When it comes to politics these days, it’s hard to find happiness. Especially when it comes to how things really work and true believers. We’ll talk about it in Finding Happiness-Bob Davis Podcast 814.
Omar’s Tweet Storm
Minnesota’s 5th District Congressman Ilhan Omar started a firestorm because of a tweet regarding a Vox story that questioned Israeli lobbying. At issue are democrat voters suddenly aghast because of Omar’s comments.
Dependable Democrats Put Omar In Office
Jewish voters in the 5th district are dependable democrat voters. Moreover they reached out to a growing Somali community in Minneapolis years ago. An effort that has been celebrated in the media here. Somalis as a community were encouraged to come to the Twin Cities through the US State Department, by Lutherns, Catholics and others.
Suddenly Surprise At Omar’s Criticism Of Israel
Consequently why is it surprising a Somali politician, elected by an active Somali community might have different views about Israel than a Jewish community smaller than her base? Especially since the president apparently had similar views during his 2016 campaign.
Surprise! Moderate Democrats Don’t Like Socialists
More importantly older and moderate democrats are balking at left wingers like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. When they voted, what did they expect?
The Final Insult? Light Rail
It doesn’t end there. Most noteworthy in Minnesota? Democrats have had control of both Minneapolis and Saint Paul for decades. More than 90 percent of democrats support Light Rail Transportation. A new rail project will run right through one of Minneapolis’ most democrat and richest district.
Democrats enthusiastically support Light Rail projects in other parts of the city. Now suddenly they’re upset because of proposed subsidized development and the path of the train through the inner city lakes district.
Republicans Hate Democrat Governor’s Tax Increases
Finally there are the republicans furious because a newly elected democrat governor wants to raise taxes. Where were they last November? Watching fox news in their La-Z-Boys.
What You Deserve
In conclusion, everyone wants what they want from politicians but…you can’t always get what you want.
Sometimes you get what you deserve.