Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scum’s Gonna Scum...

     ...and while there are plenty of scummy types on Capitol Hill, some definitely “outperform” the rest.

     It’s generally known that Ilhan Omar is in Congress solely because of the large population of Somali immigrants in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district. Omar herself is a Somali immigrant. Given the state of affairs in that African sewer, one might reasonably imagine that Omar would be grateful to have been admitted to this country. However, when it comes to the behavior of a Muslim, reason seldom has a place at the explanatory table.

     The rumors about Omar having married her own brother to commit an immigration fraud have been circulating for some time. They’ve just acquired lots of additional substance:

     In the past three weeks I have circled back to interview sources whom I have found to be highly reliable in the Omar saga. They open a window onto the scandals from the perspective of Ahmed Hirsi, her long-time partner and the father of her three children. According to sources, Hirsi is telling friends:
  • that he will not go to jail for Omar;
  • that while Omar did indeed marry her brother (Ahmed Elmi) for fraudulent purposes, Hirsi did not know at the time that she had married Elmi;
  • that Omar is threatening Hirsi he would be in trouble along with her if the truth were to come out;
  • that Omar has asked him to state publicly that all is well with their marriage even though it is completely done and finished; and
  • that in fact they are living apart and have been divorced under Islamic law (although they remain legally married).

     Having humiliated Ahmed Hirsi by her affair with Tim Mynett, Omar now wants Hirsi to perform public relations services for her to suppress the scandal. That is cold.

     Interesting, no? The hard-left Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which has treated Omar with unconcealed adulation up to now, is suddenly on the case:

     New investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man — possibly her own brother — to skirt immigration laws.

     Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as “baseless rumors” first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during her 2016 campaign for the Minnesota House. But she said little then or since about Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the former husband who swept into her life in 2009 before a 2011 separation.

     The questions surfaced again this month in a state probe of campaign finance violations showing that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was still legally married to but separated from Elmi.

     Although she has legally corrected the discrepancy, she has declined to say anything about how or why it happened.

     The new documents also detail the Omar campaign’s efforts to keep the story of her marriage to Elmi out of the press, arguing that detailed coverage would legitimize the accusations and invade her privacy.

     The response from Omar? It’s all right-wing plotting and Islamophobia:

     Omar spokesman Jeremy Slevin issued a statement Friday asserting that the questions about her personal life are illegitimate:

     “Since before she was elected to office, Ilhan has been the subject of conspiracy theories and false accusations about her personal life. Emboldened by a president who openly treats immigrants, refugees and Muslims as invaders, these attacks often stem from the presumption that Ilhan — like others who share those identities — is somehow illegitimate or not fully American.

     “Ilhan has shared more than most public officials ever do about the details of her personal life — even when it is personally painful,” he continued. “Whether by colluding with right-wing outlets to go after Muslim elected officials or hounding family members, legitimate media outlets have a responsibility not to fan the flames of hate. Continuing to do so is not only demeaning to Ilhan, but to her entire family.”

     Imagine any Republican – imagine any white male Christian — attempting to deflect such serious and well-substantiated accusations in a comparable fashion. Imagine what would become of him.

     There’s been a lot of talk about a two-tiered justice system in this country: the powerful skate on even the most serious offenses, while the little guy suffers the full weight of the law. It’s demonstrably that way as regards the coup attempt against President Trump orchestrated from within the FBI and CIA. What underlines the scurrility is the likely success of the attempt by Omar to evade scrutiny for crimes that would get an ordinary immigrant deported. She’ll receive all the protective cover her Democrat colleagues can contrive.

     The Democrats always do that for one of “their own.” Look at the cover they’ve provided Charles Rangel. Look at how they attempted to protect Anthony Weiner. And do I really need to mention Ted Kennedy? Power is what matters to the Democrats. Indeed, nothing else does.

     Worse, the Republicans almost always yield to it. They can’t bring themselves to confront such arrant lawlessness. The press might say something unflattering about them. Not that the press won’t do so anyway. But the typical GOP public official has his spine surgically removed before taking office. Whether his conscience is left in place remains unclear.

     Yet there are still people who demand to know “how we could have elected Donald Trump.” How dare we choose a man from outside the political elite! How dare we opt for one known for brashness of statement and daring in action! How dare he defy all precedent by working to fulfill his campaign promises – and how dare we stand loyally by him as the rest of the mortally offended ruling class labors to bring him down! It is to laugh...hollowly, and with many a tear.



Sorry for the shouting, but....

TOO DAMNED MANY in the GOP are more concerned with being invited to the "beautiful people" cocktail parties, having laudatory articles in the enemedia about how they've "grown in office" and fawning pieces at the end of their career / obituaries, and feathering their own nests.

Obama's boyfriend said...

Let's face it the self anointed have decided they know best for this country's future and they see Somalia as their role model.


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