Monday, February 18, 2019

Just run, then

I'd be hard pressed to think of a more irritating local politician than Ron Latz, who buys his sanctimony by the 55-gallon drum, but even he would be an improvement over Ilhan Omar:
As Ilhan Omar’s political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator’s home, they hoped to get a better sense of her views while expressing their concerns.

Most came away dissatisfied by what they heard.

Those concerns were confirmed this week when Omar suggested on Twitter that members of Congress support Israel for money, igniting a bipartisan uproar in Washington that included criticism from President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“There seems to be a pattern developing which indicates more of an attitude than mistakes,” said Ron Latz, the Democratic state senator who hosted the meeting. “And that’s what’s most troubling. I mean, I’m grateful that she seems to be willing to be engaged in conversations with the Jewish community, but she doesn’t seem to be learning from those conversations.”
Latz is correct about almost nothing, but he's accurate about Omar. So Latz ought to primary Omar. So should half the ambitious DFL pols in CD-5. Start cleaning up the mess.


Brad Carlson said...

I know a good number of Republicans in CD5. On primary day last August, a lot of them voted in the DFL primary just so they could cast a vote for Margaret Anderson-Kelliher to be the CD5 DFL candidate. People were well aware of the quagmire that would be a Congresswoman Omar.

Mr. D said...

People were well aware of the quagmire that would be a Congresswoman Omar.

MAK is a down-the-line liberal, but she's not a crazy person. But the DFL prefers quagmires, apparently.

Bike Bubba said...

Well said. If the Democrats are really against anti-Semitism, they need to step up to the plate. For that matter, step up and don't wait for 2020; get her censured.