The video of her dancing is great. Honestly. It is something that students did for a class project, looks like all enjoyed it, and has been available for a very long time. It made the rounds early on in her Congressional drive.
I just cannot see how even the very far right could use this against her? The past several days have shown the liberal rags claiming otherwise?
I have my eye on Michigan's new "Congressmuslim". You know, the one with Israel covered over on her office world map, and Palestine written in bold. The one that when asked about her first words to her children about her new position she exhaled, "“We’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the mother****er”.
Due process? Innocent until proven guilty? Non bias?
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That's the one on the left. With the eyeglasses. Rashida Tlaib, from Michigan. Just checked in with that "impeach the Mutha'Phukr" remark" about the President.
But don't let that other one slip through Zone Coverage on a Go Route and burn ya' deep. That is the other of the two first-ever Muslim women to be seated in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ilhan Omar, from Minnesota. Slender build. Looks like a speed demon. I'd suggest bumping her right on the line of scrimmage. Don't give her a Free Release.
I would like to change it up here. A very candid and straightforward message, instead of my more usual "improv" or "stand up comedy" approach.
I most definitely did not like it when one of the two new Muslim women "in the House" said very publicly that she really really wants to "impeach that [M.F. expletive word] Donald Trump."
That is Rashida Tlaib, the new congresswoman from Michigan.
I have seen it reported on MSNBC that this remark was greeted with mostly bipartisan disapproval from the new House of Representatives.
I have seen the disapproval of this remark from Nancy Pelosi and Elijah Cummings--two very senior House Democrats--and I think they both acquitted themselves very expertly and smartly in the way that they expressed their distance from Rashida Tlaib on that remark.
I just discovered the reaction to it from the already famous AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and I have to put a black mark against her for her reaction to it. I don' t like her reaction to it. She seems to have a "No problemo" attitude about, as is reported by the New York Daily News. https://www.msn.com/en-us/n...ZS?OCID=ansmsnnews11
On the plus side, at least Rashida Tlaib has the honesty to stand up for her remark and the attitude that is behind it, and has not offered any phoney-baloney or mealy-mouthed "apology", as is so often the case with politicians and other public figures. She has not come out with any nonsense like "I'm sorry if anyone was offended," or "I didn't realize I was being recorded on video," or "I did not mean for my words to be taken literally, as I was only speaking figuratively," or any other such oft-recited blarney. Good for her.
It isn't necessary for every one of her Democratic colleagues to come out explicitly and express disapproval of her remark--and the attitude(s) behind it--to avoid being hit with a "black mark" about it from me. As long as they don't come out and put themselves directly in line with the Rashida Tlaib remark, I do not require any explicit reaction from every one of her Democratic colleagues.
I could enlarge on my thinking about this even further, and perhaps I will do that, but not at the immediate moment.
I don't have any black marks in my "book" against the other new Muslim congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, from Minnesota.
If anyone is really "revved" about this, to the point where they wouldn't mind looking at a fairly brief news style report--and even beyond that, the 10+ minutes of video that is embedded within the report, at the end of it--I recommend it. https://www.aljazeera.com/n...181105161422470.html
The video is an Aljazeera "Up Front" interview with Ilhan Omar.
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