Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken offense to being labeled a liar over her confirmed lies.
On Friday former House Speaker Newt Gingrich published a scathing op-ed excoriating her for lying about virtually everything.
“It took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s visit to the border — and her dishonest comments afterward — to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest she is,” he wrote.
“When you look at the larger picture, it is clear that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is eager and determined to undermine and destroy America as we have known it. When your goals are that radical, lying is simply part of the game. When you despise American values and find the American people ‘deplorable’ and contemptible, lying is perfectly natural.”
The op-ed was published days after AOC and her freshmen peers stormed through several U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilitates along the border like they owned the place and proceeded to propagate a hash of easily debunked lies about what they’d allegedly seen.
In response to Gingrich’s piece, MSNBC talking head Joe Scarborough suggested that the piece was an indictment of President Donald Trump, not the young congresswoman.
“While trying to attack @AOC, Newt unwittingly writes a scathing indictment of Donald J. Trump,” he wrote in a tweet shortly after the publication of the former House speaker’s piece.
While trying to attack @AOC, Newt unwittingly writes a scathing indictment of Donald J. Trump:
“When your goals are that radical, lying is simply part of the game. When you despise American values, lying is perfectly natural.”
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 5, 2019
The tweet was disingenuous, given that unlike Ocasio-Cortez’s goals — which include abolishing U.S. Customs and Border Protection and basically dismantling American society — the president’s agenda is fairly moderate. Even the far-left blog HuffPost has admitted that Trump’s been “governing like a traditional Republican,” not some insane radical.
AOC picked up on and retweeted Scarborough’s tweet shortly thereafter. She made sure to include a sarcastic, disingenuous reply of her own.
“Ah yes, now Newt & the GOP are resorting to calling me a liar,” she wrote.”Who else do they call liars? – 96% of scientists who agree on climate change – Millions of Americans they locked up in the War on Drugs – #MeToo survivors.”
“So I’ll take it as a compliment. Thanks.”
Ah yes, now Newt & the GOP are resorting to calling me a liar.
Who else do they call liars?
– 96% of scientists who agree on climate change
– Millions of Americans they locked up in the War on Drugs
– #MeToo survivors
So I’ll take it as a compliment. Thanks. https://t.co/2AXUz5zave
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 5, 2019
This was a clear-cut attempt to conflate wildly separate issues — and a poor attempt, at that.
Regarding scientists, nobody on the right has accused them of being liars. What they have done is push back on the claim by left-wing activists that 97 percent (not 96 percent) of scientists believe climate change is a man-made phenomenon.
Regarding the war on drugs, Republican President Donald Trump is responsible is responsible for signing into law the First Step Act, a bill “aimed at righting racial disparities in drug sentencing,” according to The New York Times.
And regarding #MeToo survivors, a plethora of alleged survivors have in fact been proven to be liars or hucksters, including Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
As for the president’s latest accuser, E. Jean Carroll, she destroyed her own credibility by making increasingly wild statements, including the claim that Americans think rape is sexy and the unapologetic admission that she used to sexually harass deceased former Fox News boss Roger Ailes.
What AOC has done is taken three separate issues completely out of context and used them to try and discredit the right’s accusation that she’s a liar. Much like every other lie she’s told, it seems so disingenuous.
-“96% of scientists” is a misleading statistics from a SMALL sample size
-Dem favorite Kamala Harris kept inmates locked up over petty drug crimes for cheap labor
And YOUR party made a joke out of sexual assault by using false accusations to take down people you disagree with
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) July 5, 2019
This, of course, is her whole shtick, as noted last week by conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh.
“After a while, your gig gets old, your schtick no longer shocks, and so you have to keep crossing new lines,” he explained on his program this Wednesday. “And that’s all she’s doing. She’s addicted to getting noticed.”
“Now she runs down there and starts trashing and lying about conditions at the border,” Limbaugh continued. “And the people who administer the people who come into this country illegally. Flat-out lies that the detainees are being forced to drink out of toilets.”
As demonstrated by CBP Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal in a video uploaded to Twitter on Thursday, detained illegal aliens are not being forced to drink water from toilets. Nor is there anything wrong with the sink water they have access to while in detention:
Limbaugh’s point about Ocasio-Cortez’s “gig” getting old was that she’s been lying from the very beginning. It’s a point that was echoed by former Navy SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw during a Fox News interview last Tuesday.
“She’s getting bolder with her lies. … Remember, first there was no crisis at all,” he said to host Martha MacCallum. “Then it was a manufactured crisis, then it was a crisis completely created by Trump, then there were concentration camps, then people are Nazis. Now she’s saying border patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets.”
“This is insanity!” he added.
Listen to the whole interview below:
The bottom line is that Ocasio-Cortez is a liar — and no amount of snarky remarks and disingenuous conflations will alter this easily verifiable fact.