In an interview with ABC7 in New York this weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was frightened by the way President Trump has been able to radicalize Americans from sea to shining sea.
Asked by the outlet if she was personally hurt by the president’s suggestion that she and her House Squad teammates should “go back” to their home countries and fix what’s ailing those pitiful places before telling us how America should be run, AOC said that she was more hurt by what Trump was doing to the country.
“What hurt was not the president and his actions and his words,” she said. “It was the fact that he is radicalizing stadiums of people in the United States. That is what is scary and hurtful.”
Well, tacit in this allegation is the admission that Trump is actually drawing stadiums filled with supporters at rallies around the country, which should probably be what really “scares” the 2020 Democratic candidates. We’ve yet to see Biden attract that kind of attention.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that she knew “a lot of people” who felt as though they’d lost family members to Trump’s radicalization scheme.
“I have a fear,” she said, “that folks are giving into a blind loyalty and the allure of white supremacy.”
This wasn’t the first time last week that AOC hinted at this massive cult brainwashing she seems to believe is happening. In a speech on Tuesday, she said it was up to good little leftists to reach out to their misled family members and welcome them back to the fold.
“There is a mother waiting for you, I know it,” she said. “I know there’s a teacher waiting for you, saying what happened to my kid? What happened to my friend? And we will always be here and hold space for you to come back. We will love you back.”
It’s been quite a long time since we’ve read anything this condescending coming from the left, and that’s really saying something. All we know is that if Democrats adopt any aspect of this message for 2020, we are going to see a blowout of epic proportions. The very LAST thing Trump supporters – even reluctant ones – will respond to is this kind of passive-aggressive, “you’ve been brainwashed by the white supremacist in the White House” sort of nonsense.
No. That’s not what happened. What happened was your party – led by radicals like you, AOC – moved so far to the left, so rapidly, that people felt they had no other choice but to support the other guy. And since your party sees absolutely no reason to stop racing for the red fields of abject American socialism, we have to imagine that those “mothers” and “teachers” and “friends”? They aren’t coming back.
Someone radicalized them, all right. But it wasn’t Donald Trump.