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Republican Congressman Drops Truth Bomb on New Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

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Apparently, you’re only Palestinian-American if you’re a Democrat.

That’s the takeaway from Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who became one of the first two Muslim women in Congress.

After her swearing-in on Thursday, the controversial representative posted a list of putative firsts for the 116th Congress, including the fact that they had the first Palestinian-American member.

Except they didn’t. That went back to at least 2011, as Justin Amash of Michigan noted.

So, let’s go back to the first tweet from Omar, which proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Twitter posts with the “green checkmark” emoji should be on our list for targeted cultural obsolescence in 2019.

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It’s interesting that Omar says that the 116th Congress contains the “1st Indigenous women.” I’m guessing she’s pretty much acknowledging that Elizabeth Warren’s 1/1024th Native American claim means she’s 1023/1024ths full of bunkum. However, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is definitely Palestinian-American.

However, there was a bit of an error in Omar’s calculations.

Huh. I guess you don’t count as Palestinian-American if you’re a Republican?

Oh, and as Independent Journal Review notes, John E. Sununu of New Hampshire, who entered Congress first in 1997, has Palestinian heritage through his father. But, again, GOP.

Of course, maybe you only qualify as a Palestinian-American to Ilhan Omar if you’re an anti-Semite. Rashida Tlaib is a big fan of BDS, and apparently someone with access to her new office doesn’t think that Israel should exist:

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Oh, and Women’s March founder Linda Sarsour — another BDS supporter with links to Louis Farrakhan, he of the infamous “termite” speech — also attended a ceremony marking Tlaib’s swearing-in.

Do you think Ilhan Omar should apologize for her anti-Semitic remarks?

Tlaib managed to wallpaper over most of this with a fair-minded, well-reasoned, erudite peroration regarding what she plans to do regarding President Trump’s impeachment, mind you, but I think it’s safe to state we’re dealing with another anti-Semite here.

But, yes, the 116th Congress has the first anti-Semitic Palestinian-American, something that Ilhan Omar is no doubt proud of. After all, she’s an anti-Semite, too:

However, actual Palestinian-Americans go a bit further back. And you know, they had significantly better politics, to boot.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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