This is a bit of an update on my previous post where we saw Ilhan Omar make several statements in support of the current socialist regime in Venezuela, as well as her blaming the U.S. for the turmoil.
Here’s an excerpt from that article.
“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” Omar said on the progressive television program.
It goes without saying (except for apparently Omar) that yes, it does indeed help the people of Venezuela to no longer be under the thumb of an oppressive dictator. It is also very evident that Maduro no longer being in power is in the interest of the U.S. We are not dealing with an Islamic state where it’s often questionable whether a current regime is better than what comes after. In the case of Venezuela, it’s fairly black and white. They either keep their socialist dictator or return to a more normal democracy.
The way Omar so reflexively continues to support the Maduro regime, instead speaking against her own country, is fairly jarring, yet expected at this point.
Sen. Marco Rubio caught wind of her comments and didn’t hold back.
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) May 3, 2019
Rubio goes on to say she has “no idea what she’s talking about” and that her comment is “embarrassing,” while pointing out that Omar’s comments on sanctions are a complete falsehood.
The sanctions on Venezuela have only been in place for two months, which is not enough time to even make a dent yet. Before that, the only sanctions were on individuals within the country, which would logically not hamper the overall economy. People have been eating dogs and digging in the trash for food for years now in Venezuela. It is not the fault of the United States but of the failures of their socialist dictatorship.
Ilhan Omar’s worldview is so incredibly regressive that she can’t help but defend Maduro while blaming the country which graciously took her in as a refugee. It’s a crazy switching of roles which routinely plays out in her statements and no one outside of right-leaning sources every call her on it.
Since Rubio questioned Omar’s intelligence in this clip, I assume he’ll be labeled a racist by the end of the day. Maybe that’ll finally get CNN and MSNBC talking about Omar’s comments though? There’s your bright side.
Who are the people who disapprove here? I ask that sincerely. How can you disapprove of near record low unemployment, exploding growth far outpacing expectations, and the first real wage growth we’ve seen in over a decade? What’s not to like exactly?
It goes to show how silly politics can be. I guarantee you that those same 41% all approved of Obama’s economy when it was stuck at 1% growth and wages were stagnant. There are actually people out there who’d rather suffer than admit someone in the opposing party did something right.
Typically, economic health is a good indicator of a President’s re-election chances. This is Donald Trump though so the normal rules can probably be thrown out the window. How well he’s able to stay on message in promoting the current great economy will make or break him. A little discipline will go a long way.