Houston Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a genuine hero. He was a Navy Seal for 10 years and served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. In 2012, while in Helman Province, an IED went off, costing him his right eye. After he got out of the hospital, he continued to serve in the Navy until he retired in 2016.
Crenshaw attained the rank of lieutenant commander and was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with valor.
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan is a refugee from Somalia. Before and after being elected to congress in 2018, Omar made a number of anti-Semitic statements. She said Jewish money – “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” – has bought the pro-Israel votes of Congress and accused Jews who support Israel of having a dual loyalty.
On March 23, Omar gave a speech about Islamophobia following the 9/11 attacks at a banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization that has been accused of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. During her speech she referred to the 9/11 Muslim terrorists as “Some people did something.”
When Omar was roundly condemned for her dismissive remarks, Democrats defended her by insisting that her remarks were taken out of context. While “Some people did something” was only a short sentence from her speech, it was nevertheless dismissive of the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks.
Dan Crenshaw shamed Omar by tweeting: “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.” Then during an interview on MSNBC he said: “It’s terrorists who killed almost 3,000 Americans. And we should talk about it that way. We should talk about it with deference.” When challenged that Omar’s remark was taken out of context, Crenshaw said: “I think everyone should just look at the clip and decide for themselves. And I don’t think it’s out of line to simply call that out and criticize it.”
Crenshaw once again came under enemy fire, this time at home. His condemnation of Omar was met with a barrage of vile insults. He was called fascist, rotten, stooge, big phony, a cultist, a murderer several times, perniciously dishonest and other epithets, and told he can “eat shit.”
NYU journalism professor Talia Lavin called Crenshaw “Captain Shithead.” When advised he did not reach the rank of captain, Lavin corrected herself by calling Crenshaw “Lieutenant Commander Shithead.”
Lavin was hired by NYU after she was fired by the New Yorker magazine for falsely identifying a U.S. immigration agent as a Nazi sympathizer. NYU should now fire her for the disgusting way she insulted a wounded war hero. This is not an academic freedom issue. It’s a civility issue, and a person lile Lavin who spews out such venom should have no place in academia.
Eli Valley, a political cartoonist known for his anti-Israel drawings, referred to Crnshaw’s condemnation of Omar by writing: “Wow it’s GOP-Nazy Party Terrorist Incitement Night on NBC.” (The dumb shit can’t even spell Nazi right.)
Ryan Cooper, a national correspondent at The Week, wrote of Crenshaw: “Classic fascist propaganda technique: whip up a storm of murder frenzy, then operatically play the wounded victim.”
Most abhorrent of all was freelance writer Rob Rousseau who wrote to Crenshaw: “You’re deliberately lying about what [Omar] said you eyeless fuck.”
How low can you get? You can’t get much lower than calling a wounded war vet, who lost an eye in combat, an eyeless fuck.
These attacks on Crenshaw are made in defense of an anti-Semitic congresswoman who is dismissive of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They should make all decent Americans want to puke. But instead, the Democrats are trying to cover up Omar’’s anti-Semitism and insensitivity to 9/11 by attacking those who condemn her statements, and in particular Dan Crenshaw and President Trump.
Crenshaw put his life on the line and lost an eye in the service of his country while safely ensconced back home, his sorry-ass attackers were enjoying themselves without having to worry about being under enemy fire or getting blown to bits by an IED.
Houstonians and all other Americans should be damn proud of Dan Crenshaw not only for his valor in combat, but just as much for shaming a very disgusting and disgraceful Democrat congresswoman.
We need more Dan Crenshaw’s in Congress. No more ungrateful, worthless refugees imported by BarCk Hussein Obamanation!
Howie Katz says
Grateful, much as I would like to blame Obama for Omar’s entry into the U.S., I can’t do that and neither can you. Omar entered this country with her family in 1992. She became a citizen in 2000 when she was 17 years old and while Obama was still in the Illinois Senate.
Joe C Mannina says
I think Dan just picked up another 1,000,000 votes!
Pat Bryan says
Dan is my Congressman. He is a minority freshman cock-on-the-dunghill. He is a bloodhound for publicity who has turned his valiant military record into a cheap jingoistic advertising gimmick. He tries to raise objections to Trump just enough to avoid the label of Trump sycophant, which is not bad for a Trump sycophant to the point of presumed bucking for a Cabinet appointment. Dan is ambitious. Why else would he pander so loudly? We will not have to bear him too long in TX-02. I know a secret.
Dan is going to primary Cornyn.
Fat Albert says
Poor Pat: all over liberal in a conservative district. . . .
Hey Pat, here’s another secret – if Dan runs for Senate, he’ll be replaced by another conservative (i.e. someone you won’t like) in Congress. And, If he beats Cornyn, he’ll be an effective voice in the Senate. Frankly the only hope I see for you is to move to Austin. . . . or San Francisco.
As for your assessment of Congressman Crenshaw (sounds sooooo much better than Congressman Bryan), He does seem to attract a lot of press – no doubt due to a combination of his physical appearance, his strong conservative philosophy and a willingness to speak truth to abject stupidity. (i.e. Democrats)
By the way – you keep using that word – jingoistic. You might want to make use of a dictionary. If doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Craig Sedelmyer says
Thank you Lieutenant Commander / Congressman Crenshaw for your service and for speaking the truth.
Oh, Pat. The voters rejected you when you ran for Congressional District 2 resoundingly in 2016 (60% to 36%), and will also reject your conspiracy theories about Dan running for the US Senate or angling for a cabinet role. Congressman Crenshaw is the least “jingoistic” elected official I know—thoughtful, measured, adult, cautious. My only worry is that I might lose him as my congressman after redistricting due to population shifts requiring changes.
Margaret Buchanan says
Those of us who elected Dan Crenshaw and have had the privilege of meeting with him and watching his listen intensely to a High School Student at one of his “Meet & Greet” events know that we chose our representative with care. He represents us so very, very well. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Ruth Carey says
This is a new low, it is like grade-schoolers arguing not legislators, journalists and college professors.