Representative Ilhan Omar has made her fair share of controversial comments since she has been elected to office. And most have not gone over very well and have made her quite a few enemies. Some have even called for her resignation or for her to be fired from Congress.
They claim she is un-American and full of hate. And we aren’t sure they are wrong.
When she referred to 9/11 as a day when “some people did something,” she grossly showcased her lack of respect for citizens of this nation, first responders, and our armed forces. In addition, she belittled the acts of hate-filled, murdering terrorists and made it sound mundane and routine.
Her ongoing anti-Semitic remarks are no different. However, these bring the issue of her racism into the spotlight. For a woman who has accused the president of being racist and a bigot, she has sure made a similar case for herself.
Or what about her latest accusation that the detaining centers at America’s southern border are reminiscent of those used in the North African slave trade?
And just when we thought we might actually get some real answers to her past remarks, she amazed us all not only by not taking the blame for her actions but by laying at your feet.
On Sunday, she told the host of “Face the Nation” Margaret Brennan, “I’m only controversial because people seem to want the controversy.”
I’m sorry. What? We want controversy. That is like saying we want hypocrisy and lies.
She then began to defend some of her most recent comments.
Last week, she made a speech in which she talked about the modern slave trade in North Africa. She recently made a trip to Ghana, where she viewed the conditions of some holding cells where these slaves kept before being transported to the West. She had noted that they were very similar to detention centers found in the US.
And while Omar claims that these comments were not meant as a direct attack on the immigration system and border agents, they sure came across that way.
But apparently, that’s what America wants. We want that type of controversy, and she is merely supplying us with that. Right?
She says people’s need for controversy is behind all of her remarks.
So when she so flippantly referred to 9/11, it was because we, the people, want controversy. It’s not her fault; we can’t handle being given what we asked for.
It’s also not her fault that we took her remarks about Israel, Jews, and terrorists wrong. According to here, she was simply doing her civic duty. Just saying what she thought we wanted to hear.
The only problem is she is dead wrong, and we don’t believe her excuses for a second.
Just take a look at what some people are saying on social media about her excuse for controversy.
“No one wants controversy except democrats. Republicans just want politicians to shut up and do their jobs. Looking at you congress…”
“An excuse is not an explanation.” Very true.
“There’s a class act leader right there. I think she just summed up all the problems with Democrats.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
And “I’m only a Drama Queen because of my drama.”
All precisely accurate. To say that controversy is asked for by any sound-minded individual is just ridiculous.
Your fellow Americans don’t want to be belittled or insulted. We want to believe that we stand for something and that we matter. Dragging our nation, its symbols, and traditions, though the mud isn’t what we want or what we need.
And furthermore, you cannot blame us when you say hurtful things, and then we get made about it.
Only children do that. Well, apparently Democrats do as well. They have been doing it for years, and it’s unlikely to stop anytime soon.
We shouldn’t really be surprised by Omar’s excuses. It’s only what she was taught to do, to take her wants and desires and put them before everyone else. And then say it’s all for the people.
Well, it’s all a load of crap, and we know it.