In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)
For the past month or so, a collection of anti-American–and in a couple of cases, virulently anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism–freshman members of Congress, who have styled themselves The Squad, have dominated Democrat politics. It is probably safe to say more media attention has been lavished upon them than on the Democrat presidential hopefuls. Sunday, President Trump criticized them in a series of tweets and the media leapt to their defense branding the tweets, President Trump, and everyone one the country who didn’t pee on themselves reading the tweets as racists. Since then, their whining about being victims is all the press has been interested in, other than calling the GOP racists, but the latter happens every day and so no one thinks much about it.
Last night, Tucker Carlson had Louisiana Senator John Kennedy as a guest and he gave the best description of The Squad that I’ve seen to date.
I hesitate to contribute to this freak show but I’ll give you my thoughts for what they’re worth. I don’t think President Trump is a racist.
I don’t think his original tweet was racist. I think it was a poor choice of words, which is why he clarified. What he’s said now, in clarification, this is not China, this is America. In America, if you hate our country you’re free to leave. Now he said that in response to the behavior of the four congresswomen you’re talking about, the so-called Squad.
I’m not sure the president should exchange playground insults with them. When you try to argue with a fool, that proves there are two. But the president decided to do so. The simple fact of the matter is that the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its origins. They think America and its people are even more wicked now. That we are all racist and misogynistic and evil.
They are entitled to their opinion. They are Americans. But I’m entitled to my opinion, and I just think they are left-wing cranks and they are the reason that there are directions on a shampoo bottle. I think we should ignore them.”
I mostly agree with that. You don’t have to listen to any of this group talk very long to realize they are simply mouthing vapid anti-American shibboleths that signal to fellow members of the anti-American left that they are with them. They can do this because they come from districts where the number of GOP voters is de minimus and if you can get a fired-up group of supporters out to the polls in a low turnout primary, you will win the general election for want of opposition. What I don’t agree with is that we can afford to ignore them. The media has shown a total lack of curiosity about the obvious fundraising shenanigans involving AOC and her fascist-loving chief of staff Saikat Chakrabati–and by shenanigans, I mean federal felonies. They aren’t curious at all about Ilhan Oman marrying her own brother…or her obvious support of Islamic terrorism. In fact, the press has normalized their radicalism and has gone along with classifying any critique of their positions or opinions as racism or some other -ism or -phobia.
We need to elevate them. We need to make every utterance by these people the subject of discussion. We need to get Democrats at all levels, from dog catcher to presidential candidates, on the record defending their nonsense.
The fact that they can’t correctly use shampoo doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. In fact, it means just the opposite.