We had figured that the Jews would crush Ilhan Omar in the primary.
It turns out, they did not do that.
Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday defeated her Democratic primary challenger, attorney Antone Melton-Meaux, who garnered attention for outraising her during the campaign, the Associated Press projected.
The race has gotten attention in recent weeks: Melton-Meaux said he supported Omar’s first run for Congress in 2018 but criticized her for the number of votes she’s missed.
“She has been ineffective in Washington because she is divisive, and she’s focused on her celebrity,” Melton-Meaux told The Associated Press.
As a member of the four-woman progressive “Squad” in Congress, Omar was elected as one of the first Muslim American women in Congress, along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Her outspoken criticism of President Trump and advocacy for far-left ideas have gained national attention, and the attention surrounding the Somali born progressive lawmaker – and her Twitter feed – have made her a target of Republicans and even some fellow Democrats.
And Omar’s no stranger to controversy, apologizing early in her congressional tenure for making comments viewed as anti-Semitic.
Omar has the backing of some of the biggest names in politics – such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, progressive leader Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont – whom she joined on the campaign trail when the populist champion was running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Nancy has gone all in. I guess in this case, unity was more important than pushing out this woman who attacked the Jews.
Of course, Ilhan hurts white people with her vicious hatred more than she ever hurt the Jews with a few comments about Israel, so it is a big net gain for the Jews, who really care a lot more about hurting white people than they do about protecting themselves.
But they would always prefer to have a situation where someone hurts white people and only helps and praises the Jews. So it says a lot that they didn’t turn on their machine and take this woman out in the primaries. It was important to show unity.
I just want to say this: Ilhan Omar has better posture than white women.
No wonder we’re getting replaced.
These replacers are much hardier.