Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggests that if she talks like a 4th grader perhaps the “racist idiots” would understand her better.

By |2019-05-14T11:00:29-08:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Courtesy of TPM:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kept it blunt when she spoke on Monday night about the GOP’s outrage over her Holocaust comment.

NBC’s “Late Night” host Seth Meyers asked Tlaib about the controversy, and she lamented that it was “unfortunate” how President Donald Trump, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had twisted her words.

Tlaib told Meyers, “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 will understand you better.’”

The congresswoman explained again that the “calming feeling” she mentioned in regard to the Holocaust was about the pride she felt for her Palestinian ancestors’ sacrifice in giving Jews a safe haven after World War 2. She added that she wanted modern-day Palestinians to find “light” in that fact, despite the oppression they face.

Talking like 4th grader or even a 2nd grader would do her no good.

The Right Wing media and GOP politicians purposefully twisted her words to vilify her and to put her safety at risk. 

Yes, they are ignorant, but they are also fucking evil. 

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5 Comments

  1. Beaglemom May 15, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I wish that all of the young, and first-term Democratic Congress-critters would concentrate on their jobs for the next year and a half. They might only be one-term members of Congress if they allow themselves to be sucked into every insult-hurling GOP-induced twitter battle.

    I’m sure there are lots of issues that Tlaib can work on that do not result in her waving around the red flags hoisted in her face by the GOP at every opportunity. Tlaib’s constituency in Michigan includes many more than Palestinian-Americans, and all of her constituents, and the American people as a whole, face far more important issues in their daily lives. We should, of course, remember that the surrounding Arab countries refused to welcome the 1948 Palestinian refugees into their countries in the hope that forcing them into camps would create sustained animosity against Israel. They were, unfortunately, correct. But Rep. Tlaib is not going to solve that mess in a Twitter war with the GOP. It just isn’t going to happen. So, Rep. Tlaib, please concentrate on issues facing this country now.

  2. Puke May 15, 2019 at 7:55 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/right-wing-group-head-falsely-fearmongers-the-lgbt-equality-act-will-make-christianity-against-the-law/

    ‘Death to Christianity Act.’ OK?

    On Tuesday televangelist Pat Robertson claimed if the Equality Act becomes law it will force God to “vomit out” America.

    https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2019/05/trump-comes-out-against-lgbt-equality-act/

    Je$u$FuckingChRi$T

    • Beaglemom May 15, 2019 at 8:10 am

      What is wrong with these supposed men of God who are merely hucksters of ugliness and cruelty? To find mention of homosexuality, they have to root out good old Leviticus, who had proscriptions against just about everything, not exactly the most reliable book of the Bible, Old or New Testament. And they all seem to forget that Christ ended the era of the Old Testament. These guys seem to do nothing but spout the Old Testament when they happen upon, an almost daily occurrence, some sign of people being nice to other people. No one is going to “make christianity against the law” despite the best efforts of these charlatans. Robertson and the rest of them must not be raking in the money as they once did so it’s time for them to get all riled up about . . . just about anything. By the way, were they worried at all about the third wife’s earlier occupations or about Don the Con’s many affairs and broken marriages?

  3. Anon May 15, 2019 at 8:44 am

    McDonalds makes sure these people have no nutritional way out of their rage brains.

    #McStupids

  4. Jason Slupski May 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Angry, Stupid, Lazy and Unfulfilled Morons getting Angry when the Fact that they’re Stupid is pointed out to them. Always priceless.

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