So Ilhan Omar’s vileness temporarily made The Big News this week.
Ilhan Omar is boring.
Everybody knows (except Nanzi Pelosi, I guess) that Omar is a CAIR puppet, long-know to be an anti-Semite, an Islamist apologist and a progressive darling in a hijab.
She won MN-CD5 (the entire City of Minneapolis and some sorry-ass first-ring suburbs) by a 78% – 22% margin last November.
How stunning was her victory?
The rotting corpse of Charles Manson mighta polled near 80% with a DFL behind his name but why quibble: it was never gonna be closer than 50% on a good day for the GOP.
Omar was fast-tracked by the DFL Progressive caucus which runs this town because she trounced Ol’ Phyllis Kahn (44 years in the state legislature – ugh) an election cycle ago in 2016.
It was the Young Muslim from Little Mogadishu versus the Old Jewish Lady from snooty Prospect Park.
Since then the CD5 seat has been dealed and sealed.
All it took was for incumbent Keith Ellison to move onto the state auditor’s job and Omar was in like, well, Flynn (but that’s probably a tad too Irish Catholic a cliche.)
That Omar would eventually Step In It is no surprise.
This succinct point from Scott Johnson nails it:
The truth is, Omar is almost 40 years old, and she’s being handled like a child. Her anti-Semitism is in keeping with her worldview. It’s no more susceptible to dialogue than is Bernie Sanders’s socialism.
The local press has been enraptured by Omar since the get-go; she is to be protected, coddled, run interference for and excused.
As Uncle Jack said to Towheaded Todd:”The heart wants what the heart wants, right?”
And the DFL “hearts” Ilhan Omar…