(Tea Party PAC) – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is the picture of American success and opportunity.
Born in Somalia and raised in a Kenyan refugee camp, she was able to travel to the United States where she was granted asylum, educated, and succeeded so well in politics she’s now a friggin’ Representative.
Is she grateful for the nation that made all this possible?
Of course not!
In Omar’s mind, she is a perpetual victim of our great nation.
And they wonder why Trump told her she could go back to where she came from! Would she seriously rather live in Somalia or Kenya?! Obviously not.
In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Omar is bashing American all over again, urging readers beyond simply condemning President Donald Trump as racist and to “confront” his policies.
Condemning Trump’s basic criticism of her, that she dislikes the United States, she complains about the United States.
Wow, great defense.
The op-ed, titled “It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism,” falls back an a series of oft-refuted accusations made against Trump as a racist, including the claim that the president “tacitly accepted” the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, who chanted “Jews will not replace us” at a rally in August 2017.
Trump, in reality, expressly condemned these white supremacists more than once, “in the strongest possible terms” on Aug. 12, 2017, calling them “repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans” on Aug. 14, and saying they should be “condemned totally” on Aug. 15.
But sure, that’s “tacit acceptance” to someone like Ilhan Omar, to whom everyone is a racist unless they’re not a SJW in the highest order, and then they’re probably still a racist anyway.
Ironically, Omar makes no mention of her own far more explicit history of racist and antisemitic statements, which include freshly unearthed comments she made in an interviee witth Al-Jazeera in 2018 in which she said that Americans should be “more fearful of white men.”
Instead, Omar accuses Trump of “efforts to pit religious minorities against one another.”
Oh, shut up.
She goes on to repeat a number of false claims about Trump’s administration, such as “the caging of immigrant children at the border or the banning of Muslim immigrants or the allowing of segregation in public housing.”
The most telling passage of her op-ed, however, is when she falls back on some good old-fashioned America-bashing, trying to explain the difference between “the America we expected to find and the one we actually experienced:”
The America we arrived in was different from the one my grandfather had hoped to find. The land of opportunity he imagined in 1992 was in fact full of challenges. People identified me in ways that were foreign to me: immigrant, black. I learned that these identities carried stigmas, and I experienced prejudice as a visibly Muslim woman.
And yet you’re a Congresswoman.
Not once does Omar express gratitude towards the United States, seeming instead to defend herself against charges that she dislikes America to explain that she is justified in disliking America.
Well done, Ilhan. You sure showed us.