Abuse of power: Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez threatens retaliation against Trump Jr. over meme

Scratch a Democrat Socialist, find a fascist.  On Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected Democrat Socialist member of Congress from New York, issued a tweet that many see as a very thinly veiled threat of retaliation against Donald Trump Jr., over a meme he posted in which he took a jab at socialism.

“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!” she tweeted.

According to the Washington Post, this is the meme Trump posted that triggered Ocasio-Cortez, as posted at our Facebook page:

Is America headed for a recession?

The Post noted:

The meme’s suggestion is likely a reference to the reports of starving people in Venezuela having to eat dogs, cats and zoo animals because of the country’s spiraling economic crisis brought on by corruption and failed socialist policies. But, Ocasio-Cortez, as The Post’s Paul Waldman wrote in October, advocates for a version of European social democracy, not the Hugo Chávez-style economy in Caracas.

In other words, a “kinder, gentler” form of socialism, if there is such a thing…

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra said that a number of people on Twitter took Ocasio-Cortez to task for her threat of retaliation.


“So, um, if he trolls you on media, then you’re going to use the power of the government to come after him? That’s not fascist or anything,” added Ben Shapiro.

Why yes, she did…

Ocasio-Cortez tried to backpedal, claiming that her threat really wasn’t a threat:  “For the GOP crying that this is a “threat” – I don’t have power to subpoena anybody. Congress as a body, GOP included, has the power. No indiv. member can issue a subpoena unless they are a Chair (which, as a freshman, I can assure you I will not be). Also must be under purview”

That didn’t convince anyone, however.

This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has let her inner fascist show, as we reported here.

Something tells us the next two years are going to be, well, interesting, to say the very least.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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