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She’s taking a lot of heat right now, but can you really argue with this: #Repost @politico
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Some context from @politicomag: By the time Ilhan Omar ran for the Minnesota statehouse in 2016, she was fed up — not so much with Trumpism, or with politics in general, as with the Democratic Party. As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor. “We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies,” she said. Link in bio for the full story on how Omar’s 5th District of Minnesota and her neighboring 3rd District represent the fracture in the Democratic Party.”

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