The Left has a problem. Her name is Ilhan Omar.
Back in January, AOC let the cat out of the bag, “Oh God,” she said. “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.” (Politico)
That’s a strong reminder that the Democrats are not just one party. They are an uneasy fusion of two very different movements.
On one side, is the Old Guard of Democrat establishment types who are happy to use power as a means to an end for personal gain or prestige.
All you have to do is look at how many major issues they have totally reversed themselves on over the past few years and you see they are nothing but glorified weathervanes, spinning into whatever direction the political winds blow, whatever will best suit either themselves or their financial benefactors.
They are not afraid to use naked power to get what they want, but what they want is not exactly ideological in the usual use of the term. Ultimately they want to be the ones in the driver’s seat choosing who gets what plum appointment and all that fun stuff.
That was the Clinton generation of the party. But something changed when their Community Organizer In Chief came into power. He obviously didn’t mind all the perks that came with political power. And he’s doing very well for himself financially after the fact, thank-you-very-much.
But Barack, and the generation of Democrats coming up after him, are of a different stripe. They have a thirst for an ideological goal, and they believe they have achieved a sufficient degree of cultural dominance to foster a political revolution. They do not hide the fact that they are pushing, in Obama’s own words, for ‘Fundamental Change’ of an America they largely hold in contempt.
These new upstarts already hold enough political clout from both the Bernie Wing of the party, the Democratic Socialists of America, and a number of well-financed activists groups that they are able to threaten Democrat establishment politicians with primary opponents outflanking them on the left. And they can be sure to check off all the identity boxes that the establishment Dems do not.
Whether their plan devolves into violence or intends to rely solely on the brute force of Cancel Culture to push forward their goals and crush anyone who would oppose them remains to be seen.
BLM, as we have already mentioned was founded by women who describe themselves ‘trained Marxists’. Keep that in mind as you listen to the following quote by Ilhan Omar.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for "dismantling" of the U.S. "economy and political systems" pic.twitter.com/6Zr8ieMbxP
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 7, 2020
There is no monetary system more free or fair than the voluntary exchange of wealth for goods and services. There are certain issues, like cronyism, or government interference, or monopolies or price-fixing that can cause issues.
But for the most part, it’s a system where everyone has their shot.
And Ilhan Omar wants to burn that down and replace it. With what…?
She doesn’t say.
But she is from a family that is still politically connected in a nation listed as the single most corrupt country in the world. Would she hold to THAT model for fairness and equity?
Perhaps the Communist Chinese model?
Or the Soviet economic model?
Or is it something even worse, a country known for chanting ‘Death To America’?
She’s been ‘credibly accused’, to use thier term, of having illicit political ties to Qatar and Iran that conflict with her role as an elected representative with security clearance: Corroboration: 2nd Witness Testifies To Ilhan Omar Being Asset For Qatar & Iran
So, now that Ilhan Omar is putting her cards openly out on the table, the Democratic Party is at a crossroads.
They will either cut ties with her, and say that her views of burning down the American System of commerce and government are antithetical to anything they believe in…
They will keep her and show that they either share her objectives or they are so hellbent on regaining access to the levers of political power that they really don’t care who they team up with to get their grubby little mitts on them.