“Squad member” and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) could very well be the far Left’s next poster child based on her collected beliefs. She believes, for example, the debate over whether critical race theory should be taught in America’s schools is over. Those who disagree, she wrote on Twitter, are racists:
All these Republicans ranting about Critical Race Theory are just creating a new racist dog-whistle to say that they’re ok with racism.
It’s the new “states’ rights” or “welfare queens.”
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) June 17, 2021
Bush also believes, as she stated on the Fourth of July, that the annual celebration of the nation’s independence from a tyrannical overlord is “for white people” only, adding, “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.
This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 4, 2021
The tweet generated considerable feedback. Several respondents pointed out blacks have achieved the highest stations of American governance, including president, Supreme Court justice, and Bush herself:
There are plenty of black Americans who have taken advantage of Freedom to succeed: Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Clarence Thomas, to name a few.
How is there 'systematic racism' when we had a black president, VP, SCOTUS justice? Because of hard work & opportunity. Stop lying.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 4, 2021
Wait…. how are you a member of Congress is you aren't free?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 4, 2021
Some of Bush’s defenders countered with observations like this one.
One black president in 250 years. . .hmm!
— DELE OTIS (@deleotis) July 6, 2021
But the presumption that there has been one black president in 250 years is racist is is absurd on its face. There have been zero Jewish presidents throughout the entire history of the nation, so does that provide evidence that the U.S. is fundamentally anti-Semitic?
Still other commenters took Bush to task over the “stolen land” assertion in her tweet:
And to @CoriBush's point about stolen land, there is not a piece of real estate on this earth that was not conquered by someone. Your argument is stale. Be better at war.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 4, 2021
Sadly, Bush’s comment will sow antipathy and incite resentment toward the country among members of the very group she is trying to help. The House needs to censure her for her thoughtless words.