Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he would be jumping into the race for the Democratic nomination.
Given the largely far-left and lackluster field, he may have thought he had a chance.
But while some think him more of a moderate, some of his efforts while New York mayor earned him the nickname “Nanny Bloomberg” and would not fly well in a general elections, like his efforts to get rid of guns and his soda tax.
He may make some who Democratic donors who are more toward the middle more comfortable than someone like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who are very anti-business.
But his entry did not please Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and she made that clear in a tweet that excited some comment given her anti-Semitic comments in the past.
I wonder why? 🤔 https://t.co/fc2wx26oTA
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 9, 2019
Now had she not had a prior history of comments, one might have looked at that as just a comment on them both being billionaires. But given her history, people didn’t think it was just about billionaires.
Oh gee, please do enlighten us again, because you were in such 'fine form' before … pic.twitter.com/T0XADn9yT9
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) November 9, 2019
Is the a dog whistle @jaketapper,or is that kind of thing only apply to one side.
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) November 9, 2019
She literally can't help herself. Wow.
— CDB (@quietnolonger) November 9, 2019
Omar very carefully making an anti-Semitic tweet with just enough vagueness to claim that ackshually she meant it was about the benjamins and not about religion.
But everyone knows what she meant, which is why she continues to do it. https://t.co/tBuU3eNxX5
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 9, 2019
Linda Sarsour, who has her own questionable history, came to her buddy’s defense.
Oh for God’s sake, stop this ridiculousness. This obsession with every word Ilhan says or tweets is tired and it’s getting old. https://t.co/TRhwHoJW7d
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) November 9, 2019
And even giving it the most favorable interpretation, it’s playing class warfare.
Um, maybe the answer is not to keep making the comments? Just a thought.