When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
This week, the Democratic Party’s favorite superstar provided no small amount of comedic fodder for the nation. She made the usual silly attacks against the GOP and anyone else who is not to the left of Bernie Sanders, but she also made a fantastic claim about racist vegetables that was so ludicrous, it makes the Green New Deal look like a sensible piece of legislation.
Immigration Agencies Trafficking Children?
Earlier this week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed in on the continuing issues at the southern border. Like most of her colleagues, she used the separation of migrant families as a cudgel to slam the Trump administration for its tough approach to immigration. But in her criticism, she made a ridiculous accusation against the Department of Homeland Security. She tweeted:
“Yesterday, GOP moved to silence Lauren Underwood’s words bc she had the audacity to say the obvious: that stealing children away from their parents, trafficking, & caging them w/o end is intended to do harm.
They tried to silence her; make her back down.
Be proud 👏🏽”
You read that right. Ocasio-Cortez accused the government of trafficking immigrant children. It may come as no surprise that the nature of AOC’s comments is the exact opposite of something normal people like to call “reality.” Border Patrol has a policy of temporarily separating children from the adults with whom they enter the country to prevent the trafficking of children, not to engage in the practice itself.
The Trump administration implemented a policy requiring the authorities to DNA test each group of migrants that seeks to enter the country. The tests are designed to ensure that the children actually belong to the adults claiming to be their parents.
Indeed, the program recently revealed that about 30% of the adults they tested were not related to the children accompanying them. Apparently, AOC is ignorant of or ambivalent to the fact that human traffickers routinely smuggle children over the border to sell them into sex slavery. Put simply, the representative is condemning the country’s law enforcement agencies for working to curtail the abuse of children.
Cauliflower Is Racist!
Ocasio-Cortez recently posted a video in which she discussed her Green New Deal and how, if it were made into law, it would create community gardens in her district. Under the legislation, communal plots would be created in which residents can plant vegetables, and this will help the effort to ensure that the planet avoids being immolated by the sun in 12 years.
Doesn’t sound so bad, right? After all, everyone loves gardens! But apparently, the young lawmaker, in her infinite wisdom, foresees a potential problem: urban farmers planting bigoted crops. “What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community,” she quipped. “It’s so important.”
Then, she warned against the possibility that some farmers would take a “colonial” approach to their gardening. “But when you really think about it – when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something – what you’re doing is you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism,” she explained.
Who knew cauliflower was actually a racially insensitive vegetable? You better be thanking your lucky stars that you have AOC around to educate you on bigoted gardening. Otherwise, you might accidentally grow white supremacist crops, and that would be unacceptable.
GOP Pitting Jews Against Muslims
Last, but most certainly not least, AOC spoke at the Congressional Islamic iftar (fast-breaking) dinner. During her speech, the representative excoriated Republicans for supposedly contributing to the division between Muslims and Jews. “Right now there’s an effort, you know the effort and the way that they try to oppose all progress in this country is by pitting communities against one another that have never and have no business being pitted against one another,” she said. “This is just the template, they try to import that division.”
AOC then said that the GOP is responsible for pitting “Jew against Muslim” and “immigrant versus citizen” because it wishes to “make sure that none of us get our interests or our rights advanced and we will not stand for it anymore.”
You tell ‘em, AOC! Apparently, the ingenious Republican Party, which couldn’t even repeal Obamacare despite controlling both houses of Congress, somehow traveled back in time to start the millennia-long conflict between Jews and Muslims. And it did all of this to ensure that these individuals, along with illegal immigrants, would not have any rights.
Curiously enough, Ocasio-Cortez left out the fact that she has supported activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MN), who all have a history of making anti-Semitic comments. Indeed, the entire platform of the Democratic Party is dependent on dividing Americans into groups based on identity. Perhaps the GOP is somehow responsible for that as well?
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!
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