It's difficult these days to find a comment that you find so galling it makes your teeth hurt. When you have racists tweets like Trump's about Rep. Elijah Cummings and "The Squad," for instance, you have a pretty high bar to get over. But for some reason -- perhaps because of how callous his words word and so thoughtless from someone, egregious as he can be, who we expect to know better -- this from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is teeth-aching bad to me. But that's what makes the response Steve Singiser, a contributing editor of Daily Kos, one that I like so much for its direct, pointed and spot-on correct bluntness.
Forgetting for the moment that Rep. Ilhan Omar is from Somalia and knows it FAR better than Rand Paul does -- I would suggest that he visit Somalia because when he returns he might appreciate the plight of poor and desperate people more who are in need of help from their government.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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