First Muslim Female Congresswoman Omar Being Crucified by Fascist Duopoly.

Apologies for the hit and run. Have been perusing Twitter throughout the day and this story is developing and is now the top trending item there. Haven't read the "official" report from the lame-o Politico or the alleged savage takedown in the Wapo. But thought I'd take a quick sampling of some of the tweets to let the C99 community see for ourselves what's going on and to discuss it if it's of interest.

Share
up
47 users have voted.

Comments

Mark from Queens's picture

of the things we loathe about the Duopoly's cravenness, greed and viciousness. The way a bipartisan effort can be put together at the drop of a hat, on behalf of their donors' interests alone, to sanction anyone challenging the status quo.

It appears this courageous, diminutive black, female Muslim has been extraordinarily renditioned to a proverbial cell block in DC, by Democrats, for persecution in daring to call out what has been sooooo long overdue. Which is that AIPAC has had an outsized, thuggish influence over all American politics for too long.

It's also just another in what seems to be many implicit messages of late to the burgeoning socialist wing of the Democratic Party that they'd better stay in line or the PTB will coming down on them. Well, fuck these people.

If this is allowed to stand it bodes really badly for anyone who wishes to end the MIC, finally frontally challenge American imperialism and who want to usher in a new era of peace and

I think we should have her back.

up
39 users have voted.

"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

@Mark from Queens
the patriot act, notwithstanding the fact that their staffers hadn't had a chance to read it yet.

if you gutted them all you wouldn't have enough material to string a ukulele.

up
27 users have voted.

The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

Pluto's Republic's picture

I've never seen a watershed and was aware what it was — at the same time.

To be clear, I am referring to an eyes-wide-open discussion of AIPAC's destructive force in American politics and foreign policy. If Omar has managed to move the dial on the narrow spectrum of permitted topics in America — I don't know what...! It's a new day.

up
30 users have voted.

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
– Albert Camus
JekyllnHyde's picture

Consistency matters in politics.

up
24 users have voted.

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

snoopydawg's picture

for its foreign and economic policies. How about its blind obedience to Israel? Or did that just make me anti Semitic?

When you have your government tell you that you can't boycott Israeli products because Israel makes them pass legislation against it then I think Omar has a point. Who is putting pressure on congress to silence her?

Here's some more blow back on Omar and more stuff about Israel.

This is the about most recent kerfuffle on her statement. Democrats were very quick to censor Omar for her Benjamins comment, but I haven't seen them criticize the West Virginia GOP for the anti Muslim poster. This was a blatant on Omar for being Muslim and tying her and her religion to terrorism. Nancy, you going to say something about that?

House Dems will take floor action to confront Omar’s latest Israel comments

another one about Omar's first comment.

Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson

Are Israeli troops cowards for never fighting in the wars that we do for Israel? Will they be the ones sent into Iran when Israel decides it's time for that war?

Fighting Israel's Wars

We have a military base in Israel and so any attack there will draw the country into war. Will the Israeli troops even have to fight then?

Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel

Reposted from the EBs. Hope people will take time and read these. I've wanted to essay them, but haven't felt up to it lately.

up
32 users have voted.

America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

@snoopydawg
What makes you anti-Christian is your insufficient hatred for Muslims.

up
21 users have voted.

The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

snoopydawg's picture

@UntimelyRippd

But I think it depends on which ones I hate right? In some countries they are really bad, but in others they are good because their governments are our allies. This gets confusing at the times the governments we support become the ones we don't anymore.

up
16 users have voted.

America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

janis b's picture

@snoopydawg

up
12 users have voted.

@snoopydawg ... and commentators in the entire U.S.

The guy writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. He's been on DKos for a long time, under the moniker, "attytood," and he's very low-key and unassuming when you communicate with him (and I have, both online and offline, a few times). His tweet, highlighted in your post, is SPOT-ON !!!

I want to be very clear, with absolutely no equivocation. Rep. Ilhan Omar is asking questions about American policy in the Middle East and elsewhere that should have been asked decades ago. They're terrified, and they're trying to take her down. #IStandWithIlhan

— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) March 4, 2019

up
29 users have voted.

"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used." --Hunter S. Thompson

snoopydawg's picture

Lowry was who first called out Omar for her latest tweet. I haven't heard anything from Chelsea yet about this. She was all over Omar the last time. How long until we see Chelsea running for congress?

up
23 users have voted.

America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

The Aspie Corner's picture

You DO NOT criticize the US Empire or its client states.

up
18 users have voted.

Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.

orlbucfan's picture

up
8 users have voted.

" Our solutions to the climate crisis must match the demands of physics."
c/o truthout

Ilhan Omar’s Dilemma: AIPAC, Zionism and the Politics of Weaponized Identity
BY TEODROSE FIKRE ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019
It happened once again; someone committed the egregious sin of speaking the truth only to be vilified by establishment voices. This time around, it was Ilhan Omar, Minnesota’s freshman Representative–and a refugee from Mogadishu, Somalia–who was mauled by her own party and the media-politico complex for daring to criticize AIPAC.

The charges of antisemitism were thrown at a furious clip as politicians on both sides of the aisle and media personalities across the spectrum were hell-bent on making an example out of Omar and lashing her into submission. Within short order, Representative Omar was forced to backtrack and apologize for saying something she never said.

Let’s get one thing clear, criticizing AIPAC and Zionism is not antisemitism. The former is a lobbying groups and the latter is a political philosophy that is rooted in ethnic supremacy. Rebuking one or both is to antisemitism as denouncing Democrats is to racism or refusing to vote Hillary Clinton is to misogyny. It’s one thing to disavow bigotry, it’s a whole other ballgame to stifle dissent and silence deserved condemnations by loosely throwing around unfounded accusations of racism, sexism or antisemitism.

Another place worth reading.

up
23 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

snoopydawg's picture

@dkmich

I'm glad that his work is getting more exposure and he absolutely nails it here.

Let’s get one thing clear, criticizing AIPAC and Zionism is not antisemitism. The former is a lobbying groups and the latter is a political philosophy that is rooted in ethnic supremacy. Rebuking one or both is to antisemitism as denouncing Democrats is to racism or refusing to vote Hillary Clinton is to misogyny. It’s one thing to disavow bigotry, it’s a whole other ballgame to stifle dissent and silence deserved condemnations by loosely throwing around unfounded accusations of racism, sexism or antisemitism.

Or sexist. Thanks for posting his article here.

up
12 users have voted.

America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

Government by dog whistle and bag men.

up
17 users have voted.
dystopian's picture

AIPAC and the Dem party have proven Ilhan Omar was absolutely correct in what she said, by their actions since. The Dems proved they are tools of AIPAC more than the people. A hundred million a year goes a long way. What do we say of those that flip out when their behavior is questioned? That is the type of people we are dealing with. AIPAC is unregistered foreign agents writing our legislation. This or the anti-BDS laws, it is the same BS'ing bullies.

As the one tweet said "Using the Jewish faith as political prop is antisemitic by itself" is spot-on. Intentionally conflating anti-zionism with anit-semitism to manipulate us little people is just another example of these bullies intent to manipulate with mis-information.

Thanks AIPAC and the Democratic Party for showing your true colors. They are very dark.

up
19 users have voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

I've said it before, and I'll Keep saying it-

Burn the mutha Down.

up
8 users have voted.

Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

Raggedy Ann's picture

to support her more and send a message to the dimorat establishment that they are in the wrong and she is in the right? Help I don't tweet or FB, so those options are out. I've been sending articles to my friends, but I don't know how far it goes from there.

Bottom line, I'm sick of this crap. Dash 1

up
11 users have voted.

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

-- Voltaire

snoopydawg's picture

the tagline NeverAgain tells me that she is also about Omar being a Muslim not so much her criticism of Israel or AIPAC. The Never Again was on the poster of the towers with a picture of Omar.

up
8 users have voted.

America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

White (and many rich) democratic party leaders going after dissenting women of color. Especially Chelsea Clinton who patted Omar on the head like a truant child who need a kind disciplinary hand. And while invoking Palin's really American theme which was a dog whistle for white nationalism.

Also, I have to wonder how the black community will react as this invokes what happened to Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X when they became Muslims.

Kos just recently announced once again that the future of the democrat party is women and POC. Sure. Yup. Unless they go after the white power structure.

up
10 users have voted.

@MrWebster
to attend university, and met white kids from the chicago burbs. they were always careful to explain that they absolutely were not racist: with respect to the darker-hued sorts of people there were the good ones and the bad ones, and what appeared to me to be racism was only contempt for the bad ones.

up
7 users have voted.

The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

on Daily Kos who was Jewish but highly critical of Israel? He ran into a whole LOT of accusations of anti-semitism by the Kos bots. I tried to defend him when I could. He finally disappeared.

The US has always had a supportive role when it came to Israel, but since the Christian thugs have come into power over the last 20 years, that political support has morphed into a religious frenzy. The anti-BDS crap only proves that our government is willing to suspend our Constitution in order to please a foreign government. Ilhan is right on the mark.

I don't know what I can do to support her, but I do, big time!

up
9 users have voted.

"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

Deja's picture

@Fishtroller 02

http://davidharrisgershon.com/book/

He's writes. I bought his book. His wife was nearly killed by a terrorist bomb left in a backpack in the cafeteria at the university he and his wife attended in Jerusalem. His grace and forgiveness are like he's a freaking super hero. He writes of how the blast affected his wife physically and mentally (it was bad!), yet he doesn't want revenge, and even felt empathy for the bomber and his family.

up
12 users have voted.

@Deja

up
4 users have voted.

"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

@Deja

Probably because he has been treated like shit by some of the Jewish groups in this country.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-voice-the-jcc-doesnt-think-we-...

This is scary.

up
4 users have voted.

"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

Shahryar's picture

up
2 users have voted.