As President Donald Trump continued to assail Rep. Ilhan Omar Monday, hundreds of progressive leaders affirmed their support for the freshman congresswoman and called on other members of Congress to denounce the "constant racist and bigoted attacks" she faces.
even though I think she expressed herself inartfully about the 9/11 attacks (like saying the Japanese “did something” on Dec 7, 1941) and I don’t like what I perceive as her needlessly divisive attacks on the American Jewish community, I agree the nasty criticism of her from Trump and the right wing media I over the top and even life threatening for her.
She should be, and can be, criticized, just as any politician but not in a way that threatens or encourages violence against her.
With regard to the American Jewish community, ass she is doing is speaking truth to power.
Her remarks about 911 were edited for the edification of the fanatic right. Paraphrasing here, she said that AFTER 911 “some people” got together to form an American-Muslim organization.
Hi Barry, I think it’s NOT the American Jewish community that is the problem—it’s the Netanyahu and his zealot zionists and so many of the heartless and disgusting settlers that treat Palestinians as less than human.
Did you realize that one setter community took over more Palestine land and the newest settlement overlooked the Palestinians. The settlers, of course , had their recent land upgraded and with all the modern conveniences—except as they were over looking the Palestine land they saw no need to finish he sewer system. Revoltingly----their shit drips down onto the Palestine land. That’s really disgusting----don’t you think?
We will see how deep the dry rot is in the Democratic party. A. B. Stoddart a seemingly harmless chattering head intentionally misquote Rep Omar. Why? Omar has in fact maintained an admirable spine among the spineless, an admirable quality in today’s crop of the spineless. This is how far down our government has sunk. The mantra has been that Omar’s apology wasn’t clear enough. What did she have to do kneel at the feet of that punk. Netanyahu? He and AIPAC don’t represent the Jewish people. A very weak candidate damned near took him out. Would that it should have happened.
This is Pathetic. 200+ Progressives sign a letter protesting the horrendous treatment of Omar.
It should be more like 200 Million Americans send a letter to the President to Stop his Bigotry, Stop harassing Congresswoman Omar and Stop putting her in danger by arousing your violent insane Zombie-like followers who are capable of killing anyone you single out.
Hopefully every dem that goes to the well to speak, speaks out against racial and religious attacks coming from right-wing-nuts.
actually lerenarde, The Yahoo does represent the Israeli people according to Norman Finklestein, a man renound ( and renounced) for his integrity and intelligence, just as The T-rump actually represents the people of the US. It’s horrifying, but true.
Right wing Sinclair Broadcasting now has paid programming throughout Saturday mornings, America Now or something. They had Gorka the Russian and another troll crucifying Omar with the aid of a bewildered, centrist Democrat from the Judiciary Committee. There is NO counterpoint, just hours of telling America Omar peed on 9-11. Let me tell you something. World Trade Center 7 did not collapse from adjacent heat. That is what they told us and it is a lie making other things lies. It was blown up with charges and New York firefighters said it was blown up floor by floor by set charges like demo. The city then fought firefighters for their respiratory claims. There is a video of the jewish owner of the tower saying they chose to “pull it,” a demo term for exploding it by floors. We don’t know the part our government played but if you thing 19 high schoolers from Saudi Arabia with Bin Landen money were successful without help I think you’re wrong and the ash had not settled before Cheney, Bush and the oil cartel declared war on Iraq’s oil, a former ally Reagan armed to kill Iranians from 81 to 88. You have to look past the planes hitting the towers and if you go to You Tube you can compare news broadcasts from the same moment. It is telling. I don’t know but Omar is killing the messenger. Her point was Muslims losing their civil rights after 9-11. Rudy and company were bunkered in WTC 7. They were told to flee and they did just before it collapsed. How could they know when it would fall. Lucky guess. I don’t believe it for a second. We get played. Enjoy your game. Raycom successfully flew planes by remote control in 1999 as a precursor to the drone program.