This week on Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said many of President Donald Trump’s supporters were not educated enough on racism to understand the policies they support are racist.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “It’s not about asking are Trump voters racist. We need to talk about racism, not racists. Racist — it’s a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist, yes or no.”
She continued, “We need to talk about racism, its contours, its histories, where it manifests, how it’s used, because like all winning political phenomena, whether good or bad in your opinion, they rely on collation building. So Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists building a collation with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views—if they were blankets and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing.”
She added, “So there are a lot of people that support Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism. And because we do not do that we get caught in this debate of is something racist. Then people use their defensiveness, and they say, ‘Well, it’s not racist because I’m not racist and I believe this thing because it’s economic in nature.’”
She is an ignoramus, racism is a learned behavior. Back in the stoned age when I was in grade school we had our lesson, brown eyes vs blue eyes.
My grandson spotted a kid just his size and bolted to the sidewalk to meet him, someone new to play with was all that he was thinking. The child was black, something that a 4 year old doesnt even care about.
She is absolutely right.
I agree. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s comments quoted above are both thoughtful and accurate. The title of Breitbart’s article, on the other hand, is a serious and deliberate misrepresentation of what she actually said. The entire point of the assertion in the title is to impart and reinforce a bias that is intended to prevent her from being correctly understood.
The early comments on the article put the lie to her (AOC’s) false charge:
They’re right, she’s wrong.
Of course, in her defense, she applies the liberal idea that her words mean exactly what she thinks they mean….at the time she uses them.
(They might mean something else to her later.)
Notice she never defined the term, “racism.”
It has become one of the most misused terms of this decade.
Someone needs to ask her, what do you mean when you accuse people of “racism?”
She won’t be able to define the term for such a question.
Setting it in stone as a defined term wrecks havoc with her narrative.
She’s counting on it meaning different things to different people.
(Remember Obama’s empty frame? It’s like that.)
Oh, well then we’ll just take your word for it, Sandy, because you are so smart and honest.
Sandy: “Cummings should be respected because he picked ME to be on the Oversight Committee.”
Sandy thinks “everyone” gets a $125 check from Equifax
Economic genius AOC does not know how the Fed works
Sandy describes United States as “garbage”, Reagan as racist
Anti-American, anti-Semitic, racist squad calls Pelosi “racist” for criticizing them
Sandy refuses to denounce ANTIFA political violence
AOC chief of staff caught lying about calling another Democrat “racist”
Sandy claims Pelosi is racist for calling her and her socialist friends out for stupidity
Sandy shown to be both stupid and lying about her visit to detention center
Screams, rants and raves at CBP personnel, then accuses them of threatening HER. She also claims they tell detainees to “drink out of toilets”
Sandy caught staging photos trying to show she was concerned for illegal immigrants… who weren’t there
Sandy is so concerned for the welfare of illegal immigrant children that she cheers a walkout of workers protesting the sale of beds to the government for the children to sleep on. Wait… what?
No, it isn’t because SHE is racist, SHE is a liar and SHE uses racism as a weapon to mobilize her racist supporters. The fact is, if Democrats would stop promoting racism to generate political support we would suffer very little of it.
@Deplorable Me: Excellent!
Made me think how Dems look upon voters:
White people are too stupid to know they are racists
and Black people are too stupid to get ID.
No wonder Dem officials look at themselves as elites.
They see the rest of us as idiots!
@Nan G: And the majority are too stupid to know who to vote for… so they will do the voting for them.
You’re absolutely correct, Greg. Her thoughts on this issue are spot on.
AOC once encountered a zombie it walk right past her
From a closed and partisan point of view, I’m sure they are.
Meanwhile, in reality…
AOC is not an expert on this….just because she’s almost-white.
67% of the population, strangely, doesn’t like to be accused of being evil. AOC cannot speak for others, much less “white people”.
Spot on? Only if your 30 years in the past and just starting to think about race issues like a teenager from 1992.
For the rest of us? Not so much. AOC’s position on race borders on draconian.
Billions spent by whites for non-whites: fact.
Thousands dead in the Civil War for “reparations”: fact.
Hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours spend by white to help mostly black minorities: fact.
And all of AOC’s assertions are the kind of vile paranoia many rational Americans are firmly against.
Funny how a few dumb people take the bait…
@Nathan Blue: Sandy’s views on race and racism, like the rest of the Democrat party, is solely about how it can be used for politics. She is such an expert on race that she determined Pelosi was a racist then changed her mind. Was she wrong? Did she have no idea what racism is? Or, was that just something she said to try and damage and weaken Pelosi and when Pelosi either threatened and intimidated her or offered he something to change her mind, she just dropped the matter?
Oh, yeah… “thoughtful and accurate”. THAT’S what Sandy is known for.
Which is exactly what her political ancestors, the Bolsheviks, did in building their coalition in Russia circa 1917. They used ethic minorities such as the Ukranians, Tartars, and Cossacks to build their coalition to gain power. And of course those same minorities met with the same fate as the other victims of their tyranny once they outlived their usefulness to the Party.
Yep.. Modern definition of racism- anything that goes against left wing thought. They need to “educate” the rest of us on that.
Take control of the economy via the GND to redistribute the wealth. Open the borders and allow illegals to vote ensuring one party rule. Weaponize government for political purposes. Suppress opposing views through violence and intimidation ala Antifa and censorship. Gun confiscation. “Educating” kids from an early age in the public school system on how to think like them. Stack SCOTUS just so all of this is deemed “constitutional”. Now we have the first hint of re-education camps. Where have we seen this before?
Yeah, those guys just know what racism was, not what “racism” “is”.
Liberals barely hide their pursuit of a socialist police state. Speaking of people too stupid to know what is happening, their supporters have no idea what they are facilitating.
History has a way of repeating itself, doesn’t it? That’s probably why they really don’t teach it any more preferring much more relevant topics like “The Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change”, “The 55 Human Genders”, “Why America Sucks”, or “Dragtime Storytime”. They are using the exact same themes and tactics they did during their first “revolution”. Good to see that 100 years later and nothing has changed amongst them.
the zombie was searching for a brain, nothing there.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is smart enough to recognize that Donald Trump is exploiting racism as a means of manipulating his following. It doesn’t require stellar intelligence to see what is obvious. Who can really say if that’s primarily a matter of Trump’s own racism, or simply a manifestation of the fact that he’s an amoral opportunist who will work any and every angle that gives him an advantage? That the last part describes him accurately should be obvious as well.
That’s an entirely accurate statement.
She’s only smart enough to know the techniques for undermining a government for socialist conquest. She knows how to lie about law enforcement. She knows how to pose for staged propaganda photographs. She hasn’t demonstrated much knowledge beyond that.
Well, let’s see how much intelligence you have: in what ways has Trump been “exploiting racism as a means of manipulating his following”?
From Greggie Goebbels:
Well, except the latest poll from Zogby (Zogby just happens to be a liberal and a Democrat):
“Race also played a factor in Trump’s job approval rating. Hispanics, this time around, were much more likely to approve of his job performance (49% approve/51% disapprove), while the president also saw his numbers jump with African Americans. This was his second straight poll with over a quarter support from African Americans (28% approve/70% disapprove).”
This is exactly why the cadre of Democrats who are running to unseat Trump is playing the “race” card for all it’s worth. They are not stupid (except for Robert Francis who is truly is stupid) and they know that a good economy that produces jobs for minorities is detrimental to their Socialist campaigns.
I remember seeing videos of the people of Baltimore who had their neighborhood cleaned up by Trump supporters. To a person, they were all pleased that President Trump called out Elijah Cummings on the state of their neighborhoods saying that they never saw Cummings in their neighborhood and he never did anything for them and they were thankful President Trump brought attention to the trash. A couple of them said (to paraphrase) “Someone needed to say what is going on here. I’m glad President Trump did.”
Of course, Greggie Goebbels will deny the Zogby polls. He will take some time, check with Vox, HuffingtonPost and his other far left sources and come back with some lame excuse why this is wrong. No surprise there; Greggie Goebbels himself is a racist so he must pimp the “white nationalist” b/s to try to encourage even more hatred than exists.
@Deplorable Me, #19:
Something about undocumented immigrants consisting of murderers, drug dealers and rapists, with maybe a few good people mixed in, comes to mind. Also, something about elected Democratic Party women of color needing to go back to where they came from. How about New Jersey Arabs dancing in the streets as the World Trade Towers collapsed? How about there being fine people on both sides, in reference to a situation where a white supremacist rammed his car through a crowd of protesters? How about his public description of Haiti and various African nations as “sh-thole countries”? How about his assertion that Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel couldn’t fairly render a decision on a case before him because of his “Mexican heritage”? How about his mocking of Elizabeth Warren’s claim of having a Native American ancestor? How about him telling a rally crowd that Rep. Ilhan Omar supported al-Qaeda?
Provide the EXACT quotes, verbatim, Greggie Goebbles.
I know you won’t because if you do, it destroys your claim of Trump’s racism.
You’re a joke, a pathetic weasel of a joke. And an idiot.
Tell me, Greggie Goebbels, how many women have to be raped by coyotes, how many children have to be sold into sex slavery by coyotes, how many people (Americans) have to be murdered by illegals before you want the border sealed?
Maybe you should have gone to church this morning. You might have gleaned something personally useful from the sermon.
Maybe you should have, as well.
Ah yes…accusing the other side of using the tactics and tricks you use.
No one exploits racism as a mean of manipulating it’s following like the Democratic Party.
See? That’s what Sandy means… they’re just too stupid to know they are racist and should appreciate their rats and garbage graciously provided them by their representatives who grow wealthy ignoring them.
Of course it does. Because that is a left wing LIE designed to make Trump’s remarks, based on FBI documentation, appear racist. Because, it is a documented fact that murderers, drug dealers and rapists do in fact enter this country as illegal immigrants. STRIKE ONE
But that wasn’t why he wants to be rid of them. Their skin color only matters to Democrats as something to exploit (racism). Trump wants them to leave because they are lying, socialist, anti-Semitic racists that hate America. STRIKE TWO
In reference to people who support and oppose removing statues, which he made totally clear. Only the liberal media turned it into racism… because they are racist. STRIKE THREE
YER OUTTA THERE!!!! No more discussion since you only use the racist lies provided to racists by the racist left wing media. The ONLY racism is what the left creates.
So, unfortunately it appears you are not any more intelligent than Sandy, who is a stupid, racist, anti-Semitic, lying socialist that hates this country. Were I you, I would distance myself from that kind of trash.
Why did Sandy stage those heart-rending photos at the detention center? Because she is so smart? Because she is concerned about detainees? Because she prefers lies to facts because facts wreck her narrative.
And you know that I didn’t how?
You see, Greggie Goebbels, I know who you are; a Socialist, a liar and a racist. With every post you make, you prove it.
And THAT, is exactly why you WON’T provide Trumps quotes verbatim.
@retire05: The exact, accurate quotes are of no use to people like Greg that try to support that argument. In every case, Trump’s actual words DESTROYS their argument instead of supporting it. Like MSNBC editing Zimmerman’s response to the police dispatcher, only lies will make Trump or his supporters seem racist as they need them to be in order to TRY and make them more racist than they are.
Nobody needs to “make Trump appear to be” anything, other than those trying to walk back or put a positive spin on what comes out of his own mouth for for the purpose of damage control.
@Greg: You evade my question and try to justify your lying. Typically liberal. I am so damned glad I don’t have to defend your views.
Wasting my time posting quotes that you could easily find for yourself would be about as useful as posting a link to the audio recording of his vulgar comments about grabbing women. You could listen to it word for word, and still not acknowledge or likely even realize what others find depressingly obvious. The man summed it up quite well when he bragged that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and not lose any voters.
The people who observe, see, and understand what is obvious are not the idiots. Nor do I or anyone else need to explain to them who is. They can figure that out also.
That’s your problem; we KNOW the quotes. We KNOW you are lying when you post the twisted, inaccurate quotes instead of using the factual quotes because you have no use for facts. They don’t support liberals.
If you didn’t have factual quotes to back up your accusations, why make the accusations? It was all so easily proven to be lies.
Greggie Goebbels, if that were actually true, you would have NO problem quoting him in toto and verbatim. But the mere fact that you refuse to do so shows one thing; it is YOU who is racist, not Trump.
I suppose that might pass for logic if you were talking to a child.
@Greg: Cease. You use lies to form your arguments. Until you can interject some facts to back up your accusations or simply top making unfounded accusations, we’re done here.
And you can’t face uncomfortable questions.
Ah, well, therein lies the problem since you lack even the intellect of a child.
If I only had a brain, I would no doubt understand how messages like the one below are entirely normal.
@Greg: Do you need someone to explain it to you? Maybe you can delete some words and context and turn it into a RACIST statement, like you did before?
Maybe we can leave it exactly as it is, and ask ourselves if we might be missing something we really ought to be concerned about.
@Greg: Yeah, you as a Democrat need to be concerned with all the successes Trump is racking up despite your obstruction.
You can worry about his many successes. I’m more concerned that a man with the power to pick up his telephone in the middle of the night and launch cruise missiles might be exhibiting signs of delusional thinking or dementia.
@Greg: You can’t imagine how it tickles me to know you worry so about such stupid, illogical and unlikely concerns. Perhaps the lack of sleep explains some of your laziness and use of liberal talking points that have been proven to be bold-face lies.
Does this mean you won’t be voting for Joe Biden?
Some of Trump’s more zealous supporters might benefit from a cognitive assessment as well.
Do you know what a non sequitur is?
I’m beginning to think Trump could sprout flapping owl wings from his head without his supporters noticing anything unusual.
US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children
Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day
Which, by the way, is paid to private, for profit corporations. You would think for that kind of money they could be providing soap and blankets. A deluxe guest room at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. costs $675 per day. Soap and blankets are probably included.
No doubt YOU’VE already seen it. Maybe you can provide some liberal media coverage where they have evidence it happened?
Oh… so now you WANT children separated from “parents”? You want to complain about what it costs to deal with illegal immigration while YOUR party aids and abets illegal immigration and blocks funds to handle the crisis? No matter WHAT Trump does, you leftists are going to resist it and try to make conditions worse. It is ALL you do.