This site was created by CD5 Republicans, help us tell the truth about Ilhan Omar.
What’s Going on Here?
Minnesota’s 5th district is a very solid Democrat district. A big shift has occurred in the DFL in recent years. When Hillary stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders, many democrats were upset, and rightfully so. This started a movement away from the traditional principles of the party and, inspired by Bernie Sanders, they embraced socialism — an ideology that killed over 100 million people in the 20th century.
This ideological movement has led to Democratic candidates being elected by a small number of people. In Minnesota, with Keith Ellison’s sudden and unexpected departure on the last day of filing, the mad scramble of nearly a dozen people filing that day, there was very little time to get to know the candidates. Then the local Democratic Party held an endorsing convention with little notice on Father’s Day. Though there were many good liberal candidates on the ballot, Omar won the endorsement. Then she won in the primary with less than 50% of the vote, beating out more traditional liberal candidates like Margaret Anderson Kellerher.
Ilhan Omar’s primary victory is oddly similar to that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She won the election in New York’s 14th district with a small number of highly-motivated radical leftist supporters. But Alexandria is getting national attention, where as Ilhan Omar is not. We need to change that. The country needs to know about this dangerous course Minnesota is on.
Now even the Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial Board is having trouble accepting this poor choice. They are clearly becoming frustrated with Ilhan Omar as expressed in their recent editorial “Omar must say more about allegations, Fifth District voters deserve a fuller response to travel expense accusations.” They went so far as to say the charges against Omar “suggest a pattern of carelessness and/or self-dealing”.
There’s Nothing New Under the Sun
Minneapolis Republicans are used to seeing the problems caused by large government intervention into people’s lives. We see that “socialism” is code for out-of-control government. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.
The local press is afraid to or unwilling to print the truth about Ilhan Omar. In their reckless scurry to ‘make history’ they failed to properly vet her.
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