Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), a moderate Democrat incumbent in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional district, is set to be defeated by progressive challenger Marie Newman, a hardcore socialist in the same vein as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the rest of the Congressional “Squad.”
To my eye, it looks like #IL03 Rep. Dan Lipinski (D), who has turned back progressive primaries cycle after cycle, may finally be on track to lose to Marie Newman (D).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 18, 2020
Politico announced that Lipinski was in trouble earlier in the day, but it was still uncertain whether he would actually be defeated by a challenger from his hard Left.
“Lipinski is liberals’ highest-profile 2020 primary target. Lining up behind Newman are Sanders, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Justice Democrats,” Politico reported.
The article noted the strength of the progressive movement, which is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the age when a devout socialist like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can be a top-tier presidential candidate in the Democrat Party.
“Her campaign, she said, has knocked on more than 110,000 doors and made 90,000 phone calls. She had outraised Lipinski by more than $400,000 as of late February, and that contrast is shown particularly stark on television. Newman has spent about $900,000 on television advertising, while Lipinski has dropped less than $450,000,” Politico reported.
According to the most recent reporting, Newman is currently winning with 22,559 votes or 46.5 percent of the margin. Lipinski has 21,642 votes or 44.6 percent of the margin with 59 percent of the vote currently being tallied. It is looking like Newman will ultimately become the Democrat nominee and therefore the defacto Congressman with it being extremely unlikely for a Republican to win the district.
A candidate profile of Newman highlights how extremely far-left her policies truly are.
“The Affordable Care act has made life easier for people and has brought insurance to over 20,000 people in my district. I would support any legislation meant to strengthen the program, but ultimately I believe that Medicare for All will give hard working families in my district the most security and peace of mind moving forward,” Newman said in the profile.
“I fully support the DACA program and HR 6 the Dream and Promise Act which, if passed by the Senate, would create a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.5 million DREAMERs and those protected under the Temporary Protected Status designation,” she said of her immigration policy in support of amnesty.
“We need universal background checks for all gun sales, to reinstate the assault weapons ban, to require gun safety training with any issuance of a license and to pass red flag laws to prevent purchases of firearms by those who would be a threat to themselves or others,” Newman said about her hatred of the 2nd Amendment.
” I firmly support the framework of the Green New Deal and building a plan to fulfill that framework as a means to modernize our economy, to create good paying union jobs and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030,” she said about her environmental extremism.
The “Squad” is about to get bolstered with the likely election of Newman, as the demographic shift ushers in a new era of socialism with the fruits of diversity and multiculturalism on full display.
Ilhan Omar’s Grandfather Was a Government Official in One of Africa’s Worst Dictatorships
Talk about ‘systematic oppression.’
As Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar accuses American civilization of being a “system of oppression,” it appears that the progressive Democrat has provided little to no public information on her own grandfather’s activities and public duties as a government official in one of Africa’s worst dictatorships.
Omar has described her grandfather, Abukar Omar, as the Director of the National Marine Transport in Somalia in the 1980’s and possibly earlier, serving in the government of then-President Siad Barre. Barre, who took power in 1969, originally governed the country as a Marxist-Leninist before switching his Cold War allegiances to the United States in the late 70’s.
Barre’s government is known as a prolific human rights abuser, persecuting the nation’s Isaaq tribe in a series of government sponsored killings that scholars have referred to as a “forgotten genocide.” Estimates of the civilian casualties of the Isaaq genocide range from 50,000 to 200,000 people.
Omar, who was a child at the time, has also described her family leaving Somalia in 1991, the very year that President Barre was overthrown from power in a revolution that continues to have a destabilizing effect on the East African nation to this day.
It’s of some public interest that a more thorough explanation of Akubar Omar’s duties as an official serving under Siad Barre be provided, especially considering the former Barre official was granted refugee status in the United States sometime after Barre was overthrown in Somalia’s 1991 Civil War.
Omar has described her family as understanding that they were “no longer welcome” in the country as a result of the civil war, a development that may very well have come as a result of her grandfather’s work as a nominally high-ranking government official under the Barre regime. Rep. Omar recounted an incident in which what seems to have been a family compound was placed under siege by rebels who vandalized the property in a 2016 profile with the Minneapolis City Pages.
Omar biographies also suggest that some of her aunts and uncles also worked as civil servants under Barre’s government.
An inquiry into Abukar Omar’s official duties as the Director of the National Marine Transport under Barre’s regime was sent to Omar’s press office, and the Congresswoman has yet to respond as of Wednesday night.
Ilhan Omar was also one of the few Democratic members of Congress to decline to formally vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide conducted by the Ottoman Empire after World War I, claiming the United States should be focusing on the legacy of slavery and persecution of Native Americans instead.
Certainly, one cannot be held to account for actions that their extended relatives engage in when they’re a child; but it’s quite rich that Omar has declined to account for her own grandfather’s seeming participation in a very real and historically documented “system of oppression” in any publicly known remarks on the family connection, while castigating American civilization for its supposed injustices.
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