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Member of Polish Parliament Invites AOC To Visit Real Concentration Camps

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a social media firestorm by comparing the detention centers at the southern border to concentration camps – a term most commonly applied to camps Nazi Germany subjected millions of Jews to during World War II. The comparison to Nazi Germany was further cemented through her use of the phrase “Never again” (a phrase used after the Holocaust to signify an international call to never let such a travesty occur again).

Ocasio-Cortez has doubled-down time and again since the incident, drawing fire from conservatives, Jewish groups, and many others.

Now, there is a Polish politician getting in the mix, officially inviting AOC to Poland to visit the locations of actual concentration camps, al she can learn the difference.

Via The Jerusalem Post:

Polish MP Tarcynski Dominik has invited US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit Poland following her remarks in which she compared migrant detention camps on the United States’ southern border to Nazi-era “concentration camps” during an Instagram Live with her followers on Monday.

Dominik, who is the vice president of European Conservatives in the European Council, tweeted the open letter to the democrat representative on Thursday evening.

[…]

“As you should be aware, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi), who led Germany, were responsible for the darkest period in my country’s and our whole continent’s history by devising a chain of concentration camps in order to exterminate those who they believed were subhuman, or a threat to their imperialistic machinations – this included both Jewish Poles and non-Jewish Poles, and as a result we lost six million of our citizens,” he penned.

Dominik goes on to say that since AOC often talks so much about working in a bipartisan manner, this would be a great opportunity to do that on an international level.

Somehow, I don’t see her accepting.

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Whoopi Goldberg: Maybe Mitch McConnell Owes Barack Reparations for Not Helping Him as President (Like Dems Help Trump?)

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To all you millions of RedState readers who love The View: This one’s for you.

On Thursday, the gals discussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s argument against reparations during a congressional hearing the day before.

Here’s what Mitch pitched:

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea.”

Makes sense.

I’d like to add: How would you know whose relatives did what? And how would you know whose relatives had what done to them?

And why stop at racial lines?

And why stop at slavery?

Why not force families in solved cold case files to pay other families?

If we decide that, for every bad deed, there’s a burden incumbent upon relatives, we’re gonna need the biggest government bureaucracy in the history of the world to sort that out. And that bureaucracy’s gonna cost me money and stress me out. Now I want their grandchildren to pay my grandchildren.

Back to Mitch:

He referenced the vast social evolution we’ve experienced since the end of slavery, noting civil rights legislation and the election of “an African-American president.”



View co-host Anna Navarro helped make my point:

“[M]itch McConnell got asked this question and he said, you know, electing Barack Obama is reparations. He’s not even a descendant of slaves. His Daddy was an intellectual, an exchange student from Kenya.”

Whoopi, apparently, ain’t too fond of Mitch’s GOPish opposition during the Obama years.

She helped make my point, too:

“Can I interject something here? You know, Mitch, you said that you would make him a one-term president. And you did everything you could to not help him in the first four years. Maybe you should pay reparation for that.”

I really like Whoopi, but it’s a goofy idea. And it’s a goofy idea, but yeah — precisely.

And last but not least, thank God for the congressional Democrats — who have in no way made a point not to help President Trump.

No reparations needed there.

Fine job.

-ALEX

 

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Boom: Condi Rice Rejects Journo’s Insinuation That Race Relations Are Worse Under Trump

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Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice speaks on “Third Hour Today” – 6/20/19. Screen grab via NBC News.

Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice did an interview Thursday on NBC News‘s “Third Hour Today” program where they talked about a number of issues including the border crisis, the Mueller report, and the racism Rice experienced growing up.

Throughout the interview, NBC News journo Sheinelle Jones repeatedly kept trying to draw out Rice’s opinions on whether or not Trump should be impeached and what she thought of the Mueller report. Rice made it clear she wasn’t going to second guess Mueller nor Congress.

When Jones turned to questions about how things are today race-wise compared to how things were when Rice was a child, Rice wasn’t having it.

Here’s the transcript of the exchange, via Newsbusters:

JONES: There are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race, or it just feels like a divisive environment.

RICE: Look, it sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama, okay? So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past. Really? That means we’ve made no progress, really? And so, I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good. We still – this country’s never going to be color blind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.

JONES: So for people who say, you know what, it’s top down, it starts with the President, it starts with the words that he speaks.

RICE: Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people who – but when we start saying, “Oh, you know, it’s worse today,” no, they’re not.

Watch the segment below:

To watch the full interview, click here.

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Snide Illinois Senator Tells Her Concerned Gun-Owning Constituent: Maybe I’ll Just Confiscate Your Guns

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If you’re in Illinois and own a gun, State Sen. Julie A. Morrison wouldn’t mind just snatchin’ it outta your hand and keepin’ it.

How ya like THEM apples??

At a public meeting sponsored by five Democratic senators, she listened to the concerns of a firearm-owning citizen and then threatened him.

The man said, “Senator Morrison, you have a Senate Bill 107 to take away some of my automatic firearms.”

Julie replied, “To clarify, I’m not really taking your gun away from you; you just can’t buy any new ones.”

This already seems so childish; and it’s what’s happening when legislators get crunk: “I’m going to tell you what you can and cannot have.”

He volleyed:

“You want me to turn them over to the state police unless I pay a fine for each firearm and register them, then I get to keep them. So, if I get to keep it — if I pay a fine and register it — then, how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it all? Why do you need to try to ban my semi-automatic firearm?”

Good point — if it’s okay for him to have it, what’s the point of the fine? A bit of the ol’ revenue-generatin’ government machine?

Then Julie got all mom-to-the-child on the dude. Snippy mama, take it away:

“Well, you just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all. Maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine.”



Here’s the official synopsis for Senate Bill 107:

Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon 300 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the Department of State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Effective immediately.

107 defines “assault weapon” as “a semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a large capacity magazine detachable or otherwise and one or more of the following…”

Then it provides a very long list of options that can be seen here.

The NRA’s notes some of the guns that could be banned under the law:

  • Any semi-automatic rifle or handgun that can accept a detachable magazine greater than ten rounds in capacity and has one or more features, such as a protruding grip for the support hand; a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock; a handguard; or a muzzle brake or compensator.
  • Any semi-automatic shotgun that has one or more feature such as the ability to accept a detachable magazine; a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock; or a protruding grip for the support hand.
  • Any fixed magazine semi-automatic rifles or handguns greater than ten rounds in capacity and fixed magazine semi-automatic shotguns greater than five rounds in capacity.
  • Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
  • Any part or accessory that would configure a firearm as above.

Watch the video of the townhall meeting above.

Watch her attitude. Listen to her tone of voice, check out her facial expression, her body language. It’s the first day of class, and she’s showing you she’s a smart-aleck and she’s gonna be your worst nightmare as a teacher. A grown man tries to have a discussion over a law that will affect him, and that’s what she gives back. He’s her constituent, aka her job. And this was so important to him, he set aside his evening, got in the car and drove over…and waited to talk to her. And that’s her response.

In my opinion, that’s not the kind of person who should be elected to office.

But a bunch of people applauded her.

Please let me know what you think of the video — and the bill — in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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It’s Not About Tolerance Anymore: LGBT Activists Say They Want Your Kid to See “Kink” at Pride Parades

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The activist left has made it their quest to introduce sex to children at younger and younger ages both in an official and unofficial capacity.

In schools, they started with pushing the importance of sex education with the age of the student going down over time and now we’ve arrived at activists wanting to have kids taken from parents if the parents deny any sexual proclivities in their young children at all.

The thinking is, according to LGBT activists, that the sooner you introduce sex and sexuality to a child then the more accepting and kind he’ll be to people who are different in the future. The problem is that it’s no longer about acceptance or tolerance, it’s about roping children in.

According to HuffPo, a now-deleted Twitter account had asked Pride parade-goers to leave their kinds and nudity at home for the sake of the children. This apparently upset many members of the LGBT community who then mobbed the account into deletion.

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It did spark up a conversation and according to some activists, seeing that kind of thing is good for kids.

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Scandals Involving Joe and Hunter Biden Are Becoming a Problem and the Media Have Finally Noticed

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Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has an extremely checkered history when it comes to business dealings and ethics. Not so much anything he did in those business dealings, but how he possibly got them. Namely, the implication based on serious evidence is that his father used his influence as Vice President to get Hunter some very lucrative positions in countries like Ukraine and China.

Until now, this has mostly been the domain of right-wing media. That was to be expected as anything that’s harmful to a Democrat is typically buried in the mainstream media.

We’ve now entered a different phase though, as the Democratic primary heats up and the debates start next week. Biden is not currently running against a Republican, he’s running against 20 (or so) other Democrats and those Democrats want to take him down. That means the media can’t just ignore what’s happening in unison anymore.

Case in point, this latest write-up by ABC News, which goes right at the heart of Joe Biden’s scandals involving influence peddling for his son.

In April of 2014, the then-vice president led a U.S. delegation to Kiev tasked with rooting out corruption and advocating for Ukraine to diminish its reliance on Russian oil. The Obama administration had pledged aid money to support a fledgling Ukrainian administration recovering from a revolution that ousted the country’s previous leader.

“You have to fight the cancer of corruption that is endemic in your system right now,” Biden told the Ukrainian parliament during the first of several post-revolution visits to the country. “And with the right investments and the right choices, Ukraine can reduce its energy dependence and increase its energy security.”

Within weeks of his visit, Ukraine’s largest energy producer, Burisma Energy, appointed Hunter Biden to a paid directorship on the firm’s board.

Just months before, in December of 2013, there was a similar episode when the then-vice president led an Obama administration effort to tamp down tensions in the Far East. Hunter Biden disembarked from Air Force Two in Beijing alongside his father, ahead of a series of meetings between the vice president and several high-ranking members of China’s ruling party. Upon his departure, Joe Biden called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “good friend.”

Within weeks of that visit, Hunter Biden was doing business there, as a participant in a firm called Bohai Harvest RST. The corporation formed a novel Chinese-American investment partnership that involved such Chinese state-owned firms as the Bank of China. Reports at the time said they sought to raise $1.5 billion.

The idea that all of that is just coincidence strains belief. The younger Biden was even on the trip to China. Two weeks later he’s getting a lucrative position with a Chinese investment firm that’s partnered with Chinese government owned banks. Come on.

Biden’s issues in Ukraine also go deeper than just his son getting a job out of nowhere. There’s also the admission by Biden that he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor who just happened to be investigating the very firm Hunter Biden was working for.

Here’s the details.

Back in 2016, as The Daily Wire previously reported, Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to replace the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. Biden later bragged in 2018 that he was able to get Shokin removed by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. Shokin was fired.

What Biden neglected to mention is that at the time he was working to get Shokin fired, the prosecutor was looking into Burisma Holdings, a company that employs Hunter Biden. Hunter’s American based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, also received monthly transfers of more than $166,000 from Burisma from 2014 to 2015. Shokin was investigating these payments, the Wire previously reported.

With Shokin out of the picture, the investigation into Burisma and by extension, Hunter, ended. This kept the issue from affecting Democrats in 2016, specifically, Hillary Clinton’s election campaign. Clinton still lost.

We are again told by the Biden campaign that it’s all just happenstance.

But it’s not just foreign dealings haunting Joe Biden in relation to his son’s actions. This news broke today and could get messy in a hurry.

This stems from a women who gave birth to a child back in 2018. She’s not making this accusation idly or just in the media. She’s going to court and putting the weight of action behind what she’s saying. What the circumstances of the relationship were aren’t really known yet. Did Hunter Biden abandon the mother and child knowingly? Is it even his child? We’ll find out eventually but his past doesn’t do much to absolve him of the possibility. He was revealed as part of the Ashley Madison hack back in 2015, a pro-adultery website. After getting divorced, he dated his deceased brother’s widow and just recently married another woman last month.

If this were a general election, I’d dismiss all this as going nowhere. Noway would our stalwart media allow any of this to take down Biden in a race against Trump. But we aren’t in a general election and there are a lot of 2020 candidates gunning for him who have more liberal credibility with the Democratic primary base. That means the media will end up reporting this stuff and it’s going to get brought up, whether in interviews or in the debates.

Biden’s got a slog ahead of him and things are going to get ugly. Of course, if he makes it to the general election, you can expect all of this to go away very quickly.

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A Jewish Therapist is Suing the City Over a Ban on Counsel Against Gay Sex – & We Were Better Off Naked

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Are you in Brooklyn and wish to be ex-gay? If so, you can visit Dr. Dovid Schwartz, a licensed psychotherapist and member of the Chabad Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish Community.

Oh, wait — no you can’t: A city council law has made it illegal for anyone to sell services which “seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or seek to change a person’s gender identity to conform to the sex of such individual that was recorded at birth.”

Oy.

Dovid wants to challenge that law; therefore — with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom — he’s suing the city.

The good doctor claims the ordinance violates his freedom of speech as well as the religious faith of not only him but his potential clients.

From the ADF:

Notably, the law only prohibits counsel in one direction—assisting a patient who desires to reduce same-sex attraction or achieve comfort in a gender identity that matches her or his physical body. The law threatens increasing fines of $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 for first, second, and subsequent violations. By contrast, counseling that steers a patient towards a gender identity different than his or her physical body is permitted.

So here’s what the suit says:

The patient-psychotherapist relationship requires giving patients the ability to express themselves without fear of reprisal and allowing therapists the freedom to respond to that expression with understanding; it is the last possible place where the government should be dictating what topics or ideas are off limits. Yet New York City’s recently enacted Law Number 2018/22 (“the Counseling Censorship Law”), reaches into this confidential relationship to prohibit the discussion and exploration of ideas—and even the patient’s own, personal goals—to which the New York City Council objects.

Furthermore, as per ADF Senior Counsel Roger Brooks:

“All Americans, secular and religious, deserve the right to private conversations, free from government censorship. It is difficult to imagine a more direct violation of freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment than New York City’s attempt to regulate the private sessions between an adult and his counselor. The city council’s regulation is unprecedented and threatens to stand between Dr. Schwartz’s patients and the lives they choose to pursue. As the U.S. Supreme Court noted in its 2018 NIFLA decision, ‘[T]he people lose when the government is the one dictating which ideas should prevail.’”

Reportedly, some of Dovid’s clients wanna shake off the gay because they desire to live by the guidelines of Orthodox Jewish tradition — aka get hitched to someone sportin’ different genitals.

But for now, as pointed out by the ADF, he can’t do that:

“A number of patients have pursued and achieved those goals with the aid of his psychotherapeutic services. Schwartz uses no techniques in working with his patients other than listening and talking—yet the law claims to forbid even that.”

Whether you believe in conversion therapy or not, it seems to me that this is an issue of severe and inappropriate government intrusion into the choices and affairs of the citizenry.

At one point in history, we are all just runnin’ around, nekkid in the woods. People did what made sense to them, and that was it.

Someone had an idea: “Hey, if we form some kind of group, maybe we’ll get killed and eaten less.”

Fast-forward a few thousand years, and you can’t give someone money to talk to them about changing something — about your dadgum self — that you don’t like.

And there’s this.

That whole “group” thing went terribly, terribly wrong.

-ALEX

 

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The Link Between ISIS, The Southern Border, And The Guy Who Plotted A Terrorist Attack In National Harbor (Remember Him?)

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The Center For Immigration Studies’ Todd Bensman, a senior fellow at the organization that bills itself as “low immigration, pro-immigrant”, has an interesting interview up with Anne Speckhard, the Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine — and, most importantly, the source of the reports about a month ago that ISIS had recruited members to penetrate migration routes to move across the Southern border and into the United States.

Speckhard and a colleague interviewed the operative and found him “really credible” which led them to write a piece Homeland Security Todaywhich was then picked up by Fox News and others.

Bensman interviewed Speckhard Tuesday and began to wonder about the link between potential ISIS operatives, migration routes into the U.S., and Trinidadian nationals who are recruited by the terror group and know those migration routes well.

The “now-repentant” operative was identified as Abu Henricki, a Canadian with dual Trinidadian citizenship detained by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The captive provided researchers with a 90-minute videotaped interview of his time with ISIS, during which he described how its intelligence division, known as emni, approached several other Trinidadian ISIS operatives in 2016. In turn, they approached him with an infiltration plan hatched by a sympathizer in New Jersey. This sympathizer would help smuggle the group, each of whom Abu Henricki named during his ICSVE interview, over the southern border on false passports for eventual attacks on unspecified financial system targets inside the United States to create economic chaos. Abu Henricki said he refused the assignment and was tortured for refusing, but had no idea whether others had been sent in his stead. He said he thought some of the other Trinidadian plotters had been killed in action before they could leave.

Bensman — and even Speckhard — acknowledge that the idea terrorists may be taking advantage of the crisis at the southern border has become a political football, but that this does not mean that the threat shouldn’t be taken seriously, especially in light of the plot to attack National Harbor outside Washington, DC back in April using a truck to kill pedestrians.

In headlines, Rondell Henry was referred to as a “Maryland man,” but he was a native of Trinidad. Bensman wonders if the threat of terrorism through the southern border might be coming from radicalized natives of the tiny island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

The idea that ISIS would contemplate putting a team together for the U.S. border is more than plausible; it would be surprising if it had it not happened.

As I have often documented, too, (also here and here), the capacity for ISIS operatives to travel from Syria to the southern border is well-established. Smuggling organizations routinely bridge the Atlantic Ocean to link Middle Eastern countries like Syria and Iraq to the U.S. southern border through as many as a dozen Latin America countries. Numerous reputed Islamist terrorists have made the journey, such as a Somali who crossed into California and went on to conduct a 2017 vehicle-ramming attack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

There’s no question at all that ISIS operatives living in Syria, including Trinidadians and Canadians, could have been smuggled through Mexico had they been sent.

That ISIS found plenty of Trinidad and Tobago citizens in its ranks is not surprising, and it is logical to initially assume that ISIS commanders might have thought of them as useful for border infiltration because they are familiar with western hemisphere route nations and might blend in well as Spanish-speaking workers and as English-speaking U.S. residents later.

As I have recently written, at least 130 of Trinidad and Tobago’s 1.2 million citizens, including entire families, joined ISIS in Syria and pose an infiltration threat upon return because the islands are close to known smuggling lanes to the border. The U.S. Army’s Southern Command has participated in anti-terror raids to capture high-value targets plotting attacks. Island residents have shown up on propaganda films committing murders in Syria. A New York Times article quoted former U.S. Ambassador John L. Estrada as saying islanders “are high up in the ranks” of ISIS. “They are very respected and they are English-speaking,” the former ambassador said.

In April, I wrote a column asking whether an ISIS-inspired T&T national living in Maryland, who was arrested for aspiring to a vehicle-ramming attack on Maryland’s National Harbor, maintained any associations with radicals in his homeland or abroad. ICSVE researchers have interviewed three Trinidadians from ISIS, now in SDF custody, one who lived for some time inside the United States as legal residents.

The point is that ISIS had available to it a pool of ideologically prepared, trained and willing Trinidadian operatives it could have sent.

Bensman concludes his report with this: “[R]egardless of partisan sentiment, [we should] look at the border crisis as about much more than Central Americans with children.” None of this is meant to make people paranoid about their island neighbors, simply to reinforce the truth that ISIS successfully recruits young men from many different nationalities, and may have been exploiting the upheaval at the southern border to try to get them in the country.

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Roy Moore Wants to Lose Another Senate Race

The only Republican who could lose a statewide race in Alabama these days is determined to try again. News broke today that Roy Moore, the former judge who lost the 2017 Alabama Senate special election to Doug Jones, was tossing his cowboy hat in the ring once again.

It takes a special level of talent to lose in deep-red Alabama to a pro-choice Democrat, and none of Moore’s baggage from his 2017 election — the series of women and corroborating witnesses who accused him of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, getting removed from his judicial offices twice for willfully failing to follow the law, countless comments that many viewed as racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic — have dissipated, but Moore is determined to cause another round of chaos for Alabama Republicans.

The Washington Post report notes that President Donald Trump, who endorsed Moore in 2017, and top Republicans in his state all voiced concerns that Moore could not win.

“I will run for the U.S. Senate in 2020,” Moore said at a campaign launch event in Montgomery. “Can I win? Yes, I can win.”

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Alabama’s senior senator, told reporters a few days ago that he did not think Moore could win and he would not support him.

“There are a lot reasons known to you and everybody else,” Shelby said. “I think Alabama could do better. I think he would be a disrupter. I think we can win that seat back as the Republicans but I won’t support him.”

Moore joins multiple other Republicans who have already launched primary campaigns, including Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, State Rep. Arnold Mooney, and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville.

Former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who resigned his seat to temporarily become Trump’s Attorney General, is rumored to be considering running for his old seat, and is viewed as likely to clear the field.

Moore’s announcement drew swift condemnation from the Senate Leadership Fund, a PAC that supports GOP Senate candidates. They released a statement calling the idea of nominating Moore again “gift wrapping this Senate seat for Chuck Schumer.”

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Rashida “Impeach the M-Fer” Tlaib Says Liz Cheney is “Bullying” Poor Victim AOC, Does Not See the Irony

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It’s like the 5th grade all over again.

We’re on Day 4 now of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) desperately trying to convince those of us in the cheap seats that she really, really was right on concentration camps.

Just to recap: On Monday night, she did a Live Instagram video in which she declared that the detention centers at the border were “concentration camps”:

The freshman lawmaker also said President Trump is a fascist, underscoring her argument that what is happening in the United States has parallels to Nazi Germany and other fascist states.

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” the freshman lawmaker said. “If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.

“The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez was ripped by Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) among many others, and Holocaust experts also weighed in to correct her.

AOC and Cheney exchanged a brief back and forth about the issue on Tuesday, as I documented here.

Apparently Cheney’s correcting of Her Highness for the record did not sit will with one of the Three Amigas – Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), who two days later typed out an angry tweet about Cheney and her “crew”:

First of all: Who knew Cheney had a “crew”? If true, I wanna join!

Secondly: Cheney has posted a total of three tweets on this issue to AOC. Three. AOC, in turn, has posted like 1,537. A slight exaggeration, to be sure, but not that far off the mark. She’s truly become obsessed because she hates being scolded for looking like an absolute fool who has no idea what she’s talking about.

AOC is a woman who knows everything, and don’t you dare suggest otherwise.

Third: This is the same Rashida Tlaib who routinely attempts to bully others – including those in her own party – into silence for having the sheer audacity to call out anti-Semitism when they see it. The most common cards she, AOC, and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) use in their shutuppery efforts are the “incitement” cards and the “WOC” cards – the latter of which Crenshaw has also called out.

Memo to Tlaib, AOC, and Omar: This has nothing to do with you being women of color. Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

It also has nothing to do with anyone wanting to “silence” any of you. On the contrary, we want you to keep talking.

It does, however, have something to do with wanting to set the record straight and educate AOC so she’ll maybe one day learn to not pop off every random thought on current events she has on social media without thinking about it first.

Keep in mind that Tlaib, Omar, and AOC are among the Democrats who so often lecture the rest of us on how “words matter”, that we should be careful in what we say. Yet they fly off the handle with impunity and call their political opposition the most vile names in the book, and play word games over very serious issues.

Yet they expect the rest of us to be quiet about it?

Not today, hypocrites. Not today.

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