Barack Obama never saw this coming.
He thought his positions as leader of the Democrat Party and the campaign to destroy Donald Trump was unquestioned.
But Obama was left reeling after this shocking betrayal.
Ilhan Omar is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The freshmen Democrat from Minnesota repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks that led to calls for Democrats to remove her from her position on the foreign affairs committee.
Democrats – led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi – refused to take any action and the controversy only grew.
In the middle of this escalating crisis, Politico published a feature article on Omar that included an exclusive interview.
In the piece, Omar only made her problems worse.
Omar claimed Obama was not better than Trump and that because he authorized a drone program to kill terrorists that Obama was a murderer.
The Minnesota Democrat also claimed Obama should not get away with droning terrorists because he was “more polished” than Trump.
Politico’s Tim Alberta reported on his exclusive interview with Omar.
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. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar says. “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
This may be Omar’s fatal mistake.
Barack Obama is the most popular Democrat in the party.
Omar going after him in such a public fashion could provide the cover party leaders need to recruit a primary challenger so they can rid themselves of her constant headaches.
And Omar is becoming a big problem for the Democrats.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney appeared on “Meet the Press” and declared the Democrats were the party of anti-Semitism because their leadership refused to condemn or sanction Omar’s claims that Jewish Americans have dual loyalty.
Her bigotry threatens to define the Democrat Party in 2020.
And her objection to killing terrorists was echoed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning announcement that she opposed military action in Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are two of the most popular Democrats with the party’s base.
They speak for the left’s most active voters.
If the Democrats go full on pacifist in 2020 where they go beyond opposing foreign intervention and reject the idea that the United States is obligated to defend itself against terrorist attacks, then whoever the Democrat candidate is will be doomed to defeat.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the ongoing civil war in the Democrat Party.