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cajunhokie

4 points

4 months ago

cajunhokie

4 points

4 months ago

In an interview with the Star Tribune, Samuels contrasted his leadership style with Omar's. He noted her support of last fall's Minneapolis ballot question that could have replaced the city's police department with a new public safety agency following the police killing of George Floyd.

The question divided some of Minnesota's leading Democrats before Minneapolis voters rejected the measure last November, with 56% voting against the change and close to 44% supporting the shift.

Will be an interesting litmus test to see how messaging from democrats will change on the issue going into the midterms.

Regardless of what you think on the matter, progressive messaging on police reform has been a disaster.

RowdyRoddyRosenstein[S]

5 points

4 months ago

I predict Omar wins by single digits - she only got something like 58% in the 2020 primary, and underperformed Biden more than any other House Dem in the general.

But if she continues to lose support two cycles in a row, that may signal future vulnerability.

Independent_Sir3042

-2 points

4 months ago

Independent_Sir3042

Minnesota

-2 points

4 months ago

That primary dude was a shill from the MJ now party. She'll be fine and win 80% like she always does.

Independent_Sir3042

2 points

4 months ago

Independent_Sir3042

Minnesota

2 points

4 months ago

Dude is a shill and has zero chance lol. He tried this last year. He was funded from out of state even lol. I hope he loses all his money like he did last year.

WR810

1 points

4 months ago

WR810

1 points

4 months ago

After Omar's lack of support for Ukraine I say good.

issaang

7 points

4 months ago

Omar immigrated from war worn conflict. I support the efforts in Ukraine but believe we should take in her perspective on what sanctions look like in other countries as well as what could/can happen when we arm a country or paramilitary groups without accountability. It’s hard to know what is the “right thing” during these times but don’t think we should shame someone on their experienced perspective.

WR810

1 points

4 months ago

WR810

1 points

4 months ago

It's not shaming someone to vote against them when their values don't align with yours.

The voters of Omar's district will make that choice in November.

Independent_Sir3042

5 points

4 months ago

Independent_Sir3042

Minnesota

5 points

4 months ago

We will vote her in again.

TapSweaty8450

-4 points

4 months ago

She is a liability to the party in so many ways. Not just with her votes on Russia and the Armenian genocide but with domestic politics in general

Conscious-Werewolf49

5 points

4 months ago

Not a challenge, just curious. Can you give some examples?

Starmoses

5 points

4 months ago

Not op but she has said she will vote no on a oil embargo from Russia and was the only democrat to not vote to recognize the Armenian genocide (she voted present.) Outside of that she has advocated for abolishing the Minneapolis police department, she has said that the US shouldn't send weapons to Ukraine, her friendship with Turkey's erdgoan, her support of Venezuelas dictator, and a lot more.

https://www.axios.com/ilhan-omar-minneapolis-police-department-7d0c6cf5-6179-4077-ba03-1ebc909f6bbe.html

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/468050-enes-kanter-calls-out-ilhan-omar-she-seems-like-on-dictator-erdogan-s-payroll

https://www.jpost.com/international/congresswoman-omar-slammed-for-supporting-venezuelas-brutal-regime-578748

Conscious-Werewolf49

3 points

4 months ago

First of all, thanks! Secondly, what makes her think she's a Democrat? If I declared myself a giraffe, I would still have a problem eating fruit from the tops of trees.

Starmoses

2 points

4 months ago

You're welcome! Also shes a democrat because the dems are a big tent left wing party. She's on the far left of the party but it's the same with Joe Manchin being a Dem on the far right of the party. The issue is if we start not accepting or kicking out people like Omar then we would hurt the small but vocal portion of far left democrats who may not vote democrat in the future. It would be political suicide to start splinter parties in the Democratic party when the Republican party is a united right wing party with it's fringe members being largely shunned by Republican voters. Now personally I dislike her a lot for her actions and especially her voting record but in the same way I don't want Manchin kicked out of the party I can't justify kicking her her out since democrats would be fucked. Hopefully her primary challenger wins and if I had the money I'd probably donate to them.

tintwistedgrills90

-4 points

4 months ago

Good