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Nate Jackson / Jul. 26, 2019

Omar to America: 'You Bunch of Racists'

Stop being bigots, she says, and start implementing the Left's socialist agenda.

Ilhan Omar, the congresswoman from Minnesota, is one of the more bigoted members of the Democrat Party. And that’s saying something. Yet she took to the op-ed page of The New York Times Thursday to lecture the rest of us about race.

“It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism,” blares the headline, which is followed by the teaser, “The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them.” So what are those ideals? In a word, socialism. Of course, we’d expect nothing less from Omar and her fellow “Gang of Four” travelers. But what’s most appalling about her moral preening is how she’s throwing rocks from a glass house.

We’ve documented Omar’s bigotry plenty in the past, but it’s somewhat amusing that on the same day she published her Times screed, video of a 2018 interview surfaced in which she said this:

“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country. And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe, Americans safe inside of this country, we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.”

Actually, roughly half of the murders in America are perpetrated by black men — murdering other black men — despite the fact that the entire black population is just 13% of the whole. This violence largely takes place on Democrat-run urban poverty plantations. We suppose it’s “racist” to point out those inconvenient truths, however, because Omar and her ilk would rather spin a narrative of the deadly danger of supposedly surging white nationalism.

As for her op-ed, Omar first tells us her personal story of arriving as a refugee from Somalia (well, she left out the part about her own alleged marital fraud). But instead of telling how a poor foreign girl became an American citizen who went on to win a seat in Congress — what a great country! — she expresses her bitter disappointment in America: “The America we arrived in was different from the one my grandfather had hoped to find. The land of opportunity he imagined was in fact full of challenges.” In short, those challenges were rampant racism and bigotry, on top of the fact that she wasn’t handed everything just for being here. No one forced her to stay.

She then blames President Donald Trump and Republicans for what Democrats specialize in doing: “weaponizing division,” using “racist language” to “turn American against American,” and ensuring that “Americans are too busy fighting with one another” to address the nation’s real problems.

While decrying what is really her own party’s strategy, she then declares socialism to be the American ideal needing protection. Open borders, voting without ID, demolishing the economy to fight climate change, eradicating “soaring inequality” through raising the job-destroying federal minimum wage, and providing “affordable health care” via single-payer government control are just some of the socialist agenda items “ideals at the heart of our founding” she purports to defend.

Omar and her fellow socialist travelers are quickly becoming the face of the Democrat Party. They’re its ideological driving engine. So when one of them takes to the pages of one of America’s biggest newspapers to articulate their radical vision, take heed.

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