Squad vs. Trump … Let The Games Begin    

  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : July 19, 2019

In yet another example of the week-that-would-never-end, the news cycle focused every day this week on the happenings between President Donald Trump and the “Squad,” as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) call themselves.

It does not take much of anything for these freshman Democrat ladies to get fired up. Be it the topics of global warming, illegal immigration, or public education, they will take to social media to claim their superiority in understanding. And within the social media sphere they become subject to harsh criticism, such as was directed at them by Trump on Sunday, July 14.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world …” Trump tweeted. “… Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

The words set the ladies ablaze, and by Monday morning had organized a press conference to respond with dramatic pomp and circumstance. Trump’s words could have been written more poetically and can be argued as being xenophobic. But the Squad members claimed the words were racist, much the same as they say about any words coming from the president.

And then the words directed at Trump during the press conference were certainly lightning rods and many times organized to be outright lies, particularly from Omar’s mouth, claiming Trump is “allowing millions of Americans to die from a lack of health care” and that “the president is committing human rights abuses at the border.”

“So it is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery out of our Constitution,” Omar said. “It’s time for us to impeach this president.”

Her sentiment was echoed by her “sisters in service,” and elaborated upon as Trump having a “weak mind” and claims of inability to defend policy. “Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the press conference. “He [Trump] does not know how to defend his policies. So what he does is attack us personally. And that is what this is all about.”

Really, all “this” is about is politics and competing to the bottom of civility. What both sides are doing is furthering their cause and appeasement to their tribes. None of it is good for the morality of the country.

While Trump has the ability to stop it, he has yet to do so. He cannot help but tweet. He did disavow the chant of “Send her back” that was heard at a North Carolina campaign rally on Wednesday, July 17, but it was not until the following morning. The opportunity was present to be the moral person and to tell the crowd that this has gone too far and is not good for anyone.

And certainly the Squad cannot help themselves, as much as they have the inability to denounce Antifa or Al Qaeda. They could have easily condemned the Antifa terrorist attack on a government facility last weekend, when a 69-year-old man had incendiary devices and set a car on fire. But no, a tweet by Trump is more incendiary to them, and when specifically asked to denounce remained silent.

They call Trump a racist, yet praise Pressley, the newest member of the Squad, when she pontificates her racist bona fides.

“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” she told the audience at Netroots Nation on Saturday, July 13. “We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”

House Speaker Nance Pelosi (D-CA) has remained relatively silent on all of this, though she has had her own troubles trying to reign in the freshman faces, particularly Ocasio-Cortez. It has become evident who is controlling the agenda for the Democrats.

After all of this week’s activities are analyzed, from the original tweet to the press conference to the Trump condemnation and failed attempt at impeachment proceedings, the American people are left twiddling their thumbs. Arguments can and have been made as to who is in the right, but the truth is everyone is in the wrong. No one should be defended for immoral actions, but in this ever-increasing tribalist state, this is exactly what is being done.

Final analysis: Be better than the tribe. Think independently and call out immoral actions no matter which “team” is spewing it. That is how we overcome the stupidity.

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