Late Thursday afternoon socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rushed to a microphone to cry foul to the media and play her notorious victim and racism cards.
Her latest victimhood-laced statement concerned the scathing criticism she and fellow Democrat congresswoman Ilhar Omar have faced for the increasingly divisive and some would even say “vile” rhetoric that they’ve been spouting ever since they were elected to office.
“The level to which Republican and conservative groups, whether they are official party apparatuses sending out emails, calling me and others domestic terrorists, or whether it’s Rupert Murdoch and the New York Post printing on the front page to circulate all around New York City an image that is incredibly upsetting and triggering for New Yorkers that were actually there …,” AOC began.
“[T]o elicit such an image for such a transparently and politically motivated attack on Ilhan. … We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color. And if they can’t figure out how to get it back to policy, we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal and this is not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric.”
There’s no evidence that any “official party apparatuses” have sent her emails referring to her or any of her Democrat Party peers as “domestic terrorists.” Moreover, the allegedly “triggering” image she cited was the one featured on the New York Post’s Thursday cover. It specifically contained a photo of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers as they’d looked shortly after Islamic terrorists crashed two commercial jets into them on Sept. 11, 2001.
At the top of the cover was a quote from Omar, who, while speaking last month at a fundraiser for the terror-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser, had referred to the devastating attacks that killed 2,977 Americans by saying, “[S]ome people did something.”
At the bottom meanwhile were the words, “Here’s your something: 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
The New York Post’s cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something” pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
When Omar’s past remarks surfaced this week, the Muslim congresswoman faced a barrage of widespread, across-the-board criticism from nearly everyone, including Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, an injured war veteran and former Navy SEAL who lost his eye in Afghanistan.
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something. Unbelievable,” he tweeted Tuesday.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade responded as well by asking whether the Muslim congresswoman’s “an American first.” It seemed fair to ask given her known anti-Americanism.
Omar eventually replied by accusing both of perpetuating “dangerous incitement”:
This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it.
My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans! pic.twitter.com/foTZMpiZKv
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 10, 2019
Then early Thursday afternoon socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped to Omar’s defense by posting a widely criticized tweet suggesting that Crenshaw, an injured war veteran, hasn’t done much, if anything, to help the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes.
In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that? https://t.co/rkb92IxkKX
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2019
She also claimed that Omar’s “done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders — yet are happy to weaponize her faith.”
That was a lie.
Dovetailing back to the victimhood-laced statement she issued a couple of hours after she posted the tweet above, note that it was void of even a semblance of an apology for either her smear of Crenshaw or her peer’s disturbing portrayal of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Instead, the statement seemed to contain nothing but additional smears.
Both Omar and AOC have a habit of trying to use their status as so-called “progressive women of color” to invalidate any and all criticism leveled at them by white people, be it congressmen such as Crenshaw, reporters such as Kilmeade or commentators such as Ben Shapiro.
It’s unclear how either the two of them or their compatriot, Muslim congresswomen Rashida Tlaib, intend to respond to criticism leveled against them by other “women of color” such as these:
As a disabled veteran and “woman of color” I criticize you @AOC because of your idiotic policies, ideologies, stupidity and hypocrisy! People are sick and tired of the “victim labels” IRT race & Dems ALWAYS playing the race card! Welcome to public office!
— Monte Monkeybread (@CarMonHulagirl3) April 12, 2019
@AOC @Ilhan @RashidaTlaib
You always talk about being attacked because you are women of color, that’s a crock of shxx. I’m a woman of color as well and all of your racist rants are disturbing and dispicable.
— RCX (@RCX50339963) April 12, 2019
— ❌MAGAUSA_1st❌ (@MAGAUSA_1st) April 12, 2019
As a woman of color i AM DEEPLY OFFENDED by ilhan. She is a DISGUSTING example of what a woman shd b and anyone who supports her is plain braindead https://t.co/Bso3nQOv0H
— Dianne reynolds (@Dianner87220992) April 12, 2019
Conservative firebrand Candace Owens lit-up Democrats in a now notorious scolding during a Congressional hate-crimes hearing. While challenging the liberal narrative that white supremacism is on the rise under Trump, Owens warned that constant race-baiting and false accusations of racism is watering down the term. And that’s a true disservice and tragedy to Americans “of color” when real racism occurs.