U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
3,981 posts, read 1,723,700 times
Reputation: 2062

Advertisements

The most telling passage in Omar’s op-ed today is when she describes her feelings about America — the country that sent its soldiers to die in defense of her native country, Somalia, and the country where her family found refuge. She describes the discrepancy between “the America we expected to find and the one we actually experienced,” adding:

The America we arrived in was different from the one my grandfather had hoped to find. The land of opportunity he imagined in 1992 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.

Omar never expresses gratitude toward the United States. She acknowledges that “our Constitution and democratic institutions are the tools to make it better,” but the country and its people, as they are, are simply not good enough.

In so doing, Omar proves Trump’s criticism of her and the so-called far-left “Squad” correct. She does not like the United States of America; she is willing to lie about it; and she refuses to check her ugly prejudices at the door.


She also repeats a number of false claims about the United States policies, decrying “the caging of immigrant children at the border or the banning of Muslim immigrants or the allowing of segregation in public housing.”

Omar repeats a set of familiar — and discredited — attacks on Trump. The most egregious of these is her claim that Trump “tacitly accepted” the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, who chanted “Jews will not replace us” at a rally in August 2017.

In fact, Trump explicitly condemned them, several times, doing so “in the strongest possible terms” (Aug. 12, 2017), calling them “repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans” (Aug. 14), and saying they should be “condemned totally” (Aug. 15).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
5,673 posts, read 2,947,509 times
Reputation: 6484
These hateful far Leftist are anti-U.S, anti-white, anti-capitalism and pretty much anti-everything that has made this country the richest and strongest nation in the history of the world. If given a chance they'd run this country into the ground and then their descendants will then need to immigrate to other nations (probably mostly white nations) to also run into the ground. Rinse and repeat.

Last edited by Oldhag1; 07-26-2019 at 10:05 AM.. Reason: Trump is NOT the topic
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
7,774 posts, read 2,478,668 times
Reputation: 2781
Where is the article?

I see nothing problematic in those statements. They are true. The U.S. is a highly racialized society. One does have to learn to be “black.” Of course, it would be shock to experience prejudice for being Muslim as she came from a predominantly Muslim society.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
10,077 posts, read 8,131,597 times
Reputation: 4294
Roll eyes.

If you are a member of congress you forfeit any chance to say the US does not meet your expectations.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
4,922 posts, read 3,413,253 times
Reputation: 7900
No link. She went through the immigration processs and became an American citizen. The basic premise here seems to be a blind allegiance to a particular President or political party. If not you lose your freedom of speech rights and must leave the country. Real patriots see the problems this country faces and try to make America better place to live in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:29 AM
 
27,152 posts, read 9,211,771 times
Reputation: 9472
She is the poster child for extreme vetting and the poster child for failed assimilation !!!

Also the example that proves we need a merit based system of immigration !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
3,981 posts, read 1,723,700 times
Reputation: 2062
Quote:
Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
Once again, Trump is right. These hateful far Leftist are anti-U.S, anti-white, anti-capitalism and pretty much anti-everything that has made this country the richest and strongest nation in the history of the world. If given a chance they'd run this country into the ground and then their descendants will then need to immigrate to other nations (probably mostly white nations) to also run into the ground. Rinse and repeat.
She is Anti-White?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:35 AM
 
29,635 posts, read 15,536,172 times
Reputation: 20148
She can go back to Somalia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
3,981 posts, read 1,723,700 times
Reputation: 2062
Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks the U.S.A. in a @nytimes op-ed: nyti.ms/2OiCv7F
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2019, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
11,852 posts, read 6,351,097 times
Reputation: 11666
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReineDeCoeur View Post
Where is the article?

I see nothing problematic in those statements. They are true. The U.S. is a highly racialized society. One does have to learn to be “black.” Of course, it would be shock to experience prejudice for being Muslim as she came from a predominantly Muslim society.
Only to those who like to make race an issue. Most of us go about our days and don't give a crap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top