you do. So why do you insist on thinking wrongly?

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Apr 14, 2019 13:36:53   #
Carol Kelly (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
I do not share your sentiments on this woman or the other Islamic woman who called President Trump a vulgar name. First, because like Obama, they will be more interested in promoting their own race and/or religion than representing all Americans equally. Next reason is because America must not be subjected to the same torments that Muslims are creating in Europe.


Amen and amen. We must not allow them to take us over as they have done all over Europe and Great Britain. When they “get” us, they will have the duck that lays the golden eggs.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:41:41   #
Carol Kelly (a regular here)
 
tommsteyer wrote:
she seems to me to be a practicing enemy not only of the current President of the United States but the author of her own campaign of hate toward Trump.

While still masquerading as a U.S. Congresswoman. Sadly you can't tell the difference any more.

I would say reaction to her aggressive Trump hatred is a principled response to an alleged representative of United State citizens. She spews hate she should not be surprised to get it back.

She can dish it out but she can't take it.
Taking tribalism in identity politics too far.

For those she represents, if they want to be Muslim Trump.haters why do they apply for asylum from a country doing and thinking exactly what they are here?
she seems to me to be a practicing enemy not only ... (show quote)


That last line! That’s what really gets me. We can’t seem to grasp that they left their Muslim country to come here...to what was Obama’s line?...make CHANGE! Fight it or bow down, put your head under the blade. OR swear Islam to be your faith. This we’ll never do.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:45:06   #
Carol Kelly (a regular here)
 
DASHY wrote:
After all, calling people ugly names should be reserved for Trump and Trump alone. Like all autocrats in history, Trump is more interested in promoting his own personal wealth and self-serving interests than representing all Americans equally. Americans should not be subjected to his constant torments.


Is that why he doesn’t take the Presidential salary? He’s looking to advance his personal wealth? It seems to me he’s done more for ordinary Americans of every color than any of his predecessors in most recent history.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:53:07   #
Mutton Dressed As Lamb
 
padremike wrote:
I do not share your sentiments on this woman or the other Islamic woman who called President Trump a vulgar name. First, because like Obama, they will be more interested in promoting their own race and/or religion than representing all Americans equally. Next reason is because America must not be subjected to the same torments that Muslims are creating in Europe.


Now I understand why a boyhood friend of mine who happened to be Jewish referred to Black Muslims as the "Double Negative"

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Apr 14, 2019 13:54:53   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
The woman is reaping what she's sown. Too bad for her.

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Apr 14, 2019 13:58:21   #
Trooper745 (a regular here)
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
... he’s done more for ordinary Americans of every color than any of his predecessors ...


That is what really pisses them off. Trump is trying very hard to do exactly what he promised, and has been successful in increasing jobs, improving the economy, negotiating with potential enemies, slowing illegal immigration and starting to unravel the horrible mess of obamacare.

Democrats have busied themselves with trying to oust POTUS Trump and block his attempts to MAGA. Outside of that, the wacko leftist democrats have done nothing but tell lies and spread leftist BS.

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Apr 14, 2019 14:22:36   #
Liberty Tree (a regular here)
 
Trooper745 wrote:
That screed isn't really the little troll rumitoid's opinion or "sentiment". It is a cut-n-paste from "The Guardian", a really radical leftist anti-USA/Trump website. Rummytoid's intent is just to get attention by irritating you, and he's too dishonest to cite his sources.


All liberals know is what they are fed from some ELWNJ source. No thought required.

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Apr 14, 2019 14:25:45   #
son of witless (a regular here)
 
rumitoid wrote:
First this to consider: We should be paying all kinds of attention to Omar’s words and actions. She is principled and outspoken against all types of human rights abuses, having criticized Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen, spoken out against Chinese repression of the Uighur population, stood with the Sudanese people in their uprising, opposed American intervention in Venezuela, grilled Elliott Abrams about his atrocious human rights record, and more. She is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and has already introduced the Protect Against Unlawful Lobbying Act of 2019, and the Federal Worker Childcare Protection Act of 2019. Most recently, she cosponsored a bicameral bill to end Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. And she only began her job in January.

Which American politician publicly referred to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks as “those folks who committed this act,” seemingly downplaying its horrors? Was it Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar? No. Try George W Bush.

Or how about this. Who said that “the Stephen Miller approach to immigration has no viability”, adding that “Mr Miller is well known…for having views that are outside the mainstream,” suggesting Miller is in reality a political extremist who doesn’t belong in government? Was it Ilhan Omar? Wrong again. It was the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

And here is Trump addressing Jewish supporters in America saying "your prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu," assumes that Jewish Americans carry a dual loyalty to both Israel and the United States. This has been attributed to Ilhan Omar.

Over and over again, Ilhan Omar’s detractors misrepresent her words and intentions, accusing her of saying things she didn’t say or condemning her for things that have been said before, even by Republicans themselves.

But the attacks continue. That’s why you could be forgiven for thinking that Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress, has said these – or even much worse – things. By now, she is accused so often of various speech and thought crimes that she almost seems like a figure in the Two Minutes Hate, the daily ritual used to whip party members into a frenzy in George Orwell’s novel 1984. In Orwell’s dystopia, the enemy of the people was the very Jewish-sounding Emmanuel Goldstein. If you believe some pundits, today’s enemy of the people is the very Muslim-looking Ilhan Omar.

And here is the BIG ONE: The latest manufactured outrage derives from a speech Omar gave last month to the Los Angeles branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. As the Washington Post noted, Omar’s 23 March speech was broadcast live (including on Fox News Online), but became controversial only days ago. In one phrase of her 20-minute talk, which was focused on Muslim Americans and civil rights, Omar says “some people did something” when referring to the September 11 attacks. (George W. said “those folks who committed this act.”) It’s abundantly clear by the context of the talk that Omar was saying that the actions of a few have distressingly enabled the threat to the civil rights of so many. To allege that Omar was minimizing the horrors of September 11 is to deliberately misconstrue the point of her comments. For those Christians and others who bemoan cherry-picked verses out of context, you should be sympathetic.
First this to consider: We should be paying all ki... (show quote)


That this woman continually makes anti Semitic comments is not a misrepresentation. That Democrats have failed to specifically condemn her is one of their many moral failures.

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Apr 14, 2019 14:27:12   #
Reality (a regular here)
 
DASHY wrote:
After all, calling people ugly names should be reserved for Trump and Trump alone. Like all autocrats in history, Trump is more interested in promoting his own personal wealth and self-serving interests than representing all Americans equally. Americans should not be subjected to his constant torments.


You clearly have no thoughts of your own!!!!!!!

Trump cares about the country more than any president in the history of the country! That’s the truth but you have your pre programmed hate blinders on so you can’t see reality.

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