Two-Bit Tyranny: Rashida Tlaib Calls For Punitive Boycott… Because Bill Maher Called Out Her BS

Published on August 18, 2019

It’s another chapter in ‘anyone who stands in the way of my agenda is a racist… even folks on my own team’.

The harder the Left tilts to the left, shifting the ‘Overton Window’ (defined here), the more they leave their own team behind.

And anyone left behind falls outside the range of acceptable belief. And former allies become the hated enemies if they aren’t woke enough to keep up with the shifting goalposts.

And — best of all — they get to point to the gulf between their own belief and the other team as evidence that the OTHER guy is ‘extreme’.

Here’s the problem with that, the one that exposes the inherent lie: more and more, they find themselves attacking their own team as ‘heretics’.

Let’s take a look at the facts on the ground. As recently as MARCH of THIS YEAR, Nancy Pelosi stood in front of the Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC and denounced BDM as explicitly racist.

“We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” Pelosi said at AIPAC. — Source: FreeBeacon

Fast forward to August, when Israel enforced their own existing laws about NOT permitting political agitators to enter the country with purposes of promoting the very same BDM that Pelosi denounced in March by excluding Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting ‘Palestine’ (not Israel, mind you, even though there is no independent legal entity called ‘Palestine’) in a visit sponsored by a group with actual terrorist ties.

Bill Maher — no friend of the political Right — called the Democrats out on it. Did they praise his ‘independent thinking’? His ‘willingness to cross partisan lines’? — Not at all, such praise is explicitly reserved for pseudo-Republicans who turn on the current administration. It’s the absolution of their political sins, so to speak. (It’s a little like when Tapper welcomed white supremacist Richard Spencer onto CNN because Spencer shared his disdain for Trump.)

Rashida doesn’t want to ENGAGE with anyone she disagrees with… she wants them destroyed. And she called for the same hostile tactic on her own team’s political ally because she didn’t like what he said about her ideas.

So, to recap — Trump MOCKING CNN as ‘fake news’ (but taking no specific action against them) is somehow a major threat to free speech, but an elected official calling for the financial ruin of a political commentator because he expressed an opinion displeasing to her is NOT?

We can hardly wait for Jim Acosta — that great defender of journalism — to rush to the defense of Bill Maher by officially denouncing her. Oh wait, he didn’t even stand up for Andy Ngo being assaulted by leftist rioters. Let’s not hold our breath.