There is nothing more satisfying than when you see someone with a nonsense view of the world and they are forced to see how wrong they are.
For example, there was this loudmouth at a grocery store that I go to talking up a storm about some anti-Trump conspiracy theory the other day and I laid out the actual facts of what happened and you could have knocked the guy over with a feather.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar received an impromptu history lesson from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Twitter this week.
The radical, far-left “Squad” member, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, which includes Minneapolis — the location of the fuse which lit the country’s current unrest — defended the toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus Wednesday.
Cruz shared an ABC News post on Twitter of the statue being pulled down, and described the activists as the domestic terrorists they are, which apparently triggered Omar.
“American Taliban,” Cruz tweeted.
In response, Omar defended the destruction of public property in her state, and also used the opportunity to share her own version of American history.
“This was organized and led by Indigenous people,” the Somali-born legislator tweeted. “Columbus literally started a genocide against them. What a sick thing to say about those taking down monuments to their own oppression.”
But the Texas senator, who is never one to lie down during a fight, promptly schooled her, both over her choice of language and for her failure to grasp the significance of Columbus’ journey to the Americas.
“No, he didn’t commit genocide, ‘literally’ or otherwise,” Cruz wrote. “He did discover the New World, which led to colonizers, some of whom inadvertently brought disease,” he added.
“Is it your position that it’s inherently immoral to come to America from a foreign land?” the Republican added. “I’m glad my Dad came from Cuba.”