As she is prone to do, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or better known as AOC, generated headlines. This time, she railed against President Trump, accusing him of inciting violence against Representative Ilhan Omar. But with anything involving the extreme leftists of the Democratic party, they conveniently forget some crucial facts.
For starters, Ocasio-Cortez’s words are borderline slanderous. Certainly, President Trump is not at all attempting to incite violence against Omar. All he did was produce a politically-motivated video, juxtaposing horrific footage of 9/11 with Omar’s controversial remarks about the attack. If Omar feels threatened in any way, that is largely her responsibility.
After all, no one put a gun to her head to cajole out of her those words. And what exactly did she say? Referencing the terrorist attack, Omar stated that the Council on American-Islamic Relations “was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Some people did something? By itself, that is an outrageous comment. But imagine if you knew someone who died or was injured because of this brazen assault on America. Workers from the New York Post did and reiterated to the dumbed-down society around us the horrors of radical Islam.
Those are the facts that AOC and the extreme left continue to deny or deflect.
AOC Must Worry about Another Rebuttal: Her Own Party
One of the oddities about the broader Democratic party is their false sense of unity and consensus. As I’ve argued in prior stories and platforms, you can’t please all the people all the time. This is another fundamental truth that the extreme left ignores, but to their ultimate detriment.
AOC pegged herself in a corner when she stridently defended Omar. Invoking anti-Islamic sentiment, she portrayed Republicans and conservatives as ignorant and hateful. But the problem is that Omar consistently puts herself in controversial waters. The 9/11 comments were bad enough. But she also attacked Israel, indirectly referencing anti-Jewish stereotypes.
Naturally, Jewish interest groups responded sharply against Omar’s own hateful comments. Now, whether either side forwarded valid arguments is beyond the scope of my argument. What I want to point out here is that Omar’s Islamic ideology runs counter – obviously – to Jewish customs and principles.
What the Democrats have is a stifling conflict. On one hand, you have a supposedly rising political star who wants to upend Jewish influence. On the other end, many influential Jews comprise the ranks of the Democratic party!
A house divided cannot stand forever. That’s another fact that AOC should consider before drawing any more attention to herself.