There are days you have to wonder whose side the New York Times is on and if some of the content of the fish wrap really is fit to print.
And why do they give people like Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, one of the members of The Squad of congressional freshmen who demand more attention than they deserve, the space to spew hatred and lunacy? Yes, to sell papers. Understood.
Honestly, though, Omar went out of her way to call President Trump a racist, something that the majority of the country rejects as a concept mainly because it is not true.
Last week, as President Trump watched the crowd at one of his rallies chant “Send her back,” aimed at me and my family, I was reminded of times when such fearmongering was allowed to flourish. I also couldn’t help but remember the horrors of civil war in Somalia that my family and I escaped, the America we expected to find and the one we actually experienced.
The president’s rally will be a defining moment in American history. It reminds us of the grave stakes of the coming presidential election: that this fight is not merely about policy ideas; it is a fight for the soul of our nation. The ideals at the heart of our founding — equal protection under the law, pluralism, religious liberty — are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them.
Actually, the president said he did not like the chant, and it has since disappeared from the conservative side of things. And as for fighting for truth, justice, and the American way, so far from Omar, we haven’t seen it. Her actions attack the soul of the nation that she claims here to defend.
And then Omar decided to play the guilt card.
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. People identified me in ways that were foreign to me: immigrant, black. I learned that these identities carried stigmas, and I experienced prejudice as a visibly Muslim woman.
Every identity carries a stigma. It’s called life. Get over it.
And then she goes on to call the Republic a Democracy and further attack President Trump.
Really, the piece is just one complaint after another claiming that President Trump is trying to divide the nation. Nothing could be farther from the truth at this point as the majority of the nation agrees: Omar and the rest of the squad are unAmerican, and it would benefit us if they were resigning their offices.