Whenever progressives are losing an argument or otherwise being called out, they resort to playing the race card. This card is beyond old and maxed out, but it’s the best that progressives have got. When referring to their critics as racist, this faction of the Democrat Party doesn’t have to try to defend ideas and policies which are absolutely abysmal. Crying racism allows progressives to escape accountability whilst simultaneously shielding themselves from debates and honest conversations.
One of the most infamous progressives who plays the race card quite frequently is House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In this eyes of this congresswoman, everyone who challenges her ideas or leans even slightly right-of-center is a racist.
Ocasio-Cortez’s latest employment of this straw man argument came after a GOP ad called out the pitfalls of socialism; she immediately branded the ad as racist, because she didn’t like the fact that her face was used to signify socialism in the ad.
Reviewing the Anti-Socialism Ad
The ad which AOC is branding as racist features Elizabeth Hang, a Republican woman of color, calling out the dangers of socialism. New Faces GOP published the ad with a caption stating that “a new generation of conservatives” should lead, rather than socialists like Ocasio-Cortez.
You can view the ad for yourself right here:
As you can imagine, Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time in branding the ad as racist. Of course, anyone who watches this ad will see that not a single mention of race came up. What’s interesting is that Democrats regularly claim that they want to hear the voices of people of color, but when that person of color is conservative, such as Hang, all of a sudden, Democrats aren’t so interested anymore.
Response from AOC
Ocasio-Cortez promptly threw a temper tantrum after the release of New Faces GOP’s ad; the congresswoman branded the ad as a “love letter” to white supremacists and expressed outrage over the burning of her face in the ad.
Calling out socialism and its dangers is not racist. As long as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other radical progressives like her continue to promote socialism, they should expect more ads like the latest by New Faces GOP.
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