OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Alright, alright, so President Trump isn’t exactly the poster child for civil discourse, we get it.
However, I enjoy personifying this cringe-y of a conversation – it feels so analogous to that one person in a theater who attempts to slow-clap when the movie is over but no one joins in. Then people pretend not to notice that just happened just so that person doesn’t feel worse with their collective, inevitable disregard. *Cue the crickets*
Ilhan Omar bragged that President Trump is ‘terrified’ of her and that she lives ‘rent-free’ inside his head because he spends so much time focused on her.
Oh my LANTA! I’m scoffing my heart out. Terrified!? Yeah, as terrified as a hippo with a fly on its butt.
Also… she mentions this AS she is literally always talking about him… how does that saying go? Confidence is silent and insecurities are loud? Hmm… anyways, keep reading.
Omar – part of the so-called Democrat ‘squad’ including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib and Ayanna Pressley – argued it is her ‘intersectionality’ that most intimidates Trump.
In an interview with Samantha Bee, the Minnesota representative said she gets ‘joy’ from upholding the law by impeaching Trump and joked that the thought of Donald Jr being unhappy also makes her smile.
Alright, you deflecting kettle. The reeking stench to declare her self-importance makes me nauseous. But wait… there’s more…
‘Just because I live rent free in their head doesn’t mean they live rent free in mine.’
Speaking about the impeachment inquiry now investigating Donald Trump – which ‘the squad’ was fundamental in pushing for – she denied it was about getting rid of a president she personally dislikes.
Instead, she insisted, it is about upholding the rule of law.
Sooo… she just stated that the thought of Trump being unhappy creates happiness for her, then PRACTICALLY IN THE SAME BREATH states her push for impeaching the president isn’t about her personally disliking him…
That reaction of disgust on your face right now? It’s sincere… and no, you’re not on Candid Camera.
Speaking about the US, she added: ‘We’re very comfortable being the hero in every story but we’re not comfortable any time someone reminds us we’ve been a villain.
I mean, I think that goes for everyone. ‘Focus on all the good I’ve done! Oh, that terrible thing I did to you? GOSH, you sure are taking a while to get over that, you selfish person, you.’
FFS. Her argument (or total lack thereof) of racism is like her favorite bowl of candy to pull from. Trick-or-treat, b*tches. Oh wait, it’s just another witch on our porch.
OF COURSE we shouldn’t denigrate an entire race due to one deplorable act (or several, but who’s counting). However, those ‘reminders of when they’ve been a villain’ were so monumental that they are now part of American history – the EVENTS, that is. It was never about their race. However, it certainly raised questions about where a potential disconnect resides in regards to cultural appropriation, and why the patterns exist at all.
I don’t condone stereotyping but there are patterns and trends that naturally condition individuals to simply be more cautious, irrespective of race.
The more someone amplifies race and puts it on a pedestal, attention will naturally be drawn to it, thus keeping the idea of race and racism alive. SHE is keeping racism alive by assuming so many are out to get her because of her race.
Maybe it’s just because you can’t tell your ass from your elbow. Just maybe.