“Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Life is weird!”
Last December, the New York Democrat lawmaker explained, “when millennials talk about concepts like democratic socialism,” she and her friends aren’t talking about some kind of “Red Scare Boogeyman.” To her, socialism is a proven success. “We’re talking about countries and systems that already exist that have already been proven to be successful in the modern world.”
Now that a Republican political action committee ran an ad calling her out for not knowing what socialism is really all about, she plays the race card. CNN reports, “The ad was met with outrage online, and #BoycottABC was trending early Friday morning.”
Know that this wasn’t an ad for young conservatives of color – that was the pretense.
What you just watched was a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case. https://t.co/zvp1EB02c5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 13, 2019
The timing of the spot was perfect. As liberals were glued to the tube, watching the Democrats debate, suddenly, an image of Ocasio-Cortez appears on the screen with Narrator Elizabeth Heng declaring “This is the face of socialism.” The image bursts into flames to reveal a pile of skulls. “That’s socialism.”
Heng knows all about Cambodian socialist genocide first hand. Every time she hears AOC standing up for the same philosophy that inspired the Khmer Rouge, she shudders.
People of color hate socialism as much as white folks do, she insists. “Mine is a face of freedom, my skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican.” AOC calls that a “love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.” White supremacists apparently come by the case now, while deplorables come in baskets.
Heng tweeted back, calling AOC’s response, “the Democratic party in a nutshell.” As usual, “they are more offended by truthful words than the acts of their political ideology that has killed millions of innocent victims. I don’t care about @AOC feelings – I care about stopping her lies about the lies of socialism.”
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