A meeting between Barack Obama and Rep. Rashida Tlaib ended with the former president declaring to the freshman congresswoman, “I’m proud of you.”
Earlier this week, Obama met with a group of freshman Democrats, describing them as “a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch.”
Tlaib posted a photo of her and Obama after that meeting, where she relayed what was discussed between the two.
“President Obama met with us new members of Congress and it was a thoughtful discussion,” Tlaib recalled in an Instagram post. “The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, ‘I’m proud of you.'”
“This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come,” Obama reported after the meeting which presumably included Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar.
Obama should be wary of the idea that these freshmen will be “driving progress” as he puts it. Especially when he reportedly chastized some of their radical ideas during the meeting.
“He said we [as Democrats] shouldn’t be afraid of big, bold ideas – but also need to think in the nitty-gritty about how those big, bold ideas will work and how you pay for them,” Obama reportedly said.
Many assumed he was discussing some of the larger priced wishlist items on the freshman congressional agenda, such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal – two proposals with staggering associated costs.
Impeach the Motherf*****
Somebody might want to inquire if Obama is proud of Tlaib unleashing a profanity-laced tirade vowing to pursue impeachment of President Trump on her first day in office.
“When your son looks at you and says: ‘Momma, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,'” Tlaib famously said. “Because we’re going to go in there, and we’re going to impeach the motherf***er.”
Is he proud of her continued efforts to impeach Trump despite the fact that a summary of the Mueller investigation into Russian collusion exonerated him and his campaign from colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election?
Is he proud of her association with Abbas Hamideh, a Hezbollah-backing anti-Israel activist?
I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. #Palestine #TweetYourThobe #RashidaTlaib pic.twitter.com/caJPN12ODX
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) January 12, 2019
Is he proud of her support for the BDS movement, something House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described as “bigoted” and “dangerous”?
Of course, he is.
It’s times like this that it’s important to remember Obama was just as radically left as the freshman congressional members we see today pushing extremist programs and platforms.