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Rashida Tlaib Tries The “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue” Defense in Scalise-Omar Argument

From the 5th grade playground to the left side of the aisle, Tlaib’s argument is both childish and derivative.

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Today’s democratic party is a certifiable mess.  There may not be a more succinct way to characterize the situation.

This week, the hotly divided political party has so far failed to pass a resolution condemning anti-semitism, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even going so far as to storm out of the negotiations surrounding the language of the piece, scolding the freshmen Congresspersons for “not listening” to her.

On the right side of the aisle, however, there seems to be no hesitation to chastise freshmen Representative Ilhan Omar for her repeated anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli remarks, with Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise doing so with passion and fervor unlike anything we’ve seen from the democrats.

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Coming to the side of Omar is fellow rabble-rousing political newcomer Rashida Tlaib, who this week utilized a defense of Omar straight from the 5th grade playground.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested Wednesday evening that House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was motivated by Islamophobia when calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her latest anti-Semitic remarks.

“Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia,” Rashida Tlaib wrote on Twitter, before contending that the Minnesota Democrat is better suited to serve on the influential House panel than the top Louisana Republican.

Tlaib is attempting to contort the argument by claiming that Scalise’s condemnation of Omar’s bigotry is due to his own inherent bigotry.

“I’m rubber, you’re glue.  Whatever bounces off me, stick to you”.

This is the sort of childish and petulant argument that we’ve come to expect from the liberal left in this day and age.

 

 

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Trump Channels HBO Blockbuster to Troll Democrats After Mueller Report’s Release

The President’s tweet carried with it a lot of bravado…but was it premature?

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The Trump of Indonesia

Does all this sound familiar?

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[The following was written by Flag & Cross contributor Steve Sherman.] Across the planet, the political establishment and their mainstream media supporters are being disrupted.  While populist revolts were bubbling beneath the surface for years, the election of Donald J. Trump supercharged and empowered opposition to the ruling elite and set in motion a worldwide reset of our politics.   The next bout in the international struggle against the establishment is playing out tomorrow in Indonesia.  Incumbent President Joko Widodo ran a pseudo Obama campaign of “change and hope” in 2014, riding the then-dominant political strategy to victory in the world’s third largest democracy. Widodo now faces a challenge to his failed regime from Trump-like challenger, Prabowo Subianto.  There’s lots to challenge.   The economy has been stagnant.  Corruption is rife.  And Widodo has morphed into the very thing he ran against in 2014 – a corrupt potentate interested only in enriching his cronies and maintaining his power. Worse, Widodo has introduced into the mix the People’s Republic of China.  Whereas his predecessors resisted the invasion of Chinese capital and personnel, Widodo has facilitated China gaining an historic stronghold in this archipelago nation of more than 17,000 islands. While his detractors have yet to produce proof that Widodo has been personally compensated and compromised through infamous Chinese government payoffs, the invasion from the mainland has severely unsettled his political coalition. Further complicating matters for the incumbent is his inability to deal with religious intolerance in this largest Muslim nation.   While Widodo tries to use the specter of Islamic fundamentalism to his advantage, he is undercut by his own missteps and those of his followers.  The world continues to reel over the pernicious jailing in Widodo’s political base province of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese and a Christian.  Purnama has been imprisoned only because he is a…

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