Uh, translation, please?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have gone to school in the uppity neighborhood of Westchester, but her school must not have taught economics or civics - or grammar, apparently.
The New York socialist claimed during an MSNBC appearance over the weekend that the United States is “truly facing an environment of fascism,” saying white supremacists are on the very of returning us to “a very unique form of American apartheid” while host Chris Hayes nodded along like a brainless bobblehead.
Speaking in response to Hayes’ insinuation that right-wing political violence is on the rise following the reported attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their San Francisco home last Thursday, the congresswoman - who had jack squat to say when a man was charged with trying to assassinate SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the summer, or when members of her own party called for violence against conservatives (looking at you, Maxine), or when Joe Biden recently branded millions of Trump voters as the enemy, or when Black Lives Matter was burning down half the country - gave us this:
"Jamie and I sit, and he is the chair and I’m the vice chair of the House Oversight subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. And we’ve held hearings on this, and there is absolutely no doubt that the data shows that the vast majority of incidents of domestic terror come from White nationalism."
"We are really, truly facing an environment of fascism and – in the United States of America. This type of intimidation at the polls brings us to Jim Crow, it brings us back, and harkens back to a very unique form of American apartheid that is not that long past ago,” she went on.
AOC added that “We have never fully healed from [Jim Crow]. And those wounds threatened to rip back open if we do not strongly defend democracy in the United States of America."
And by “defend democracy,” she of course means electing Democrats, because truly democratic elections in which people voluntarily elect conservatives is automatically fascist and anyone who doesn't agree with them is a Nazi.