New low in US Con­gress

The Jerusalem Post - - COMMENT & FEATURES -

Re­gard­ing “Tlaib starts term in Con­gress ac­cus­ing Jew­ish state’s ad­vo­cates of ‘dual loy­alty’” (Jan­uary 8) two women re­cently elected to the US Con­gress rep­re­sent a new low in what used to be a very im­por­tant part of the gov­ern­ment of that great coun­try.

Rashida Tlaib clearly has no un­der­stand­ing of Amer­i­can his­tory and the Amer­i­can demo­cratic tra­di­tion. Her stri­dent foul-mouthed ad­vo­cacy may have won ap­proval from sim­i­lar-minded peo­ple in her con­stituency, but is quite con­trary to what is in the best in­ter­ests of the coun­try as a whole.

Alexan­dria Oca­sio-Cortez has sur­prised many who could not be­lieve that such an ig­no­rant per­son could be elected to the House just be­cause she has a pretty face.

But as an oleh from Canada, I can eas­ily un­der­stand. In Canada the coun­try ejected the best prime min­is­ter the coun­try had been priv­i­leged to have dur­ing the more than 40 years that I lived there – Stephen Harper – and in­stead put into place an empty-headed inar­tic­u­late ig­no­ra­mus who had noth­ing more than youth­ful good looks, a fa­mous name, oh, and a prom­ise to le­gal­ize mar­i­juana sales. Now, as Canada’s rep­u­ta­tion and eco­nomic com­pet­i­tive­ness sink by the day, the pop­u­la­tion can ac­cept what­ever be­falls them bliss­fully, doped into obliv­ion. JOSEPH BERGER


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