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On Facebook, I have seen the following celebratory post making the rounds:

WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORY

  • First Somali-American elected to Congress.
  • First openly gay man to win a gubernatorial
  • First Muslim woman EVER elected to Congress.
  • First Black women ever elected to Congress from Connecticut & Massachusetts
  • Youngest woman EVER elected to Congress

What’s missing from that list? Any mention whatsoever of these candidates’ qualifications, beliefs, policy positions, experience, or really anything at all that speaks to competence.

Apparently none of that matters. The only things that matter are your race, gender, and sexual preference. Merely to exist as a member of one of these special groups is a matter of pride. To elect such a person to office, apparently, is a triumph, regardless of any other criterion.

Tell me again who the bigots are?

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  1. Member

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: First Somali-American elected to Congress.

    From City Journal

    The Curious Case of Ilhan Omer

    Ilhan Omer

    A posting on the SomaliSpot discussion board alleged that Omar had married the man touted as her husband in 2002 before marrying her brother for fraudulent purposes in 2009. The post, which seems to have been written by someone from Minneapolis’s Somali community, was quickly deleted. By the time it came to my attention, the post was only available via a Google cache (now also deleted). If the story is true, however, it suggests that Omar had engaged in some kind of dishonest activity in connection with her marriage to her brother (which by itself would be illegal).

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: First Muslim woman EVER elected to Congress.

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.:

    • Youngest woman EVER elected to Congress

    Yup. History….

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    • November 8, 2018 at 8:49 am
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    And this

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    • November 8, 2018 at 8:50 am
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  3. Member

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.:

    On Facebook, I have seen the following celebratory post making the rounds:

    WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORY

    • First Somali-American elected to Congress.
    • First openly gay man to win a gubernatorial
    • First Muslim woman EVER elected to Congress.
    • First Black women ever elected to Congress from Connecticut & Massachusetts
    • Youngest woman EVER elected to Congress

    What’s missing from that list? Any mention whatsoever of these candidates’ qualifications, beliefs, policy positions, experience, or really anything at all that speaks to competence.

    Apparently none of that matters. The only things that matter are your race, gender, and sexual preference. Merely to exist as a member of one of these special groups is a matter of pride. To elect such a person to office, apparently, is a triumph, regardless of any other criterion.

    Tell me again who the bigots are?

    Yeah. They are the one who are in control of most of the State of Minnesota!

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    I’ve noticed this appalling trend too.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:11 am
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    Their elections give leftists who derive meaning from blathering about intersectionality the opportunity to do so, as well as bluster about leftist ascendancy, insofar as each of these electees is also a leftist. 

    Any leftist organs celebrating the blowout election of Marsha Blackburn? First female elected to the Senate from Tennessee?

    ……………….

    Guess not. 

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:18 am
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    If they’re going to play that game, they should at least add the first Korean-American woman to be elected to congress – Young Kim. But, I suppose she doesn’t count since she has an R after her name.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:22 am
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    These days, identity is character.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:38 am
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    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.:

    On Facebook, I have seen the following celebratory post making the rounds:

    WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORY

    • First Somali-American elected to Congress.
    • First openly gay man to win a gubernatorial
    • First Muslim woman EVER elected to Congress.
    • First Black women ever elected to Congress from Connecticut & Massachusetts
    • Youngest woman EVER elected to Congress

    What’s missing from that list? Any mention whatsoever of these candidates’ qualifications, beliefs, policy positions, experience, or really anything at all that speaks to competence.

    Apparently none of that matters. The only things that matter are your race, gender, and sexual preference. Merely to exist as a member of one of these special groups is a matter of pride. To elect such a person to office, apparently, is a triumph, regardless of any other criterion.

    Tell me again who the bigots are?

    You must be new here, welcome!

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:45 am
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    Hah! Let’s run down that list:

    First Somali-American Muslim woman — married her brother to commit immigration fraud.

    First openly gay man — let me tell you, we didn’t know Polis is gay until election day! For being “open” about it, he was pretty hush, hush. Probably thinking he could swing a few fence-sitters as long as the homophobes didn’t know about it. Also, Polis has a police record for roughing up a woman who was his employee. He changed his name that year to protect his political future (from Jared Polis Shutz to Jared Shutz Polis). Lovely human being. 

    First black women from CT and MA? I don’t know much about these women, other than I seem to recall one of them openly declaring herself a socialist. 

    Youngest woman — Google Eyes Cortez? She is God’s gift to the Republican party. Even CNN (Jake Tapper) is embarrassed for her. In the Thesaurus under synonyms for “foolish” you’ll find: 

    synonyms: stupid, silly, idiotic, witless, brainless, vacuous, mindless, unintelligent, thoughtless, half-baked, harebrained, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, unwise…

    and a picture of Google Eyes Cortez.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:50 am
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  10. Thatcher

    They are being perfectly consistent. Having the right character + the right identity = progressive. You notice all those being praised are progressives. Any Republican/conservative firsts solely based on identity are studiously ignored. That’s because identity without the right character doesn’t count. It’s why Democrats voting year after year against Republicans who are black, Asian, gay, hispanic etc is okay, and not bigoted.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:51 am
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: First Somali-American elected to Congress.

    From City Journal

    The Curious Case of Ilhan Omer

    Ilhan Omer

    A posting on the SomaliSpot discussion board alleged that Omar had married the man touted as her husband in 2002 before marrying her brother for fraudulent purposes in 2009. The post, which seems to have been written by someone from Minneapolis’s Somali community, was quickly deleted. By the time it came to my attention, the post was only available via a Google cache (now also deleted). If the story is true, however, it suggests that Omar had engaged in some kind of dishonest activity in connection with her marriage to her brother (which by itself would be illegal).

     

    Scott Johnson at Powerline Blog has covered this extensively, and has been for over a year. So has David Steinberg at PJ Media. They provide strong evidence that she did marry her brother, and she is very corrupt. The worse part is, that many in the media know this, but they don’t mention it, because of her gender and religion.

    Start here and follow the links; 

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/david-steinberg-welcome-to-my-world.php. 

    It will raise your eyebrows.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:52 am
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    Looks like a list of cultural appropriators. 

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:53 am
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    PHenry (View Comment):

    These days, identity is character.

    So true. I had a friend that posted on Facebook how proud he was that they had elected a gay, native american, women to office. My response was, “I am more interested in her shoe size than any of those characteristics.”

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    • November 8, 2018 at 9:54 am
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: First Somali-American elected to Congress.

    From City Journal

    The Curious Case of Ilhan Omer

    Ilhan Omer

    A posting on the SomaliSpot discussion board alleged that Omar had married the man touted as her husband in 2002 before marrying her brother for fraudulent purposes in 2009. The post, which seems to have been written by someone from Minneapolis’s Somali community, was quickly deleted. By the time it came to my attention, the post was only available via a Google cache (now also deleted). If the story is true, however, it suggests that Omar had engaged in some kind of dishonest activity in connection with her marriage to her brother (which by itself would be illegal).

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: First Muslim woman EVER elected to Congress.

    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.:

    • Youngest woman EVER elected to Congress

     

    Yup. History….

    Surely Google-eyes Cortez is not the first idiot, or woman idiot ever elected…

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    I’ve been noticing in recent years that to keep this identity category thing going, the people who do this have to keep narrowing their categories. First Muslim. First Muslim woman. First Muslim Somali-American woman. Etc.

    Since every new category creates a new division between people, it creates a new point of conflict. The primary effect of the identity-based categorization is to create more conflict between people.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:16 am
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  16. Thatcher

    Honesty, character, facts, education, experience stopped mattering a while back, especially for Democrats. All that matters now is ethnic heritage, gender, sexual orientation, outrage and money you can raise.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:22 am
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I’ve been noticing in recent years that to keep this identity category thing going, the people who do this have to keep narrowing their categories. First Muslim. First Muslim woman. First Muslim Somali-American woman. Etc.

    Since every new category creates a new division between people, it creates a new point of conflict. The primary effect of the identity-based categorization is to create more conflict between people.

    Good point. I noticed they left out whether she’s Sunni or Shia. 

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:24 am
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    To answer your headline question:

    That’s so last century.

    That was like fifty years ago, before most of the identity proponents were born, so it must not have any relevance, since only things that happen during their own lifetimes matter. 

     

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:24 am
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    As someone who cares more about music than ethnicity, where are these headlines?

    History Made! 3rd District Elects First Mezzo-Soprano!

    Your New Congress: Most Basoonists Ever!

     Governor-Elect Trombonist Shatters Brass Ceiling!

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:40 am
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    Pony Convertible (View Comment):

    PHenry (View Comment):

    These days, identity is character.

    So true. I had a friend that posted on Facebook how proud he was that they had elected a gay, native american, women to office. My response was, “I am more interested in her shoe size than any of those characteristics.”

    A few elections ago, must have been 2008, a co-worker (late 20’s young lady who is otherwise very smart) was gushing to me about how wonderful it was that we could very well have the first Woman President. My reply was that I’ve never voted for estrogen OR testosterone. My votes have always, always gone to the Candidate who I expected to do the least damage to my Liberty over the term of office.
    She had no comeback but was obviously not pleased nor impressed by what I had to say on the matter.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:47 am
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I’ve been noticing in recent years that to keep this identity category thing going, the people who do this have to keep narrowing their categories. First Muslim. First Muslim woman. First Muslim Somali-American woman. Etc.

    Since every new category creates a new division between people, it creates a new point of conflict. The primary effect of the identity-based categorization is to create more conflict between people.

    The very concept of Race has been from the start a device to divide and thus control people. Those we think beneath us are much easier to dismiss as deserving of our concern. So, whether the divide is based on skin shade (we’re all ;different shades of the same color) hair color, straight vs. curly, height, nose configuration, eye shape or some other normal aspect of human differentiation, always remember what the object of the exercise is. There is strong reason we are becoming more divided even as prejudice and exclusion have reached extreme lows of acceptance.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    He changed his name that year to protect his political future (from Jared Polis Shutz to Jared Shutz Polis). Lovely human being.

    I wonder about the political calculation here. Sure, it’d be harder to find out about his police record, but going forward with a name like Schutz Polis, I would think law enforcement groups would come out extra-hard against him. 

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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Honesty, character, facts, education, experience stopped mattering a while back, especially for Democrats. All that matters now is ethnic heritage, gender, sexual orientation, outrage and money you can raise.

    All of that matters still, but you’re still a Democrat….and it absolves the white people in the party because “look at the diverse class picture, we did it the right way, through our own tolerance!”

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    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.: Apparently none of that matters. The only things that matter are your race, gender, and sexual preference. Merely to exist as a member of one of these special groups is a matter of pride. To elect such a person to office, apparently, is a triumph, regardless of any other criterion.

    This.

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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I’ve been noticing in recent years that to keep this identity category thing going, the people who do this have to keep narrowing their categories. First Muslim. First Muslim woman. First Muslim Somali-American woman. Etc.

    That’s a really good point. It’s one of the many ways the progressives keep moving the goal posts. Their actual meaningful goals were achieved decades ago, but they keep inventing new goals, and that’s one of the ways they do it.

    It kind of reminds me of the silly commentary you sometimes hear from sports statisticians who are trying to mine the data for predictions. “Well, they’re 4-0 in away games played on Thursdays with odd-numbered dates when the wind is out of the south-southwest, so the odds are in their favor today…” When you start slicing the statistics that much, you’re talking nonsense.

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    jeffversion1.0 (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    He changed his name that year to protect his political future (from Jared Polis Shutz to Jared Shutz Polis). Lovely human being.

    I wonder about the political calculation here. Sure, it’d be harder to find out about his police record, but going forward with a name like Schutz Polis, I would think law enforcement groups would come out extra-hard against him.

    Took me a sec, but LOL.

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  27. Reagan

    Isn’t it going to piss off the Democrats when the first Female President is a Republican!

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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Isn’t it going to piss off the Democrats when the first Female President is a Republican!

    #Haley2024!

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    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I’ve been noticing in recent years that to keep this identity category thing going, the people who do this have to keep narrowing their categories. First Muslim. First Muslim woman. First Muslim Somali-American woman. Etc.

    That’s a really good point. It’s one of the many ways the progressives keep moving the goal posts. Their actual meaningful goals were achieved decades ago, but they keep inventing new goals, and that’s one of the ways they do it.

    It kind of reminds me of the silly commentary you sometimes hear from sports statisticians who are trying to mine the data for predictions. “Well, they’re 4-0 in away games played on Thursdays with odd-numbered dates when the wind is out of the south-southwest, so the odds are in their favor today…” When you start slicing the statistics that much, you’re talking nonsense.

    Intersectionality!

    intersectionality | ˌin(t)ərsekSHəˈnalədē | noun the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage: through an awareness of intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and ground the differences among us.

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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Isn’t it going to piss off the Democrats when the first Female President is a Republican!

    #Haley2024!

    Actually I was thinking of Haley2020!

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