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DERSHOWITZ: It’s Time To Primary Ilhan Omar

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Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz wants controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar out of Congress.
Earlier this week, Dershowitz called for Democrats to defeat her in her next primary.
On Fox News, Dershowitz said “The Democrats must marginalize her and distance her from the center of the party. And I hope she’ll be primaried, and she should be beaten in a primary by people who support the United States and people who support American allies, rather than people who support American enemies.””

In the last few weeks, Omar has garnered controversy for asserting that the Jewish lobby has too much power in DC.

After pressure from House Democratic leaders, Omar apologized, but continued scuffling with Jewish Democratic lawmakers over the past weekend.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey called out Omar’s remarks for saying that Jewish lawmakers have an allegiance to a foreign country like Israel. Omar responded, “Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I have not mischaracterized our relationship with Israel, I have questioned it and that has been clear from my end.”

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Dershowitz believes that Omar is misinterpreting Lowey’s support for a U.S. ally.

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He continued:

“For her to accuse Jewish members of Congress and non-Jewish members of Congress of dual loyalty because they support America’s allies … would you accuse somebody of dual loyalty if they supported England, if they supported France and other American allies?”

In Dershowitz’s view, Omar pulled a “bait and switch” in the House, because she originally did not campaign on an anti-Israel platform, but is now honing in on the issue.

Indeed, Ilhan Omar’s stint in Congress has been controversial across the board.

Her efforts to challenge seasoned agents of the military-industrial complex like Elliot Abrahams are laudable, but her presence in Congress comes with a ton of baggage.

Ties to radical Islamists and other nefarious actors sully some of her otherwise sensible actions like grilling Elliot Abrams.

Although the U.S. should maintain a restrained foreign policy, it should at least lend cultural and moral support to countries like Israel. After all, Israel is the most westernized and modern nation in the Middle East.

There is validity in criticizing Israel for some of its policies, but criticizing it in order to advance pro-Islamist talking points is the not best course of action.

All things considered, it’s time that the voters of Minnesota’s 5th district relieve Omar of the burden of holding public office.

 

 

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The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters

Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.

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Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters. 

Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits. 

He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.

The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:

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Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…

By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.

For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats. 

Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another. 

In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election. 

Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.

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