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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Disturbing Things Said By 2019 Dem House Freshmen
vailpass 11:48 AM 01-25-2019
There are some Freshmen 2019 Congress people who are showing early signs that they will be promoting controversial points of view not in keeping with traditional American view points. It's still early but they will be interesting to watch as especially once the government reopens.

Reps Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib, Alexandria Cortez, and others promise to make things interesting.

For starters, here's one from Omar.


Rep. Ilhan Omar faces backlash after claiming Trump is backing ‘coup’ in Venezuela

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a social media backlash after accusing President Trump of backing a “coup” in the socialist-led country of Venezuela even though Nicolas Maduro’s government is considered largely illegitimate by much of the international community.

“A US backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face,” Omar tweeted. “Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We Must support Mexico, Uruguay, & the Vatican’s efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue.”

The U.S. and other nations on Wednesday took the step of recognizing Juan Guaido, the opposition head of the National Assembly, as the interim president of Venezuela. Maduro was elected last year in a vote widely seen as fraudulent.

Omar’s response provoked a fierce backlash on social media.

This is bats*** lunacy on every level https://t.co/uSlDhbdzKT

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 25, 2019



Siding with the guy who has forced his starving populace to eat their pets to own the cons https://t.co/AoFloxElUT

— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 25, 2019



* The opposition is not far-right

* The idea that there is no violence at the moment, or that it's the result of US policy rather than Nicolas Maduro, is absurd

As the vastly differing stances by Sanders and Omar show, the left of the Dems is much less united than people think. https://t.co/T2ch125uWC

— Yascha Mounk (@Yascha_Mounk) January 25, 2019



Omar was at the center of another Twitter controversy earlier this week when she made unsubstantiated accusations against the Covington Catholic students who had the viral confrontation with Native American elder Nathan Phillips.

She also was criticized for claiming that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was “compromised” and that Israel has “hypnotized” the world.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep...p-in-venezuela
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Discuss Thrower 11:48 AM 01-25-2019
Incel. Racist.
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vailpass 11:53 AM 01-25-2019
Omar, Tlaib come under fire from GOP

Freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, are drawing fire from Republicans in their first weeks since taking office.

House GOP leaders condemned the appointment of Omar, a Minnesota progressive, to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pointing to her past criticism of Israel.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) moved last week to try to block Tlaib, who represents a district that includes part of Detroit, from leading a delegation to Palestine. That came after Tlaib drew GOP ire within 24 hours after taking the oath of office this month with a fiery call to “impeach the motherf---r."

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who is Jewish, unveiled a resolution this week stating that the House “rejects anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred.” It specifically cites Tlaib’s and Omar’s support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, which is critical of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

Republicans say their criticism has nothing to do with religion or race, but that it’s been hard to ignore what they view as extreme positions from the two freshmen.

Zeldin, who acknowledged this week that he had yet to meet either Tlaib or Omar, said that the repeated incidents motivated him to take the unusually personal step of introducing a resolution that calls out his colleagues.

“I've been rather discouraged that it's not just one thing that happens and then you can give them the benefit of the doubt. It's just, it's constant. Every single day you're reading about something new. They’re deliberately being provocative with rhetoric and positions,” Zeldin told The Hill.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, dismissed the notion that her views were anti-Semitic in a brief interview. She accused “right-wing folks” of targeting her because she's Muslim.

When asked what she thinks is motivating the scrutiny from Republicans, Tlaib replied: “Because I'm Muslim, Palestinian. I mean, I'm a human being here as a mom, as an advocate and all these things. And I'm an equal to them now.”

Zeldin offered a blistering response: “She is being attacked for shamefully targeting Israelis, Jews, and others with a ton of hatred obviously consuming her heart. It is ironic that someone who loves the dual loyalty line of attack against supporters of Israel draped herself in a Palestinian flag on election night,” he said, referring to reports that Tlaib’s mother, a Palestinian immigrant, draped her in the flag at one point as she spoke at a victory party.

The attacks on Tlaib and Omar are unlikely to hurt their reelection efforts. Both represent deep-blue districts that are not considered competitive.

But the criticisms by Republicans dovetails with a GOP effort to paint the new Democratic majority as extreme, an argument Trump has sought to use in the public relations battle over the government shutdown.

House GOP leaders sharply criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for appointing Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee because of a 2012 tweet criticizing Israel amid the Gaza War.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I am deeply disappointed in Speaker Pelosi’s choice, a choice that threatens the Committee’s long history of bipartisan support for Israel," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.

In that tweet, Omar wrote: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel”

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...-fire-from-gop
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Randallflagg 12:26 PM 01-25-2019
Funny isn't it? An old man, like me, who was raised watching politicians actually work for the good of the country, civility being always present, decorum at all times.

Fast forward 60 years or so.

Now we have the dregs of society being "elected". Most can't even pronounce the word "decorum", let alone know how to practice it. Politics in this country has now become the product of the lowest common denominator.

Surely, the end can't be far off..........
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HonestChieffan 07:56 PM 01-25-2019
They offer the potential to split the dems into 10 parts
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Jim Hammer 08:41 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by :
When asked what she thinks is motivating the scrutiny from Republicans, Tlaib replied: “Because I'm Muslim, Palestinian. I mean, I'm a human being here as a mom, as an advocate and all these things. And I'm an equal to them now.
And that bugs the shit out of you idiots.
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Cosmos 08:51 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
Funny isn't it? An old man, like me, who was raised watching politicians actually work for the good of the country, civility being always present, decorum at all times.

Fast forward 60 years or so.

Now we have the dregs of society being "elected". Most can't even pronounce the word "decorum", let alone know how to practice it. Politics in this country has now become the product of the lowest common denominator.

Surely, the end can't be far off..........
So Trump = hard work, decorum, civility...? LMFAO

Which country is Trump working for? You’ll find out soon.
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vailpass 08:54 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
And that bugs the shit out of you idiots.
That she’s a US Congress member who identifies as Palestinian? Yes. It doesn’t bother you?
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IowaHawkeyeChief 09:19 PM 01-25-2019
:-) In a recent poll Acasio-Cortez would have the support of 75% of Democrats if she was old enough to run for President...
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Jim Hammer 09:23 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by vailpass:
That she’s a US Congress member who identifies as Palestinian? Yes. It doesn’t bother you?
Nope.

She took the oath of office, right?
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Jim Hammer 09:26 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
:-) In a recent poll Acasio-Cortez would have the support of 75% of Democrats if she was old enough to run for President...
And before today, Trump had 80% approval of Republicans (we'll see where that goes).

What's your point?


Spoiler!

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HonestChieffan 09:28 PM 01-25-2019
Id hate to see anything bad happen to these people. They have dedicated themselves to the good of the country.
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IowaHawkeyeChief 09:31 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
And before today, Trump had 80% approval of Republicans (we'll see where that goes).

What's your point?
She's an admitted Socialist... Your party is in shambles as they race to the left for the upcoming 2020 primaries, you just can't see it through your hate for Trump.
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Jim Hammer 09:39 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
She's an admitted Socialist... Your party is in shambles as they race to the left for the upcoming 2020 primaries, you just can't see it through your hate for Trump.
I think she cares more for this country and the people in it than Trump.

And I don't hate Trump. I hate that that fat piece of shit is president, but I don't hate him personally.
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Chief Northman 09:48 PM 01-25-2019
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
I think she cares more for this country and the people in it than Trump.

And I don't hate Trump. I hate that that fat piece of shit is president, but I don't hate him personally.
Name a legit alternative for President in this political landscape.

Go.....
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