Far-Left Ilhan Omar Throws in with Bernie Sanders, Tries to ‘Stand Up to Trump’

Socialist from Minnesota screams her support for the socialist from Vermont at a raucous rally on Sunday night — but will this do anything for the left-leaning 2020 candidate?

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Defying the rest of Minnesota’s Democrat congressional delegation — which supports home-state Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in her bid for the 2020 nomination — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Sunday night endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the Democratic nod in front of a rambunctious and youthful crowd of 10,000 at the University of Minnesota’s William Arena in Minneapolis.

That’s right: The socialist representative backed the socialist senator.

And she went to decry “Western imperialism” (how strange of a socialist to move to an “imperialist” nation); called for a “mass movement of the working class” (interestingly, those politicians not in the working class always hope it rebels against those capitalists who provide it work); and made common cause with Sanders on a host of issues — even though Omar has consistently repeated anti-Semitic statements and charges one would think would give Sanders some pause for reflection.

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But Omar, who is currently going through an adultery scandal, announced her support for Sanders, who only recently came back to the campaign trail after his heart attack, to background chants of “lock him up” in regard to the president. She also shouted her enthusiasm for the Green New Deal and implied that the president of the United States was a white supremacist.

For his part, Sanders declared, “Ilhan has stood up to Trump and we will stand with her.”

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Omar is the third member of the so-called Democratic squad to join with Sanders in his effort.

The fourth, Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-Mass.), is as of right now the sole holdout.

Perhaps of all the squad, Omar can be considered to be most left-leaning.

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She regularly sides with any country against the United States on national security issues; she brushed off the 9/11 attacks on our country as “some people did something”; and she is adamant in her opposition to the existence of the state of Israel.

But this doesn’t seem to faze those who support her.

They appear to throw in with these long-time tropes of international authoritarian socialism.

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Sanders, who has a record going back over 50 years of the same views and an almost perfect record of past adherence to Soviet foreign policy goals and the objectives of current oppressive Marxist regimes, welcomed Omar’s endorsement as a further ally in the socialist front that now has the upper hand in the Democratic Party.

Even that once-perceived moderate — former Vice President Joe Biden — now has made noises and glances toward the radical Left in an effort at appeasement.

It so far has not shown fruit for him.

While Sanders’ pitch of free public college tuition went over well with the assembled public college students at the rally, historic voting patterns do not bode well for the strength of their support.

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At the height of modern student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Republican and conservative vote in the presidential races of 1968 and 1972 won landslide victories over the Democratic Party and the Left.

This has left most analysts to draw the conclusion that the “youth vote” is superficially wide in public support — but not very deep in voting commitment.

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David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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