Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is doing more now than just ruffling feathers in the Democratic Party with her anti-Semitic remarks. Now she’s going after her own party’s greatest hero.
Didn’t she get the memo? You’re not supposed to attack President Obama.
But that’s exactly what she did, according to Politico.
In a lengthy piece about Omar, one eye-catching section reads as follows: “Omar says the ‘hope and change’ offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the ‘caging of kids’ at the U.S.-Mexico border and the ‘droning of countries around the world’ on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.”
“We can’t be only upset with Trump,” the Muslim congresswoman is quoted as saying. “His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was. And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
Wow, it almost sounds like she’s saying Obama got away with murder.
Omar and her controversial cohort Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are becoming a fast-growing problem for Democrats unwilling to jump onboard their progressive crazy train. Jewish Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), whose district neighbors Omar’s, is certainly uncomfortable with the direction she and Ocasio-Cortez are going.
“Suddenly an entire party is being branded by the perspectives of two of its members who represent one percent of the caucus,” he complained.
Politico spoke with a Minnesotan named Ali Aden about his fellow Somali-American Omar. He supports her but doesn’t like the way she’s approached her job in Congress as a representative of him and her other Minnesota constituents.
“I was shocked,” he said. “I don’t like her on Twitter. She’s very smart, and I didn’t think she would talk that way.”
“It was an embarrassment for me as a Somali-American, because we do not like extreme left or extreme right.”
But Omar said herself that she wants people to be unsettled by what she’s doing.
“I am certainly not looking to be comfortable, and I don’t want everyone necessarily to feel comfortable around me,” she explained. “I think really the most exciting things happen when people are extremely uncomfortable.”
And that’s exactly what she’s doing to her less progressive colleagues like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who tried to explain away Omar’s anti-Semitic comments by saying that perhaps the Muslim congresswoman didn’t understand the “weight of her words,” Times of Israel reported.
Few people believed her.