Rep. Ilhan Omar Plays the Race Card to Defend Her Blaming America for the Failure of Socialism in Venezuela

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FoxNews.com reports that

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., fired back at Vice President Pence on Friday after he took issue with her remarks on the escalating tensions in Venezuela.

“Women of color have heard this before. Instead of ‘We disagree,’ it’s ‘She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,’” Omar tweeted. “They have to make us feel small. This from an Administration that thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax.”

Earlier in the day, Pence accused Omar of not knowing “what she’s talking about” after she appeared to lay some responsibility for the ongoing situation in Venezuela on the Trump administration over its “bullying” tactics and sanctions.

Pence, for his part, assigned blame for the unrest to embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

“Nicolas Maduro is a socialist dictator who has taken what was one of the most prosperous nations in this hemisphere and brought it literally to a level of deprivation and oppression and poverty that we have never seen,” Pence said. “Nine out of 10 people in Venezuela live in poverty. Three million people have fled Venezuela. That’s not a result of U.S. policies. That’s the result of dictatorship and socialism that has been imposed on people of Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro.”

Earlier in the week, Omar made comments on PBS’ “Democracy Now!,” saying that “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”

“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” she added.

Pence separately took issue with those remarks on Thursday, accusing her on Twitter of picking “socialism over freedom.” He went on to extend the administration’s support to “the freedom-loving people of Venezuela.”

Vice-President Pence is exactly right.

Everywhere that it has been tried, Marxism has failed and Venezuela is no exception.

Back during my college days in the late 1970s, I had a class with a young man from Venezuela.

He would speak to me regularly about how his nation was thriving economically and becoming a major player on the world stage.

He would brag about how beautiful the cities were and speak of the national pride which he felt for his country.

Look at Venezuela now.

After years of suffering under Marxist Regimes, the citizens of Venezuela are forced to eat garbage just to stay alive.

And, this is what Rep. Ilhan Omar is trying to blame on OUR Sovereign Nation…the very country which she has sworn an oath to?

Fox News’ Jesse Watters has had enough…

“I would issue a challenge to her. Omar, please say one good thing about America,” Watters said on “The Five” on Thursday.

“We hear her so much saying what’s wrong with America. Just say what you’re proud of. I think that would counterbalance some of the negativity that you hear coming out of her mouth.”

Jesse, I wouldn’t hold your breath while you’re waiting for her to comply with your request.

After all, the woman is an anti-American, anti-Semite Muslim from Somalia who married her own brother to keep him from being deported.

In fact, she is so filled with animus toward tbe country which she is supposed to be representing, that she has forgotten the lesson which a “man of color” tqaught us long ago:

It’s not about the color of your skin. It’s about the content of your character.

And Rep. Omar, yours is sorely lacking.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Throws Race Card at Rep. Mark Meadows During Cohen Hearing…Then Tries to Deny It

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Playing the race card is done as if it were some kind of sport. – Former Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

FoxNews.com reports that

Accusations of racism swirled Wednesday during Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, after a Democratic House freshman, Rashida Tlaib, appeared to accuse fellow lawmaker Mark Meadows of being racist.

Tlaib, D- Mich., was addressing the chamber when she turned her remarks to a Trump employee who’d been invited to the hearing by Meadows, R-N.C.

“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say, the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.”

An emotional Meadows fired back, saying Lynne Patton, a Trump aide and official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wanted to be present in support of President Trump. He asked that Tlaib’s remarks be stricken from the record.

Cohen estimates Trump asked him to threaten people 500 times during his employment

“My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that. You know that, Mr. Chairman. And to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual (motioning to Cohen), that she’s coming in to be a prop — it’s racist to suggest that I asked her to come in here for that reason.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the committee, asked Tlaib to “rephrase” her remarks.

“I want to make sure I understand, you were not intending to call Mr. Meadows a racist, is that right?” Cummings asked.

“No, Mr. Chairman, I did not call Mr. Meadows a racist. I am trying as a person of color just to express myself and how I felt at that moment, and so, just for the record, that was my intention.”

Meadows continued to defend his decision to invite Patton.

“She came in because she felt like the president of the United States was getting falsely accused, and Mr. Chairman, you and I have a personal relationship that’s not based on color. And to even go down this direction is wrong.”

Cummings thanked Meadows for his remarks, adding that the pair are best friends but that he did not believe Tlaib was calling Meadows a racist.

“Of all the people on this committee, I’ve said it and gotten in trouble for it but you are one of my best friends,” Cummings said. “I could see and feel your pain. I feel it. And I don’t think Ms. Tlaib intended to cause you that, that kind of pain and that kind of frustration.”

Tlaib added this: “That was not my intention, and I do apologize if that’s what it sounded like. But I said someone in general, and as everyone knows in this chamber I’m pretty direct. So if I wanted to say that, I would’ve — but that’s not what I said.”

Oh, Really?

In case you do not remember, the night that Rep. Tlaib was sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress, she was videotaped vowing to impeach the president. This was shortly after she penned an op-ed for The Detroit Free Press outlining the case for impeachment.

The video showed Tlaib telling supporters.

“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says: ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”

Classy, huh?

Tlaib is a Black Muslim, born in America to parents of Palestinian descent.

As I have been writing over the last several years, Liberals are nothing if not predictable.

They view everything in terms of politics and race, not necessarily in that order.

From city councils to Congress, you can bet your bottom dollar, that when a Democrat is in a losing position over any public matter, if they happen to be black, they will play the Race Card.

This egregious claim coming from House Freshman Rashida Tlaib, which she feebly tried to walk back when called to account for it, that President Trump is a racist or a White Supremacist reminds me of all the historical conflicts which I used to read about, during a course in college which I took titled “The Rhetoric of Social Protest“.

Karl Marx knew long ago that all you needed to do to touch the heart of the common man was to convince him of a shared struggle.

Vladimir Lenin took this a step further, by using the concept of a shared struggle to convince the Bolsheviks to help him overthrow the Czar of Russia and murder him and his family during the Russian Revolution.

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but fiery rhetoric spoken by anyone in a leadership position, especially someone in our Federal Government, has consequences.

The throwing of the Race Card by the Democrats first really came into prominence during the Obama Administration.

Former President Barack Hussein Obama is as responsible for what has happened to Race Relations in America, as any thug wannabe in any city.

However, he is not alone in his responsibility.

Every race-baiter, local & national, like Congresswoman Tlaib, who fanned the flames of racial hatred, has the blood of any innocent person, police and civilians alike, slain in the name of Racial Division.

Do you remember when one half of the “Justice Brothers”, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton, led a march in New York City, capitalizing on the deaths of two of Michael Brown and Earl Garner?

During the march, the protesters chanted

What do we want? Dead Cops!

Somehow, America’s Professional Race-Baiters, from the Former Community Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, on down, twisted the facts to make it America’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Fault that two thugs got themselves killed in altercations with police officers.

What ever happened to personal responsibility?

President Ronald Reagan once said,

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

Compare it to these words:

It’s not to make excuses for that fact — although black folks do interpret the reasons for that in a historical context. They understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history. – President Barack Hussein Obama, 7/19/2014

Obama, for his own political reasons, reinforced at every opportunity while President, the self-fulfilling prophecy that the Black Community was still shackled and limited in their freedom.

Which was a delicious bit of irony considering that, as a black man, he held for 8 long years the position of President of the most powerful country on the face of the Earth.

The erroneous claims of bigotry aimed at President Trump, are merely a codicil in the Playbook of the Perpetually Aggrieved, as they continue their never-ending National Temper Tantrum over the results of the 2016 Presidential election, as witnessed by the behavior of Rep. Tlaib in yesterday’s Cohen Hearing.

In what has to be the worse case of mass self-unawareness on record, Modern American Liberals continue to make themselves look like poor losers and crybabies, as they continue to behave like petulant teenagers who have been grounded for acting out.

Freshman Congresswoman Tlaib and her partner in idiocy, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have become overnight pariahs, to be shunned, ridiculed, and not taken seriously.

Personally. I hope that Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest of the Democrats continue to behave like the jackasses that they are.

At this rate, Trump should win the 2020 Presidential Election in a landslide.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Congressional Coca-Cola Cowgirl, Hammered By Public Backlash, Throws Race Card

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The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content! – President Donald J. Trump on Twitter, October 19, 2017

FoxNews.com reports that

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, in the midst of a public feud with the Trump administration over the treatment of a Gold Star family, said the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.” 
 
In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, Wilson pushed back against comments made by White House chief of staff John Kelly during a Thursday press briefing in which he criticized Wilson’s involvement in a personal call President Trump made to the family of fallen Army Sgt. La David Johnson.

Johnson was one of four Americans killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. In the call, the president told Johnson’s widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” Wilson claimed. But Trump said that Wilson “totally fabricated” what he told Myeshia Johnson, the soldier’s widow.

Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by Wilson’s involvement in the call. During his remarks, Kelly also criticized Wilson by recalling her comments during the 2015 dedication of a FBI field office in Miramar, Fla.

He said Wilson “talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down.”

“And we were stunned, stunned that she’d done it,” Kelly said of Wilson’s remarks during the event. “Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”

But video of that event, released on Friday, showed that Wilson did not actually talk about the building’s funding, but instead spoke of her own efforts getting legislation passed that named the building after the fallen agents it was dedicated for.

“I feel very sorry for him because he feels such a need to lie on me and I’m not even his enemy,” Wilson said of Kelly, according to The Times. “I just can’t even imagine why he would fabricate something like that. That is absolutely insane. I’m just flabbergasted because it’s very easy to trace.”

Wilson didn’t label Kelly a racist in the piece but did claim that others in the White House are.

“They are making themselves look like fools. They have no credibility,” she said. “They are trying to assassinate my character, and they are assassinating their own because everything they say is coming out and shown to be a lie.”

The White House didn’t back down from Kelly’s comments during a Friday afternoon press briefing. Kelly, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, “absolutely” stands by his criticism.

“As Gen. Kelly pointed out, if you’re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, you’re an empty barrel,” Sanders said. “If you don’t understand that reference, I will put it a little bit more simply. As we say in the South: ‘all hat, no cattle.’” 

Before I vent my spleen, a few cogent facts about the “Coca-Cola Cowgirl”, courtesy of Heavy.com

Wilson, a Democrat, previously served as the executive director for Miami’s Office of Alternative Education. She was elected to represent Florida’s District 17 in 2010 and then the 24th district in 2012. Her term is set to expire January 3, 2019.

According to her answers on a questionnaire to Vote Smart, Wilson is pro-choice, supports same-sex marriage and is against the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. She also “generally” supports gun-control legislation while also supporting income tax increases to any tax bracket in order to balance the budget. In virtually every bill that’s related to veterans, though, she’s voted against proposed legislation, her voting record showed.

Here’s what you need to know about her voting record:

1. She Opposed a Bill Expanding Benefits to the Families of Fallen Soldiers.

2. Wilson Voted Against a Bill Protecting Whistleblowers Within the VA.

3. Wilson Opposed a Bill That Prevented a Government Shutdown.

4. She Voted Against the Recent Republican-Backed U.S. Budget Bill.

5. Wilson Voted Against a Bill That Keeps Guns Out of the Hands of Mentally Incompetent Veterans.

First off, regarding her claim that the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.”, I am positive that statement comes as a surprise to Dr. Ben Carson, Cabinet Member and Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a world-renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon, who just happens to be black.

But, I digress…

As I have been writing over the last several years, Liberals are nothing if not predictable.

They view everything in terms of politics and race, not necessarily in that order.

From city councils to Congress, you can bet your bottom dollar, that when a Democrat is shown to be a clueless buffoon in any public matter, if they happen to be black, they will play the Race Card.

This egregious claim coming from Democrats like the Coca-Cola Cowgirl, that President Trump is a racist or a White Supremacist reminds me of all the historical conflicts which I used to read about, during the course in college which I took, titled “The Rhetoric of Social Protest“.

Karl Marx knew long ago that all you needed to do to touch the heart of the common man was to convince him of a shared struggle.

Vladimir Lenin took this a step further, by using the concept of a shared struggle to convince the Bolsheviks to help him overthrow the Czar of Russia and murder him and his family during the Russian Revolution.

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but fiery rhetoric spoken by a national leader has consequences.

Former President Barack Hussein Obama is as responsible for what has happened to Race Relations in America, as any thug wannabe in any city.

However, he is not alone in his responsibility.

Every race-baiter, local & national, who fanned the flames of racial hatred, has the blood of any innocent person, police and civilians alike, slain in the name of Racial Division.

Do you remember when one half of the “Justice Brothers”, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton, led a march in New York City, capitalizing on the deaths of two of Michael Brown and Earl Garner?

During the march, the protesters chanted

What do we want? Dead Cops!

Somehow, America’s Professional Race-Baiters, from the Former Community Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, on down, twisted the facts to make it America’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Fault that two thugs got themselves killed in altercations with police officers.

What ever happened to personal responsibility?

President Ronald Reagan once said,

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

Compare it to these words:

It’s not to make excuses for that fact — although black folks do interpret the reasons for that in a historical context. They understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history. – President Barack Hussein Obama, 7/19/2014

Obama, for his own political reasons, reinforced at every opportunity while President, the self-fulfilling prophecy that the Black Community was still shackled and limited in their freedom.

Which was a delicious bit of irony considering that, as a black man, he held for 8 long years the position of President of the most powerful country on the face of the Earth.

The erroneous claims of bigotry aimed at President Trump, are merely a codicil in the Playbook of the Perpetually Aggrieved, as they continue their never-ending National Temper Tantrum over the results of the 2016 Presidential election.

In what has to be the worse case of mass self-unawareness on record, Modern American Liberals continue to make themselves look like poor losers and crybabies, as they continue to behave like petulant teenagers who have ben grounded for acting out.

Congresswoman Wilson has become an overnight pariah, to be shunned, ridiculed, and not taken seriously over her attempt to politicize the death of one of America’s Brightest and Best.

Personally. I hope that her and the rest of the Democrats continue to behave like the jackasses that they are.

At this rate, they won’t regain power in Washington, D.C. for decades.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

Liberal Democrats Still Using the Race Card…and Black Americans

The Race CardLiberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist….There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s, except ObamaCare, and the country doesn’t like it… So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist. – George Will

Why have Liberals resumed their egregious use of the “Race Card”?

There are several reasons.

1. Power – President Lyndon Baines Johnson predicted when he launched his “Great Society” in 1964,

I’ll have those n!@#$rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years. 

Their perceived empathy for the plight of Black Americans is but a false front, designed to garner votes, just as their all-consuming push for amnesty for illegal aliens, is. The Liberal Democrats determined long ago, that the way to buy voters’ allegiance, is by “spreading the wealth around” and, as they continue expanding entitlements, i.e., free stuff, their efforts, they hope, will continue to pay off at the polls.

2. Divide and Conquer – By Democrats telling Black Americans that “The Man” is still keeping them down in 2014, and, in millionaire Barack Hussein Obama and the First Wookie…err…Lady Michelle Obama’s case, by telling Black Audiences that they’re “down with the struggle”, they are assuring Black Americans that “they’re on “their side”, while preying upon the apprehensions and avarice of their audience. By purposely causing not only a Racial Divide, but fermenting Class Warfare, as well, the are purposefully dividing Americans by Race and Economic Status, even though the reality is, that yesterday, on Tax Day, “the 1%  paid 30% of America’s Tax Burden, while providing Americans actual jobs.

This strategy of “divide and conquer” has been used by Marxists for years, and the “Progressives” are no exception.

Birds of a feather…

3. Failure of Obama’s Policies – As we approach the Mid-Term Elections in November, Democrats have realized that they HAVE to begin to distance themselves from their fallen messiah, President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm). Even the Progressives have begun to admit that ol’ ‘Scooter’s Domestic and Foreign Policy have been national embarrassments. Our enemies are all re-arming themselves under Obama’s Foreign Policy, and domestically, Obamacare is circling down the ol’ porcelain receptacle at breakneck speed, while unemployment is high and shows no signs of abating.

Therefore, the Dems are forced to circle the wagons around Obama, while retaining as much distance from his failures as they can, in order to hold on to their phony-baloney jobs. Hrumph!.

Dr. Thomas Sowell, brilliant Economist and Conservative Political Pundit (who just happens to be Black) once wrote,

Some Obama supporters have long regarded any criticism of him as racism. 

…Among people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, those who are likely to be most disappointed are those who thought that they were voting for a new post-racial era. There was absolutely nothing in Obama’s past to lead to any such expectation, and much to suggest the exact opposite. But the man’s rhetoric and demeanor during the election campaign enabled this and many other illusions to flourish.

Still, it was an honest mistake of the kind that decent people have often made when dealing with people whose agendas are not constrained by decency, but only by what they think they can get away with.

On race, as on other issues, different people have radically different views of Barack Obama, depending on whether they judge him by what he says or by what he does.

As Obama’s own books point out, he has for years cultivated a talent for saying things that people will find congenial.

You want bipartisanship and an end to bickering in Washington? He will say that he wants bipartisanship and an end to bickering in Washington. Then he will shut Republicans out of the decision-making process and respond to their suggestions by reminding them that he won the election. A famous writer– Ring Lardner, I believe– once wrote: “‘Shut up,’ he explained.”

You want a government that is open instead of secretive? He will say that. He will promise to post proposed legislation on the Internet long enough for everyone to read it and know what is in it before there is a vote. In practice, however, he has rushed massive bills through Congress too fast for anybody– even the members of Congress– to know what was in those bills.

Racial issues are more of the same. You want a government where all citizens are treated alike, regardless of race or ethnicity? Obama will say that. Then he will advocate appointing judges with “empathy” for particular segments of the population, such as racial minorities. “Empathy” is just a pretty word for the ugly reality of bias.

Obama’s first nomination of a Supreme Court justice was a classic example of someone with “empathy” for some racial groups, but not others. As a Circuit Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor voted to dismiss a case involving white firefighters who had been denied the promotions for which they qualified, because not enough blacks or Hispanics passed the same test that they did.

A fellow Hispanic judge protested the way the white firefighters’ case was dismissed, rather than adjudicated. Moreover, the Supreme Court not only took the case, it ruled in favor of the firefighters.

Obama’s injecting himself into a local police matter in Massachusetts, despite admitting that he didn’t know the facts, to say that a white policeman was in the wrong in arresting a black professor who was a friend of Obama, was more of the same. So is Obama’s Justice Department overlooking blatant voter intimidation by thugs who happen to be black.

There is not now, nor has there ever been, anything post-racial about Barack Obama, except for the people who voted for him in the mistaken belief that he shared their desire to be post-racial. When he leaves office, especially if it is after one term, he will leave this country more racially polarized than before.

Hopefully, he may also leave the voters wiser, though sadder, after they learn from painful experience that you can’t judge politicians by their rhetoric, or ignore their past because of your hopes for the future. Voters may even wise up to race card fraud.

Dr. Sowell wrote that article in 2010. Since then, and especially after the disastrous start of Obama’s second term as President, we have seen a good portion of America’s population “wise up”.

However, the “47%” and the messiah’s ardent disciples remain as clueless as ever.

If ignorance is bliss, they are some very happy folks.

Until He Comes, 

KJ