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The Squad loses Jamaal Bowman … America wins

The Squad loses Jamaal Bowman … America wins

Jamaal Bowman, one of the more outrageous members of the so-called “squad,” lost his bid for reelection.  He was defeated by county executive George Latimer, a moderate Democrat – in one of the rare cases in which a Black Democrat is defeated by a White Democrat in a party primary.

Bowman was controversial for his over-the-top behavior.  He was an impassioned antisemite, who rarely passed up an opportunity to express his criticism of Israel and his disdain for Jews.  He gained negative notoriety for pulling the fire alarm in the Capitol Building to delay a vote.

Nothing he has said or done in the past, however, surpasses his pre-primary election performance at a rally of supporters – a small rally.  He pounced around the stage in an unhinged rant against all those he sees as enemies – mostly Jews, Republicans and rich folks.

He screamed a series of (expletives deleted) into the microphone – mostly f-bombs.  He performed like a WWE wrestler – rolling up the sleeves on his t-shirts to expose his oversized biceps.  His rant was threatening. 

While Bowman used the f-word with the frequency of a Mafia boss in a rage, he is not alone in dropping the f-bomb in otherwise civil conversations.  Vice President Harris dropped the f-bomb when talking about university prejudice against Asians.  She said sometimes you have to “kick the f-ing door down.”  In talking about Obamacare, then Vice President Biden was caught on an open mic saying the programs were “a big f-ing deal.”  Political potty mouthing is bipartisan.  When talking about the poor quality of education in America’s segregated inner cities, President Trump lamented that “we can’t build a f-ing school in Brooklyn.”  None of these were as extreme as Bowman.

Bowman was not performing alone on stage.  Sharing the spotlight were Vermont’s socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and fellow squad member, New York Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.  Rather than exit stage-left out of embarrassment, Sanders and AOC participated fully in the show – with AOC screaming hopping up and down across the stage like a cheerleader at a prep rally.  Sanders was more subdued, but then again, he is 82 years old.

I have seen innumerable political rallies over the years, but nothing compared to the vulgar and unhinged exhibition that the Bowman/Bernie/AOC trio put on.  Fortunately, Democrat voters were not impressed.  They booted Bowman from Congress by a crushing margin. As Lincoln once noted, you cannot fool all the people all the time – especially when you act like a deranged fool.  Congress, the Democratic Party and America are better off without  Bowman.

So, there tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

12 Comments

  1. frank stetson

    +1 on this one, that’s three in close proximity.

    Although the wider condemnation was not needed. And you could a slipped a Mulligan to Sanders. But you gotta be you……..

    Progressives have their place, this bullshit is not that. Frankly, losing AOC and the rest of the squad would not hurt.

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    • Hammon

      The word on the street is that Cory bush is next to get primaried

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    • Tom

      Agreed!

      You do realize that you, Larry, and I are in agreement once again! This has not happened for quite some time. This must be the age of Aquarius!!!

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  2. Tom

    This article gets a Stop The Spin (STS) rating of 0. The article seems to be truthful and relatively un-spun. Good job Larry.

    Personally, I did not follow Mr. Bowman and his participation on this “Squad”. I do remember the fire alarm event and thought it was very immature. The few things I heard from him seem to be reminiscent of the Malcolm X days. As an Independent, I and many peers, consider this “Squad” to be fringe way left and damaging to the country in many ways. Bowman’s behavior is definitely disliked by Independents. As far as AOC, I have followed her. I have agreed with a minority of her issues but have disagreed on many. If she is next to go that would not hurt my feelings. To this Independent, the Squad is as fringe and problematic as Jim Jordan and his ultra right MAGA folks like MTG. Both groups are willing to throw our government into chaos and therefore must be retired by the vote. Thus I agree that anytime a member of either group is retired, America (USA) wins!

    We need moderates on both sides of the aisle to step up!

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    • frank stetson

      Tom, I thought of him as a squad wannabee and that was worse, IMO. He seemed to try harder

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  3. frank stetson

    Off topic but NYS trial associated.

    SO, I am watching Maddow’s Stormy Daniel’s interview. First notice: seemingly smart, normal, lady, except for career choice where, except for Trumps, condoms were mandated. She noted creepy skin, opps, sorry crepe skin —- oh gross. Creepy guy with crepe skin. Now there’s an image. He was only in his 50’s.

    Second notice: there was not spanking discussion so I turned off early. Oh man…… where was the spanking……

    The big one: they noted, from the court record, that the defense doxed her by showing her address on a chart. It was stricken from the record for obvious reasons, but the court, and everyone in there, saw it, had time to write it down even. As the objections flew, as the witness kept saying “they’re showing my home address,” over and over as the defense just continued to drone right over her.

    Think about it: these defense lawyers are some of the best in the land. This is not a mistake they would make and, in normal circumstances in a firm like these, would be a career-limiting move to make such a mistake. So why would they do it? It had to be a conscious act and what sort of person would make that choice? A cold, soulless asshole sub-human who uses anything to intimidate their perceived enemies. This isn’t about how low can they go, we know the answer: anything goes as long as it profits the Felon Rapist King. He just makes this choice to rattle her on the stand, as well she should be having a 13-year old daughter put at risk from Trump’s actions because he’s a man’s man that picks on Mom’s and little girls.

    I was floored that Trump could go that low. But not surprised.

    I was floored at what this guy will pull and how reputable people like these lawyers can be corrupted. This goes against any code of behavior one can imagine. Fucking soulless sub-humans. Where I come from, we still honor the mothers of our children above the rest. We don’t dox single women with innocent children and call ourselves strong men. That ain’t strong, that’s horrible.

    FYI: Stormy paid her way for this subpoena and now fears for her 13 year old daughter.

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    • Tom

      HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

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    • Archie

      So you sit and listen to a porn cunt and hang on every word. And her 13 year old daughter will probably grow up to fuck on film Stormy is a great role model. I wonder if her daughter has lost her cherry yet. Maybe she took showers with her father, if she knows who he is.

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      • frank stetson

        And I listen to you too. Amazingly, I find Stormy smarter and more accomplished than you, even if I don’t approve of the job.

        As far as your allegations about her 13-year old daughter, I find that inappropriate gutter talk, but then again, that’s you.

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        • Archie

          Stormy smarter? Good. Have her train your daughter. She could use some education to make it in the “smart “ world

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          • frank stetson

            You perverted passions towards my fictional daughter are gross examples of who you really are.

  4. AC

    Larry, if what you report. That’s a big if in your usual commentaries. Mr. Bowman’s behavioral style as performed on stage at his rally is disgusting. He threw himself to the curb and under an oncoming MTA bus. He only has himself to blame for loosing his primary.
    As for his backup personalities on stage their being with him at his rally they identify with him. Bernie should know better as he is politically long in the tooth. AOC being there is all about more time in the spotlight and the more controversial the better. Her being tossed in a primary by someone with more substance would contribute positively and lower the crazy temperature in the Dem caucus.
    About the f-bomb tossed around in this instance is disturbing on several levels. Be that as it is, for its use has lost its former punch and vulgar notoriety.
    In our present era free speech rights are sacred and the f-bomb leads the way in shattering civil conversation with people known and strangers.
    Well known has been that many elected officials in high government positions, when behind closed doors, used language their constituents would find unacceptable for their representatives. These officials cleaned up their language in public speaking and were thought to speak with eloquence.
    However, the f-bomb is heard spoken by men in everyday parlance as if no one hearing would be offended. Women, too, include the f-bomb as casually as their male counterparts and without hesitation.
    What meaning the word has is why it’s called a bomb when its use is brought into mention. Yet, the word used with great frequency is not a bomb at all.
    Our culture hears the word spoken on the street, in movies by actor’s reciting dialogue lines, and in certain vocalists’ recordings in the Pop music genre.
    In summary, while the word’s use still is referred to as an f-bomb and not the word itself, some hint of its tasteless vulgarity and impropriety may be recognized. Then, those whose spoken English vocabulary persists in its use in general conversation should not expect general acceptance in their person and of their intended message.
    An exception is automatically made due to one’s self preservation reflex known as fight or flight. Another’s language use while they act with menace and intent todo you harm, physical and material, is not a prime situation for one’s attempt to interrupt their speaking and insert correct teaching. For mean persons are used to communicating mean phrases with clear intent of disabusing one’s person and property. Such persons one can assume in an instant, are unteachable. One is wise to let go of disgust in that person and particular situation. Then, one considers a way out.
    In times past the use of the f-bomb was limited to those who were in society’s lowest population, dropouts, unschooled, urban gang members, and people not to be associated with. These days the f-bomb has seemingly found its way into common use among the highest privilege class. Its use knows no class boundaries.
    Since, this word has been in use by so few as a curse or swear word for hundreds of years. Why has use of such a demeaning and disreputable termed word enter language used by a wide range of persons. The rich and penniless curse the f-word. Also, it’s heard spoken among the well connected in society and those who have no social standing. Those in high occupations inject the f-bomb as do those who have no work resume’. Individuals who hold certificates of graduation and write extensively for publication in books and journalism seen in well regarded magazines have conversations that include the otherwise offensive word.
    That the title that heads this your opinion on one representative and his loss in a primary has merit is your report on the true facts of the actual event. Secondary is your judgement opining on what good came for the Democratic Party and the country.
    Facts reported tell an accurate story and leave its meaning to the readers’ own interpretation.
    What the future will be any different for party and country is pure speculation. One change in representatives of one party in the membership totaling 400plus is marginal, all things considered.

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