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In a political climate rife with division and heated rhetoric, it’s not every day that a Hollywood figure breaks rank to challenge the status quo.

Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport’s recent scathing critique of The Squad—a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen—has reverberated through conservative circles, echoing sentiments long-held but often dismissed as partisan sniping.

Rapaport branded these lawmakers as “dangerous” ‘race hustlers,’ accusing them of being “totally full of s—,” a bold statement that has garnered both support and surprise from various quarters.

The Squad, comprised of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, has been at the forefront of pushing a progressive agenda within Congress. They’ve championed policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All while also being vocal on issues concerning social justice and police reform.

However, their approach has frequently drawn criticism from conservative observers who argue that their tactics are divisive and their policies impractical.

Rapaport’s comments came during an episode of his “I Am Rapaport” podcast. His words carry weight not only because they come from an unexpected source—a figure in the entertainment industry typically perceived to lean left—but also due to the directness with which he delivered his message. He didn’t mince words, expressing frustration over what he perceives as their performative activism rather than substantive policy-making.

The actor’s critique aligns with a broader conservative viewpoint that sees The Squad as emblematic of identity politics run amok.

To many conservatives, the term ‘race hustlers’ encapsulates individuals or groups who purportedly exploit racial tensions for personal or political gain. This perspective suggests that by focusing on race, The Squad diverts attention from more universal issues and solutions that could benefit all Americans regardless of ethnicity.

Rapaport’s assertion taps into concerns about the dangers posed by what some see as radical elements within the Democratic Party. He argues that The Squad’s rhetoric is not just empty but potentially harmful to the fabric of American society.

For conservatives who prioritize traditional values and unity under a common national identity, such accusations resonate deeply.

The actor further elaborates on his point by highlighting specific instances where members of The Squad have made controversial statements or taken actions perceived as antithetical to American principles.

For example, Rep. Ilhan Omar faced backlash for her comments on Israel which some interpreted as anti-Semitic—a charge she vehemently denies—and Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s profanity-laced call for President Trump’s impeachment shortly after taking office raised eyebrows across the political spectrum.

These episodes serve to bolster Rapaport’s argument among those already skeptical about The Squad’s influence on American politics.

They underscore a narrative where provocative language overshadows policy discourse—a trend many conservatives find troubling in its potential to deepen societal divides rather than bridge them.

Moreover, Rapaport’s outspokenness reflects a growing sentiment among some liberals who are beginning to question whether progressive leaders are truly representing their interests or if they’re engaging in what can be seen as political theater designed more for viral moments than viable legislation.

It is important to note that while Rapaport’s views align with conservative critiques of The Squad, they also represent an internal pushback within liberal ranks against what can be perceived as extreme progressivism—an indication that there may be more nuance within party lines than is often acknowledged in public debate.

As this conversation unfolds in public forums like podcasts and social media platforms, it raises questions about authenticity in political leadership—questions that are particularly pertinent in an era where image often trumps substance.

When celebrities like Michael Rapaport enter the fray with candid assessments devoid of typical Hollywood polish or partisanship filters, it adds another layer to our understanding of contemporary political dynamics.

In dissecting Rapaport’s commentary further, one finds an underlying plea for politicians to be genuine in their service—to put forth policies rooted in reality rather than rhetoric designed merely for retweets or soundbites.

This call for authenticity resonates with Christian conservative values which emphasize honesty and integrity both in personal conduct and public service.

While Michael Rapaport may not fit the mold of a traditional conservative commentator—his career and persona are far removed from Capitol Hill politicking—his blunt appraisal offers an unvarnished perspective that cuts through partisan noise. It challenges listeners across the political spectrum to scrutinize not only what leaders say but what they actually do once elected into positions of power.

As debates rage on regarding The Squad’s impact on American politics—and indeed how race should be addressed within it—Rapaport’s remarks stand out not just for their brashness but also for sparking dialogue about representation and responsibility among elected officials.

Rapaport’s candid criticism opens up broader discussions around political authenticity and effectiveness—discussions crucial at a time when trust in government institutions remains fragile.

Art Vandalay

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    • It is lunacy that these 4 and all that agree with their agendas are even allowed in America. Based on results they do not support America as it was founded and established sovereignty upon. They are exploiting the freedoms and civil rights that have provided “American Citizens” with prosperity opportunities that millions have died to ensure.
      America is not an ATM for the rest of the world. Embrase our customs and Judao Christian values or go back to the filth of which you support. Vote, America and Americans first.

  • The fact that he didn’t see all this LONG ago shows me he’s either stupid or a phony POSHIT. He is just embarrassed that his side is so open that he’d better pretend to not go along with it any more

  • WOW, did Hell just freeze over? For Mikey, the extreme Leftist to say such a thing, even though it is true in every way, is simply mind blowing!

    • Education & enlightenment just takes longer for some people than others.
      And when you’ve been playing “make believe” for so long, it’s amazing that it comes at all.

  • Liberals like Rapaport do not change their views. Most of Hollywood need to be seen and relevant so will change their spots on key. That’s why they are called actors. Liberalism has been destroying America for decades and the liberals will continue until the government comes for them. Rapaport is doing this hoping to force the replacement of Biden for 24. If not, his vote will be for old moderate Joe. There are two types of democrats, the leftist socialist who believe government is the answer and those who vote democrat because they are told to, never ever researching what is true only to believe what sound bite they hear over and over.

  • Rappaport is not a leftist. Liberal, yes, but he has always been critical of those he sees as fake and phony.
    Like most liberals he has spent most of his energy pointing fingers at the opposite side, but has attacked the Dems and liberals before.
    Maybe he has really had enough of the UBER-liberal and Leftist Bullshit.

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