Ilhan Omar: ‘Ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country’

Most conservatives already know that Democrats like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Hillary Clinton have no tolerance for the Americans who don’t blindly accept their leftist agendas.

But this week, Omar exposed her real opinion of America with her own words. “Ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country,” she said on Tuesday, while talking about refugee resettlement policies.

So if you agree with her political views, great. But if you don’t? Omar is so certain that her views are right that she believes the only reason people disagree with her is their “ignorance.”

Omar blasts Republicans

The freshman representative’s comments came on Tuesday during an appearance on The Nation’s “Next Left” podcast. There she discussed immigration, claiming that Americans have been misled by Republican leaders about aspects of the resettlement process.

“T]he Republicans are really good at misinformation and sort of really reorganizing facts to sort of paint a picture that really eventually is not rooted in fact,” she told host John Nicols.

Accordingly, she went on to educate people about the so-called facts.

“And I remember I wrote this tweet and I said, you know, I wish that you would take the time to at least educate yourself about how the resettlement program works,” she continued. “There are agencies that run the resettlement program. This is, this is a process that’s run through them. If you end that contract, it’s not that refugees are not going to be resettled, it’s that the state just doesn’t get informed. And so the only leverage you have is that you are part of this contract and you can be part of the negotiations on how many people get resettled in your state.”

Ignorant Americans

From there, Omar went on to imply that Republicans simply take advantage of ignorant Americans.

“And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division,” she said.

“And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of, of this country,” she added.

Omar said that she considers it part of her job to teach people and to point out their ignorance. “And as someone who was raised by educators,” she continued, “I really like to inform people about things that they might be ignorant to, willingly or unwillingly.”

The Pot and the Kettle

Omar’s comments are not a little ironic considering her own ignorance on several issues, one being her use of anti-Semitic tropes (which she defended by claiming ignorance), another, her recent statement that American “bullying” is to blame for the crisis in Venezuela, and the list goes on.

But over and above all this is the congresswoman’s ignorance of her own arrogance. Her “educators” appear to have missed that one.

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