For some reason, there are people who say Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fantastic. That puzzles me, because she seems to reveal a stunning lack of information and understanding every time she speaks. She tosses out her words with surety, yet she never appears justified in doing so.

As I covered June 19th, AOC mistakenly believed there are Holocaust-comparative “concentration camps” at the border. And she said so in an Instagram video that brought a lot of condemnation (here).

But in addition to Jewish groups, Survivors, and others ripping her, some defended the 29-year-old freshman politician.

One of those was Ilhan Omar.

Ilhan used the opportunity to tout the abolition of ICE as well as to utter things that were dumb:

“This is very simple. I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say. We have to really truthfully speak about what’s taking place.”

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In truth, Alexandria called to “Never Again” — a phrase regarding the Holocaust. She wasn’t, by contrast, commenting on how concentrated people are:

“That is exactly what [holding facilities] are. They are concentration camps. I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘Never Again’ means something. The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”

On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. pounced like a cat on the goofiness of first-timers in Congress, praising their ultimate impact on voting in favor of the GOP. He called the new line-up of Democrats a “clown show”:

As pointed out by The Daily Caller, people who lambasted AOC for the gooberishness also include” the National Border Patrol Council, media, GOP lawmakers, and even the Auschwitz Museum…”

MAN — when you’ve made comments that bring the ire of all those above, you really know you’ve done something foolish.

But something tells me she still doesn’t know.

-ALEX

 

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