Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Squabble Over the Squad Gets Squalid

 

“Send her back, send her back, send her back!” the crowd thunderously chanted at a recent Trump rally. They were referring, of course, to Rep. Ilhan Omar, originally from Somalia and one of the main, malcontented mean girls of what has been recently designated as the “Squad.”

One commentator compared the chanting to “two minutes of hate” from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the dystopian novel about a nightmarish authoritarian regime. Seriously? Leftists, whose numbers terrifyingly continue to swell, have been hating on America every second of every day for the last fifty years or more. They hate America, they hate the Founding Fathers, they hate every facet of our history, they hate our customs, they hate Judeo-Christian religion, they hate Western civilization, they hate capitalism, they hate self-reliance, they hate beauty, they hate truth, they hate sexual and gender normalcy, they hate “whiteness” itself.

I could go on, but you get the point. Everyone who chanted “Send her back!” at that rally understood that Omar is one of those leftist haters. The fact that she was allowed to come to this country from a hell-on-earth like Somalia makes it all the worse because it reveals her abject ingratitude.

And by the way, everyone understands that Omar is a citizen of the United States and can’t simply be sent back. For the benefit of those who have reflexively tried to portray this chant as blatant racism, here’s what it really is. Patriotic Americans are sick and tired of rabid leftists tearing down everything good about this country and that chant was just another way of saying, “If you don’t like the country, then get the hell out!” (The same has also been said to countless white Hollywood leftists and others.) The crowd was voicing an emotional sentiment with no actual expectation of official action. (Although, there is that matter of Omar possibly having married her brother as part of an immigration fraud scam to stay in the country. Stay tuned.)

So, let’s talk about Ilhan Omar and the rest of the Squad, shall we?

They are four radical, freshmen, Democratic “congresswomen of color” (and don’t you ever forget it!) who are loaded for bear and want to tear down everything that normal Americans cherish. They’re seething with twisted rage, they hate the Jews, they don’t much like capitalism, they’re partial to socialism, and they haven’t an ounce of gratitude or comprehension of why they are so blessed to live in this country.

Here’s the individual particulars on the Squad: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York (Democratic Socialist of America); Rep. Ilhan Omar of Mogadishu – er, I mean, Minnesota; Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan (Democratic Socialist of America); and the other one, what’s-her-name, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, whom no one ever heard of a week and a half ago and just wants to make a name for herself by hanging out with the cool chicks.

Interestingly, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the designation of “squad”:

The term “squad” arose from East Coast hip hop culture and describes “a self-chosen group of people that you want to identify with.” Its use by Ocasio-Cortez signaled familiarity with millennial slang. Ocasio-Cortez’s home borough of the Bronx was the origin of a hip hop group called Terror Squad, formed in 1998; musical acts with “Squad” in their name and lyrics started from the 1990s to the present day.

“Terror Squad,” huh? How unintentionally appropriate is that? Because all this squad of enraged women of color has done since they were elected is throw political bombs in every direction. They have totally poisoned our body politic by injecting their anti-Semitism; they have unashamedly pushed socialism, the most failed and murderous economic system in human history; and they constantly accuse any and everyone who disagrees with their radical agenda of being racist.

The Squad is also making Speaker Pelosi’s job a nightmare, forcing her to walk an exquisitely fine line to keep from being accused of racism every time she tries to rein them in from their latest outrages. You think herding cats is difficult? Try herding this squad of hypersensitive women of color in the age of identity politics (which the Democrats created). The Squad obviously needs to be squelched, but extreme squeamishness ensues from such a tricky proposition. One wrong move, one careless turn of phrase and … boom! “Racism!” And there’s your Democrat Party, hoisted by its own petard.

So, let’s see … Ocasio-Cortez – whose speaking voice and syntax sounds like that of a 14-year-old mall rat – wants open borders so all the peoples of all the failed states of Latin America can flood in here with basically no questions asked. But if anyone does ask questions or tries to stem the illegal tide in any way, they’re compared to Nazis with concentration camps. Cortez also wants a “green new deal,” which, in order to be imposed, would turn us into the Soviet Union, except worse, because even the Soviet Union didn’t eschew fossil fuels. We’d be a Soviet Union in what amounts to the horse-and-buggy days.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are both of the Islamic faith and are basically two peas in a pod. Omar was born in the Islamic state of Somalia and Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrants. Marinated in Jew-hatred from conception on, they just cannot get over the existence of Israel. Like all anti-Semitic Muslims, they resent the incredible achievements of the singular and tiny Jewish state that sits starkly amidst a vast region of ignorance, violence, and failure. Their only explanation for Islamic failure is, presumably, Jewish treachery. What else could it possibly be? Spewing anti-Semitic tropes on a regular basis, they seem to be utterly confounded by the idea that there’s anything wrong with that, even as they constantly accuse virtually everyone else of bigotry.

As for what’s-her-name, Ayanna Pressley … I’ve got nothing, she’s nobody. Well, except for this. In a recent speech at the nutty Netroots Nation conference, she made this contribution to our country and the social fabric: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” In other words, any black or brown people who don’t follow that directive will be called out as race traitors. Now that is identity politics in its purest form!

Look, we know what these women are and our disdain for them has nothing to do with their race or color. It has everything to do with their sick leftist ideology which destroys everything it touches and creates nothing of value. If the Democrat Party allows this hateful squad of girls-gone-wild to be normalized, it will only lead to more just like them and the party may very well be sunk. Or, alternatively, if the party somehow prevails and it becomes one big squalid squad of destructive anger based on identity politics-induced squabbling, then the country will be pushed to the brink, after which anything could happen, none of it good.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    good summary. You should go full alliteration in the title. “Squad Squabble goes Squarely Squalid” ;)

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    • July 21, 2019, at 1:32 PM PST
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  2. cdor Member

    I’d love to contribute with a very smart comment adding to what the OP masterfully wrote. The problem I am having is that this piece by @gregstrange is such a thoroughly complete destruction of this weeks entire “send her back” fake news catastrophe, I have nothing to add, except HUZZAH for you sir! Well done! 

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    • July 21, 2019, at 1:36 PM PST
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Great rant! I can’t stand the Clod Squad . . .

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    • July 21, 2019, at 2:10 PM PST
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  4. JoelB Member

    The term “squad” arose from East Coast hip hop culture and describes “a self-chosen group of people that you want to identify with.” Its use by Ocasio-Cortez signaled familiarity with millennial slang. 

    Well, that explains why I did not understand the use of the term “squad”.

    And while we are at it, why is it when lefties chant political slogans, they are “speaking up” and when conservatives chant “things are getting ugly”?

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    • July 21, 2019, at 2:43 PM PST
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  5. Ansonia Member

    If she had blonde hair and blue eyes, the crowd still would have chanted “send her back”. The Left’s accusation of “racism” is a deliberate attempt to deflect focus from what bothers us about Omar’s outlook and agenda.

    That said, we need to chant “vote her out”.

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    • July 22, 2019, at 7:34 AM PST
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  6. Eridemus Coolidge

    Great context and detailed explanation of the term and irritation towards the individuals. I think even if there is a tendency of many Americans to have an unconscious wariness of these women (based on their surface “strangeness”) it is much less a reaction to complexion or family origins than something else. I really think when people have fewer generations of history here, but plunge into the historic and shared values and make something of themselves (negative ignorant attention grabbing doesn’t count) they are actually rather treasured as proof of the country’s true nature of acceptance and accessibility.

    What is going on, is an irritation with their finding a way to grab government-supported paychecks, combined with bad-mouthing of the practical world they haven’t engaged in enough to truly understand….in other words, kind of a “newcomer’s” hurdle much like an “adolescent hurdle” any of us might face, anywhere and especially if combined with ingratitude. (I am not including Pressley so much as the other 3 – and I hope she can wake up enough to distance herself from them).

    There’s not much more tolerance of Bernie and Warren, etc. due to the same being parasites issue, but that’s my explanation of why the older socialists don’t get the “send em home” chants. It’s simply that their family origins are further back in time and we grant a small level assumption that other branches of the same stock are of multiple political persuasions and higher accomplishments. You make a bigger impact as an individual when you are closer to the point of arrival. We have a primeval sense that such a person has simply put less skin in the current game and doesn’t have as deep an investment prior to the broadcasting of (his or her) negative opinions. They are valued more like a foreigner’s comments, not weighty but resented more than the foreigner’s due to the adopted person’s potential political effect.

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    • July 22, 2019, at 7:38 AM PST
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  7. Manny Member

    The phrase that is I think most associated with “squad” is firing squad. What does that tell us?

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    • July 22, 2019, at 7:51 AM PST
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    I just saw a headline that suggested someone got in trouble for calling them the “Jihad Squad”.

    Now that I think about it . . .

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    • July 22, 2019, at 9:39 AM PST
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  9. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Manny (View Comment):

    The phrase that is I think most associated with “squad” is firing squad. What does that tell us?

    It probably tells us that you’re too young to remember the Mod Squad.

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    • July 22, 2019, at 8:18 PM PST
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    The phrase that is I think most associated with “squad” is firing squad. What does that tell us?

    It probably tells us that you’re too young to remember the Mod Squad.

    OMG . . . and Peggy Lipton recently passed away . . .

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    • July 23, 2019, at 2:22 PM PST
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  11. Manny Member

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    The phrase that is I think most associated with “squad” is firing squad. What does that tell us?

    It probably tells us that you’re too young to remember the Mod Squad.

    Ha! I remember Mod Squad. It wasn’t that good a show. 

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    • July 23, 2019, at 3:46 PM PST
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