Occasional Cortex loves to demonize the good people defending our Southern border… facts be damned.
(She made a number of mistakes, we’ll save her biggest mistake for the end.)
One of the Freshman Congresswoman from New York’s favorite game to play is attacking the horrible conditions at the Southern Border. Forget the fact that she and her party are EXPLICITLY aggravating the situation by REDUCING the number of beds available, and doing exactly NOTHING to disincentivize the hoards of illegals bypassing lawful entry points in the country so they could just slip into the country on their own terms.
She went so far as to use her Congressional power to intimidate banks for having lawfully loaned money to companies building the accommodations for people coming over the border, sometimes a thousand or more in a day.
And now, she’s pushing further, leveraging the horror and revulsion we have for the atrocities in Nazi German to her own political advantage.
AOC said that Trump is running “concentration camps” at the border. “Reporters” Chris Hayes and Chris Cuomo both jumped to her defense.
.@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of "extermination through labor."
— Yad Vashem (@yadvashem) June 19, 2019
The history of Auschwitz is far more complicated than this as it combined two functions: a concentration camp and from March 1942 an extermination center. See our online lesson: https://t.co/45MCqODtva
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) June 18, 2019
And Mark Levin blasted her:
“And now you and I are supposed to sit here and make some kind of fine distinction between concentration camps and death camps, in order to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a buffoon, who makes outrageous statements and is defended by low-lifes like Chris Hayes at MSNBC, among others. Comparing the United States to the Third Reich. Comparing the president to Hitler. Comparing our humane treatment of hundreds of thousands of people, pouring over our borders, nowhere to put them, overwhelming our health services, overwhelming law enforcement. People rushing into this country. I don’t know; were there a lot of people rushing into the Third Reich? I seem to recall they were forcibly brought into the Third Reich, for the purpose of extinction. I am so sick and tired of what passes for legitimate public discussion in this country! If we had a real, serious media, it would be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez day after day who would be condemned, not Donald Trump,” Levin said.
“We are not running concentration camps anywhere. Anywhere! This used to be rejected as insane ramblings of the kooks in our society. We are not running concentration camps on our southern border, on any border, in any part of the United States, you damn fool,” he said.
She also posted a video where she was yelling at ICE last year.
And as promised, her biggest mistake.
She claimed that Trump was responsible for these ‘concentration camps’, did she?