Saturday, December 28, 2019

2019 Fousesquawk Jerk of the Year: Ilhan Omar

Early this year, I was of the opinion that Ilhan Omar (D-MN) would be a shoo-in for the Golden Penguin as the 2019 Fousesquawk "Jerk of the Year" award. There was her obnoxious speech in Woodland HIlls, California in March, where she made reference to 9-11 as, "somebody did something". Then she made a disparaging tweet about our troops in the "Black Hawk Down" episode in Mogadishu. On and on it went.  In July, she and that other disgraceful woman, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), introduced a resolution supporting the BDS movement against Israel. In August, she and Tlaib tried to enter Israel under the auspices of some pro-Palestinian terror group. They were rightly denied entry. As if all that wasn't enough, Omar has faced (unconfirmed) allegations that she may have married her own brother in order to get him into the US. That, if true, would constitute marriage/immigration fraud, a crime.

In recent months, other candidates have given Omar a run for her money. People like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler in their soon-to-be-ill fated efforts to remove President Trump from office. Ditto for Nancy Pelosi for this latest stunt in not sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for trial. The unhinged 29-year-old ex barmaid, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez certainly deserves "honorable" mention. The Democrat presidential race has created at least half a dozen contenders for the Golden Penguin. One of them, Joe Biden, is deeply embroiled in a scandal involving his fortune-hunting son, Hunter Biden,  and Ukraine, a scandal that has inexplicably led to the impeachment of Trump for merely asking Ukraine to look into it.

But I digress.

Ilhan Omar is deservedly the Fousesquawk Jerk of the Year for 2019. In 2020, her constituents in Minneapolis and "Little Mogadishu" will have an opportunity to show the nation they recognize their mistake in electing her to Congress and will elect someone else. Or they may just double down on their error and re-elect her. If that is the case, it will say a lot about that community.

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