Rashida Tlaib’s groveling after booing Clinton is attempt to apologize, but not to Hillary

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (L), D-MI, high-fives US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (C), D-WA, with US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-MN, as they speak to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on January 31, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has essentially apologized to the Democrat Party for having booed failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, though judging by the defiant nature of her apology and the subsequent response from the base, it seems no amount of appeasement can stop the party from becoming even further fractured.

Responding to Clinton’s recent attacks on 2020 contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Friday the congresswoman let the world know how she feels about the failed 2016 nominee after her name was broached during a campaign event in Iowa.


The boo was enough to cause an earthquake of backlash from the Democrat Party establishment and its supporters to come careening toward Tlaib like the Titanic, with some of the same Democrats who’d defended her from President Donald Trump during his feud with the “squad” last summer now suddenly lobbing attacks of their own.

The backlash crescendoed to such a degree that Tlaib felt compelled to post the following veritable apology to the base (BUT NOT CLINTON) early Saturday morning.


Note that the apology wasn’t aimed at Clinton. In fact, it seemed to contain criticism of the failed nominee. Tlaib wrote about her “disappointment” with Clinton’s rhetoric, and she also spoke of “those who are against what we are building in this country.”

As of about noon, around two hours after the tweet had been posted, it boasted a negative ratio of 450 percent thanks to a litany of disparaging tweets from establishment Democrats disgusted by Tlaib and other “radical Bernie supporters.”

Many of these Democrats accused the congresswoman of stoking divisions, even as they lambasted Sanders and his supporters, calling them “toxic bullies,” claiming they’re not real Democrats and even alleging they’re Russian President Vladimir Putin’s puppets.


The response seems inexplicable given as this fracture between the establishment wing of the Democrat Party, as represented by Clinton and front-runner 2020 candidate Joe Biden, and the non-establishment wing, as represented by the likes of Sanders and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, among others, has been brewing specifically because of Clinton.

On multiple occasions, the failed 2016 nominee has attacked this election season’s non-establishment candidates. In October she smeared Gabbard as a Russian puppet. Then during an interview earlier this month, she began aiming her rage at Sanders.

“Honestly, Bernie just drove me crazy,” she said of his failed bid against her in the 2016 race. “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done. He was a career politician. He did not work until he was like 41, and then he got elected to something. It was all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

Tlaib’s one-second boo was precipitated by Clinton’s repeat, habitual attacks, not the other way around. Yet according to the Democrat establishment, Tlaib’s the problem, not Clinton. So is Sanders, for that matter.

“A small group of Democratic National Committee members has privately begun gauging support for a plan to potentially weaken Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and head off a brokered convention,” Politico reported Friday.

“In conversations on the sidelines of a DNC executive committee meeting and in telephone calls and texts in recent days, about a half-dozen members have discussed the possibility of a policy reversal to ensure that so-called superdelegates can vote on the first ballot at the party’s national convention. Such a move would increase the influence of DNC members, members of Congress and other top party officials, who now must wait until the second ballot to have their say if the convention is contested.”

It is an established fact that the Democrat National Committee manipulated the 2016 Democrat primary to prevent Sanders from winning the nomination. Four years later, the DNC appears to be aiming to do the exact same thing all over again.

But again, the pro-Clinton, pro-DNC establishment is so in love with themselves that they don’t appear to mind the dirty tricks that are being played by the DNC or the dirty rhetoric that’s being said by Clinton. But they do most certainly mind Tlaib daring to utter a single “boo” about their veritable queen, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As for the members of the Democrat Party’s rapidly growing coalition of non-establishment voices who’re fed-up with the DNC and its allies, they can’t stop thanking Tlaib enough for finally telling the world how “everybody” feels about Clinton:


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