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Democrats follow Fox News lead to attack Ilhan Omar on a manufactured scandal

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Once again Ilhan Omar is under attack. And it is clear that timid Democrats instead of coming to her aid, put their tails between their legs and condemned statements that were correct which needed no condemnation shame on them.

Instead of shooting from the hip, they should have listened to her entire speech. But the party is showing it is not that far removed from those who judge people of color, Muslims, and others by a different standard.

What was Ilhan Omar's son? When speaking about 9/11 she expressed it as "some people did something" that effectively many used to disparage Muslims at large. If one listened to Ilhan Omar speech, it is one any person of color persecuted for centuries, could have recited. It was an inspiring speech.

Fox News did not quote an important statement she made. It was too human. Moreover, it makes the caricature one makes of Ilhan Omar seem as petty and ill-engendered as it was.

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"As an elected Muslim in Congress, I feel the weight of responsibility that I have to not live up to the name of being a Muslim but live up to the ideals of what it means to be a Muslim. And I know as an American member of Congress, I have to make sure that I am living up to the ideals of fighting for liberty and justice. Those are very much rooted in the reason why my family came here. And so regardless of how hard Washington might get for me or your neighborhoods might get for you, you have to always remember that we have a mission as humans to love one another, to care for our neighbors, to raise compassionate children and to fully every single day show up and make sure that we are furthering justice."

Our brave your women soldiers continue to make many in the rank and file seem like the petty excuses for leaders. They knew how to handle the attacks and come to the defense of their fellow Progressive Democrat.

MSNBC asked Rashida Tlaib to comment on Ilhan Omar statements. "They do that all the time, especially to women of color," Tlaib said. "They take our words out of context because they're afraid because we speak the truth. We speak truth to power. ... My sister Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights. She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by being a refugee herself.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the issue effectively as well with a few prescient truths that not only defended but hit back at the hypocrisy.


American is a country where all but one group are always made to be concerned about what someone of their group has done. It is an unfair burden and calling it out as Omar did was exceptional. More inspiring was her words of empowerment irrespective of obstacles.

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Establishment Dems don't want their yacht rocked any more than GOPers. They would rather, despite what they say, another 4 years of Trump than Bernie. They hate the Left, and Rahm spilled the beans shortly after Obama was elected. "f*ck the Left", he said. That's pretty much the general consensus of the two-headed ruling party of the US.

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Democrats like republicans are soooo passe'. Think of them as a single bought off piece of cheese. We are like rodents if we keep showing up to eat their decades old empty promises.

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"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

Omar said "some people" because she knows 9/11 was not done by 19 Arabs with box cutters. Just like every thinking person, at this point.

Never expect any Republicrat to stand up for the minority view on anything, let alone anything to do with 9/11.

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No, 9/11 was not "the Muslims", and "it wasn't the Iraqis" - 9/11 was "Pre-planted explosives used at the WTC" on 9/11AM & 9/11PM #GrandJuryPetition on Page 12, which the FBI, Justice Department, Obama, Trump, and Congress (although "hand delivered" to every Representative and Senator in Congress, not one would "introduce" or "support" The "Bobby McIlVaine 9/11 Investigation Act") have left "unaddressed", "who", "was really responsible", "how", and "why", for the American People and for the World.

Yes, #PrimaFacie #Evidence of #9/11Treason - #PentagonAttack.

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The only blacks in the public eye who are not bathed in slander are the sold out corporate ones like Obama, Ben Carson or Clarence Thomas. Racism in the MSM and in the corporate democrats matches that of the crackers in the south; it used to be slightly more subtle, but not much is being done to hide it anymore.

Toe the corporate line or be buried in lies and slander; race, sex, religion, anything and everything is used to separate real public servants from the white middle class. The white middle class is so afraid of losing a tad of white privilege that they reject anything that would benefit all and not just them. I hope AOC, Omar and Tulsi can break through, but there is a corporate blockade for which racism is but one of its nasty tools.

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Isn't it about time we expose this "New Pearl Harbor Event" for the mass murder planned, carried out, and covered up by criminal of the worst sort comprised of individuals who are praised and honored by our Presstitute Media Propagandists (PMP)?

It remains unfathomable that so many actually believe the story told by those in the George W. Bush administration to be the truth of those murders when so much of what they have told has been discredited so easily. The actual crime is the fact we the people have actually protected the likes of Dick Cheney, Dov Zakheim, George W. Bush, and many others by not demanding a full independent investigation into the most heinous act against this nation and its citizen in the history of this nation.

The fact that not a single member of Congress has risen to demand such an investigation indicates we the voters need to clean house if we expect anything of value to be accomplished in the future. It is apparent they are not afraid to request investigations on many things that are in reality trivialized when compared to the 9/11 mass murders yet remain as cowed sheep in this.

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Yes, "so shamefully", "so cowardly", "not a single member of Congress" has risen to the House Floor or the Senate Floor, even to "blurt out" a single meaningful, truthful, sentence or two on "the 9/11 mass murders" - that, "the crimes reported here involve 'bombings of places of public use and government facilities', in this case, WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7, by the use of 'pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries' in violation of Federal Criminal Laws" - #TakeAction #USAttorney #WeWillComply.

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I believe Paul Wellstone did and was quickly made an example of. There, too, no investigation. Funny how FBI was at the scene almost before the plane hit the ground.

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