New low in US Congress
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