By Douglas J. Hagmann

The video above is a but a “snapshot in time,” albeit an important one. It clearly shows Tlaib’s deeply visceral reaction to two simple questions asked to her by investigative journalist Ben Bergquam: “Will you denounce Hamas? Why do you support terrorists?” Instead of answering either question, she accused Mr. Bergquam of “dehumanizing Palestinians.” By her response, she equated all Palestinians with Hamas terrorists – making no distinction between the Hamas terrorists and the Palestinian people. As an aside, perhaps Ms. Tlaib should enroll in a remedial history course. She would then know that until 1948, Jews born in the area she refers to as “Palestine” were listed on all official documents – birth certificates, passports, etc. as “Palestinians.” Perhaps it would surprise her to learn that she was also referring to Jews born before 1948 as being dehumanized in her terse response to Mr. Bergquam.

Rashaida Tlaib, however, represents a much greater danger to our nation and people. I believe that it is vital to all Americans and our nation to fully understand the reason for her response, as having that understanding further illustrates the depth of anti-American, pro-jihad penetration that exists within our own government. Stated differently and more simply, Rashida Tlaib should be considered an enemy of America embedded within our government.

If that depiction of Tlaib appears hyperbolic, consider the findings from research conducted by the organization Canary Mission, a group that “documents individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses and beyond. Canary Mission investigates hatred across the entire political spectrum, including the far right, far left and anti-Israel activists.” According to Canary Mission:

Canary Mission

Tlaib is also a member of the “Squad,” an informal group of 8 far-left Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives known for their anti-Israel public statements. More importantly, Rashida Tlaib is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest U.S. Marxist organization.

Speaking of the swamp and enemies within, watch Adam Schiff’s telling non-response to Ben Bergquam as well:

A deeper understanding of the threat we face from within is mandatory, as is a deep cleaning of the swamp that exists in America.

By Peter Barry Chowka

My latest 1,500-word article on how the Democratic Party has morphed into one that espouses socialism was published last week in The Epoch Times. In addition to the Internet, it ran on page 1 of the Epoch Times’ Thursday October 11 national edition. An introduction and link to the full article are below. The substance of the article will be discussed during my weekly appearance on The Hagmann Report, Monday October 15 from 9-10 PM EDT.

Democrats Embrace Socialism in Battle to Win Midterm Elections

By Peter Barry Chowka

October 11, 2018

With less than a month to go before the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Party is attempting to make the most of its opposition to President Donald Trump as its best chance for electoral victory.

Most of the party’s candidates for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and the one-third of the Senate that’s in play are supporters of the anti-Trump “resistance.” A growing number of those candidates favor policies that are in sync with far-left radical groups such as the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist membership organization in the United States.

In the past two years, grassroots opposition to Trump at the party’s base of activists has pushed Democrat officeholders steadily to the far left end of the political spectrum, with a concomitant embrace of socialist policies. Many Democratic Party candidates competing in local and state races also are increasingly running to the extreme left this year.


To achieve their electoral goals, the Democrats are employing a multi-tiered approach. In conservative states that voted for Trump in 2016, the party has nominated candidates who project moderate images but who, in most cases, default to socialist positions. In reliably “blue” states such as Massachusetts and New York, Democratic candidates are openly proclaiming a commitment to socialism.

A prominent example of a Democrat candidate running in a “red” state is occurring in Texas. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, frequently described as Kennedyesque, is challenging the Republican incumbent, Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz currently leads O’Rourke by six points, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average of polling data.

According to the Texas Observer, O’Rourke had high praise for socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), calling him the “absolute champion” of single-payer health care in the United States, and his presidential campaign “transformational [and] the catalyst for the conversation this country has needed to have for a long time.”

The article continues at The Epoch Times – Click here to read it for free.

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