Far-left Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was hit with backlash after a tweet in which she suggested people “archive” the names of Trump supporters so they could be held accountable “for their behavior.”
“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” she wrote in a chilling tweet on Friday.
“I foresee [the] decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” AOC (D-NY) continued.
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
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After getting hit with criticism, the congresswoman doubled down, scoffing at Republicans for getting upset at the idea of being “responsible for their behavior.”
“Lol at the ‘party of personal responsibility’ being upset at the idea of being responsible for their behavior over [the] last four years,” she added.
AOC Hit Hard For Wanting to Archive Trump Supporters
It didn’t escape anybody’s understanding that socialists and communists throughout history – Josef Stalin for example – used to keep lists of their political enemies as well.
A group calling itself the “Trump Accountability Project” launched a website rife with threatening language about holding people who “took a paycheck” from Trump accountable.
The website states:
We should welcome in our fellow Americans with whom we differ politically.
But those who took a paycheck from the Trump Administration should not profit from their efforts to tear our democracy apart. The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Conservatives were quick to jump on Ocasio-Cortez’s promotion of an enemies list.
Particularly outraged was conservative radio host, Mark Levin.
“Commie bastard wants to create an enemies list,” Levin tweeted.
Commie bastard wants to create an enemies list https://t.co/fjYiNLeyaP
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 7, 2020
Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe knocked Ocasio-Cortez as “insane.”
Archive this: You are insane.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) November 6, 2020
Former congressional candidate Catalina Lauf fired back at AOC for “threatening people against their first amendment rights.”
And no, but we just archived this one —you are a sitting member of Congress and threatening people against their first amendment rights.
— Catalina Lauf (@CatalinaLauf) November 6, 2020
Found the communist
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) November 6, 2020
This is gross. Most of the 70 million who voted for Trump did it because they reject the violent and destructive policies that you and your party promote, the worst of which is the government-backed killing of children in the womb through all nine months.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) November 6, 2020
Even ‘The View’ Thinks Lists Go Too Far
You know you’ve gone too far when Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ‘The View,” opposes creating a list of your political enemies.
“We don’t go after people because of who they vote for … we don’t print out lists,” Goldberg said when responding to actress Debra Messing a year ago for wanting a similar list of Trump donors.
Hey, @AOC take note…
“We don’t go after people because of who they vote for… we don’t print out lists” @WhoopiGoldberg
Even your fellow Liberals on @TheView understand how incredibly dangerous your rhetoric is.
This is America — not the Soviet Union. We don’t make “lists” pic.twitter.com/c3ylLXo8Fu
— Colton Duncan (@duncan_colton) November 7, 2020
“The last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg said at the time.
“Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on, and then people will be coming after you,” she added.
Washington Post “Conservative” Jen Rubin Supports AOC’s List
At least one prominent media member was in agreement with AOC on Trump supporters.
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, who is their house ‘conservative blogger,’ made a similar suggestion on archiving political opponents.
Anybody daring to question the integrity of the election, which Democrats did for four years after President Trump won in 2016, should be subject to an enemies list.
Any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into “polite” society. We have a list.
— Jennifer ‘the people decide’ Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 6, 2020
This is the same group of people currently lecturing Trump supporters on unity and how they must get behind Joe Biden for the good of the nation.
AOC’s message seems to be at direct odds with Joe Biden, who has been preaching a message of unity.
A nation united.
A nation strengthened.
A nation healed.
The United States of America.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
In reality, they view you as the enemy. So much so that they’re willing to keep a list of names.
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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