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I’m tired of hearing Democrat freshmen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar whining about not being allowed to travel to Israel. That’s a lie on multiple platforms. The first platform it’s wrong on is the notion that Tlaib and Omar were there in their capacity as U.S. congresscritters. They weren’t there in that capacity. They were there as BDS activists. They were there as Islamic terrorist-sympathizer activists, too.

Next, they weren’t denied entry into Israel. According to Tlaib’s and Omar’s itineraries submitted to the Israeli Interior Ministry, their destination was Palestine, not Israel. How could they be denied entry into Israel when they said that their destination wasn’t Israel? On the other hand, if these freshmen Democrats truly were visiting Israel, why did they list Palestine as their destination?

Might it be that these freshmen Democrats listed Palestine as their destination because they favor a one-state solution? Tonight, Geraldo Rivera argued that it wasn’t fact that Tlaib favored a one-state solution. This argues otherwise:

Since the primary win, Tlaib has staked out far different positions in media interviews, explicitly endorsing a one-state solution and opposing aid, a change celebrated by far-left Palestinian activists, who sharply criticized her for seeking out and receiving the J Street endorsement.

That isn’t the position of a congresscritter. That’s the position of a pro-Palestinian activist.

Third, traveling to another nation that has a law on the books that prohibits people from traveling to Israel to whip up support for the BDS movement is illegal. Period. Israel has a law on the books that prohibits travelers from promoting the BDS movement. The UN Charter explicitly states that all nations have the right to defend themselves. Simply put, that’s a no-brainer. Of course they do.

Fourth, the BDS Movement isn’t just meant to be a pesky little detail. It’s intent was to destroy Israel:

The boycott was primarily conducted by Arab states until 2001. In August and September of that year, a forum of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) was held in Durban, South Africa, at the same time as the UN World Conference against Racism. The forum was marked by repeated expressions of naked anti-Semitism by NGO activists and condemned as such by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson who chaired the Conference.

The Forum’s final declaration described Israel as a “racist, apartheid state” that was guilty of “racist crimes including war crimes, acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing.” The declaration established an action plan – the “Durban Strategy” – promoting “a policy of complete and total isolation of Israel as an apartheid state…the imposition of mandatory and comprehensive sanctions and embargoes, the full cessation of all links (diplomatic, economic, social, aid, military cooperation and training) between all states and Israel” (para. 424).

Fifth, the official US policy towards Israel and the BDS Movement was recently expressed quite emphatically:

The U.S. House of Representatives pushed back against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s views Tuesday by passing a resolution calling Israel a “key ally” and criticizing a prominent movement to boycott the Jewish state. The pro-Israel resolution passed, 398-17, with 16 of the “no” votes coming from Democrats. Among the Democrats who voted against the resolution were Omar (Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).

Rep. Omar submitted a pro-BDS resolution. It never got a vote. Finally, Rep. Omar said this during Monday’s press conference:

“We give Israel more than $3 million in aid every year. This is predicated on they’re being an important ally in the region and the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy.”

Actually, defending a nation’s borders while maintaining its nation’s security is entirely within a nation’s rights. To expect a nation to leave itself vulnerable in the most hostile neighborhood in the world is utter foolishness. I’d love hearing the Democrats’ explanation why they think that Reps. Omar and Tlaib have the right to impose their will on the sovereign nation of Israel, especially when they’re acting in a bad faith manner.

Democrats have criticized Israel for rejecting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s and Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s planned visit to Israel. That criticism falls into the category of faux outrage. Part of the key to understanding why the Democrats’ outrage is artificial is because of information on the Omar-Tlaib itinerary. Another key to understanding the Democrats’ faux outrage is because of what isn’t in that itinerary. Here’s that information:

Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy. For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.

If this was a serious trip whose purpose was to gather information on what’s happening in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, why would Omar and Tlaib only plan on visiting Palestine? If this was a fact-finding mission, why didn’t Reps. Omar and Tlaib request meetings with Netanyahu’s ministers?

Here’s the truth that Reps. Omar and Tlaib don’t want you know. This was a PR stunt from the beginning. Think of this timeline. First, Omar and Tlaib co-sponsor a bill that endorses the BDS movement. Shortly after that, Omar and Tlaib announce that they’re planning a visit to Israel during Congress’s August recess. Finally, Omar and Tlaib announce that they’re heading to a conference where anti-Semitism likely will run high.

Of course, Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib are playing the victim card flawlessly:

If Democrats send Rep. Omar back to DC as expected, it’ll count as proof that the center of the Democratic Party is anti-Semitic. As for leadership Democrats, their statements are rather rich. Speaker Pelosi said this:

Isn’t that rich? Democrats are silent when Antifa mobs stifle speakers with whom they disagree (think Ben Shapiro, Andy Ngo, Dennis Prager or Guy Benson.) but they’re outraged when Israel rejects 2 American politicians who support Israel’s destruction through boycotts and sanctions. That doesn’t pass the ‘shoe is on the other foot’ test.

I’d love to say that I’m surprised but I’m not. Rep. Omar is just a nasty individual.

UPDATE: Israel has granted Rep. Rashida Tlaib permission to visit her family in the West Bank:

Israel’s interior minister said Friday he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. The decision marked the latest sharp reversal over what had been a planned visit by Tlaib and fellow Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar, to Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked anti-Semitic Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel.

President Trump tweeted his support for rejecting the Democrats’ grandstanding gambit:

Tlaib and Omar are some of the worst anti-Semites in Congress. Further, as Kevin McCarthy pointed out last week, Omar and Tlaib had the opportunity to visit Israel last week as part of a bipartisan CODEL. Their decision not to participate in that visit is open to speculation but I can’t picture these Democrats’ reasons are legitimate.

Under Israeli law, entry into the country can be denied if the applicants support boycotts against Israel. Omar and Tlaib support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) Movement. That’s the opening Netanyahu needed so he took advantage of the opportunity.

I won’t have any sympathy for Omar and Tlaib. If their intentions were legitimate, that’s one thing. It’s impossible to believe that these Democrats’ intentions were legitimate so it’s time to end Omar’s and Tlaib’s charade.

When it comes to Democrats displaying illogic, Ilhan Omar is pretty impressive. Last week, former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan criticized Rep. Omar. Appearing on Sara Carter’s program, Miss Idan said that Omar “does not represent me as a Muslim, does not represent millions of Muslims Middle East.”

Rep. Omar replied, saying “Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes me not your representative.” That illogic is frightening. Miss Idan didn’t talk about Rep. Omar representing her in Congress. Still, the back-and-forth wasn’t over:

Sara Carter jumped to Miss Idan’s defense:

Democrats, the supposed political party favored by women, didn’t lift a finger to defend a clearly westernized Muslim. Sara Carter, an ace investigative reporter who has broken tons of story investigating the investigators for FNC, jumped to Miss Idan’s defense. This isn’t surprising. It’s just disappointing that Democrats, who used to be huge defenders of civil liberties, wouldn’t defend a woman’s civil liberties.

The major over-arching issue is that Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party is dead. Honestly, since Barack Obama left the White House 3 years ago, his Democratic Party is already on hospice. Today’s Democratic Party is filled with socialists and anarchists.

This Washington Free Beacon article contains the latest whopper from Rep. Ilhan Omar. In responding to a question about her sham marriage, her office said “Whether by colluding with right-wing outlets to go after Muslim elected officials or hounding family members, legitimate media outlets have a responsibility not to fan the flames of hate. Continuing to do so is not only demeaning to Ilhan, but to her entire family.”

The only responsibility that media outlets have is to find the truth. News organizations don’t have an obligation to politicians except to report fairly what that politician has done.

If news organizations report things accurately, then they’ve met their obligation. The last I looked, reporters report to their editors, not to the politicians. If politicians don’t like getting asked uncomfortable questions about touchy subjects, then they should stay out of politics.

Lately, Democrats have thought that they aren’t accountable to the people. Proof of that is the quickly-thrown-together rally at MSP Airport:

It takes a trained eye but the proof is in this picture. That ‘spontaneous’ rally was thrown together by TakeAction Minnesota, one of Minnesota’s furthest far left organizations. This paragraph is rather telling:

“We’ve asked her these questions, and also asked her to make her father available. We’ve tried to reach Elmi. We’ve tried to reach her sisters. Her family could put this (the question of Elmi’s relationship to Omar) to rest easily. No one will talk to us. I wish we could send a reporter to Mogadishu (Somalia) but we don’t have the bandwidth.”

A simple DNA test would determine whether her Omar ‘siblings’ were actually siblings. If they aren’t her siblings, then she’s potentially committed immigration fraud. It’s also likely at that point that she isn’t a legal citizen of the United States because her citizenship is tied to her father becoming a citizen before she turned 18. If she isn’t Mr. Omar’s daughter, then she isn’t a citizen.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out that she doesn’t meet the Constitution’s requirements if she isn’t a citizen. Here’s the text of the Constitution pertaining to eligibility:

No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he shall be chosen.

This helps explains why Rep. Omar hasn’t cooperated. Potentially, she’s got a lot to lose.

To: Swing Voters
From: Gary Gross, uppity peasant, aka Trump supporter
Subject: Why voting for President Trump is imperative

This past week +, the Agenda Media, aka the MSM, aka the Media Wing of the Democratic Party, spilled tons of ink on the subject of President Trump’s criticism of 4 women known as the Squad, aka AOC + 3. Let’s stipulate immediately that some of the things that President Trump said shouldn’t have been said. Period. Before we move on to more important matters, however, let’s also stipulate that each of the members of the Squad said disgusting things this week.

AOC insisted that Border Patrol agents forced illegal aliens to drink water from toilets. There’s no proof of that. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib co-sponsored a resolution calling for a policy known as BDS. BDS stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. In this instance, Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib advocate for boycotting products made in Israel. They also advocate for placing crippling sanctions on Israel.

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. Further, Israel is the strongest ally of the United States. Is this policy, presented by Democrats, the direction we want to take the US at this point? I’d argue that it’s never the direction we should go in.

President Trump has said things he shouldn’t have said but that’s virtually irrelevant. Here’s why:

  1. President Trump’s economic policies have produced the most prolific economy in the last century.
  2. Minority unemployment is the lowest in history
  3. Women unemployment is the lowest it’s been since WWII.
  4. President Trump is the only person who is serious about protecting the US-Mexico Border.
  5. President Trump’s regulatory policies have started rebuilding communities that the previous administrations forgot.
  6. President Trump’s corporate tax cuts have rebuilt the manufacturing sector, creating 467,000 jobs during Trump’s first 2 years in office compared with creating a paltry 73,000 manufacturing jobs in President Obama’s final 2 years in office.
  7. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, fewer minority families will get split apart, thanks to the First Step Act, which was passed in 2018.

Knowing these things and knowing that Democrat presidential candidates want to incentivize chaos at the border by decriminalizing illegal aliens, isn’t the choice exceptionally clear that the only real choice is a vote to re-elect President Trump? Further, isn’t it painfully obvious that the Democrats’ policies of a) ending employer-provided health care, b) preferential treatment of illegal aliens and c) job-killing tax increases would cripple the US economy just at the time when the economy is working for everyone from blue collar workers to small businesses to corporations?

Put differently, why would we think about voting for a Democrat in 2020? A vote for a Democrat might restore a little civility, though I doubt it. (Just ask Andy Ngo if he thinks Democrats are pro-civility. Here’s the video of Antifa Democrats attacking Andy Ngo:

American voters face a stark choice. They can vote for a president who’s accomplished more in his first 2+ years than most presidents got done in 2 terms in office. The other option is voting for the people who voted for policies that created a stagnant economy, pathetic wage growth and that crippled small town America.

True patriots should reject that second option in a heartbeat. That option isn’t a legitimate option. That’s an act of foolishness.

Do I wish President Trump’s tweets were more civil? Definitely. If given the choice, though, I’ll pick the blunt guy who’s gotten an amazing amount of things done while dealing with a fake scandal over the smooth-talking do-nothing Democrats. That isn’t a choice. That’s just common sense.

Friday night, Almanac’s political panel included Republicans Brian McDaniel and Fritz Knaak and Democrats Javier Morillo-Alicea (from the SEIU) and Kenza Hadj-Moussa of TakeAction Minnesota. A healthy portion of the discussion centered on President Trump’s statement at the rally in Greenville, NC, and whether he’s an authoritarian. While nobody attempted to defend the chant that arose from the arena, Morillo-Alicea tried making the point that Lindsey Graham’s statement the next day, to Mr. Alicea, smacked of “authoritarianism.”

During the discussion, Kenza Hadj- Moussa insisted that Rep. Omar, if that’s her real name, has a message “of hope.” That sounds like the statement that TakeAction Minnesota issued on Rep. Omar’s behalf. In that statement, here’s what they said, in part:

Either we stand together with unbreakable solidarity across race, class, gender and geography, and rise up to meet the challenges we all face. Or we allow hatred and cruelty to win the day.

Silence isn’t an option. We choose love, courage, and solidarity. Like Congresswoman Omar.

When Rep. Omar co-sponsors a resolution that would significantly hurt the Jewish people, is that an example of loving one’s neighbors? When she makes one anti-Semitic remark after another, is that another example of loving one’s neighbors? When she belongs to a group of women that accuses Nancy Pelosi of being a racist, I’m fairly certain we’re talking about bigoted people. Bigots aren’t capable of being loving, courageous people. TakeAction Minnesota’s statement is more myth than factual.

You can watch all of the DFL’s ridiculous statements in this video:

I was surprised beyond belief that Javier Morillo-Alicea accused Lindsey Graham of speaking like an authoritarian. That isn’t a stretch. That’s just outright BS.

Finally, TakeAction Minnesota organized Friday’s staged triumphal rally for Omar. The Twin Cities media covered it like it was spontaneous. It was staged. Go figure.

Recently, Democrats have been peddling the line that diversity is what makes America great. Yesterday, former First Lady Michelle Obama tried peddling that BS on Twitter. I guess I’ve seen that spin one too many times.

Mrs. Obama tweeted “What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.” If diversity means illegal aliens and refugee ingrates, count me out. That isn’t what makes us great as a nation.

Here’s Mrs. Obama’s tweet:

Diversity might be a net positive but that isn’t automatic by any stretch. When Ilhan Omar makes her now-infamous anti-Semitic comments or Rashida Tlaib co-sponsors the anti-Israel BDS resolution that would destabilize Israel’s economy, that isn’t a positive.

What makes the US great is the Constitution that limits the government’s authority over our lives. What makes the US great is capitalism, coupled with the rule of law. Finally, what makes the US great is our Judeo-Christian faith.

It isn’t surprising that Ilhan Omar would grant Al-Jazeera this interview. While avoiding answering difficult questions at home, it’s predictable that she’d sit down with an organization that’s famous for their spin.

One of the topics they spun together was Omar’s comments to CAIR about 9/11. That’s when she said “some people did something.” Notice how different her response is during her interview is:

Trump has made defamatory comments accusing her of praising al-Qaeda, and saying that she downplayed the 9/11 terror attacks.

Responding to Trump’s accusations, Omar tells Al Jazeera: “Those [9/11] are horrific attacks. There’s no question about it, that’s not a debatable thing. Innocent Americans lost their lives that day, we all mourn their deaths…And I think it’s quite disgusting that people even question that and want to debate that.”

If Omar thinks that the 9/11 attacks are “horrific”, then why did she spin it like it wasn’t a big deal? When she said that 9/11 was about “some people did something”, that’s the ultimate in disrespect.

Further, in that speech, Omar said that “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because some people did something and all of us were starting to lose our civil liberties”:

Notice the faux outrage on Rep. Omar’s part. It’s almost realistic. IF she hadn’t lied about when CAIR was created and if she hadn’t been so flippant about 9/11. Omar is quoted as saying 9/11 was horrific and that “we all mourn their deaths.” If that’s true, then act like you’re actually grieving.

Naturally, AOC defended Omar:

Disapproving of Trump’s remark, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the president’s explicit attack today. Ilhan Omar’s life is in danger.”

Remember that AOC isn’t the most trustworthy person. She’s the person who said that Border Patrol agents had told women to drink out of toilets. She pointed out that these women were first put in a room that didn’t have running water. Trusting a pathological liar isn’t the smartest decision. That’s why I won’t trust her. She’s demolished her credibility.

More Omar Spin

“I always said it wasn’t the question of whether he should be impeached, but when. And we are seeing now so many people are coming to that conclusion,” she says. “This president said he didn’t see any problem in having a foreign, hostile government [Russia] intervene in our elections. He didn’t understand how that could be a problem … We do not accept information that is going to change the trajectory of our elections, from hostile governments.”

First, President Trump never said that it wasn’t a big deal for Russia to intervene in our elections. It didn’t happen.

Next, Rep. Omar, if that’s her correct family name, said that “so many people are coming to that conclusion” about impeachment. Seriously? If that’s the truth, why did Al Green’s impeachment resolution get defeated 332-95? That’s 22.2% of Congress reaching that conclusion.

It’s worth reading the entire spin piece. It isn’t particularly accurate but it’s a picture of how dishonest Omar, if that’s her real last name, is.

It’s difficult to characterize Rep. Ilhan Omar’s thought process as coherent. This week, Omar introduced another anti-Semitic resolution. It isn’t surprising that Rep. Omar’s resolution is filled with faulty ‘thinking’, if you can call it thinking.

The resolution seeks to justify the anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Movement. The resolution highlights the boycotts against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Apartheid South Africa. What this has to do with Israel is anyone’s guess. It isn’t known whether that’s part of Rep. Omar’s thinking or whether she’s just that filled with anti-Semitism. I suspect the latter. In this video, Rep. Omar compares the BDS Movement to the Boston Tea Party:

This is what a warped mind looks like. Frankly, it’s a frightening thing to see. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It’s surrounded by nations that wish it didn’t exist. What does that have to do with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or apartheid South Africa?

Frankly, if Democrats want to keep supporting Rep. Omar, that’s their decision. If that’s what Democrats decide, then Democrats should expect to lose their majority in the House in 2020.

Some insiders in the Democratic Party think that Rep. Omar is part of the ‘Shake things up’ wing of the party. Others think that she’s from the growing Anti-Semitism wing of the Democratic Party. Personally, I think she’s part of the growing ‘Spit-For-Brains, Can’t Think Straight if her life depended on it’ wing of the party. Rep. Omar is also part of the haters wing of the Democratic Party.

If this petition passes, expect the Democrats to pay a heavy political price for that decision in 2020. Finally, notice how halting Rep. Omar’s presentation is. I wonder why it sounds like her heart isn’t in it.