There has been much ballyhoo in the press about the fresh, bold incoming class of Democratic lawmakers, but when looking past the media’s praise Americans realize this may be the most radically left class of Democrats ever.
From strong belief in socialism to hatred of Israel, hard left zealots are now a staple in the halls of Congress, and they make little effort to disguise their extremism and intolerance.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, the newly elected Muslim lawmaker who called President Donald Trump a “motherf–ker” on her first official day in office, is a good representation of this new class. Not only did the Palestinian-American attack the president with vulgarity, her office wasted no time displaying hatred toward Israel.
Hanna Allam, a BuzzFeed reporter, tweeted a photo of a map in Tlaib’s new office, pointing out a “slight alteration.”
In the image, a sticky note is placed on the map, covering almost all of Israel, with the word “Palestine” written in, along with an arrow pointing to the region. While it appears to be a mystery who put it there, the fact that it IS there speaks volumes.
Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office. pic.twitter.com/mwyshIog4r
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 3, 2019
Making quite the impression her first day, Tlaib also invited feminist activist and noted anti-Semitic Linda Sarsour to be on hand for her swearing-in ceremony, with the new lawmaker used a Quran that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson for the occasion.
And to think all of this took place on her first day in office.
Social media users were quick to respond to the controversy swirling around Tlaib, with a common theme being to highlight the geographically challenged location of the Post-it Note.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
She can call it anything she wants but that does not, “Make it so!”
— Proud2BAmerican (@BrevityisBest) January 4, 2019
Someone in her office thinks that Palestine is in the Nile Delta? Cool.
— Manfred Arcane (@ManfredArcane) January 4, 2019
It’s west of Cairo… No problem!
— 🇮🇱 Yosef Kutner (@ynkutner) January 3, 2019
Where’s the note that points to Neverland?
— neontaster (@neontaster) January 4, 2019
Geography is hard…
— ledtear ن (@ledtear) January 3, 2019
Is this a lowkey declaration of war on egypt?
— DAZ – Ctgt (@ctgtstream) January 4, 2019
Especially when people like Talib are living and working in Mordor.
— Econ 101 🌹➡️☠️ (@MURedskn) January 3, 2019
I believe it was Sarsour
— Literally Suki (@freeandclear1) January 5, 2019
I suppose we should assume that she just hasn’t gotten around to scratching Isreal off yet. It’s only the first day and all..
— Healthy Scratch (@soopahgenius) January 4, 2019
(Trouble with the post-it note)
Y’all are in de Nile
— SlightStrider (@slightstrider) January 3, 2019
As self-described “democratic socialists, Sarsour & Tlaib express support for Palestinian ”nationalism" regularly. Sarsour campaigned for Bernie Sanders’s '16 presidential campaign; Tlaib gleefully took Sanders’s endorsement during her '18 congressional campaign. https://t.co/KKZI9Ml7PH
— TRFunguy (@TRFunguy) January 6, 2019
Ultimately, a social media user got it right when they noted that with an extremist like Tlaib in office, her constituents will pay the steepest price.
But then, perhaps they’ll learn the lesson the hard way that elections do indeed have consequences.
Well in true fashion and in plain sight the 13th district of Michigan has already been forgotten as soon as their representative has been sworn in.
— MAXM (@MajScottMcCoy) January 4, 2019
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