The Jury Talks Back

7/30/2019

Ilhan Omar Shares Tweet Mocking Vicious Attack on Rand Paul

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:38 am

So Rand Paul recently shared this sentiment regarding Ilhan Omar, supporting Trump’s “go back where you came from” rhetoric:

In the Trumpy landscape, you respond to nastiness with way more nastiness. So Omar retweeted this ugly tweet from Tom Arnold:

Omar Retweets Tom Arnold

Let’s remind ourselves about the injuries Rand Paul suffered in the attack in question:

The force of the landing with his neighbor on top of him broke six of Paul’s ribs and punctured one of his lungs.

The injuries left Paul breathless. Another blow to his back, and he might die, Paul thought.

Excellent fodder for some yuks, no?

And you wonder why I find nothing to support (or really even discuss) in national political discussion these days.

Regardless of what Paul said about Omar, this is unacceptable. She should be censured. But of course nothing will happen. The story is 19 hours old and as far as I can tell it has already been forgotten.

1 Comment »

  1. I’m still having a hard time with this rhetoric that claims pointing out someone visit a third-world country to better appreciate what we have here in America as being racist or nasty. Paul’s point is well stated and valid given how much distain Omar has expressed for the country that took her in at a young age, and given how little she probably knew of her home country’s struggles before becoming an American citizen it’s more than appropriate to tell her to go get some perspective. It’s no different than what many of us have been telling leftists that portrayed Venezuela as some utopian model for the US, but somehow telling Sean Penn to go to Venezuela isn’t considered racist or nasty.

    Comment by Sean — 7/30/2019 @ 10:46 am

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