Lynne Patton Owns Rashida Tlaib
Lynne Patton Owns Rashida Tlaib
You’d probably never heard of Lynne Patton prior to the Michael Cohen show in Congress this past week — I sure didn’t. But now this African-American HUD official and Trump friend is making waves after Rep. Rashida Tlaib dared to call her a “prop” for standing up for President Trump.
As you recall, Patton attended the Cohen hearing and stood silently at the back of the room in a show of support for her boss, President Trump. It was then that Rep. “We’re Gonna Impeach the Mother****er” Tlaib accused Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) of using Patton as a “prop.” Which, of course, is raaaaaciiist.
.@RashidaTlaib says that a member of the committee using a black woman as a "prop" to demonstrate Trump is not racist "in of itself is racist." @MarkMeadows asked chair @RepCummings to strike Tlaib's comments from the record.
The exchange got heated and Cummings stepped in. pic.twitter.com/G9riYTxm0U
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 27, 2019
Tlaib later apologized to Meadows, but still stuck by her guns in calling Patton’s presence a racist prop.
But Lynne Patton wasn’t about to serve as Tlaib’s political point. She fired back:
“Today a race card was played. But not by Congressman Mark Meadows. But rather by those on the House Oversight Committee who sadly placed more credence on the word of a self-confessed convicted perjurer, than that of a highly-educated black woman who rose up the ranks of one of the most recognized global real-estate companies in the world, spoke before 25 million people at the Republican National Convention and now successfully oversees the largest HUD program office in the country.”
Rashida Tlaib should just shut up and crawl back into the hole from which she emerged. But she didn’t. Instead, she showed up in friendly territory — namely, MSNBC — to speak to the accommodating Chris Hayes.
Rep. Tlaib tells Chris Hayes she stands by her comments https://t.co/2rkO7zaaSx
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 1, 2019
(“She came to Congress in part to force difficult conversations.” Is anyone else besides me sick of the wimpy term “having a conversation”? Show of hands, please.)
Tlaib also whined that watching Lynne Patton stand up for President Trump was “very hurtful and it was very disrespectful.”
Oh, stop. Grow a spine, lady.
Guess who else showed up on Twitter giving her girl Rashida some love?
If you said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ding-ding! You’re a winner. You know that AOC just has to get her two bits in somewhere:
“Total bravery from Rashida Tlaib as she reminds the nation that tokenism *is* racism”
Because we Americans are too stupid to understand what tokenism means unless some tiny tyrant wannabe from the Bronx tells us.
Once again, Lynne Patton stood strong in her support for the President.
She posted this image on Instagram:
Screenshot Lynne Patton Instagram.
Patton made an appearance on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning. She stood up for the President, the Trump family, and she took apart Tlaib. Oh, and if you were wondering about Michael Cohen’s White House ambitions — she addressed that, too.
So here’s liberal logic.
Women protest in ridiculous red robes and Pringles chip bonnets, alà The Handmaid’s Tale, convinced they’re the victims of a coming theocracy, which exists only in their fevered imaginations. They march wearing those imbecilic pink knit caps, carrying coat hangers, thinking they’re “empowered” and taking it to the “patriarchy.” They become like Veruca Salt in order to get noticed — which the leftwing media always does, since they’re more than willing to take their antics as profundity.
Yet a strong and accomplished woman like Lynne Patton stands in dignified support of her friend, the President, and she’s insulted as a “prop.” She thinks on her own, she doesn’t follow the narrative that Democrats have prescribed for “people of color,” and for that she’s lambasted as the dupe of a racist ploy. Because she’s too stupid to understand that the GOP is using her, or something.
Talk about insulting a “person of color.”
I have often told my husband that some of the most courageous people in this nation are conservative blacks. They think independently and follow their consciences, often alienating friends and even family. They actually examine issues, rather than believing the narrative they’ve heard all their lives. It’s truly difficult to swim against that current.
Lynne Patton is one of those people. With her accomplishments and strength of character, she will continue to be a success long after the Michael Cohen road show, with Rashida Tlaib as Side Show Bob, enters the dust bin of Congressional history.