Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, looks over her notes during testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Sitting next to Ocasio-Cortez is Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The controversy never stops and it’s not because it’s being invented. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is really just this terrible at everything.
After taking a comparison to Nazi collaborator Eva Peron as a compliment a few days ago and quote-praising the dictator’s wife, the general coziness with fascists apparently doesn’t just stop with AOC. Now her Chief of Staff has been exposed as fanboying over Subhas Chandra Bose, a man who was a Nazi sympathizer and supporter of Hitler.
In case it's not clear, AOC's chief of staff is wearing a T-shirt with Subhas Chandra Bose on it — the Indian nationalist whose plan for fighting British colonialism involved sucking up to, uh, Hitler. https://t.co/Mvgcoa1R6a
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 8, 2019
When you add this to AOC’s treatment of Israel and Jews in general, it’s hard to continue to chalk this stuff up to coincidence. This all makes up part of a disturbing worldview that she and her colleagues in the fresh face caucus hold. It’s not just sheer chance that AOC, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar all have issues with antisemitism while they speak in support of figures like Maduro and the Palestinian Authority.
I’m trying to imagine what would happen if the Chief of Staff of a Republican was caught wearing a Nazi sympathizer on their shirt. I’m going to assume, based on past freak outs over far less, that they’d be going wall to wall coverage with it. But because we are dealing a Democrat who has the coveted inter-sectional shield of protection, this will likely not even warrant a mention.
How many fascist Nazi-allies does AOC's office admire openly? Idk seems like a good question to which I'd like to know the answer. Probably doesn't stop at two.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 8, 2019
The answer is a lot.
This also comes on the heels of AOC trying to appropriate the holocaust to push her insanely dishonest narrative about the border and illegal immigration. There’s apparently no level she won’t sink to and I can’t blame her. No one outside of the right pushes back on anything she does so why wouldn’t she be emboldened?
All of this has gotten so ridiculous that we essentially just laugh and joke about it at this point. But in reality, it’s serious. Having people in power who idolize such evil figures is a road paved in disaster. Democratic Socialism, which AOC and her cohorts claim to support, is essentially a mash up of the antisemitism of fascism mixed with the idiotic and murderous realities of communism. Perhaps one day our valiant media will wake up and realize that shilling for Democrats isn’t worth the societal cost be inflicted by the emergence of the radical left, but I won’t hold my breath.
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