👊 We can't allow the GOP to silence us. https://t.co/lmBmBa33ab
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 13, 2019
Tlaib was replying to Mallory’s retweeting of another Tlaib apologist – Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), who trotted out the “dangerous” card in response to Tlaib’s critics in yet another shameless attempt at stifling the debate:
Republican leadership is spreading straight-up lies about a Congresswoman in a way that is inciting hate. This isn’t just incredibly disrespectful– it’s dangerous. They should be ashamed.https://t.co/f9t0WAsXVB
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) May 13, 2019
One of the fascinating things about these discussions involving Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is that they – along with their defenders – actually believe their critics want them to stop talking, to be silenced.
Every time Tlaib, Omar, and AOC start talking, it reveals much in the way of how extreme the party has become. Furthermore, their party leadership’s reflexive defenses of them show how alarmingly tolerant they now are of raw, unabashed, unapologetic shutuppery and anti-Semitism.
When they talk, they reveal much. And most of it is not good look – for them.
There’s no mistaking it – the latest revelation about Tlaib is part of a disturbing pattern with her that can’t be explained away. The below tweet is part of a must-read thread that puts everything together about Tlaib’s anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitical belief system.
So let’s talk about this tweet and whether accusations against Tlaib are just right-wing propaganda or legitimate. pic.twitter.com/PGqmZNhg5i
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) January 16, 2019
If anyone is trying to silence criticism, it’s the other way around. Tlaib, Omar, AOC and their defenders do it by way of playing the tiresome “progressive woman of color” card. Or the “incitement” card. Or the “woman” card. Or the “bullied” card.
Or the “racism” card:
On @LateNightSeth, @RashidaTlaib: “I got a text message from a friend who’s like, ‘Hey, next time, you know, really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth grader because maybe the racist idiots would understand you better.’” #LNSM pic.twitter.com/XxAlzluR52
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 14, 2019
They are trying to shut their critics down, but their critics in turn do not want them to be silent.
As I tweeted last night:
By all means, KEEP TALKING! https://t.co/zFwqMf68nG
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) May 13, 2019
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–