New 🔥: says Obama’s “hope and change” was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues he operated within the same broken framework as Trump.
OMAR SPEAKS: “I am certainly not looking to be comfortable, and I don’t want everyone necessarily to feel comfortable around me,” she tells me. “I’m OK with taking the blows if it means it will ignite conversations that no one was willing to have before.”
“We have a bigger base, but we seem to not understand them or have loyalty to them. When you are constantly trying to figure out how to appease everyone, you end up not appeasing anyone.” [email protected] on 40 years of Democratic Party triangulation
Ilhan Omar to : "I think really the most exciting things happen when people are extremely uncomfortable.”
. goes after Obama's "caging of kids" and "droning of countries around the world" in new profile: "We can’t be only upset with Trump. His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies..."
They're from neighboring districts in Minnesota. They're both freshmen House members. They're both Democrats. But Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips represent two very different directions for the Democratic Party
Despite the cautionary tale offered by years of vicious Republican infighting, Democrats are dangerously close to entering into their own fratricidal conflict
“This majority was achieved not by winning in AOC’s district or Ilhan Omar’s district, [but] by victories in districts that had not been terribly favorable to Democrats in the past. … How do you maintain that majority?”
Masterful feature on D ideological divide -- reminiscent of Boehner-Freedom Caucus divisions. Highlights Omar vs. Phillips, neighboring Ds with vastly different politics. Remarkable timing to get an interview w Omar -- right before her slur.
Despite the cautionary tale offered by years of vicious Republican infighting, Democrats are dangerously close to entering into their own fratricidal conflict
She’s not eloquent, but in the below excerpt, she certainly not wrong. I usually refer to the dynamic she's describing as 'Respectability Politik' -- but whatever you want to call it, it's certainly bad business. [source: ]
Oh, fear not, Congresswoman! I can think of plenty of (((people))) made uncomfortable now!
It's funny that can't see how biased this article is. Every sentence assumes the conservative Democrat is right and the progressive is a radical. In reality, polling shows opposite: The Democrats’ Dilemma via
Typically terrific reporting from over at
In Politico, Tim Albert writes a most important column about centrists and the left in the Democratic Party, revealing how the Left is quickly taking the path of destroying the chances for a 2020 victory