David Hogg weighs in on war between Left and Right over Omar’s 9/11 remarks

David Hogg weighs in on war between Left and Right over Omar’s 9/11 remarks
David Hogg (Image via Twitter)

Harvard-bound liberal mouthpiece David Hogg hasn’t been as visible a presence online as he was a year ago or so, which holds out hope that a year from now Rep. Ilhan Omar, too, will be little more than a bad memory.

This is not to say Hogg has been silent entirely. On Saturday, he spoke out on the battle for the hearts and minds of the American people being waged by Omar, who heartlessly dismissed the mass murder on 9/11 as something some people did, and those who approve of the president’s tweeting out a video that graphically depicted the horrors of that ill-fated morning.

If you’ve been following Hogg’s antics at all, you can guess which side of the debate he came down on. Here is his tweet from yesterday:

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The most conspicuous thing about the message, at least from a grammatical standpoint, is that the sentence lacks a main verb. As for the content, Hogg, who was 17 months old on Sept. 11, 2001, certainly has no firsthand recollection of that horrific day, though no doubt the views on the subject he has acquired since conform to liberal orthodoxy.

Which explains why he is able to process Omar’s reaction as a fair and reasonable summary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

But, like other liberals, Hogg is willing to overlook the callousness of Omar’s trivializaiton because the man who most publicly took her to task for them is the person the Left despises more than any other soul, living or dead.

There was a time when the odious un-Americanness of Ilhan Omar’s four-word assessment of the events of 9/11 would have triggered an avalanche of reproval from Americans of all ideological persuasions. We saw their pride and love of country in the days following the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, when the Stars and Stripes flew proudly out front of virtually American home. We also saw posters imploring all Americans never to forget. The skirmish between Trump and Omar is a sad reminder that many of us already have.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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