That’s That

Two seconds after I wrote that I like Rashida Tlaib and have hopes for her, she gave a talk about how Israel is “just like” the Nazi Germany and the USSR. So that’s that.

I understand that it’s not her as much as the environment in the party that makes people compete in who can make the most outrageous statement of the day and get on more social media platforms as a result of being as outrageous as possible. But it’s not like anybody is obligated to play this game. It’s always possible to stand out by the work you do and not by how loud and obnoxious you make yourself.

9 thoughts on “That’s That”

    1. No, that’s a different statement. That one was completely exaggerated and a big deal was made out of nothing. Or so I thought until I heard the new one.


      1. Oh, I see – the right to boycott vote. Which is what it was about. I’d have voted with her on that.

        What I wouldn’t have voted yes on is the war budget, that AOC has voted for. No limits in it on Guantánamo, to mention just one thing.


    1. So another liberal media elite bites the dust because of words he posted as an adolescent, while the Democrats in Congress chase an invisible phantom grasping for the smoking gun that will finally nail Donald Trump — who just got Supreme Court approval to use billions of dollars from the Department of Defense to build his wall, just as superstar Rashida Tlaib called for a $20 dollars an hour minimum wage that the Democrats running for President will have to raise their hands for in next week’s debate…

      Listen to that sound echoing down the hallway ahead of you. It’s the giggling of political madness rushing toward the 2020 election. But it will pass — think 1964 and 1972. The world keeps turning endlessly, and following the sunset west to another tomorrow.


      1. Basically, he got the wall with the consent of enough Democrats in Congress, which is an even better victory for him than it would have been if he had gotten it with the total GOP control of both chambers.


  1. // it’s not her as much as the environment in the party that makes people compete in who can make the most outrageous statement of the day

    Not so, I am sure. She is a Palestinian with no reason to love Jews and the environment in the party simply gives her a perceived opportunity to express what she really thinks. From wiki:

    “Rashida Tlaib (née Harbi) was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit. Her mother was born in Beit Ur El Foka, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Her father was born in Beit Hanina, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. He moved first to Nicaragua, then to Detroit.”

    The same is true for Ilhan Omar who as a Muslim hates Jews without connection to any Democratic games in America, without connection to America at all. 🙂 At least, Tlaib has a real reason as a Palestinian.


  2. “What was the Boston Tea Party but a boycott?” Tlaib asked. “Where would we be now without the boycotts led by the civil rights activists in the 1950s and ’60s?”

    She even evoked Nazi Germany to help make her case: “Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to the dehumanization, imprisonment and genocide of the Jewish people.”

    Her speech mirrored a resolution submitted last week by her colleague, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota-5): her House Resolution 496 affirms “that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.”

    Ohh, isn’t that scary, boys and girls?


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